“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” 
― Pema Chödrön



The peony blooming in my garden is just over now.
Playing with thread and colors.
Having days in between where the PTSD is bad.
Trying to learn how to handle those days in the best way i can.
Reading and liking, A fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.
Trying (simple) cross-stitching and loving it.
Been away on a little holiday trip to the sea side.
Visited Munch's home and street in Åsgårdstrand while being there.
Waiting for two books and a lovely embroidery kit to arrive, in my letter box, that i have treated myself with lately...*smiling...


Knitting pattern giveaway, sponsored by MSkiKnits (now closed)

Ellen, Anna, Brenda and Amber, you will all receive a copy of the knitting collection by MSkiKnits.


absorb the beauty around you
love the moment you can create
-MSkiKnits/6 bits storybooks

Talus, shrug/bolero:
Talus begins gracefully with wide ribbed beautiful sleeves. The bold earthen colours compliment each other through sleeve and body of the shrug as the backbone of Talus.Worked from the cuff to center from both sides and seamed at mid back, Talus offers both simplicity and interest for your knitting adventure.

Canyon, sleeveless top:
Simple and comfortable, Canyon knits up quickly with dropped yarn overs and stockinette. The variation in stitches not only gives texture, but helps gracefully shape this sleeveless pullover.

Overlook, scarf:
A textured panel offers a secure point for this lovely scarf to build upon…and away from! The applied garter stitch edge gently softens and slightly curves the shape of Overlook. Delightful on the go knitting creates an essential accessory to take your style right to the edge!

Skyline, shrug/bolero:
Sometimes choosing between two yarn crushes is hard. So why not just skip the choosing and use both? 
Skyline works up quickly using a worsted weight Kestrel and fingering weight Sparrow and is the perfect pop of colour and style to cover your shoulders. Working the two identical halves means the pattern becomes familiar and rhythmic while allowing you opportunity to customize the fit.

I am so excited to host this lovely knitting pattern giveaway, sponsored by Melissa/MSkiKnits4 designs that are just perfect for this time of year! 
Melissa is giving away this collection of knitting patterns, created for the 6 Bits Storybooks: Wander, for 3 of my readers....*smiling.
If you want to enter just leave a comment under this blog post, and do remember to include your email address in case you are one of the lucky ones. You can also enter by sending me an email address, if you by some reason don't want to share yours in public: 
The giveaway ends on thursday the 30'iest of june and the winners will be announced on the following day.

All designs are created by MSkiKnits and are a part of the collection designed for the ebook 
6 Bits Storybooks: Wander.


These days

blooming in my garden

and growing in my mom's


Green was the silence, 
wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly....
~Pablo Neruda


Norwegian yarn giveaway, sponsored by woolspire (now closed)

The winner of the yarn is Marija.

I am very excited to host this yarn giveaway, sponsored by woolspire. You get the chance to win these 6 pictured skeins of Norwegian wool, Heilo by Dale Garn.
About the yarn:
Heilo has been Norway's premier wool knitting yarn since 1938. Heilo is strong and durable, soft and warm, spun from the longest fibers of 100% Norwegian Wool. Its smoothness makes it ideal for both color and texture work, whether in traditional garments or the latest fashions. For decades, Heilo was considered the ultimate in sport weight wool yarns; lately, although the yarn is unchanged, the ballband gauge has loosened to DK, to reflect more loosely draping current fashions. Recommended gauge is 24 stitches per 4 inches (10 cm) on U.S. size 3 (3 mm) or 4 (3.5 mm) needles.

If you want to enter in this giveaway, just write down your email address in a comment under this post (if you by some reason don't want to share your email address in public you can instead enter by sending me an email at
ALSO, by sharing about it on your blog/instagram/facebook you get an extra entry, just remember to let me know about it in your comment...*smiling...

Giveaway is open for everyone to enter and ends on friday the 17'th of june.