mandag 5. april 2021

GRATEFUL / TAKKNEMLIG

 Nå var det tid for et ferdig håndarbeidsprosjekt igjen. Denne genseren har så fint navn, den heter TAKKNEMLIG. Jeg kjøpte garnpakken med mønster, på tilbud for et par år siden. Jeg ble litt bekymret da jeg tok den fram og så at garnet inneholdt alpakka. Jeg fikk en allergisk reaksjon på å strikke med Viking Alpaca Storm. Dette garnet het  Viking Alpaca Bris. Jeg tenkte jeg ville prøve forsiktig og se. Og det gikk bra! Hele genseren er strikket uten problem. Den er så deilig og myk, og fint med den lyse fargen nå på våren. Den gikk raskt å strikke på pinner 6. Så jeg er takknemlig for å ha fått så fin ny genser 😊

Now it was time for a finished  project again. This sweater has such a nice name, it's called TAKKNEMLIG, which means GRATEFUL. I bought the yarn package with pattern, to reduced prise a couple of years ago. I was a little worried when I looked at it and saw that the yarn contained alpaca. I had an allergic reaction to knitting with Viking Alpaca Storm. This yarn is called Viking Alpaca Bris. I thought I would try carefully and see. And it went well! The whole sweater is knitted without any problem. It is so delicious and soft, and nice with the light color in spring. It was quick to knit on needles 6mm. So I am grateful to have gotten such a nice new sweater. 😊


Ute i naturen dukker det opp vårtegn som også gjør oss takknemlig. De første vårtegnene er ikke så store i størrelse, men hvilken glede når en finner disse små gule hestehovene som dukker fram blant tørt, vissent gress! Out in nature, signs of spring appear that also make us grateful. The first signs of spring in Norway are not that big in size, but what a joy when you find these little yellow Coltsfoot  that appear among dry, withered grass! The flowers are only about 2cm.







En dag så jeg denne flokken med trekkfugler som kom fra syd. De var litt for høyt oppe til å se tydelig hvilke fugler det var, men det var imponerende . One day I saw this flock of migratory birds coming from the south. They were a little too high up to clearly see which birds it was, but it was impressive. 



 Og selv om vi også denne påsken måtte unnvære besøk fra våre kjære barn, og denne pandemien dessverre herjer fremdeles, så har vi mye å være takknemlige for. Vi har feiret påske og budskapet om at Jesus døde for våre synder, men vant over døden og er vår levende frelser som gir oss  håp. And even though we also had to do without visits from our dear children this Easter, and this pandemic is unfortunately still raging, we have much to be grateful for. We have celebrated Easter and the message that Jesus died for our sins, but won over death and is our living Savior who gives us hope.

Jeg er også takknemlig for at ingen i vår familie har vært smittet og syke. Min kjære mann har fått første dose av vaksinen, og det ser ut til å ikke være så lenge til jeg også får den. I am also grateful that no one in our family has been  sick from Covid-19. My dear husband has received the first dose of the vaccine, and it does not seem to be that long until I get it too.Vår yngste sønn og samboer skulle flytte i løpet av påskeuken og kjøre over fjellet fra Voss til Trondheim. Den dagen de dro var det tørre fine veier å kjøre, turen tok 10.5 time. De andre dagene har  det stadig vært meldinger i nyhetene om snøfokk, stengte veier eller kolonnekjøring på fjellovergangene. Så vi er takknemlige for at de er trygt innflyttet i sin nye leilighet i Trondheim. Our youngest son and girlfriend was to move during the Easter week and drive over the mountains from Voss to Trondheim. The day they left there were dry nice roads to drive, the trip took 10.5 hours. The other days there have been constant reports in the news about snowdrifts, closed roads or column driving at the mountain passes. So we are grateful that they had an uncomplicated journey and are safely moved into their new apartment in Trondheim. 

Nå får vi håpe at det blir fart på vaksineringen og at situasjonen sakte men sikkert kan bli bedre. Now we hope that the vaccination will speed up and that the situation can slowly but surely improve. 






10 kommentarer:

  1. Signs of Spring are most welcome! You got a good picture of the migrating birds. You must have had your camera very close at hand.
    Your new sweater is very lovely.

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    1. I was lucky to have the camera in my pocket :)

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  2. Your new sweater is just marvelous! It is good that the vaccines are becoming available there. Both Kjell and I have had both of our Pfizer vaccine shots. Our daughter has just had her first one so far. The line started with the oldest first, but now all people 16 years and older in Ohio are eligible to get vaccinated. I hope that means we will soon have Covid-19 behind us. Happy Spring!

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  3. What a beautiful sweater! I wonder why one type of alpaca yarn caused a reaction, but the other did not? I am very allergic to free lanolin, so I can't even touch most wool items, even felt made with it. What good luck for your son and girlfriend's journey across the mountains. We here are also very happy about the vaccinations taking place. I want a return to pre-COVID days, and I will be extra-grateful for them. The little flowers popping up for spring are beautiful!

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    1. Yes, I think it was strange too that this yarn didn't give any allergy reaction. This yarn was baby alpaca, but I would think it should be the same. So I wonder why I had that reaction on the other yarn. It is spun in different wasy, so maybe the first spread more fluff in the air.

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  4. Å ja, vi alle sammen vil være glade når denne koronaen endelig blir overvunnet. Mannen min er vaksinert på grunn av jobb, men jeg er ikke det, og det er ikke forutsigbar for øyeblikket ... så vi tenker på vakre ting ... genseren din er veldig flott. Jeg liker raglanen med de vakre mønstrene og fargene. Det er så fint, hvis et stykke er ferdig... gratulere deg.
    I morges hadde jeg en stor konvolutt i postkassen min ... Jeg var glad :-))) også. Lykkelige hilsen til deg, kjære Marit. Jeg ønsker deg en fantastisk uke. Viola

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  5. I love Norwegian patterns. I bought a black and white one from a trip to Norway.
    We were also on our own for Easter.
    We will be vaccinated in May.
    At the moment I am back to the clinic waiting for the surgeon having some complications.

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  6. Looks like spring is coming your side this year too! :) Beautiful sweater, love the colors and pattern. Vaccination goes on here too, given priority to frontliners and those holding WAP (Work Access Permit), since we are on lockdown and those who have to work, need that WAP.

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  7. Your sweater is very pretty and sounds like it will be a joy to wear. Love those little spring flowers. Yes, so much to be grateful for :) Mxx

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  8. Beautiful sweater, along with such pretty signs of Spring.

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