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My photoes and thoughts on crafts, plus a little more of this-n-that. I like knitting, crocheting and needlepoint the best myself.Nice if you leave a comment.

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Location: Rjukan, Telemark, Norway

I am 55, have two girls aged 18and 21.I am Norwegian and my husband is Canadian and we lived in Ontario,Canada for 8 years.For the last 15years we have lived in my hometown in Norway.I am a teacher and I work full time. We have a dog, Emma. She is a brown labrador. Our town is spectacular; situated in a deep valley right by a high mountain.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Stomach flu de lux

.... is upon me this week. Started Monday at work with cramps and I have been home from work since Tuesday. Can't eat anything without getting in trouble.
Sometimes there is at least one good thing about staying at home sick; you can knit the time away.. This time I couldn't even do that on Tuesday. Spent the whole day in bed or horizontally on the couch. Slept alot. Visisted the bathroom...
Wednesday I was mostly in an upright position, and I did knit some- but not much.

Today I had to get myself into half decent clothes and go to the pharmacy to buy some remedies that might help me. My kids are home sick too, so not much help there. (On Tuesday and Wednesday my oldest stepped in and helped with the dog and some shopping)

However; this is something I have also done over the past two weeks: Noro kureyon blocks for the Lizard Ridge blanket

By the way: It started snowing -for real- for the first time this year, last night. This is the view from one of my living room windows this morning. The birdies like my feeder full of sunflower seeds and the balls hanging from the tree.

These are some christmas issues of different interior decorating magazines form my embarrasingly big stack of such magazines. Dug them out yesterday so I could comfort myself with leafing through them while having my pity party. Good for getting some inspiration.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Working on my last UFO- for this time.. working on the buttonholes. Just had to prove there are things going on in the knitting department.... While candles are lit and coffee is being greatly enjoyed. My scarf is still in progress too.

I haved worked on one more thing but I have to turn on the TV and watch Berlinerpoplene!!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I have blocked my big shawl for out door use (This one, remember?)

That was the first UFO to get finished.

Yesterday I finished this one: UFO no. 2

number 3 is this one that I should put together... I doubt it will be tonight; i think I'm coming down with a cold. Just talked to my hubbie on the phone, he's all stuffed up, both the girls have been home from school this week due to a bad cold.. so no wonder I'm starting too. I'm so busy I can hardly breathe.. I better crawl into bed early tonight. Have read Doris Lessing "Jane Somer's diaries" no 1 and just started no.2 two nights ago so that is -most likely- alluring enough to get me into bed. (I'm one of those people who looooooves to stay up after everyone else is asleep...)
Just wanna pop in on some favorite blogs first. Goodnight!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Halloween over. UFO's will be taken care of (slowly!)

I was in on the norwegian forum " Hobbyboden" the other day (am there everyday almost..) and comitted myself - in public- to finish some UFOs (unfinished objects) in the future. Therefore: I started a new scarf to celebrate my decicive mood, namely this one: scarf in "Hubro" yarn.

From that sale stash my sister got me. It will take at least 12 balls of yarn to finish- my oh my!!!

But - UFOs we were talking about:

I committed myself this morning to spend a good part of Sunday night knitting eagerly on this shawl for my oldest. Should be able to finish in the near future...
I have passed the middle it as you can see.

My couple of other UFOs must wait for this one to be finished first.
I'm not so crazily working on Christmas presents this year. Have already finished one little one, and the rest is sort of up in the air so far... or let me put it this way: I'm "brewing" ideas at the moment..
Halloween came and went- we had quite a few little ghosts and witches visiting- and we were armed to our teeth. The girls and I spent Tuesday night carving pumpkins and putting candy in our dish at the door so that we could just get to it after supper on Wednesday.

My youngest has her birthday the day after, and this year was special- she turned 13- so now we have two teenagers in the house.

I made her the card on the photo underneath and we gave her money for a mirror for her room- and probably there will be money left over for some more stuff to put in there, it has recently been painted so she is eager to decorate..