I had this urge to make mittens, capturing elements from my home town.
I called the pattern "OKKA BY", its the nick name for the town, and translates to "Our Town".. It`s a long story....
...and Egersund is a small town on the coast of Norway, where the main income has been the fish industry. It still has the charm of a really small town, where most people know each other, for better and worse...
A mitten has limited space -, but I got the old Church`s tower, some small white houses, and an old bridge with the ducks swimming underneath.
Boats, seagulls, and on the back side, fish, fishnet, and a crab..
I had fun, and longed home a little....
De jo måtte bare komme, vottene fra Okka By, made in junaiten.. De har ligget og ulmet i underbevistheten en stund... Sender nok en del tanker den veien kan en si..
One of my very best friends, whom I miss very much spending time with, sent me some pictures from her kitchen. I would love to have a cup of coffee, homemade waffles
(have to mention that her husband is a waffle expert!!) and a chat. One of those long chats, where you forget time and place, laughing about stupid things we did together, remembering school friends, tenting on the beach, talking about kids, and now also grand-kids..
She must be one of the most creative persons I know, and I have known her almost all my life. As teenagers we went to school together, and we already then had all kind of plans about opening a sewing room, and offering interior consultations.
It never happened.. Family life hit us both at a young age, and now we are living on two different continents. However,
I know that cup of coffee will be ready any time ....
Litt nostalgi på morgenkvisten. Gode venner er godt å ha, gode minner er viktige å ta vare på...
These are old Norwegian week magazines from 1939 -46 -47, a time when Norway was occupied by the Germans, it was World War II.
They where my mothers, and given to me many years ago. She was about to throw them out, and I am really glad she didn't. They have some really interesting stories about how to manage with little, sometimes nothing..
"Vi selv og våre hjem"
Jeg har mange av disse, de er kaldt Vi selv og våre hjem. Kan det være opphavet til Hjemmet kanskje? Noen som vet? Det eldste er fra 1939, resten er fra krigstiden.
Fremsiden på disse bladene er rene kunstverk!
De har forskjellige artikler, og de fleste har et par strikke oppskrifter mot slutten av bladet.
Hadde bare lyst til å vise dem frem.. De har ligget nedstøvet så lenge.
It feels like spring outside. Off course I started a garden clean up, and I can not be stopped...
A few hours later, with new trimmed trees and rose bushes, dirty nails and chopped skin on my knitting fingers, I cold beer is nothing but great!
Herlig varmt og vårlig i dag. Har ryddet godt opp i hagen. Hadde veldig lyst til å handle sommer planter, men klarte å la være... Vi kan fremdeles få en frostnatt, så det er nok best å vente. "Forglem meg ei"-ene er fra i høst.
Thank you so much to Cindy for the "You Make My Day Award". I am giving to everybody who visit my blog, and leave me a comment! You guys ALWAYS make MY day!!
.. but it's supposed to be warm (70's F / 20 C) this afternoon and weekend.
I knitted another pair of Lovebirds mittens. Made them in blue and white this time, it's the color I associate with ice, snow and winter. However they look really nice in red also, check this blog!
Strikket "Lovebirds votter" i blått denne uken, og som den "frysepinnen" jeg er, så er det fristende å bruke dem innendørs. Vi var nedom frysepunktet i natt, men i ettermiddag melder de ca. 20 grader. Det er en herlig temperatur synes jeg, passe varmt....eller kanskje det var passe kaldt..??
Noen som vet hvordan det går med skiløperne? Får ikke fulgt med her borte..