Monday, May 25, 2015

Mom, can we please get one??

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Hubby's brother and his girlfriend has bought a sheepfarm a few weeks ago. And we have been visiting them a couple of times this weekend. Eirin and Endre was so fond of these little motherless lambs. Lots of cuddling and love! And they got to help bottlefeed them too :) Sorry for some blurry photos, but neither kids or lambs could stand still for very long ;)
They also have hens and horses. So I guess there will be some riding later in the summer :)

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Macro Monday :: Lykkekløver or False Shamrock

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This is one of my favorite houseplants!
I bought it a few years ago and every winter I am 
afraid it will die due to lack of sunlight during our polar nights.
But every spring it burst with new leaves and flowers like this :)



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Friday, May 22, 2015

A Morning Walk In The Forest

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I decided to go for an early morning walk in the forest today and soak in some fresh spring air. And it felt so good! And this is spring in Norway in late May. Still snow, ice on the lake and not much green... But both the snow and the ice are melting and buds and leaves are bursting out. And as always, we seem to go from winter to summer in just a few days, skipping spring altogether... So I guess this year is no exception. I also found a lot of fresh moose poop. Two young mooses were walking down by the lake yesterday, so I guess they have been looking for food.
I have to ask those of you from who lives in other countries with moose - are you afraid of them?
We like to watch natre programes or series like Alaska the Last Frontier on tv, and it seem like they are so afraid of meeting a moose when they are out in the forest. And it seems like they kill a lot of people too. I have never heard of anyone being killed by a moose here in Norway. And we were never taught to be afraid of the moose when we were kids either. I think the moose is more afraid of us..

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

FO :: Another Rye

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About a month ago I decided to cast on a pair of socks with a skein of yarn I had saved in my stash for years. It looked beautiful in the skein, but it turned out to be hevily varigated... So finding a pattern was not easy. I first casted on the Rib Fantastic Socks, but I ripped back to the cuff after knitting halfway down the leg. The pattern got lost in the yarn. Then I decided to try the Rye pattern. And it worked :) This is my 7th pair of Rye socks and I still like the pattern. It's mindless, but with a little variation so it doesn't get boring.

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Rye (free pattern). 64 sts and garter over 20 sts
Yarn: 64 g Superwash BFL Sock Yarn by Fyberspates #Hippy
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: ??
Size: European size 39



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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hello again

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The flower is my Lykkeløver :: False Shamrock. 

Gosh, it's been a while since I have posted here... I had a tiny Macro Monday post yesterday though ;)
I just needed a bit of time away from all kinds of social media "things" - and it felt good. But I started to miss blogging, so here I am ;) I haven't been knitting so much these weeks. Most time has been spent outdoors fixing the greenhouse and tending my plants and seedling.
But I have finished a pair of socks that is all mine. It's made in Arne & Carlos yarn and I love them!

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: 64 sts, cuff down and a short row heel
Yarn: 68 g Design Line by Arne & Carlos # 3653 Star Night
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Me

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New potholders

I have also crocheted a pair of potholders. It's nice with mindless projects.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Just made up as I went along
Yarn: ca. 81 g of some cotton from Bernat
Hook: 3,5 mm / E


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I was kind of lying when I said that I haden't been knitting much. I got a phone call from Tove Fevang a couple of weeks ago and she wondered if I could knit two sweaters for a new book she is making. And of course I had to say yes :) They are knitted from the same pattern, but with two different yarn types. The first one is made with Alpakka/Silke and the other with Tynn Merino. It was a fast and easy pattern to knit although there was a mistake in the first version of the pattern, so two of the colours changed place. Not my fault, but it was at the yoke, so just a small part had to be fixed. I'll show you photos when the book is out :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Macro Monday :: Zucchini Flower

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The greenhouse is finally warm enough for my plants.
So today I have been planting among other things some zucchini plants.
One of them already has a big flower bud :)