some of last days joy's

tomato plants in my windowsill
picking up fresh organic eggs at a local farmer where i get to
say hello to the hens and chickens when i stop by
flowers are starting to appear here and there in nature
the first magnolia bud in our garden has opened
sock knitting
mindfulness meditation
drinking delicious tea from beautiful cups


geranium, old coin buttons and cardigan progress

This is just a little peak at my soon to be finished Loppa/Flea cardigan because it is not completely finished yet. On this cardigan, that is knitted in the round, you knit the button bands before cutting it. That's where i am at now. 
I still feel scared about cutting in a knitted garment so i will wait for my mom to help me with that part. Actually i am not sure if i will ever feel confident enough to do that completely by myself!
Today i have been out looking for both buttons and ribbons for this cardigan but i didn't find anything that i was really pleased with so i decided to wait a bit. There were one type of buttons that i am considering, but i didn't fall in love with any of the ribbons i saw. These old Norwegian coins that are made into buttons are the ones that i am considering.

One thing that i DID come home with though were a pretty pink geranium.....*smiling....


i can't stop looking at (and photograph)
these gorgeous flowers that i bought myself this week. 


my morning walk



cold wind and rain, but two lovely hours with sunshine
immediately turned into veranda "time"
wrapped in warm woolens 
drinking refreshing herbal tea together with a handful of fresh mint leafs
sitting under comfy blankets



April is here and that makes me very happy!
Today were glorious, i sat several hours in the sun. The warmth made me want to eat ice-cream and take off my shoes and socks.....*smiling.
Signs of new life and growth in nature are appearing. Today i saw coltsfoot for the first time this spring. A sight filled with such hope and upliftment!
Some astrantias from a flower bouquet that i got for my birthday are still looking fresh. I am hugely looking forward until the ones that we have in our garden are blooming. Such a pretty flower!

Wishing you all a beautiful and light filled april,



I have finished my first kofte/cardigan and i am so happy with the finished result!..*smiling...
The only thing that is "sad" about it is that it is almost too warm to wear now since the temperatures aren't low anymore. Wearing it will certainly be something too look forward to when we are heading into wintertime again.

The pattern i have use are Røverkofta by Kristin Wiola Ødegård. 
Since i finished this first kofte i have started on two other ones. One called Rally Cardigan and one called Loppa. Both are mostly knitted out of yarn that i already have, i have only bought a couple of skeins of contrast colors for one of them. It's such a satisfying feeling to use from ones stash!


Beannacht by John O'Donohue

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.
And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.
When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.
John O’Donohue