home spun....hand spun scarf


Pretty happy with my first 2 ply yarn.
Super fun to knit and quick
3 knit 3 purl over 4 rows and alternate
 works well with this chunky yarn
I'll be warm this Montana winter
No book...sorry no time
Spinning more yarn.

What's on your needles?


...and so it begins


This is where we stayed for most of our visit in Norway.
- Eivinds plass fjell gard- 
My uncle Karsten is a well known author and pastor in Norway,
he lives deep in the mountains on this farm with 22 cabins that are from the early 1700's.
When I was younger I used to visit him during winter and Easter vacation and go skiing here.
Eivindsplass is in  Hardanger vidda next to one of Norway's national parks.
This last image is Halling Skarvet and is a glacier that you can hike during summer and ski during winter, Karsten used to pull up me behind his snow mobile and I would ski the whole day here.
The favorite uncle- he has always embraced me with open arms
 and was so very kind to my family coming from America.
Here are more images from his place in the mounatins
He wants us to move back to the old country in the worst way....and who knows
maybe one day?

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.”

Dr. Seuss



Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
~Robert Montgomery

Well back from Norway- it has been and incredible experience- so good to be home in Montucky. Just the every day stuff. I so appreciate my life here in America. My horses, my dogs, the warm sunny days- just random things.
However my family is still in my heart and I think of then so very often.
When we came home I made "lapper" ( little pieces) a Norwegian style pancake that is served with sour cream and raspberry jam. I add cardamom- because it my most favorite spice in baked goods.
Auggie is devouring them here with a tall glass of ice cold milk.
We eat them for breakfast but they are served almost like "mid day tea" in England- at my uncles.
(I am in the process of "processing" my images from Norway and will be uploading them soon)

Many things opened up for me while away- how much I missed spinning. I had just bought a
Maja craft Aura- before my hands kicked the bucket. This beautiful spinning wheel all the way from the factory in New Zealand...and I barely used it. So...with that I am giving it a go again- trying something entirely new- change, remember...that is what I am about these days- I am plying yarn. Letting go of the days of art yarn too chunky for my hands to spin...but this, might work.
This is my lazy Kate- pretty clever?
Yep, laundry basket with my bobbins on long needles- it's not prefect but it works.

2 skeins...leftover roving from former days. These are okay...Rome wasn't built in one day- I'll get better.

...a scarf is in the making. Can't tell you have good it feels to make something from the beginning-
 and to be home.

Have you been traveling this summer....do tell?


a new journey...

“There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.” 

Every so often I love to change things up
change is good.
 Coming home from Norway with a fresh perspective
  realized a few things
I was stuck
So here I am on a new road
 we'll see where this one will lead...
If you are an old friend so glad to see you again
 if you are new around here I am so happy to meet you.


My new blog


Writing a test post just to see what it will look like once I am up and going. Happy to get a fresh start with a new template.
Hopefully this will inspire me to blog.