Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween week!

The weather is beautiful and will hopefully stay like this for the whole Halloween week! Nice to open the windows and let some fresh air in.

I have been travelling this week, flying for nearly 10 hrs. I brought this sweater, Klaralund, that I just had started and it was a perfect travel knit. I finished it on the plane. I used nearly 6 skeins of Noro, Silk Garden Lite and needles nr. 5.

I also made this scarf, it will be a Christmas present for a young man. It is very nice and soft, made of Misti Alpaca, hand dyed, 4 ply.

Finally, the wall hanging is done and ready to go to my "quilting lady" to be machine quilted!

Friday, October 19, 2007

More knitting and Renaissance Festival

We have been to the Renaissance festival again this year, it is fun. We spent Sunday there and the weather was wonderful.
The girls got their hair braided.

Now I wonder how many knitting projects I have going. I took a trip to my favorit yarn store, and ofcourse a new project came home with me. It is a very simple one, and since I am going away for a week, I can work on it on the plane. The sweater is called Klaralund and I am using the yarn Noro for the first time.

It is flowering in my garden, the bananaplant that my son gave my for mothersday is growing fast. He ordered it on internet, and it was only a few inches when I got it.

Monday, October 8, 2007

On my knitting needles

I cannot believe I started this project. The great American aran afghan, also called the GAAA is very hard, it is not recommended as TV knitting. I have used my last skein of wool, so now it is put aside.

I needed something easy to knit last week when I was working in the box office at school selling tickets for my daughers play. She is aunt Jenny in "I remember mama". I knitted a "my so called scarf" I found the instructions on "you tube". I knitted it in some wool that I had dyed with kool aid.
Then I got out the sweater I am working on, needed something easy after all the concentration on the GAAA.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Other family members have hobbies too

Daddy loves fly fishing (and fly tying when he has time). This 15 lb salmon was caught during our 2007 summer vacation in Norway.

Nice 16 lb salmon caught by our oldest son (also in Norway).

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Knitting and Quilting

I started a new knitting project this week end. I am out of wool for my other projects, they have to wait until the end of the month when I get a new load from Norway. I started The Great American Aran Afghan, it consists of different blocks that in the end will be a blanket. All blocks are supposed to be the same size, here is my two first ones, no way they will be the same size, well, that beats me....

I finally got back to my sewing room today, four months since I have visited my sewingmachine! It was dusty!! I started this quilt, it will be a wallhanging and it will end up at a craft fair this fall. I have not decided if I will use the red or yellow as the sashing, what do you think?

As a treat for my family I baked Norwegian boller today, do you want to join us, weather is beautiful.....