Saturday, June 30, 2007

What a relief!

For a moment I was worried my arm was dead forever, but thank god I can still use it for pulling out the visa card a tab the pin code....
Hey, it was a bargain...but it's PURPLE!!!!


It has been a while hasn't it?

My brussels sprouts are doing great A shame you can't smell it!

One of the surprice flowers from a friend
The first dahlia from the same friend's bulbs (now mine obvious)

Welcome to downstream SP10

SP10 is over and I welcome Marion to my blog. I have been spoiling her for the past 3 months and hope she enjoyed my surprises. SP10 has been a lot of fun and is a great way to get to know each other. I recently counted the number of mails I have received from my upstream pal, Jennie, over 50! And they are not just short notes!
I don't know whether or not to sign up for SP11. As long as my arm behaves so stupid there's not much point in it. This knitting blog is a little short on knitting these days, but I hope to make a come back.
A few weeks old. The lupins are gone and I am now enjoying the borage.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Tak til pigerne!

Tak for en dejlig aften og alle de skønne gaver. Jeg glemte at sætte humus, oliven, kiks og melon på bordet, men I blev vist mætte alligevel. Jeg kommer til at leve af ost de næste dage!!

I had a bunch of girlfriends for b'day last night. Lots of wonderful presents! Lots of leftovers -I'll be fed up with cheese in a couple of days!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lemon Curd

I am having 10 girlfriends for cheese and wine tonight so have been busy with cooking. Yesterday I made lemon curd for the first. Gosh that is tasty! Try it out!!

Lemon curd:

• 40 g butter

• 100 g sugar

• 1 lemon, rasped and juiced

• 1 egg, whisked

Start off rasping the lemon. Then juice it. Mix everything in a bowl and heat it slowly (I immersed the bowl in boiling water) while whisking. After 15 min it starts to thicken. Don't let it boil! Remove from the heat and put it into a jar.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

How depressing is that...!?

Eight skeins of beautiful bordeaux soft kidmohair silk yarn for my to be Cap Shawl......

....and a tiny little swatch later my arm is dead!!

Not even the brand new golden Addi lace needles sent along with yarn could rescue me.
I am trying to get used to the thought of no knitting all summer.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Skt. Hans Bonfire

My blog had more than 50 hits yesterday!! Wow. Who are you all?
Below are word pictures fra Skt. Hans Eve, which just happens to be my birthday :-) If some of the pictures look blurry it's because I was playing around with the time shutter, trying to capture the fire in the dark.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Føsdag 1

My danish birthday group has spoiled mee too. It's the first time ever that I get so many presents. Enjoyed every single second of unwrapping.
From Zoegabutik I got a lot of felt and some pattern with things to make of it. Sha has made me a beatiful ribbon with pearls to.
Hoibo has made me a beautiful beautiful nightgown. Partly crochet. Wearing this and a lace shawl I will feel like I live in the 18th century.

Inka56 send me 4 ball of soft fluffy mohair and a travel knit kit.
In the present from Charitas there was 3 balls of alpakka wool, soo soft. A pair of ivory needles, funny ones with soft plastic ends to ease the knitting, I look forward to try them out. A row counter was in the present too.
Dea send me bulbs and seeds for the garden. A great idea. And chocolate too.
Marianne S pleased my cooking part with a book for my own recipees, and tart recipe and a table mat for the tart. Wonderful ideas too.
Very delicious chocolates from Ulla P. Yummy!
Chocolate and mr camel fra Kassio :-) lol
I feel so spoiled. Thank you everybody!

SP10 #4 -the final

It is time for a major show! Prepare for a picture heavy post.
I had this huge package sitting next to my computer for day! woke up at 5 am -time for unwrapping1
Lots of goodies inside.
What's inside -something for dyeing.
Wonderfull merino/silk yarn. Yummy! I have actually been thinking about getting some merinowool!
Spices for indian cooking. I look forward to try them out. Even with the containers closed it smelled wondderful.
She has been going on about this for months.
A starter kit for needle felting. That sure will be fun to try! Great idea!
A small present.
Blue food dyeing. Now I have what it takes to experiment with food dyes!
Homemade cute stitchmarkers. Just what I need!
Mmmm, need I say more?
Meow. I am cute!
Sweet friendship cards. almost too cute to give away.
The most fantastic soft handdyed kidmohair/silk yarn. It has already told me it want to become a big scarf. Maybe with a simple lace pattern from Victorian Lace Today which I got from my mother and brother. Or maybe a knitted center and a lace border. The colous are great but doesn't come up right on the image.
This fun little goddes expand when put into water. The kids and I will have fun with it later.
My favourite scent from Elizabeth Arden. Mmmm. Thank you so much pal.
I absolutely agree! LOL.
And finally, at the very bottom of the box. The beautiful shawl made from dark blue alpakka wool.I just love it! I wore it to the party last nigtht and it kept my shooulders warm infront of the fire.
And I have to admit I was secretly hoping she would make me one!! She's a mindreader!

Dear Purplejen :-) once again a zillion million trillion thanks for a wonder parcel and all the great presents. I have so enjoyed all the parcels you've send me, all the things wrapped up one by one. I am glad I woke up so early and could selfishly enjoy every single second :-)
The only bad thing -a huge bad thing- is that this was the final parcel and SP10 has reached the end. :-(