Solstice Eve

Tonight is the longest night of the year and from tomorrow, the sun will turn, slowly, day after day, making its way back to us. In about two weeks, it will shine again upon us (if we’re blessed with a clear sky on that day).  My soulmate is cooking for the Solstice dinner tomorrow and I’m just enjoying a precious green tea flavoured with almonds (along with a marzipan bar for good measure).  This is a very cosy  evening, the last of a long and dark introspective time. Tomorrow is a new dawn, almost like a new year, but the new year for me will start on the 7th of January with the first ray of sunlight. I’m now entering the in-between period, the transition time, a cleansing from all the toxic wastes of the year.

I hope this coming year will be for all of you a year of very positive changes, a step closer to bliss and happiness.

 

A batch of hand-spun hand-dyed yarns I made for a very special lady’s Yule:

Yule Vibes

I hope you’re all having a magical time preparing for the end of the year’s celebrations. My Yule lanterns are lit, and many, many other lights. I love this time of the year. When the sun is just lurking below the horizon, it feels like still being in the world, but not quite. The sun has forgotten to rise on Lofoten, and the tourists have fled. But you know what? It’s just as well… Here we are in this dark forsaken place, just me, a few discreet neighbours and the mountains, it feels very intimate, very special. Like being between two worlds. A cosy respite from all the madness in the world in this very, very secret place.

Polar Night

Stormy weather can be so cosy! I drove back from Reine in the blizzard with some very cool music. The waves were big in Utakleiv and it was difficult to stand on my feet.

I also carded a lot of my hand-dyed wool for a Christmas workshop for kids:, they learned to weave a little blanket for the Christmas Pixie, Julenissen, to hang on the Christmas tree: big success!