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

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Mothers Day!

This is how I spent mothers day - knitting on socks for mommy dearest - out at Ladviken one of our favourite spots. I had hoped I would finish them, but I guess when the great weather hits, one melts in the sun. It is rare to have such fab weather, mild winds and it hits on a weekend. It is so nice. It seems like we have one weekend a year with this wonderful quality. So what is happening? I had some intense workingdays, but 30 minutes I managed to visit Strikk in Gothenburg. It is a great and inspiring knitting store, filled with goodies. What is especially fun is their own range of "quick and simple" knits at display. I was there picking in buttons and patting yarn so long, that they really wondered what kind of weird person I was, so after several "are you sure you do not need help?", I had to admit having a yarn-storage at home beating the store... but - that it still was a pleasure. Of course, this "not-buying-any-yarn-I'm-sohoho-good-and-in-control"-void made me immediately run and buy 2 large choclate bars (Mmmm Marabou) and then throw myself into the new Star Trek movie, so I would not go yarn nuts... haha..., yeah, that travel and living in hotel does to you... I stayed up until 2 fixing my presentation after that... Sigh... But I managed to avoid buying anything new! I have lately been aware how my stash mysteriously grow instead of shrink, and the trend is going to change. Anyhow - my dear readers, thanks so much for the encouragement. I will continue blogging in my old fashion. Especially now, when summer is coming up there is more time for travel, knitting and blogging. Since - now the weather is back to normal, it dropped seriously in temprature, the rain is hammering - and will be for the rest of the week and weekend. Great knitting time! So, latest report? ok, second sock for mom almost done (be patient mom, they will arrive in mail, perfect for you!), progress on camisole..., and yeah, I have been knitting a holder for the blouse bunnies. So many threads to fasten, some more attachments, straps, but getting there. Very fun and inspiring (ok, pictures coming too). Inditop is on the short-list, as well as finishing the secret Sue sweater. Now when it is colder, motivation comes back. And then back to socks. All in June plan! Hang in there! It all must be finished soon. Sail on!


Kiki Finlayson said...

Please don't end your blog! I love reading it and never miss. I am a bit shy about commenting much, but will do so if it keeps you writing! I love hearing about your knitting, and about life in Sweden! Keep it up!!
~Kiki Finlayson, in Oregon

Anonymous said...

We had the same super sunny weather here last weekénd. Our boat is in the water, but we have not been out yet. there is nothing like knitting and sailing, I love it!
Hmm. I have not reached the point were I would not buy new yarn, but I guess I should soon. The space is a problem soon. But, I am sure my stash is till far from yours:)


stick i kanten said...

Vad bra att du inte lägger ned bloggandet. Hade blivit jättetomt att inte ha Garngamen längre i bloggbokmärkesmappen. Jag säger som flera andra att jag läser men är ofta dålig på att lämna kommentar. Märker nu när jag själv börjat hur roligt det är då man får respons. Av olika skäl har det inte blivit uppdateringar på ett tag i min men de är på ingående. Mer kommentarer också. Så;- vad härligt avkopplande att guppa på segelbåten med en stickning! Nu ska jag gå in på Strikk-länken.
ha det gott

Milly said...

Knitting out on the water sounds fabulous! We have had thunderstorms here last night typical for this time of year though, so today is hot and humid.

Ulla said...

Så skönt det ser ut.

Ha en fin dag
Ulla som tittar in ofta men som sällan eller aldrig skriver någon kommentar.

Elaine said...

Hey Sigrid -

I can't believe I just happened on your blog. How are you? What's new in the testing biz?

I've also been trying to yarn diet, but it is always a losing battle, but given that your stash rivals a yarn store, I doubt that mine is in your league (but it's still out of control)

My latest passion is knitting Hanne Falkenberg designs using different hand painted sock yarns. So interesting. I decided I really don't like knitting socks at all, and so needed to do something with all of the beautiful skeins. My first Hanne's were more like hers, but I am moving farther and farther from the patterns and yarns. All are fun to knit. Some I like better than others.

I'm sure you know how to get in touch with me. I'd love to hear what you are up to.