Wednesday, 9 November 2016

yarn along


I managed to finish one of my three ongoing knitting projects (I have already 2 more lining up).
I knitted handwarmers (it will be a present) and used my pattern from this project as a base.

I love the strong blue colour of this yarn. I used 100% soft merino wool- the same I used for the hat I knitted for my husband.


I also finished another book: The Rosetta Key by William Dietrich. I enjoyed the story- a mix of fiction and real history. The story plays partially in the area I live and know and this made it even more interesting.

Join Ginny at her yarn along.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

olive harvest



We started to harvest the olives. The kibbutz owns some smaller fields with olive trees and the harvest is done by a group of volunteers. We will get some of the oil as a reward for the work. The oil we got last year lasted a whole year- we even have still some left. We are cooking/ baking almost only with olive oil (in addition I use sometimes butter and coconut-oil).

Harvest is done on the weekend. Last week on Saturday also the kids joined- it is a nice experience.
The olives are beaten from the trees with sticks. They fall on nets on the floor and we collect them in containers. The oil will be pressed in another place.


part of one of the olive orchards- the trees are still quite young




The kids in action :-)



Having fun... :-) Yotam did not want to leave the machine- he loved it so much.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

wood and kites


My husband is being very creative- he started to carve wooden spoons- he probably has made already around a dozen and is improving fast- the last ones turned our very nice. I especially like the reddish one from an Eucalyptus tree he fell by himself. Below some more cutting boards he made. I am replacing the plastic ones we had so far and they also make nice presents.
He just loves to work with wood and I love to watch him work and to see him being so enthusiastic about something. :-)



It is also kite flying time. The annual kite-flying day in the kibbutz was a success. Usually we create our own kites some days before- this year was the first time the kibbutz offered kite-building kits beside the traditional material. Those kites flew so good that we created 2 more at home with the same pattern. My husband also made a traditional one that flew very good.






Since the "official" kite-flying-day we went several more days to fly our kites and I want to go again on the weekend. It is a very nice thing to do- somehow relaxing :-)
They are building a new neighbourhood and the wind is very good there. (That's why it looks like a building site)