Monday, July 31, 2017

Ludwig, Fishing and a Hike To Varto

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After finishing my Not so matching stripes socks, I decided to use the remaining yarn for a pair of Ludwig socks. The pattern is from the Op-Art socks book by Stephanie van der Linden and it's my first time knitting mosaic knitting. Which I thought was complicated, but it really isn't as the effect is made by slipped stitches. So I think I 'll have to find another mosaic pattern to try out because these socks was really fun to knit - its almost like knitting a self striping sock, just one more stripe ;)

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Ludwig
Yarn: Eventyr #901 and #903
Needles: 2,25 mm / US 1 and 2,5 mm / US 1.5 (for the cuffs only)
Size: 72 sts

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The gusset decreases was knitted under the foot, a type of decrease I tend to like more and more as it doesn't interrupt the pattern as much.

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We have been out fishing again. Still no luck catching some big fishes yet, but the boys had some fun time anyhow :)

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After we tried our luck fishing we went on a little hike to Varto a small hilltop 216 masl nearby.

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We walked by a few horses that was trying to find some shade up among the trees.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Socks, Old Saw mill and Petroglyphs

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I cast on these socks in the beginning of June when we had some great warm summer weather. Now all the pretty wildflowers are in bloom and matches my Fabel yarn leftovers socks perfectly :)

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: 64 sts, 5 rows with colour 1, *1 row with colour 2, 1 row with colour 1, 5 rows with colour 2*. Repeat from *-*, but change colours. German short row heel.
Yarn: Fabel  #102 (cuff, heel and toe), #161p and #904
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1.5

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We went on a small road trip the other day and visited an old saw mill from 1796 - Aursfjordsaga.

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Lots of beautiful hand craft!

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We also stopped by a rock carving site or petroglyphs at Tennes. The oldest ones here are 7000 years old.

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Some of the carvings was hard to see because they have decided to stop painting them red, so many of them had faded a lot or had no paint left.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fishing

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We went fishing today, but only tiny little fishes was biting. 
Hopefully we'll have better luck next time :)

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I've also finished a little gift for a girl in the UK.

Pattern: the mittens are from PT Design nr.82 and the socks a plain 2x2 rib with a short row heel
Yarn: Mor Aase superwash
Needles: 3 mm / US 2.5 for the mittens and 3,5 mm / US 4 for the socks
Size: 4-5 years

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hiking

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Yesterday my oldest son and I went hiking to Rapet 534 masl. Last time I hiked up this mountain was 7 years ago and I had forgotten how steep it was..!

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But the view was impeccable!

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Click on the photo and you can see a video of the view :)
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Sultind 1026 masl og Vassbruna 1203 masl. One day I hope to hike to the top of both :)

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The small village Rossfjordstraumen with Kraknestinden 527 masl and Senja mountains in the distance.

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View towards Malangen.

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The view up the lake where we live at the end.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

This Weekend

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The weather has been wonderful this weekend, so we went camping at our camp in the forest one night.

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And of course I had to bring some knitting :) I'm knitting on a pair of thick wool socks that we call "læsta" in my part of Norway. They are the kind of wool socks you use as a second layer over a thinner pair of socks and I used them all winter to keep warm!

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On Saturday we decided to go on a hike. We even managed to drag the teenager along!! But the forest was so full of mosquitoes that we had to give up halfway to the top :( It was horrible and we ended up with so many bites... But we'll try again later this fall as it was an easy hike and I know the view is great.

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So instead we ended up buying some shrimps and spent the evening outside at home (where we had no mosquitoes!) enjoying the warm weather. How was your weekend??