Look at the fog this morning- it came rolling down over the mountain, some days it will fill the fjord, some days it will just tease us. Like today. It quickly went away, and we got another sunny day.
DD2 celebrated her 10th birthday yesterday- her birthday is onJuly 24th, but that is in the middle of summervacation, so she said that THIS year she was going to have it before school ended! 10 girls, all the girls in her class, came, and they had some nice hours together. She wanted to serve tacos and hotdogs, and creamcake, icecream and chocolatecake for dessert. One of her friends stayed the night, and they made a "tent" in the garden and slept outside. The boys did too, and were furious because the girls still kept talking at 2:00am.... They slept in late, and got breakfast in bed:-) And the boys? They went to school. DS1 fell asleep in the tent after school and slept for an hour... Only tomorrow to go, then there is summerholiday!
Mr.Black is taking a long, hard look at Tussi the kitten....and he is flat on his back-not knowing whether to start playing or to act very, very humble!
And then there is some knitting... DD2 requeste some anklets, these are made using the RiverValley pattern from the Sockamania club. I've knitted them toe-up, with a shortrow heel- but not any wraps, I just don't get them, I don't know why. I used the figure8 caston, and a shortrow heel where I knitted together the last two stitches on every row until I had 9 left, then I picked up one stitch from the edge at the end of each row until I was back on my initial number of stitches. It looks good,and was easy to do.
I have also completed both arms on my jacket, there are 12 rows of pattern on the bottom, then it's just plain,boring garterstitch....but thankfully only 3/4 lenght arms! Now I should cast on for the body...300+ stitches to begin with, pattern most of the way, and colours changing every fourth row!
There might not be much blogging done the next days/ weeks- hubby is returning to base for four weeks(maybe...you never know with that guy...) and we HAVE to do the sileagebaling and haymaking:-(
Have a lovely summer!
Oh, and I forgot to tell you what I was reading in the paper today!I just learned today that on this very day, June 20th, in the year 1867, Alaska was sold from Russia to the US for 7.2 million dollars. Would they have done it today? And also- what is the name of the mountain: Denali or Mt.McKinley?( TheYarnHarlot has been to Alaska, it has been so much fun reading about her adventures)