Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to you and your family!
We spent the last hours of 2017 out in the forest at our tiny cabin in -15 C under the stars and the northern light, keeping warm by the fire while watching the fireworks.

When it comes to crafting I managed to knit (and a bit of crocheting) 66 projects. You can find all my projects from last year on Ravelry under the 2017 set on my page.

As always it was mainly socks ;) And I knitted up 34 pairs. Next was 13 pairs of mittens, 4 sweaters, 3 shawls, 3 blankets, 2 kofter (cardigans), 2 cowls, 2 hats, 1 pokemon dragon, some hearts with selbu pattern and new sleeve cuffs on my Heart Yoke cardigan that I made back in 2010.

My favorite knits and the ones I have used the most are these :)

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Dream Stripes Shawl and Setesdalkofte

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Endre's Blanket

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Haukeli and Bøvertun sweater

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Night Owl and Julehjerte mittens

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Northpole mittens and Cosy Morning mitts

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Ludwig and Stripy socks



As you know we like to be outdoors so here are a few photos from last year. You can also head over to my Outdoor blog and see more. 


My goal was to read 60 books this year. I managed to read 73 :)
You can see my 2017 Year in Books here.

My favorites
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
- The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
- Harpiks by Ane Riel
- The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon

Countries visited for my Around the World in Books
- Pakistan in In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
- Netherlands in The Miniaturist
- Afganistan in A Thousand Splendid Suns






2 comments:

  1. What a diverse year you've had, Hege! Happy New Year!

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  2. Gott Nytt År Hege!
    Happy New Year Hege, what wonderful photos and memories, as always, on your blog.
    Best wishes for 2018.
    Liz, Limerick Ireland, with my spinning blog now.

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