Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Prism Socks & Easter Crime

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Since it's Easter I had to start reading a thriller or crime story as we like to call it here in Norway. I've just read a few chapter in The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne. And so far it seems to be a good story. Reading and watching crime series on tv is something we Norwegians typically do during Easter. Even our milk cartons has a cartoon crime mystery we can solve and win a prize if you send in the answer ;) This year Hubby and I are watching the last season of Shetland on tv and we really like it. They are showing the last two episodes tonight, so I guess we'll have to watch something on Netflix the rest of Easter. We started watching some episodes of the Frankenstein Chronicles a couple of weekends ago, so I think we'll pick that up if we don't find another good crime series instead.

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My knitting mojo isn't what it once was due to the things happening in life at the moment. But socks seems to knit them selves. This is a pair of Prism socks, a free pattern and I'm using some leftover yarns together with some plain white. They are not going to be matchy as the two balls of pink/orange yarn didn't start on the same place, but I don't care ;)

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.

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I've also finished some socks the last month or so. I'm not going to post them all here, but you can find them on my Ravelry page. This is however the latest pair I finished as part of the only kal I've joined so far this year - 12i18, a sock kal hosted by Garnbutikken Fortuna, a Norwegian yarn store and podcast. We are knitting a pair of socks each month from Norwegian designers. This pair is designed by one of the owners of Fortuna and it's called Parus Major, which is the bird Great Tit or Kjøttmeis in Norwegian. Mine does not look like the bird as I have used pink and purple instead of yellow and black.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Parus Major
Yarn: Sisu pink #4517 and Ida Strømpegarn white #300 and purple #336
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1.5

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4 comments:

  1. beautiful knitting and I hope whatever life stresses you are having they go away and you can knit more often.

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  2. I love Shetland and devoured Frankenstein in short order. Both very good series.

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  3. Man, you so know how to knit colorwork socks. I've been watching podcasts on and off + listening to Insurgent. I thought it interesting how crime stories are big in your country. The milk carton mysteries sounds fun. I'm reading Rebel of the Sands, a fantasy and at the same time, Lab Girl, a memoir for my book club.

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  4. Waiting for the new season or series of Shetland to air on Netflix here...started The Frankenstein Chronicles, but haven't watched more yet...love those Prism socks...

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