Friday, November 28, 2008

...yarngifts, PIF, knitting and weather...

Finally back to normal-LOL! Both computers are working again, and I've catched up on my blogreading-so now I'd better write something myself! I tried to write a blogpost yesterday, but spent more than an hour trying to upload the pictures, and then the kids came home from school, so it was put on ice...


Where to start? Maybe with these little beauties? I got mail the other day... from Judy. I signed up for PIF with her a short time ago, and got these stitchmarkers (guess I uploaded the wrong picture, but here you see the cute little "cat"markers), and bamboo needles, straight in 8mm- just perfect! Thank you, Judy:-) PIF, you ask? Pay it forward. Well, I guess it's been around in the blogiverse for quite some time, but I'll still pass it on, the rules are as follows: I will pay it forward, and make something for three persons that say in the comments that they want to participate. I have a year- 365 days- to do this. So please, if you'd like to take part, tell me in the comments.

Do you remember the blue sweater from Feb.25, 2008 (couldn't figure out how to get the link...)? I had knitted it for my sister 20 years ago, but it was too big, too short and never used. I liked the colour though. So I ripped it, washed the yarn, and let it ripen on the shelf....I've started this sweater with it. The idea was to have a round yoke, but that didn't work out, so that piece ended up as a peplum instead:-D .There's a lot of cables on it, celtic cables and beehive pattern, even some hearts. I need to work on this when I'm alone, and now it's been put away for some time, so I can get some Christmasknitting done.
I've been more lucky (exellent English...)
Tracy had a give-away on her blog some time ago, and I won two balls of Smart- here are the mittens I made from it! I used The Shetland Traders pattern for Crofter's cowl.
Here's a vest I made for our 4-yearold neighbour, a vest in Silja sockyarn from Gjestal (their webpage didn't work today...). Cables on both front and back. It needs blocking! DD2 wanted to knit a shawl "with holes in it and so on", but turned it over to me after a little while. She's working on another in limegreen, really easy, cast on 3 stitches, knit, turn, *slip 1st st.,m1, knit to end,turn* Do this on every round until you run out of yarn.



This one is knitted in Kitten Mohair, one ball, it's just big enough around the neck.




Did I tell you that I got some yarn quite some time ago?
Andrea had a give-away, and I was the lucky winner of this yarn, Katia Azteka, 3 balls/300gr/540m. I really like this colour. I'm thinking of knitting a top/vest of it- any suggestions? I'd like to try something top-down for a change. I've never done anything top-down, exept for a babysweater. Some of this was written yesterday, and some today, so it's very messy- sorry!




Oh well, you'll get the view...I was off looking for 4 sheep that had run off(not far- they were inside the fencing!), and the weather was good and we even had snow! I startled two deer- got a photo of one, but it's not a very good one, so I'm not uploading it.


We've been busy with the sheep too. Every year we slaughter a few of our sheep at home to make
pinnekjøtt and sausages , so I've been cutting and salting and stuffing ...the freezer is filled with good meat. It's nothing I have to do, but it's a tradition, and I think it's important to keep a few of the traditions.

We've had snow a couple of times, and the sheep are waiting for hay. I always feed extra during winter.
Yesterday I tried to make a little video- we have a small river next to our house, nad with the rain and wind we've had lately, it was growing big. And really noisy! We use to think that we live in a very quiet environment- and yes, we don't hear a lot of cars and citynoises- but it's loud enough!



video
To all those of you celebrating Thanksgiving: I hope you've had a great day:-) Now that's a holiday we could have imported!
Off to feed the sheep...
Just want to say GRATULERER MED DAGEN to my sister...it's her birthday today:-)
Have a nice weekend!

15 comments:

Ragnhild said...

Hei Marit! Endelig tilbake på nett igjen - hyggelig :D Ser at du slett ikke har ligget på latsida; for en produksjon!!! Jeg er imponert!

Jeg er forresten oppvokst med pinnekjøtt på julaften, og min mor pleide å lage det. Men hun sier at høsten her på Østlandet har blitt mye mildere og fuktigere, så nå tør hun dessverre ikke mer (hun lagde en versjon som ikke var så salt). Bursdagsgrattis til din søster! Stor klem til deg

PJS said...

Wow.... you've been busy havn't you. Goodness it puts my page to shame...

I adore those 3 balls of wool you won recently.... lovely colour... would make a great vest. Have a look on ravelry (do you do ravelry?... what's your id?)

Keep warm... looks freezing in the pics. perfect for sweater knitting.

Rani said...

I just don't know how you get so much beautiful knitting done! You've also accumulated some very nice stash!

Thanks for the music and the lovely video of the stream!

Tracy said...

Jøss Marit...du har skrikket sååå mange fine ting!! Så gøy å se de lillavotter! ;o) Alt du har på utstilling her er så nydelig. Jeg er alltid så imponert. Så mange fine garn og andre gaver. Det høres at julen har kommet til huset deres...Kos dere masse! Ha dere en kjempefin helg ((KLEM))

Sylvia said...

Flotte de lilla vottene, deilig garnnøster og skjønne sauer i snøen...ikke engler i snøen, he he
Ønsker deg en fin helg!!

HeidiBean said...

Welcome back! I've missed you. You've gotten some lovely knitting done, I especially love the cables in the blue sweater. I'd love to pay it forward! Have a great week.

Ruth said...

Det flettemønsteret er nydelig. Finns det en oppskrift et sted - eller tar du sånt rett ut av eget hode?
Og du verden så produktiv du er. Og så mye lekkert garn! Heldige deg.

Vi bestiller lam rett fra Tommy gjeter, men han sier sauene MÅ slaktes på slakteriet. Og de insisterer på å kutte hele lammet i småstykker. Jeg har truet med lemlestelse hvis de kutter opp lårene i år også, og jeg har prøvd å forklare at jeg vil ha ribbena i ett stykke med kjøtt på. For pinnekjøtt har jeg forferdelig lyst på. Vi har til og med bestilt en sånn røykemaskin. Så nå får vi se.

Ha en super helg. Og det var virkelig hyggelig at du blogger litt igjen. Du har vært savnet.

Ninne said...

Så koselig at du er tilbake! Jeg har sittet her og kost meg med alt du har skrevet og laget og gjort,og det var ikke lite! Men det er kanskje med deg som med meg: At den som blogger, hun strikker ikke! ;)

Vi har allerede spist vårt første pinnekjøttmåltid for i år. Familien til mannen min er fra Geiranger, (du husker kanskje etternavnet mitt, som er nøyaktig stedsangivelse, og pinnekjøtt er hans absolutte livrett.

Det er også flott å se landskapet med havgløttet der ute, og jeg tenker at en av gårdene vi ser kanskje er hjemmet ditt....

Nå skal jeg sette over kaffen, kose meg litt med sjalet mitt og snart dra til Oslo og hilse på de gamle.

Ha en kjempefin helg!

Melanie said...

Hi Marit, welcome back!

what a beautiful view- wow your stream is a torrent! Perhaps from the nelting snow?

The celtic cable/aran jumper you are making is so beautiful already. Beautiful gloves too. Seeing your things makes me wish I had more time to knit before Christmas.

Bjørg said...

Så herleg det må vere å spise heimeprodusert pinnekjøt. Slikt har vi ikkje i byen.

Og så mykje du har fått gjort, då.

vonnie said...

Welcome back....we've missed hearing from you! Thank you, too, for the video of your farm stream and wind! I live on a farm with lots of wind, but no river near-by. I think i'd enjoy a stream to watch and listen to!
Have a peaceful Advent...

Sandie Knapp said...

Glad your computers are all up and running well again. I loved that photo of the ram on a frosty morning. Beautiful ram!

The yarn you won is gorgeous. What are your plans? A new shawl? Whatever you use it for will be lovely, no doubt. I love the colors.

Great vest too. As usual, always beautiful workmanship.

Take care and have a great day :)

Moogsmum said...

All of your knitting is looking wonderful and thanks for the easy shawl tip - I may have to start another bit of knitting!

That video is great. It sounds so stormy!!

xxx

Rebecca said...

The blue sweater is so beautiful! Hope you find a good pattern for your yarn, I don't have any good ideas off-hand.

alain said...

lovely pictures,Happy new year from France