Tallin is very much a Hansa city. Looks just like Visby in Gotland (Swedish Island) and is only 83 kilometers from Finland. Anyhow, it has an old wall, and many towers. And is known for its knitted artifacts (among others). This time of year (summer) filled with tourists that walk in guided tours. Myself attending the conference is mixed feelings. Both happy to have done my presentation, and a bit sad nostalic from when I worked here 91-93 just after it got free. Anyhow, Now city is tourist shops and I sniffed up the yarn store - filled with acrylic blends. Anyhow - succeeded to find the only sale yarn (12 EEK) I mean 6SEK (less than a Euro) for one ball of italian cotton. But the true wool (which I already have a lot of) was the same price (or more) than in Sweden. So... no, Not a big buy. Of course two one threaded white wool (a shawl?) was cheap enough, and some "förgarn" "fleece" cut in strings....! Good SEX! Stash growing. I have for the first time the luxury hotel SAS Radisson (especially when I remember all the hard years and many tears I had for my therapy education and supervision here. I definitely learned a lot about pain and compassion from this country. Im so tired, my feet hurts, and Im have so much to do, I just had to take a break and blog. So, Have a look... The cotton balls with ¨pink, beige white and beige are great. And the fleece is planned for two socks. The problem with great hotelrooms is the minibar. They have displayed all choclats in a glass-box so you see it all the time. And I was good this time not buying Toblerone at the airport. Really Torture when I cannot kiss my dear husband. I guess Im a bit lonely. Im so tired. But have to show you the great view from my window, the sun setting and reflecting in the tower. A bit fuzzy but on the 13th floor the windows are definitely shut tight. Tomorrow it is the conference dinner, so I will be late to get home. And I have not even started on any knitting here. It is interesting. The Sweater a month KAL have me being true to ongoing project. I do not really want to start anything new (again).
I decided. Your great respons got me to choose. I ordered (5) hanks of Kochoran nr 10 from the US. Might as well. Now it will have hood, be long and have pockets. Not such a bad idea and thanks for playing. Also, realized that the 203 is not Kureyon but SILK GARDEN. And - Im done with Circular Jacket - or "Twisted floated shrug" Vouge front Fall 2005. Anyhow, still are fixing all those loose ends, and then needs some pressing. Maybe Saturday. We will see. Take care - and do stay out of the rain and heat.