Sunday, November 24, 2013

Warm weekend

Oooh, it was sooo cold this weekend. We had our first "real" (staying on the ground) snow.

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But it was so warm inside, with the help of some comfort knitting, beeswax candles and cups of tea.


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I also caught up on my sleep, listened to some sublime music (in memory of the recently departed John Taverner, rest in peace), and added several items to my never-ending knitting queue:

Fairy snow cap
Stars in the sky shawl
Port o' Leith pullover and cowl
Firth o' Forth cardigan
Siri cardigan

Lots here to keep me warm. I hope you're keeping warm too.


23 comments:








Andi

said...

Your images of your space always make me long to knit and sip tea. Just lovely.
Thanks to you, some of those patterns have now made it to be obese knitting queue.





gaelle

said...

all this makes me want to take a little nap, can I have a blanket, pleeaaase? ^^





Take heart

said...

On a envie de te rejoindre ! J'amène la verveine !
;)





Greenorchid

said...

It does look very cosy indeed...
Nice patterns too!
Smiles Cass x





Lune

said...

Même si l'hiver n'est pas ma saison préférée, ces images que tu nous offres me donnent envie de sauter dans un avion (je pourrais trouver un prétexte... voyons, livraison à domicile de jolies laines françaises ?? ☺)





steph

said...

what a cozy spot to nest!!! love it....





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v

said...

oh...i almost don't dare to click on those links...if i do i just KNOW that it means that my want-to-knit list will grow even longer : ))

i LOVE your home, so beautiful...peaceful..cozy.
and i hugely envy you those big beewax candles. can i ask you if you have bought them online? we only get hold on those very thin "long" ones here in Norway.

we are having beautiful winterdays here now. it is cold but sunny and it is predicted snow this coming weekend. i looked like a walking woolen cocoon when i walked to the mail box earlier today. no need to freeze when one is a knitter : )

we celebrated my dear friend G's 40'th bitrhday this weekend and like always when we Norwegians celebrate we end up with having baked wayyyyy too much cake. the "up-side" of it is that the next days means indulging in left over cakes : ) i tasted one yesterday that i have never tasted before and i hugely look forward to have a slice of it soon again now together with a cup of tea. it has a taste combination of cinnamon and lime....a heavenly combination.
oh and by the way: my gift for my friend were something that i think you would have liked too (i remember an earlier blog post in here were you spent some days in a "silent" peaceful place too):
we will go on a four day Irish inspired advent retreat in December. a "silent" retreat with only the beautiful sound of live Irish harp music to hear and the sight of the woods all around...so looking forward to it.

wishing you a beautiful winter week sweetest nicole,
v





Sonia / Cozy Memories

said...

Oh this sofa is so inviting, and this table looks so cozy ... I hope you're doing fine, my friend, and that you're enjoying the snow ! Sending you warm warm hugs & kisses xoxo





Jodi

said...

Oh, this looks so warm and cosy! The mercury dropped here over the weekend, too, but I didn't manage to sneak in any knitting time.





demetria

said...

Oh geez it looks oh so cozy





rebekka

said...

Love that fairy snow cap pattern! And, as always…love everything about your beautiful, cosy blog :)
xx
Rebekka





rebekka

said...

Love that fairy snow cap pattern! And, as always…love everything about your beautiful, cosy blog :)
xx
Rebekka





Lisa N.

said...

such cozy pictures, I want to lay on that couch and knit right there! so beautiful with the snow in the background! we got some snow here in Toronto too :)

Lisa





Lori ann

said...

oh dear, i have the wanties now. i want snow! i want your space and everything in it (i love your style, your peaceful calm asthetic, love it so much) and i want to knit all those patterns. oh dear oh dear. but, since this is the week of our thanksgiving here, i must stop wanting (lusting) so much and be thankful, grateful for what i have.
maybe i could knit the hat and buy a candle or two tho? :)





Lori ann

said...

p.s. what are you making with the pretty barn owl? and the music...





melody (mandarines)

said...

Oh it looks SO cozy Nicole! I'm sure I would stay on the couch for the whole week-end, looking outside for the snow to fall, some knitting on my knees, and a cat at my side :)





Liesl

said...

What a cozy looking spot! Sounds like the perfect components for a winter weekend.





Nathaniel

said...

I know this is entirely unrelated to knitting, but somehow I stumbled across your blog- and those candles are just fantastic. In fact, I am a rather jealous of your entire set-up there!





Linda

said...

Your comfy sofa and chair and candles and yarn and - oh, just everything - make me long to be in that room - stitching, knitting and reading away!

Linda in VA





harmony and rosie

said...

Nicole it looks so cosy in your home, would love to be sitting next to you with our knitting on our knees! I wonder what will become of the barn owl? I love that shade :)





Margie Oomen

said...

Sounds perfect to me





lw

said...

i would love to sit and knit with you right here. such a simply beautiful space.