Cyn's knits and stuff
Relaxing in the sun
Today is a nice day. It is a holiday so everyone is home. My dh is painting his miniatures, my ds is playing a few games and my dd is doing her normal exploring of everything. I've done a bit of knitting on my Setesdal. Earlier today we cleaned part of the house and in a little bit we will head out for a walk.
It still is a little strange for me. When I lived in So. Cali, no matter what the day was, there was ALWAYS something open, some place to go, or something going on.
Here in Norway it is normal to have EVERYTHING (exception of gas stations) to be closed for days on end. I think 3 days is the longest, but for me it is extremely long!
On to knitting, here is a pic of the finished Twist Cardigan.
I know I know, I need to put on the buttons, but like I said everything is closed till tomorrow. So I plan on taking a nice walk into town tomorrow. :)
Right now I'm working again on the Setesdal. That one and the Yoke Pullover will be gifts for Christmas. So I think I will try to get those done so I won't have to worry about them at the last minute. Yet knowing me I will probably start something new before there done.
Have a great week! Ha en god uke!
I finished the twist! Yippy!!!
Ok well almost. It is a holiday and stores closed early today and won't re-open till Tuesday. All I am missing is the buttons. But I still consider the sweater done!!!
It is about 1:30 am here and I just can't sleep, but too tired to put a pic up just yet.
I will take one of the finished sweater tomorrow and post it then. You don't mind waiting, do you? :o)
I've had a hard day, but everyone does.
I've just learned my ex lost most all of my things. I was unable to send them to Norway and we were really close back then and he had promised to do it for me. Well when you move away, you really learn who your friends are. So keeping the promise and all my things went on the back burner. Now they all went up in flames. Well not literally. He had put them in storage. (Don't ask me why he would pay for a storage instead of just sending them to Norway is a mystery to me.) Well he didn't pay the storage and now all is lost. My heart is broken. :(
So lets talk about something good. KNITTING!
I'm still almost done. I thought I would get it done today, but with my current mood, I went slower than I hoped.
Here is where I was yesterday,
And here I am tonight,
I should be done tomorrow. After a good nights sleep, hopefully I will be up to it. :)
This is something I started a while back and wanted done for spring and summer. I was going through my knitting stash and came across this.
I really need to get a handle on my projects!
Hi Everyone, hows life in Blog world?
There was a jacket I wanted knitted for Maya, yet I didn't have time. Hard to believe a knitter not having time to do all the projects they want. Well there were a couple of reasons for this. One was that I wanted it done for the holidays. Another was I had other projects I am currently doing I want done before that. Then my last excuse is the pattern is in Norwegian which will cause it to talk longer to knit. So, I showed the pattern to my mother-in-law, who is an experienced knitter and she was happy to do it for me. :)
She came over yesterday with it all done. It looks fabulous don't you think?
She is so fast at this it makes my head spin. Well most people that knit fast can make my head spin. I do good work, but I am slow. It has always been a pet peeve of mine. I would love to be able to get more projects done than I can.
How do some of you go so fast?
Well Maya is currently napping and I am this >< close to a finished project. I will update more when I get it done. It should be tonight unless some unforseen issue. :)
P.S. I was thinking I could try to practice my Norwegian with my blog writing. What do you think?
Jeg tror jeg skal prøver a skrive i norsk med blog min. Hva tenker deg?
Okay, I have snuck up to the computer and started typing. Lets see how long this lasts. It seems lately my little Maya has a computer radar and it goes off the minute I do anything in front of the computer. She is currently in the back room with her brother. Wish me luck. :)
I'm doing ok so far. I'm starting to feel better and have been doing a bit of knitting. I got another washcloth done for Ulie and have made up my own pattern. I was inspired by Wendy
, well not totally. I've had a few ideas in my head for a few months now, but never did anything with them. You know those thoughts that prevent people from taking charge. Like, 'What do I know about designing.' 'It will take too long.' 'Who would buy something I created?'
All those low self esteem comments that plague when a new idea comes along and you have no idea where to start. So when Wendy brought up she was actually working on a pattern, I decided to put some of my ideas into action.
I figure, if no one likes them, I do!
She found me! At least I got something written. LOL
I'll sneak back later when I get a chance!
Ha det bra. :)
Maya's 1st Bunad
I'm not feeling too hot. Just as I thought I was over being sick for a while, I woke up today all yucky. Well yesterday was Norway's constitution (independence) day. 17.Mai. So I guess being out in the cold wind in parades wasn't that good of an idea.
I've got a few pics to share for everyone. This first is of my little one in her first Bunad (Norways traditional dress).
Most Bunads are custom made and expensive. Unfortunately I don't have the money to go that route, so we got her a basic one. It resembles very well to the one in our family. There is another generic one that looks very wrong compared. So I am glad we found this one. (Not to mention it is extremely hard to find or see most children her age wearing bunads. Like I said they are custom made and most people wont pay the money for something that will be worn for one year.)
Here she is with her Farmor (grandma), Oldemor (great grandmother), and maybe soon to be tante (aunt). (I say maybe because she hasn't made any wedding plans with my brother-in-law as of yet.)
Now this is a picture of my son before his parade starts.
He really enjoys these days, but after a while all the walking gets to him. Yet after we picked him up out of the croud and took a little time for lunch, he was up an rearing to go again. So we headed to Åkra to visit with some family visiting from the states for the holiday.
And lastly a knitting picture.
This girl we saw sitting on the steps of town hall. She is a Russ which is what you are called when you are a senior in High School. They wear overalls with the color of their school. If you go to a general high school you would wear red, if you go to a business high school you would wear blue.
Oh yea, what does this have to do with knitting.
She is wearing the sweater I am currently knitting, a Setesdal in blue. Goes perfect with her Russ clothing.
I thought it was neat! :)
Blog mistake fixed.
For some reason I had my links in black. So they weren't showing up. I had no clue since viewed links were a different color and I had viewed the ones I put so they all looked colored to me. :-P I have no clue how I messed that up, but it is now fixed. The links are now reddish and the viewed links are blue.
If you still can't see them your computer may be using a cashed version, just re-fresh and it should work fine. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I am well again. Yippy!!!
I climbed out of bed yesterday!
Yet now I am playing nurse maid to my wonderful dh who caught whatever I had.
Since I have been bed ridden, I did a little mindless knitting on my Setesdal
. There was too much thinking to do on the Yoke Pullover
, so I took time off on that while I was sick.
Now we have my hubby's birthday coming up and 17.Mai (Norway's independence day). I also found out that we have visitors from the US at my in-laws. So it seems I may not get it done in time. I'm not a fast knitter and I have not done a few techniques it is asking for. I think I will change the deadline on this to Christmas.
Other news, I have made a new page. The link for it is on the top right. It is for my WIPs
. I'm finding un-finished projects here and there, not to mention forgetting needle sizes and such. I hope this will help fix that problem of mine. :)
Sweetie just woke from her nap. Have a good day! <---Ha en fin dag!
I have been a bit under the weather lying in bed playing my sons Zelda the Windwaker
game. He's been real sweet about giving up his games for me! :)
He also has been a wonderful help with Maya this past week, I feel the need to do something special for him after I am all better.
My dh has been taking care of me all week also. So I didn't mind him going play his Epic
war game today. He had made plans before I got sick, but would have willingly canceled if I asked. He loves these games! So I relaxed all day (these games literally take all day!) with Zelda and Ulie playing with Maya. He was so happy when he got home he picked up a gift for me. Italian ice cream!!! Cappuccino!!! This stuff is SOOOO good!!! And not cheap either. He is SO sweet!!!
As for knitting, I am going slow. I'm to a point where it is a little confusing on the Pullover, yet my mind is too fuzzy to really think about it. I figure if I don't get it done by my friends birthday I will give it to her for Christmas. Not a great time to have a deadline when you can't think. So I rather put it off so it comes out good instead of half as good.
On other news, I've gotten 2 more flags done for the Nordic KniBlogs
. Four all together so far. Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. I'm doing a knitting motif and am a bit stuck on the Greenland and the Sami flags (I found out they were a part of the Nordic countries from this
page). Well they have a circle in the flag and I'm not sure how I will do this yet. I have so many stitches on the knitted motif. I may have to get a new one with more stitches and rows to pull it off. :-/
Well, hopefully I will be up to par soon.
Lykke til med strikkingen!
Hi there all, hope everyone is doing great!
Still Spring cleaning here. I have a little 14 month old keeping me on my toes, so things are going slow. Which dosen't bother me one bit. She is such a cutie!
Other reasons my cleaning is going so slow. I've got a few projects I'm working on. One is the Lace Yoke Pullover. I am about 25% done, so I really need to get my tush in gear if I am gonna get it done before my friends birthday.
Seems my only time on the computer or knitting has been when cutie is taking a nap. Yet she dosen't mind me cleaning when she is up tho! LOL
That is not all I've bee working on. As some know I have started a web-ring
called Nordic KnitBlogs
Which has been taking off nicely. :) (If you want to join
Well I've been trying to make a tag or logo for the list and came up with an
idea that I thought was cute. Flags. Since there are several countries in the
Nordic area, I thought I would make a flag for each one and the bloggers that
are members can download the flag of thier country. Good idea?
I've made 2 so far. Norway's flag (of course since that is where I live) and
Denmark. Well here they are...
Please let me know what you think of them.
If you figured out that my little Maya is taking a nap, you're correct. So I am going to get a bit of knitting done before she wakes up.
Have a great day all! Ha en god dag!