Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Going to the hospital...

My doctor figured it was time to send me to the hospital, hoping it will lead to some progress.
I don't know how long I will stay there. Two hours, two days or a week. Time will show. Do not really look forward to this, 'cause I don't really have a lot of good experience with doctors and hospital....

My knitting goes slow. Some progress on socks, Clapotis, Dale sweater and rib warmer.
I have also started the Icosa.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Rib warmer and a Dale sweater for my son

On Sunday we went to Munkholmen - the prison island! The weather was just perfect for a boat-trip and bathing. The kids was very excited and my son did not really want to leave the boat.

The water was not warm enough for us grown ups, but the kids did not care and had a very nice time . It was a very nice trip, but afterwards I was very tired and slept for 3 hours.
I have done some progress on the rib warmer this weekend. The back is finished, and I am now working on the left panel. It is fun knitting short rows. But I have now experienced the bad thing about knitting lace in dark colors. I really need a lot of light to see what I am doing....

I have a new project that I will start on soon. When the supermarket had a discount on Dale-yarns I could not prevent myself from buying even more yarn. But Nkr 15.90 (US$ 2.54) is a very good deal and this pattern is very nice and my soon will like it a lot. What I did not think trough is that this projects means knitting with a lot of colors and size 3 mm!The sweater has a hood, but I will probably not make the hood.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

One new and one lost-but-found!

I have wanted to knit this since it appeared on the Drops pattern-pages. And two days ago I started knitting. The pattern is not giving a very good explanation, but I think I have figured it out. It is a rib warmer and I am now knitting the back panel. The construction of this garment is pretty much the same as for pattern 28 in the latest Vogue knitting. The difference is that this one has lace and the one in Vogue has cables. And the yarn is also different. I think this will be a fast knit...but when having more than one project on my needles it still might take a while finishing it. I believe it was sometime early December I started knitting my first Clapotis. And then very soon after it sort of disappeared. When I was organizing my yarns and knitting- stash not to long ago I found it. So now I have been knitting on it again. This might take a while I'm afraid....
But it was inspiring getting to the part when it's time to drop stitches. I have so far dropped two times!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Life is hard, but knitting helps!

Thank you for all nice comments. I have been struggling since my last posting. It is not so easy for others to understand how much love there is between a cat and its owner. The fact that I have had all my health issues this last year makes it very hard. When you are stuck inside alone all day, the cats are a big support. This was a not a good time to live me, Dite.
But I am trying to put it all behind me, and think about all the good things I have in my life. I have two healthy and beautiful kids and a lovely "husband" (we are not married, but maybe sometime soon....DO YOU READ THIS!!!!!). And I have my knitting.... I have now finished my fingerless gloves from the latest Knitty. And they might come in handy soon, cause now we have some heavy rain and the fall is approaching very fast.
You remember my Hexagon adventure....It was too big for me, but it looks great on my mother. So she is the lucky owner. I gave it too her on Friday when she drove for one and a half hour just to keep sad me with company and make dinner for my family.

The first of the socks for my "husband" (Yes....I am giving hints here) is finished. They fit perfectly!
yesterday I received my first magazine from Interweave knits. There are some nice things, but I think I liked the fall Vogueknitting better.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Dite, please, come home!

This is Aphrodite. Born on August 5 2000. She was not outside our door this morning, and I did not see her yesterday. Please, Dite, come home! I miss you so much!

Early this evening she was found not far from our house. She was alive but injured, so I took her to the Vet. Unfortunately she had several broken bones that could not be fixed so I had to let her go. I am so sad, it is hard to describe.

This beautiful girl was Aphrodite, and she has been in my life for the last 6 years. Thank you for all the good years. I will miss you a lot!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Surf stripe pullover and future happenings!

I have finished the surf stripe pullover in Rowan natural silk aran. I think it looks nice and I like the colors. There was an awful lot of loose ends.
Two days ago I received another pattern. It is a very special pillow-pattern. I was inspired when I saw bent B starting on this one. Now I need to figure out what yarn to use!
There is so much exciting going on for knitters around the world. And I get very easy tempted. I would have loved to go on the Sea socks cruise and yarn Expedition, but unfortunately it is a very long airfare to LA. But I have joined the Socks for All Seasons club with Mama-E's yarn.
And, if that wasn't enough.... I have also bought tickets for the 2006 Knitting and Stitching Show in London. So now I need to get myself a new passport, book flight and hotel. And....I need someone to join me...

I have been a very good knitter lately - finishing two projects, so now I have casted on Fetching from the latest Knitty.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Basalt tank is done!

I forgot to tell about the arrival of the Fall Vogue Knitting. You can look at all the projects at here. For us Norwegian it is fun to see a nice sweater in Dale yarn. That means there is at least one project we can buy the same yarn as in the pattern. I have now knitted the front neck and straps all over again and it is now all finished.

It looks very nice, but I think it's too big for me. And I have not even blocked it yet!
So I will have to consider giving it to someone bigger or maybe put it up on eBay... I don't know!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

A fever does not stop me from bloging...

At least not today. I just felt like bloging and I need something inspiring to do. With a 39.7 degrees Celsius (103,46 Fahrenheit) I have been staying in my bed most of the day. My kids had a fever a few days ago, so I guess it is the same thing. They got well after just one day, so I am hoping for the same for me. And now I am sitting here in middle of the night sweating and bloging.

I have done some knitting this last week. I sort of finished my Basalt tank (the Hexagons).

That looks like it isn't finished after all. When the front neck and straps where finished I noticed that one of the straps was longer than the other. I guess I must have had a pre-fever condition when casting on. So now I have to this part all over again. That is 151 stitches in 12 rows....I have done a little more knitting on the socks, but not much, because I have been very focused on finishing the Hexagons. I changed to 3 mm needle and have still not finished the first one.
For a while ago I got a free gift with the Simply knitting magazine. A plastic bag, and it is perfect for a sock project.
yesterday the mailman came with two things to me. The latest Rowan magazine and some yarn. I was in such bad shape that I have not even looked inside the mag. There was three skeins of yarn. The Rowan natural silk aran is to finish my pullover. The other two where some discount yarns. One skein Noro Kochoran and one skein Debbie bliss Cashmerino Aran.