Spring is in the air!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter or Spring break! I was in England and had a whole week without knitting. You might ask if that is a good break or not? I had a sore hand so I think it was nice. I stayed in places with no wool or knitting needles so I managed to give my hands some rest form knitting. I popped by Loop in Islington London – but it was Monday and they are closed in Mondays. That is how I knew I was meant to rest!

Loop is one of the best yarn stores in Europe!

Loop is one of the best yarn stores in Europe!

In London we stayed at the lovely country house style hotel The Rookery in Clerkenwell. It is quirky and lovely. We stayed there to get to know a new part of London – and learned that it is one of the oldest part of town.

The lounge at The Rookery

The lounge at The Rookery

After a few days in London we headed to the countryside for the rest of our stay. There are so many nice places to see and walks to be had.

I could imagine living in this lovely cottage in Alfriston.

I could imagine living in this lovely cottage in Alfriston.

 

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Wilmington has a lovely church yard.

Everywhere we were greeted by nodding daffodils and what better way to enter spring! Back home in Oslo spring is a bit further away, but I know it will come. During rainy evenings I started working on a pair for socks inspired by the lovely hues of nature waiting for bloom.

Back to knitting!

Back to knitting!

 

 

 

Spring Rain

It’s the time on the year when spring and summer is all that matters. Spring is always late to arrive on my shores in Norway, so I went to England to say hello to daffodils and sprouting leafs!

Last weekend was really lovely and I went to Cambridge. It’s such an inspiring place! IMG_1438The end of this week was a bit colder and rainy, as spring is always a bit unpredictable. I could not spend all day outside and what better way to spend the time indoor than to knit! As I am not into knitting sweaters at this time of the year – winter is history! Instead I did a really quick rug.

IMG_1509After to evenings of knitting I had a beautiful thick rug that can be used for many different purposes. As Saturday morning was sunny but cold I covered the garden chair with my little rug and sat outside with my morning tea. Tonight the rug will be on the floor in front of my bed.

Happy spring knitting!

I was so pleased with my rainy evening knitting project that I thought it worth sharing. You can down load the patter for free: download here