Friday, October 05, 2007

My heart is big enough...

for many projects!
I mean, when you have your first born and then your second and then the third and the fourth and so forth, you don't stop loving the first one, do you? No, your heart expands. (I know this argument used in this case is on the weak basis and this indeed is a slippery slope - as was pointed out to me and what I will keep in mind - but we will leave it at that... besides you all were saying things that I so wanted to hear. Thank you!)

Little did I know what life had me to offer last night when I headed for home from town. I saw the northern lights dancing on the sky for the first time this fall. It was delightful sight and you never get tired of them.
This picture is from a book called "Revontulet" by a Finnish photographer Martti Rikkonen. The sight last night was a bit similar.
And then I got to stay up with Tulip.

October after all is not that bad... (If you don't count the lack of sleep this morning.)

PS. If I need to rip something that has been on the needles for a long time, I will usually wet the yarn and see if there has been damage and use it accordingly but with Nocture the stitches were knit the night before, so I just ripped and continued without any fussing with the yarn.

And Tina, she is a Finnish Spitz (or something like that).

16 comments:

  1. That is just amazing that you get to see the Northern Lights on your way home from town. AMAZING!

    Where I live I get to see spectacular sunsets. We face directly west and with all the pollution and chemicals in the air (gross, I know) it can create some magnficent skies. I try very hard to stop and look and appreciate. I see these sunsets almost every day but try hard to keep the awe.

    Thanks for sharing your part of the world!

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  2. To think you get to see the sky like that... just going outdoors and looking up... how wonderful that is!
    Tulip... what a little beauty.

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  3. Amazing colors in the sky there! Did you stay up all night with Tulip? It looks splendid.

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  4. What a wonder-filled day it turned out to be! Have a great weekend! Love your photos.

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  5. kitkatknit17:29

    I got to see the Northern Lights for a few minutes in Alaska last month. Best place I've seen them is flying past Iceland. Always a great show. Are those the Nocturne sleeves? WOW can't wait to see the finished sweater.

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  6. oh, that sky . . . how beautiful. i wish we could see the northern lights here . . .

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  7. It is my dream to see the Northern Lights. I've looked for them so many times in so many places, but they are keeping their distance always. I'd love to see them for the first time standing under the trees with a birch cup of hot mulled wine, but that might be setting too many rules...

    Maybe this winter?

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  8. marjorie00:36

    My husband and I used to see the northern lights when we lived in Saskatchewan. We would stop along the side of the highway, turn off the car lights and enjoy the shimmering show. There were no lights from the ground to interfere with the view, as rural Saskatchewan at night is so dark, you cannot see your hand in front of your face. It was also extremely cold out there, so no other activities took place in the car! We were quickly on our way!

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  9. I have always wanted to see the northern lights in person. I am sure that photos do not do them justice. I think it's kinda like fireworks, they're just better in person.

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  10. I've seen the Northern Lights only once, but I'll never forget it!

    Beautiful project you've got on the needles.

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  11. Joanne04:38

    Your Tulip looks great. What yarn did you use for the sweater? I love the pattern and I like the colors you chose, you always have a good eye for color. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. I have always hoped to see the northern lights ... it must be an amazing sight (as are so many of your projects - you are a marvelous knitter and I look forward to watching your progress).

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  13. Lene,
    I just finished Susanna's Roveniemi mitten class today. I'm looking forward to your article and dreaming of visiting Lapland.

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  14. Anonymous08:15

    Lene, I was thinking to myself the other day, "I'll Lene is enjoying Northern Lights" all ready. Sure enough, you are! I remember as a child growing up in the country, it was a rare occasion to see the Northern Lights, but we did. What a treat that was! Two years ago, in the small city where I now live, I was leaving for work very early in morning and wondered what was reflecting in the early a.m. sky over the city. Lo, and behold, it was the N.L.s! Even made the newspaper and Tv news. Thanks for the memories. Yes, give Nocturne a rest. Isn't it amazing what we notice and feel about something when we "step away" from it? Sincerely, Jeanie

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  15. We live in an area that sees the Northern Lights very rarely. We had a display a few years ago but I didn't see them. I was so disappointed! I remember as a child coming home very late one night with my parents. Usually Dad carried us into the house to our beds when we were asleep in the car. I remember him waking us up and showing us the Northern Lights, but I do not remember the sight of the lights!

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  16. I have been away from blogland for most of the summer - but now I come visiting and find the Northern Lights - It's an ambition of mine to see these in real life one day. Your photographs are a delight.

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