Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fishing

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We went fishing today, but only tiny little fishes was biting. 
Hopefully we'll have better luck next time :)

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I've also finished a little gift for a girl in the UK.

Pattern: the mittens are from PT Design nr.82 and the socks a plain 2x2 rib with a short row heel
Yarn: Mor Aase superwash
Needles: 3 mm / US 2.5 for the mittens and 3,5 mm / US 4 for the socks
Size: 4-5 years

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hiking

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Yesterday my oldest son and I went hiking to Rapet 534 masl. Last time I hiked up this mountain was 7 years ago and I had forgotten how steep it was..!

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But the view was impeccable!

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Click on the photo and you can see a video of the view :)
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Sultind 1026 masl og Vassbruna 1203 masl. One day I hope to hike to the top of both :)

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The small village Rossfjordstraumen with Kraknestinden 527 masl and Senja mountains in the distance.

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View towards Malangen.

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The view up the lake where we live at the end.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

This Weekend

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The weather has been wonderful this weekend, so we went camping at our camp in the forest one night.

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And of course I had to bring some knitting :) I'm knitting on a pair of thick wool socks that we call "læsta" in my part of Norway. They are the kind of wool socks you use as a second layer over a thinner pair of socks and I used them all winter to keep warm!

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On Saturday we decided to go on a hike. We even managed to drag the teenager along!! But the forest was so full of mosquitoes that we had to give up halfway to the top :( It was horrible and we ended up with so many bites... But we'll try again later this fall as it was an easy hike and I know the view is great.

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So instead we ended up buying some shrimps and spent the evening outside at home (where we had no mosquitoes!) enjoying the warm weather. How was your weekend??

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Not so matching stripes

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I had these skeins of Eventyr yarn in grey and purple/orange that I didn't know what to knit. I have tried to knit a pair of socks with just the purple/orange, but as the stripes doesn't match at all, they didn't look good. So I finally just decided to cast on a pair of stripy socks together with the grey (who also didn't have matchy stripes..). And despite one of the socks having more of the orange I quite like them.
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Ravelry project page
Pattern: 64 sts, 2x2 rib, 1 row of 1 purple 1 grey, then 3 rows of grey, 1 row of 1 grey, 1 purple, 3 rows of purple and so on. I made a german short row heel.
Yarn: 77 g Eventyr in #901 and #903
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1.5

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With the leftovers I have casted on a pair of Ludwig socks. They are fun to knit and the patterning is made by mosaic knitting, or slipped stitches, which makes a cool effect. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Macro Monday :: Lingon Berry Flowers

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We went for a little hike in the forest yesterday, in the rain. Which always makes the forest smell so good! The Lingonberries is in full bloom now and by the looks of all the flowers, it looks like it will be lots of berries this fall.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Macro Monday :: "Coffee Flowers"

Knitting in the forest


Yesterday my daughter had a little birthday party with her friends, so the rest of us went hiking in the forest to our lean-to so she could have the house by herself for a couple of hours. I brought some needles and yarn and casted on a pair of thick wool socks the perfect project to knit on in the forest. Around our fire pit a lot of Dwarf Cornels grows and they are in full bloom right now. We call this flower for "kaffeblomst" or "coffeeflowers" because the black flowers looks like small coffee beans ;)

The white leaves in the top of the plant are not petals but regular leaves that have lost chlorophyll. The flowers are small and black and are seated in an inflorescence. What looks like a big white flower is really a collection of many small black flowers. When the flowers mature, they turn into crispy stone fruits eaten by birds and animals.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Almost too hot to knit

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Summer came over night last week and we went from 3 C and snow to 23 C and sun from a clear blue sky! The trees turned green over night and I had to plant the potatoes and get all my vegetables out of the greenhouse and out in the kitchen garden. It's been warm and wonderful over a week now and some days it has been almost too hot to knit. I found some Fabel yarn leftovers and decided to cast on a pair of socks - the perfect mindless knitting project. I am blending the two colours together and I am pleasantly surprised how they turned out :) They are ready for the heels and I am going to make a german short row heel.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Macro Monday :: Cloudberry Flowers

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The Cloudberries are in full bloom on the marshes, so hopefully there will be lots of berries to pick in a few months :)

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