What a glorious day! My son is better and woke without a fever today. My daughter was well enough to go to kindergarden today, and she had a great time with her friends there. Norway won two gold medals and a bronse medal in Sapporo today. The postman had four packets for me today. Could it be any better? First gift was from my secret friend at Hobbyboden. Great gift, too. Should have photographed it before I opened it, because the wrapping was lovely, but curiuos as I am, I didn't have time for that. Inside the beautiful wrapping was two gorgous Alpaca yarn, to markers, very special since I am the first to use them. The giver hasn't made any markers before and I am the lucky owner of her first ones. I also got a Bocca-chocolate and some liqurice. My secret pal had printed out a pattern of socks from Drops as a suggestion to what I could knit from my two yarns. I haven't decided what to knit yet, but my daughter wished for a hat, a neck and a sweater in Alpaca. Well, it might be a hat and a neck.
I den andre pakka fikk jeg gave fra min hobbyvenn fra Dinhobby. Det var to flotte nøster fra Østlandsgarn. Tror jeg skal strikke et par stjernehalser som skal bli julegaver av disse nøstene.
In the second packet I got, I got a gift from my secret friend on Dinhobby. This gift was two nice yarn from Østlandsgarn, wool. I think I'm going to knit starnecks as a christmas-gift from this yarn.
Den tredje pakka var en bursdagsgave fra svigers, en lett schiffon-duk med kirsebær på. Egentlig veldig fin, men vi er litt usikre på om den passer inn eller ikke, så vi vurdere om vi skal bytte den eller ikke.
The third gift was a birthdaypresent from my husbands parents, a light table-cloth with cherries on. Really nice, but we're not sure if it fits in our living-room, so we're thinking about keeping it or returning it. We have another five weeks to decide.
Den fjerde pakka var toppen. Den inneholdt nemlig Noro kureyon-garnet jeg hadde bestilt meg. Har i ettertid har jeg funnet ut at jeg trenger noen nøster til for å få meg genser, så jeg har bestilt en pakke til. Gleder meg til å starte, men først skal jeg gjøre ferdig noen WIP'er som ligger og slenger.
The forth packet was a great one. It was my Noro kureyon-yarn I had ordered. Have recently found out that I need more than 10 balls to a sweater for me, so I have already ordered another 10 balls. This yarn is so great. I am really looking forward to start on my sweater, but first I've got at lot of WIP's lying around.
Har klart å strikke nesten ferdig et par med Pirate Mittens fra http://www.helloyarn.com Vottene er til svigerinna mi. Mønsteret var litt kort, så jeg måtte strikke på en ekstra hodeskalle for å få riktig lengde på vottene. Regner med at jeg får strikket ferdig den siste tommelen og festet tråder i dag.
Have almost managed to knit a couple of Pirate Mittens from http://www.helloyarn.com The mittens are gift for my sister in law. The pattern was a bit too short, so I knitted an extra skull to get the right length. I will complete the mittens this evening.
Februar-lua er ferdig. Her er den uten blomstene. Blomstene er ferdig heklet, men ikke festet på enda. Er litt usikker på om jeg skal feste blomstene direkte på, eller om jeg skal feste blomstene på en sikkerhetsnål.
My February-hat is done. Here it is without the flowers. I have crocheted the flowers, but haven't stitched them on yet. Haven't decided if I should stitch them on or thread the flowers on a safety pin to take them off and on as I wish.