26 June, 2008
in his back yard yesterday.
When he first saw it,
he thought it was a kitten running across the patio.
That first one went to visit their neighbor,
who panicked and killed it with a rake.
Walking up the side of the house..
Today he found another one.
This one was running sideways
up the outside wall of the house.
Click to enlarge the picture.
It's so hairy and the legs are just like thick straws!
My daughter had him catch it in a Tupperware box,
to let it loose in a field further down the street.
She felt bad about killing it,
even though she was terrified.
And did I mention
that we are driving up to visit them tomorrow...
I will keep an eye out, and look for it.
Denne karen spaserte rundt i hagen til datteren min.
Det er den andre de har funnet nå på 2 dager.
Denne måler ca 12 cm i diameter.
Ikke rart de har på støvler
og lange bukser når de slår plenen,
selv om grade stokken står på rundt om 35 grader..
25 June, 2008
180 all together!
(I looked up this word: What is the plural of Fish,
is it Fish or Fishes?
If you are talking about more than one fish
of the same species it's "fish",
if you are talking about more than one species of fish,
then it's "fishes. Go figure..!)
Well, I put it away over the winter,
got it out this spring,
Knitted in Smart from Sandnes Ullvare,
and 100% wool.
It feels pretty heavy,
so this will be warm!
I'm off to finish more UFO's...
Endelig ferdig med "fisketeppet".
Det ble uendelig kjedelig mot slutten,
180 fisk i Smart garn på pine nr. 3,5
Men i dag kan jeg altså "heise flagget", jippi!
20 June, 2008
with a mix of "leftover" yarn
from my sock projects.
The pattern is called
"Wrap me up",
and it is from
Knitting At KNoon
The pattern call for a different kind of yarn,
self striping or painted,
but this work fine for me.
The shawl above is taking it's time.
Yarn used is Ranco/Mulity
I am hoping to have the pattern ready next week.
Have a nice weekend!
Hver spiller svarer på spørsmål om seg selv.
I slutten av innlegget gir du det videre til
6 andre personer og fører opp navnene deres
og ber de lese i din blogg.
La personen som tagget deg
vite når du har lagt inn svar.
1. Hva jeg gjorde for 10 år siden?
Da hadde jeg nettopp flyttet til Dallas i Texas.
Prøvde så godt som mulig å venne meg til varmen,
samtidig som jeg jobbet i en møbel/interiør butikk.
2. Nevn 5 ting som du har/hadde
på "gjøre lista" di i dag.
Handle runde i stoff butikk
(leter etter noe stoff å ta med hjem i sommer)
Se film med min datter (jeg strikker..)
3. snack jeg liker?
4. Ting jeg vil gjøre som milliardær?
Bygge meg et sted i Norge
Gi bort litt her og der
5. Steder jeg har bodd?
Født og oppvokst i Egersund -
Birkeland - Sandnes - Stavanger - Dallas - Austin - Houston
Tre siste i Texas
Ta opp stafettpinnen hvem som helst som har lyst
16 June, 2008
13 June, 2008
but still to warm to wear this time of the year.
However, I enjoyed making these,
the pattern is easy to remember,
it goes over 6x10 sts,
and gets repeated after that.
The yarn I used is Fortissima/socka
from Schoeller and Stahl,
about 50 gr.
At the moment I am knitting another pair,
using 100% Alpakka 3/10
from “Du Store Alpakka”.
A friend of mine sent me this yarn from Norway,
I love it, it is very soft.
Needles: 2.5 mm (US 1-2)
or on Ravelry.
and I am getting very exited about going home!
My daughter sent me some pictures today,
and I just have to share them.
Old part of Stavanger
A beach at Jæren, Nærland
Amla in Sognefjorden.
The picture is rephotographed from a calender made for Hardanger Tinn
We will be spending about 3 weeks here
in this paradise, this summer.
Actually on the very farm,
with a red barn and houses,
behind the apple-tree branches.
10 June, 2008
A: Alien(I have my green card), active, addicted to yarn, airhead
B: Beer drinker (only good beer and only sometimes)
C: Creative, crazy (a little..), coffee drinker
D: Designer, dog lover, dreamer
F: Fast knitting, friendly, flower lover, funny
G: Garden fixer upper, girl, goof-ball, grandmother of three, graphic designer
H: Hectic, hilarious, homesick
I: Intense, ice cream lover, illustrator
J: Jeff's wife, Jeff's friend, Jazzercise addict
K: Knitter, Kit maker
L: Lean, longing, living
M: Marching band loving, mother of 5, mother in law, mental case (just kidding..)
N: Norwegian, nature lover
O: Obsessive, overachiever
P: Protective, perfectionist, painter
Q: Quilter (not as much as I used to..), queso dipping chips eater
R: Ravelry member
S: Stubborn, sensitive, sleep deprived, sister of two, spiritual
T: Telephone talking, teeth grinding
W: Wool lover, Wii player, witty
I am inviting Hannesol, Saga, Berit T, Monai and Marihøna to play the game...
Gjerne på norsk...
09 June, 2008
07 June, 2008
02 June, 2008
to bring with you when you visit someone with cold floors..
These are very fast and fun to knit.
I have seen them on many Norwegian blogs
and figured I could knit some for a small present..
I am using yarn from my stash.
These are knitted in Tiur from Gjestdal,
white and light blue, needles 4 mm.
Disse var kjekke og forte å strikke.
Fant mønsteret på en norsk blog,
tror det var Mimouna's blog....
Blir nok flere etter hvert.