Saturday, May 31, 2008

...svarte hull..../ holes....

Jippi- endelig er det kontakt med "blogger" igjen! Vi har hatt endel problemer med pc-en vår, og det har vært helt umulig å komme innpå adresser. Kjedelig. Men jeg er her, og prøver å få lest litt noen blogger hver dag;-)

yesss- finally contact with "blogger" again! We've had some problems with our computer lately, and it has been impossible to get access to adresses. Annoying. But I'm still here, and I try to read a few blogs every day;-)

Jeg har hatt meg en kjapp tur ned til søsteren i Ryfylke, hovedsaklig for å hente endel møbler som stod der, men jeg fikk også med meg noen av disse kaninene, som er en blanding av løvehode og fuchs- og kjempesøte! Svogeren var bare glad for å bli kvitt noen, sa han! Det blir sikkert bedre bilder av dem senere...

I took a quick drive down tomy sister in Ryfylke, mainly pick up some furniture we had there, but I also got a few of these rabbits, they are a mix between Løvehode and Fuchs- and really cute! My brother-in-law was only happy to get rid of a few! There will be better photos later sometime... På hjemveien traff jeg på denne gjengen her...

I met these goats on my way home...

Det er ikke så veldig langt å kjøre herfra til Ryfylke, ca. 60 mil. Jeg brukte 12 timer ned, men da var jeg innom
GranbergGarveri for å levere endel saueskinn fra da vi slakta i høst. Det var fem ferjer den veien. Og et utall tunneler...på hjemvei bestemte jeg meg for å telle første 10 milene kjørte jeg gjennom 34- ja trettifire!- tunneler- og på hele turen totalt 66! Noen av dem var lange, noen korte, noen svarte, noen godt opplyste. Totalt ble det etpar timers kjøring i tunnell...Den grønne her er Lærdalstunnelen.

It's not very far to drive to Ryfylke, about 600 kilometers one way. I used 12 hours on my way down, but stopped at the Tannery to deliever some sheepskin from last years butcheringseason. There were five ferries down. And a number of tunnels....on my way home, I decided to count them....the first 100 kilometers I drove through 34- yes thirtyfour! -tunnels- and the total count (one way) was 66! Some of them were long(25, 11, 15 km), some were short (50m, 350m and so on...)some were very dark, some well lit. I guess I spent a couple of hours driving through tunnels! This green one is the world's longest tunnel- Lærdalstunnelen. Det var solskinn og blikkstille på vei opp igjen, men smale veier...

Sunshine and calm weather on my way home, but narrow roads...

Men nå er jeg hjemme igjen, og strikkepinnene går...har stadig noen nye prosjekter på gang...Ja, og så har jeg kommet inn på Ravelry, (brukernavn maritko) men har foreløpig ikke hatt tid til å sjekke ut hvordan det virker!

I'm back home now, and the needles are clicking...always some projects in the works...Oh, and I've signed up for Ravelry (username maritko), but haven't had time to check how it works yet!

Og så fikk jeg denne av
Ruth! Tusen takk! Ruth har en flott blogg, med en humor som jeg absolutt har sansen for!
Jeg ønsker å gi denne videre til
Bea, Kate og Helene. Dette er tre flotte damer med fine håndarbeider, og masse humor og humør:-)

I got this "You make my day" award from Ruth! Thank you very much! Ruth has a very nice blog, with a sense of humour that I really like!
I'd like to pass this on to Bea, Kate and Helene. Three great ladies with beautiful handwork, and lots of humour:-)

På tide å gi seg for kvelden. Blogginga kan nok bli noe mer sporadisk i sommer, men jeg er her! Ha en flott sommer!

Time to quit for tonight. I might blog more sporadically through the summer, but I'll be around! Have a great summer!

(and please:I've tried writing this in both English and Norwegian- tell me if I've made grave mistakes in the translations!)


Monday, May 12, 2008

...preparations and celebrations...

Sooo, where do I start? Maybe with this lovely photograph of myself, around 10 pm on the day before DS2's confirmation, trying to make "kompe"?( which is potatoballs- made out of potatoes, flour, salted meat and a bit of salt, and cooked together with more salted meat and vegetables) Can you see I was getting tired...? And a bit upset...? Usually I get kompe perfect every time. Not so this time...I had kompesoup...but in the end it turned out okay, and everyone ate and got stuffed! It may sound horrendous, but it is good! The boy was happy, so were the guests:-)
My sister-in-law did the flowerarrangements, with good help from the kids, especially DD2.

And the main person? Happy as a fiddle:-) He chose a non-religious ceremony just like his brother last year, and he really liked being in the center for once. Here he is together with his grandfathers accordionplayer! And then the familyphoto...DD1 changed her outfit about 8 times that day...(she'll be 13 in October)
We were 14 for dinner, 7 less than last year, since one of my sisters couldn't make it because of exams and work and lambingseason, and also two of the other guests were otherwise occupied. Still,we had a very nice time. I got the mayor to help me heating and serving the food, and she and her family came for coffee later. The weather was nice, and everyone seemed to have a good time.
My mother,aunt, sister and me took a drive on Sunday, and went to Vestkapp, since my aunt hadn't been there before. The view is, as always, spectacular. We try to bring our guests around the district a bit, since we like it a lot ourselves, and it is very different from Høvåg, where I grew up. All in all, we had a terrific weekend!
In other news-
Kristy is back! And with a challenge this time- she needs hats! She's going to Ukraine later this year, and would like to bring with her handknit hats for the orphanage she is visiting. Please check out her blog for more details.! I'll cast on, as soon as I get another pair of socks off my needles. Speaking of socks- here are the latest Sockamania socks! Knit in Silja superwash, magic loop, two-at-a-time, on 2.5mm needles. Cables and lace. LOTS of cables and lace! But still fun to knit.Also- Holly tagged me! And I've been trying to figure out how to narrow it down to
six words....
What is your philosophy of life in six words? Think about it for a few moments.
If you want to participate -
Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you/where you found it.
2. Post the rules.
3. Share a 6 word philosophy of life
4. Tag at least 3 other people -and post in language of your choice.
Holly's words are: make the world a better place.
That's a good one.
I'm still no closer to one "of my own"...I'll have to ponder about it a bit longer... but I'll tag Kristy,
Tracy and Bea.
Have a nice day:-)