Friday, July 28, 2006

Hexagon number 4 finished

At the trip to the cabin I off course brought my knitting along. Since the Knitting Nature-book is very large and heavy to carry along I made a copy of the pattern. I finished the first two hexagons. But when I came back home and looked at the pictures in the book I realized that I had made a mistake on the inside section. There was an error in the pattern. So I had to fix it!

I have now finished 4 out of 7 hexagons. This project is fun to knit.This is what the front will look like!
I have now started on hexagon 5. Then I found another mistake in the pattern. Good I noticed it very early so I didn't have to rip very much. I really hope the rest of the pattern is right.

Another project was started at the cabin. Opal socks for the largest feet in our house. I am knitting with 2.5 mm needles. But I have been knitting to tight again so I think I will have to use 3 mm instead, except from on the ribbing.
yesterday I did some organizing. I have a lot of yarn, but I am afraid this is just some of it.

To the cabin by the ocean!

When my sister came for a visit, we asked her to join us for a trip to Ertvågøya. There we could enjoy the beautiful Norwegian coastline at the cabin that belongs to my parents-in-law.
Since my sister was driving I finely could join the kids in the back of the car. And didn't have to worry about being in too bad shape for safe driving. It is a two hour drive to get there.
As usual - this man is pretty relaxed!
On our way we had a very nice view.
The weather forecast was not good, so it was a pleasant surprise to be able to arrive to this great weather. You can see a ferry in the middle of the picture.And in this picture you can see the view from the cabin.
Here you can see the cabin hiding behind some trees a little to the right.
At the next day we went for a boat-trip. My son was enjoying sitting on my lap.
But then he fell asleep!
My daughter sitting on her aunts lap!
It was a very nice trip, but I was very happy to go home after two nights on a not so comfortable bed.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Lucky me!

I am taking part in the Nordic secret pal 2006, and today I received a gift from a Solveig in Denmark.
Inside there was very nice yarns . Two skeins Alpaca from Garnstudio, one skein handpainted alpaca from Atacama and one big skein of Lana Grossa sock yarn. I have a lot of projects I would like to knit where I can use all the yarn. The handpainted yarn is just lovely. It is 100 meter (110 yards) /50 gram so it is not as thin as most alpaca yarn. I think I will try to design something special for this yarn.

Monday, July 17, 2006

I love yarn!

I simply love yarn. And I love patterns and accessories, too. So I have a lot of yarn and I buy more than I can ever knit up! But I know for sure that I'm not the only one. Spinning my own yarn is also very exciting, but it certainly takes time to learn how to spin nice yarn that will knit up nicely. But I am getting closer as I am practicing.

I was trying to make sock yarn and was very optimistic when I tried to make a swatch with 3 mm needles. I realized after some rows that I at least had to go up to 4 mm. The color is at least very nice, but the yarn is once again over twisted.Accessories is fun and useful. I bought myself this Lantern moon needle case for a while ago. And still I have a lot of free space in it. It is not that I don't have enough needles, but I just have not gotten to it yet.

Yesterday I finished a 1 year old UFO. A crocheted bikini in green and chocolate for my milky white body. Today the sun is gone - again, so I guess my skin will stay this white.Not a very impressive peace of work, but it is okay.

The front and back of the pullover is finished, and I am ready for sewing up and making the edgings for arms and neck. But I have a problem. The last skein of white is missing , and I don't know where it could be. So I will probably have to buy a new skein on the web.
I had a package in the mail today. Seven skeins of Rowan wool cotton for this pattern:
It is from the very beautiful Knitting nature book. I think this hexagon tank top looks gorgeous and the first time I saw it I just new that I had to make it.

In the same shipment from Get knitted I received two skeins of Opal Prisma in green and blue. So there will be more socks on my needles.And today I bought the Simply knitting magazine and one skein of alpaca .This has been a good day for a yarn lover :-)

Friday, July 14, 2006

Not much blogging!

Not much blogging....

My health has been like a rollercoaster and I am so tired of the health problems so I am not writing more about that right now.
So what have happened this last month!
On July 4 my son had his birthday - 2 years old. He is such a fun and charming boy.

We have also been able to put on some hot weather clothes. But not it is raining and not at all nice and warm outside.
Oh, knitting. I finished the Jaywalkers a long time ago. And I have done some progress on the pullover. This photo is not a fresh update, because today I finished the front piece. I have also done some more spinning. It is so fun with the colors, but this wool from Lornas Laces was not easy to spin. So I don't think I will use this fiber again.