Wednesday, October 14, 2015

On the Needles :: Zigzagular Socks

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What are you knitting and reading this week?
Joining Ginny and Nicole

Knitting: So I couldn't stay away from sock knitting very long ;) To make them a bit more interesting and not just the standard vanilla sock, I casted on a pair of Zigzagular Socks. The yarn is Regia Fluormania. The Saga Eskimo kofte is off the needles - so I just have to be brave and steek it!!

Reading: Still enjoying Drums of Autumn :)

It began at an ancient Scottish stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past--or the grave. Dr. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became a legend--a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in the American colonies. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter, Brianna...
Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the circle of stones and terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong...


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And my Clivia is blooming :) It's been many years since last time.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall is here

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It's been a month since I posted last. And it's been a month with some wonderful fall weather, the first frost and drizzle of snow on the mountains, but it's also been a month with me having one of my periodes of dark moods... I seem to get a little sad and low on energy when winter and dark days comes, but this year it hit me early and hard... Hopefully it will not get any worse and I have decided I need to fill my days with thing that makes me happy :) Blogging used to do that, so I'll have to try to find back the joy of doing this.

But enough about me and my troubles. How are you, have you been knitting beautiful things the month I have been gone? I have been knitting, although not as much as I usually do.. There have actually been several days in a row without knitting *shock*, but those days has been spent with a book in my lap instead. I'm reading the Outlander series and are currently on book four, Drums of Autumn - Love this series and cant wait for the second season of the tv series to come out!!

Some of the things that have been on my needles are these socks. I've knitted a few other socks, but they are not as pretty as these ones ;) You'll find them on my Ravelry page.

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Pattern: Plain vanilla, cuff down with a short row heel.
Yarn: 68 g Thoug Sock #Emerald City
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1.5
Size: 64 sts

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In the beginning of this week I dugged out this jacket I started back in March.
It's a Saga Eskimo kofte for Eirin and I just have the second sleeve to knit before the scary steeking can begin... I'm hoping to finish it during the weekend and hopefully she will use it. She's known to not like wool garments very much as she thinks everything itches. But I'm knitting this in Duo which is a merino/cotton blend so it should not itch a bit.

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And I'm not sure if I dare say it, but I'm starting to feel a bit fed up of mindless sock knitting!! But I still enjoy having something mindless on the needles so I casted on a Reyna shawl. Love the colours and it's so fun to knit :)

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And lastly a blurry mobil photo of the wonderful Aurora we had last night.
It's been years since I last saw so much and so bright northern lights. I need a better camera and to learn the skills to take some better photos of it!

You can see some beautiful photos from last nights Aurora here - enjoy :)