Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dark Fire & Sagavoll Kofte

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What are you knitting and reading this week?
I'm joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Craft On and Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along.

We are still waiting for the sun so my photos are a bit dark and gloomy today. I bought a new teacup on sale after Christmas. It's from Porsgrund and it has a traditional Norwegian pattern on it. It's also available in red.
I loved the first book Dissolution in the Matthew Shardlake series and I have the rest of the series in my bookshelf, so this year I have decided to read them all. The series is set in the 1500 and I love this type of story! I've only read a few chapters in the second book Dark Fire, but I just know it will be a good read.

It is 1540, and Henry VIII has been on the throne for thirty-one years when Matthew Shardlake, the lawyer renowned as "the sharpest hunchback in the courts of England," is pressed to help a friend's young niece who is charged with murder.
Despite threats of torture and death by the rack, the girl is inexplicably silent. Shardlake is about to lose her case when he is suddenly granted a reprieve - one that will ensnare him again in the dangerous schemes of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's feared vicar general.
In exchange for two more weeks to investigate the murder, Shardlake accepts Cromwell's assignment to find a lost cache of Dark Fire, an ancient weapon of mass destruction. Cromwell, out of favor since Henry's disastrous marriage to Anne of Cleves, is relying on Shardlake's discovery to save his position at court, which is rife with conspiracy. -from Goodreads-

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I'm knitting on another traditional Norwegian kofte pattern - the Sagavoll kofte. I started it back in the beginning of November, but it has been lingering in my knitting basket until yesterday when I finally joined the sleeves to the body and started the fun part aka the yoke. The yarn is Tove from Sandnes garn and it has become one of my favorite yarns lately. It's perfect for both sweaters as well as for mittens.

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It's hard to capture the oker colour of this project with the little to non daylight we are having these days. But this was the best I could to.

7 comments:

  1. I love your fair isle sweater. So pretty. I am working on some fair isle at the moment, but find it very difficult when the light is not good.

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  2. Cute mug! And lovely sweater. You are such a wiz at this thing called knitting!

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  3. You are so pro at Fair Isle. I think this is the first time I've seen you knitting one that's not in black.

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  4. Love that mug! Can't wait to see the finished sweater

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  5. OH MY GOSH! I LOVE your sweater! Someone I loved made me one in highschool that hasn't fit in a long long time, and my knitter has passed away, but that sweater will be in my cedar chest forever. It's WAY beyond my abilities. Nice mug, and it's good to have a good supply of reading. I saw a challenge to read a book a month that you already own. I have enough to do that! How many are in your series? Keep it up!!

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  6. Your sweater is beautiful. A fair isle sweater is on my bucket list. I like your coffee mug, too. I think I would like a red one. I also like historical books, and yours sounds very interesting. Happy knitting!

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  7. Love the cup, admire the sweater!

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