15 July 2010

Swords in rock

Another tourist site today, Hafrsfjord. This is the place where a great battle took place more than 1000 years ago. Harald Hårfagre won, Norway was united as one kingdom, and Harald got to be the first king of Norway. The monument, based on viking swords found different places in Norway, is meant to represent peace, unity and freedom. I think they are beautiful.

And in case you are wondering, I am knitting a lot, too. Just want to finish up completely before showing. The process from idea via knitted item to finished pattern takes quite a while, and it's just more fun to show it once it's all ready. Last summer was all about reading for me, so little knitting took place. This year, I seem to be able to do both, although still not at the same time. And I'm enjoying the mix between those two immensely.

10 comments:

mariainblog said...

Those are fabulous pictures Tora!

Thank you so much for sharing

Barbara said...

They are very beautiful. I love reading about your vacation as I know very little about Norway.

Tora said...

Thank you! Playing tourist in my own country is so much fun!

life in yonder said...

For a year I lived very close to those three swords.It brings back good memories. What a abeautiful place! Fortsatt god tur!

Holly Knitlightly said...

I just checked out your patterns and they are all so beautiful!

Do you have any recommendations for shows to watch while I knit? I'm currently watching "Breaking Bad", but I'm going to be finished it soon. I need something else to watch! :)

Oh and I can't wait to see what you're knitting now!

knittingmydayaway.com said...

I can't wait to see what your are working on. Hopefully you'll have some pictures soon!

skb said...

Flotte bilete frå sommarferien! Dei sverda er utruleg flotte, eg har vore der fleire gonger, og er like imponert kvar gong.

Tora said...

Holly, I don't know what you like to watch, but in this house it's all about Mad Men and In Treatment these days. Or a good film.

I want to show you my knitting, too. But I also want to wait until the patterns are ready. So we'll all have to be patient..

Thank you all for commenting on my photos. It is so much fun playing with the camera when I'm on holiday! But I tend to forget I like it when I'm home..

lucy said...

All this just makes me want to be a tourist in your country! Is summer the best time to visit? I know the winters are harsh but I would actually love to see it in winter too (I could bring along load of knitwear gear, you know...!).

Tora said...

Lucy, the time of year would depend on what you'd like to see. Preikestolen is only reachable in summer. Basically, Western Norway is at its best in summer, I think, because there is too much rain - and very little snow - in winter. But the rest of Norway is fantastic in winter. I love it, and I'm sure you'd love it, too. As you say, it's the perfect time for us knitters.