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Welcome – Velkommen

My old blog was almost full of pictures and I was struggling to find inspiration to post and be creative while keeping my photos to a minimum. My heart was in it and it showed in my posts and participation. Then the idea of starting over occurred to me 🤦🏼‍♀️ This new blog will draw inspiration from my Norwegian heritage. I plan to knit several patterns by Scandinavian designers in the near future. There will be lots of socks 🧦 in the near future! I also plan to share a few of my Norwegian family recipes as well as my feeble attempts at recreating them. 🤣

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I have a feeling

I have a feeling that the sock madness is going to continue for a while. It is extremely hot out and I can’t seem to concentrate on anything else. I knit the first Poppy sock in a few days time!

Then I decided I needed a pair of scrappy socks made with 100% wool were needed!

I’m knitting these with the helix concept!

Posted in WIPS/Knitting plans

The itch to cast on…

Oh boy, the Wild Orchid Socks that I finished yesterday took me forever to knit. I keep getting interrupted and I lost concentration power. 🤦🏼‍♀️ so of coarse I decided today to cast on two more pairs of socks.

The blue yarn on the left is going to be another pair of Mock Me Not socks and the pink yarn is going to be another pair of socks from the Summer Shorties 2019 pattern set by Nordic Stitches. I can already tell that pink yarn is going to be a pain in the arse to photograph!

I’m not sure if I will be back to post again this week so if not I hope you have a great weekend!

Posted in Finished Projects, knitting, Nordic Stitches Designs, socks

Wild Orchid Socks

A while back I bought some Easter egg dye at a discounted price from the Dollar Store. 🤣 I bought 12 packages for 50% off and used them to dye a bunch of yarn. I love how most of it turned out. The vibrancy of the orange doesn’t match the rest. I might re dye that with some kool aid. However, the purple is totally my jam. I used that first.

RECIPIENT: me

PATTERN: Wild Orchid Shorties by Nordic Stitches

SIZE: Women’s 10.5

STARTED: 5/1/2019

COMPLETED: 7/9/2019

YARN: Knit Picks Bare Stroll hand dyed by me with Easter Egg dye

WEIGHT: 53 grams

NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US 1

MODIFICATIONS: toe up magic loop

There are several more pairs of socks in this set so I will be knitting those with the other shades of this Easter egg yarn. In fact I will probably cast on a pair tomorrow morning!

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July Goals

🧵 Temperature Cross Stitch 🧵

📚 Read 4 books
🧶 knit at least 15 dishcloths
🧶 finish mug rugs
🧶 finish my Wild Orchid Socks 🧦
🧶 finish my Granny’s Geraniums Shawl
🧶 start at least one new pair of socks 🧦
🧶 start a new shawl
🧵 keep up to date with my temp. x-stitch