Monday, February 09, 2009

Snow!

I'm not completely gone...

We've got the computer back, and I've spent some time trying to catch up on blogreading! It feels good to be back, but it has taken me some time to get back to writing. Right now I'm watching the sheep in the snow- they've got plenty of food, and they all have a heavy wool coat, so they are doing fine. Maybe I should bring the camera outside later?

The photo of the seahouse was taken a few days ago, but it looks almost the same today- a little brighter, and a little more snow today. We've got the sun back too(the hills behind our house makes the sun disappear for at least 6 to 8 weeks, I'm not quite sure how long, since we usually have lots of rain at this time of year! But it's finally back, and with it the need to wash the windows...) I did a lot of Christmasknitting, but think I have forgotten to take photo's... Then came January, and I finally figured out what I wanted to do with the yarn I got in

Andrea's giveaway, a loooong time ago! I got three balls of Katia Azteca yarn, a 50%wool/50%acrylic really soft yarn. It is now a vest. I started it at the shoulders, and knit the fronts down to the armholes, then I picked up from the shoulders, and cast on for the neck, and knit the back topdown to the same lengt as the front, joined and finished in the round. First adult project done top down, and I like the outcome. I did a k3,p1 ribbing for the body. It curls a bit, but not bad. And it's warm, and I like the colours:-) Oh, and I knit the ribbing around neck and armholes before finishing the body... A quick knit, on 5mm needles, and I like it. Thanks again for the yarn, Andrea!

I've been way behind on my Sockamania socks the last few months...so when January's challenge came along, it suited me well;-D "finish any pair you may have lying around, or a pattern you haven't knitted yet..." Sooo, DD2 got a pair of pink Elegance, DS2 a pair of grey Twisted ribs, and I got a pair of blue Celtic Cable Heel socks. Sorry about the blurry photo...
Yarn for all three pairs: Silja from Gjestal, actually one was called Senja, but it was a 80%wool/20%nylon yarn, which I like very well. It is durable, I've had socks for several years that still hasn't worn out (and I use these socks every day!) I'm certain there are sockyarns out there that are both softer and with better stitchdefinition, but Silja is perfect for me. It doesn't hurt that I get it at a reasonable price either...
DD2 is in bed with a fever, DD1 and DS2 are at school, Hubby is at work, and the sailing son is back in Stavanger after being to Trondheim last week with the
ship.
I'd better feed the sheep...
Have a great week!

11 comments:

Ninne said...

Åh så hyggelig å se deg igjen, Marit! Jeg har savnet deg, jeg!
Og så er jeg de første til å ønske deg velkommen, hvis det ikke sniker eg inn noen andre før meg, nå da.
Så kjempefi vest og flotte sokker du har strikket! Du har ikke ligget på latsiden ser jeg!
Godt er det, og nå er alt back to normal!!!
Klem!

Ruth said...

OJ - så hyggeig det var å "se" deg igjen. Jeg har savnet innleggene dine. VI har sne her også, (ler) sauene ser ut til å ta det ganske med ro, men ellers går jo verden under, vet du.
Jeg må strikke sokker, jeg også. Det er hull på helen på hver eneste par jeg har. Så jeg må nok bite i ett eller annet (var det eplet?), og begynne å strike i garn med nylon jeg også. Det går an å være "purist", men det er ikke særlig matnytting - når det gjelder sokker ihvertfall.

Stikk innom bloggen min og bli med på trekningen av Huldra mi du også. Klem.

vonnie said...

Good to see you back in blogland! I admire you being such a busy mom and farmer and still have time to knit!
Hilsen fra vonnie

Tracy said...

Så godt å se deg Marit...og hva du har pinnene! :o) Håper barna har god bedring veldig snart. Vi har alt for mye snø her også...må si at jeg ønsker meg vår nå! ;o) ((KLEM))

Kitty said...

Good to see you back! I love that vest - it's gorgeous! x

Rani said...

Hooray! You're back, just like the sun.

I sure hope those sock patterns are on ravelry. WOW - they are awesome!

Hilde C. said...

Så mye flott du har hatt på pinnene! PC-trøbbel er frustrerende, så det er godt det funker igjen :-)

Andrea said...

The vest is gorgeous!! You did a beautiful job. I'm so glad you liked the yarn.

Heidelweiss said...

Hooray! You're back! Love the vest and the socks.

Moogsmum said...

Good to see you back Marit! I love the vest and the socks are gorgeous!
It does look lovely there in the snow :-)

xxx

Melanie said...

Hia Marit- lovely socks! I made a pair of ankle socks the last 2 days from some hand dyed wool yarn. Hubby's pair I made for him at Christmas from the same stall at Ludlow Castle craft Fair have laundered well, so I think these will too.

I hope your daughter is well again soon. We were hit by illness too so I am still catching up.