Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Short update. Domino!

Im knitting squares of the yarn from Loop (London). It is the bottom of the little top I planned. It is fun. But requires some counting every new square. Yepp, "BertandFelix" you got it, in Sweden the custom is that the birthday"child" is served on the bed (breakfast at least, but with presents and a cake). Imagine how my last day was- Sleeping in. Everything went wrong. But I guess having birthday a funeral on the same day was not a good coincidence. Anyhow, glad to have camera back, and my research computer to serve as my new blogging computer (before home-computer is fixed). It looks like it is sunshine, but I really feel for you poor English people. It rained 5 minutes earlier. We usually have drizzles, but this was really "cats and dogs". Raindrops like teacup size pounding hard. Most of this rain is the "left over" from UK, and we got local showers. Hubby (who has been to long ;-) in OZ is an avid cricket fan - and of course listens to the Oz-India game. Well, I do have vacation. But the late "stress" really makes me wonder. Im not very good being lazy. Anyhow, a little square update - great cotton yarn! Wow, it looks slanted. Hmm. Anyhow, I also finished a little scarf, Silkyarn from Stash (but really Canadian Handpainted silk)- reminds me of "Ahlgrens bilar" (which is a swedish candy). Anyhow, this day feels much better. A good nights sleep, a great breakfast and a hubby-made Caffe Latte (as good as Starbucks! but better because of secret ingridiense - Luv!). We are of course discussing what to do with the day. I started to clean my office - who serves as a storage for all papers floating around the house. Basically piles on floor. Time to reclaim the space!

Friday, July 27, 2007

A day of sorrow, joy and choclate cupcakes!

Slept in too late. Woke up and realized it is my lovelys brithday. He was already up! Skipping breakfast, dressed in black and even put my computer in a black bag - after all, it was funeral. Since it is in V-ås and I study there, I thought I would squeeze in some supervision on my research before. Ok, just check computer (mail) on where. Computer broke down. Panic. Late to train. Hubby drives panicing me to station. Half way, I realized 1. I forgot my phone (how can I call for directions?) 2. I forgot my watch, 3. I forgot my ipod and 4. I forgot my knitting. Drove back (since good girl checked train yesterday, it leaves every hour). Ok, packed and breakfast this time, I had time to work up anger towards my blogging computer. Yeah yeah I know I should know better to take back-up (Please Zoe, resend your info to me - I can pick it of the server on another computer). And all lost mail and phonenr. Time to reconnect with me ;-) Anyhow, Hubby dopped me of enough to grab a Latte and, how weird it did not say V-ås on screen. Ask in info, no train until 2. Meet with supervisor 13.30. Funeral STARTS 15. And train arrives 5 past. No way. Calls hubby. He does not have the phone on. Panics. Calls friend. Asks for a ride. Cries for funeral... It rains. My tears are raining. It is said. 52 years old. What a loss. Well, he lived all the time. And would not stop smoking. He was a great musician and a great geologistand unbeatable in TP (Trivial Pursuit) if you do not remember... among other things. It is so sad. But home now with hubby. He has attempted to fix computer. What a sweethart. He also found the camera. It was of course deep in the knitting-backpack desperately filled with too much yarn for sailing. Im reknitting the collar on the cosy sweater. Great advise, thanks. Pictures back tomorrow. With puffy eyes I at least have now baked him choclate cupcakes with nuts and 85%Lindt. They are yummy. Easy to do: 125 g choclate and 125 g butter melted on stove. Take of to cool. Beat 2 eggs with 2 dl sugar add 1.5 dl flour and 1 tbs vanillasugar, some dashes of salt. And at least 1 dl chopped almonds (big chunks). I also added a tbs of conjac (goes well with choclate). blend and then add choclatebutter mix. in "muffins/cubcake forms - (smaller) and in oven 200 degrees in lower half 16 minutes. Done. Add a bit whipped cream some berries on top and your husbands favourite ice-cream (pistage). Thank you all for your KIND comments. they mean so much to me. I virtual cupcake for you!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

2 hours gone- again!

So blogger lost 2 hours of editing. And now Im fed up with it. Short summary. Lost camera. Relatives visiting. Sailing great. Rain. New shop in town (for me), but Ann-torp better. Ordered Bohus - Wildapple. Busy as crazy (vacation?) Yarn in a teacupswap - Zoe is great. And why Im focussing on knitting bulky yarn - TO GET SPACE IN SHELFS! No lace yarn now. Order. Travel. Wedding, Stickstämma. OMG:Was that an abbreviation or what.