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

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Great Swap! Great fun! And a lot of anticipation!

Yarn in a Teacup swap is a hit! Great job Zoe! I recieved a package yesterday, and here is half the content, the choclate and cakes was gone so fast not camera had a chance. The tea is already used. Yummy! So having Jemisons Shetland yarn really put me on a shopping spree. What could be good from here? I have no idea what is available in England, but I have now put together a "true scandianvian" mixture for the swap and send off a package. I hope it will be recieved well. Anyhow, I also have a wedding to think about. My dear other dear cousin Rebecka is getting hinged - in Gotland, where she lives. Hubby and I have really gotten into shopping - something we are not very used to. I mean - R. does not want yarn, so I have no experience! Yarn I have ideas about. Also Ingemar Bergman - the famous Swedish director died... He was old, but if you have never seen a Bergman movie - you do not understand the "country sorrow". Like Fanny and Alexander. I think it won an Oscar for best foreign movie. It should have. All filmed in Uppsala. What a tale. Yep, Bergman is deap as the sea. I feel superficial like summer wind. This night I had a dream, I was in Reykavik (which I have never been), with no map, and could not find any shop with Lopi (but several yarn stores), the only yarn I found was either acrylics (which I do not like) and the Anny Blatt Cashmere (same colour I already bought) and I could not work out the exchange rate to Swedish croners (can never have enough) What a dream! Of course some resemblance with the recent Tallin visit ;-) My husband lauged at me when I told him. I Mean - no Lopi in Reykavik! What a disaster. I guess I dream about yarn now. What a great life. Last night I finished the collar to the cosy sweater. It is much better. Thanks for encouragement. Now, I have started to plan for the Stickstämma in Leksand What knit to bring. What courses I had entered. And what will happen. Then it is straight home and night boat to Gotland for the wedding. Should I pack yarn for that too? That will be GREAT! But - This blog will probably be on vacation for a week. But you never know. I might be able to drop you a line. Anyhow, living on a tallship, Mary? No, Im much to comfortable. Our own little sailboat is much more cosy - I goes in small bays, and it is just enough. Big is not always better - except for a yarnstash! Take care.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

OT: Tall Ships Race! A Sunday in Stockholm

Many nice ships, briggs, and similar large vessels coated the quayside of Stockholm. It was crowded. Tall-ships race has a visit, and it was amazing with all the masts and sails. Hubby said yesterday with a sigh, that it was UK-India that plaed cricket (not oz, as a wrongly mentioned) Sorry, Im that just explaines how much Im into it. Its a Test match and the wet english are getting whipped bad. In Stockholm city (with old town and castle in backdrop) was showers and sunny in a quick mix, rainbows time. Knit-lab, as one of the few sunday open knitshops here was passed when looking for a parking spot- but Im not up for a knit-cafe. Im saving up to handle 3 (4) days of knitting meeting (Stickstämma) in Leksand. It is a nice place to meet other knitting maniacs. Anyhow. I have started to shop for the tea-cup swap. A mug - and some local mixed tea.... hmmm and what yarn now... I need a special shopping day tomorrow for that - NK only had Rowan and Schachmeyer- nothing Scandinavian. So... what a great excuse. Or - a rummage in my yarnroom maybe? That is much harder. I have plans for almost everything. Im doing nothing and Im so tired. Got my 10000 steps today at least. And some great pictures. And yes dear H. I know, of course I will knit them together - I follow Vivian H.'s Domino-knitting advise. This was just the first (bottom) row below. Also, I joined the Bohus Knitting KAL. Of course. Im a Bohus sweater collector. I love them. And "the Wildapple" just arrived. Looks great.