How to get into my trousers

Now that I've got your attention, the subject here is how I will get into my trousers. I have a lot of them, but unfortunately most of them have become too tight on me the last couple of years. Since I don't have the money to buy an entire new wardrobe of trousers and dresses, I have decided to eat less and move more. Mostly move more. And eat less sweets.

Therefore, from now on, there will be sporadic updates of what I've done of exercise, since I have seen this be done on several other blogs, and I have also signed up for a spinning-thing at my gym, where, if you go spinning 24 times before December 9th, you have the chance of winning a bike. I already have a bike, but I like winning stuff. And this bike is nicer than my bike. It's nice to have a concrete goal, that's what everyone says anyway.

So far, I have spun (?) 4 times. Only 20 to go. I meant to go today but I had forgotten that I had signed up for a talk about a south pole expedition, which, btw, was very interesting.

Nuff talk, here's the past two weeks:
colour code:
grey: nothin' done
blue: a proper workout
green: some movement

What's your goal this fall? Or do you have a goal with a longer timescale?


The Brussel Sprout Calender

Ok, so here's the thing. Last New Year's eve we had brussel sprouts for dinner, among other things, the main course was turkey. Then the following picture was taken, of me.
This then triggered the idea of a calender, involving brussel sprouts in somewhat compromising positions. An unknown number of alcohol units later and an informal photo shoot had begun. Now, more than six months later, a six month calender is born. Or, pictures of six different people at least. Whatever. 

Btw, I need help deciding on which photo to choose of the guys. There are two of each of them, as you will notice. 

Thank you to my wonderful models (from top to bottom) Sigrid, Runar, Linda, Anne Cecilie, Erlend, and Helene.

Lastly, who should be which month? Would be nice if you can give six consecutive months, it would be rather impractical to have holes in our calender.


homemade headband

A smaller project finished this time. A headband that says Myrull. Crocheted in alpacca wool, superwarm, and I especially love the colour!


My ultimate Svalbard souvenir

In January I started crocheting.
I have always been very good at falling asleep during lectures, and the UNIS-lectures on Svalbard were no exception. I used to knit a lot, but for some reason I stopped. Probably because I was no good at it, and most of what I made didn't look very nice. Crocheting I found, was much easier. And faster. So I started making granny squares back in January, so as to not fall asleep during lectures (the lecture topics can be very interesting, but that doesn't stop me from falling asleep, I need to keep my hands busy).

In June, when I left Svalbard, I had finished all the squares, 216 in total. During the summer I have done the tedious work of sowing all the squares together, and a couple of weeks ago I actually finished my monster project, the Svalbard blanket. Hurray!

It's all in wool, and I have tried it out (it's been a cold summer) and I can tell you that it is absolutely lovely to sit under and drink a cup of tea. And I drink a lot of tea these days, with ginger and honey, 'cause I have a cold. Fuck.

And lastly, just to give an impression of the size the blanket. I have never made anything so big before! Yay!

What's the biggest thing you've ever made?


field work - sum up

Back home from Målselv, Troms, Norway. I'll just put up the instagram compilations I put together from the last days of fieldwork. Generally nice weather, local fog sometimes, some drizzle. And I made the observation that fern (nor: bregner) prefers growing on fine-grained mafic rocks over coarse grained granites, regardless of altitude. Also, I finished reading A dance with dragons the day I came home. Only, four-five-maybe six-years until the next book.... Fuck.

If you are wondering what some of the things in the pics are, just ask in comments.