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Monday, June 12, 2006 

Surreal (but nice)

The strangest thing happened this morning. When I opened my mailbox Mia had sent me a link to another knitblog, tipping me on a yarnwinder on sale. I immediately called the shop in question and asked them to put it aside for me. At the end of the working day I took a trip to the outskirts of Stockholm (seriously - where is Täby exactly?), sweating my pants off in the unswedish heat that's been confusing the Swedes during the last couple of days. After a long subway ride I took a bus to an odd neighbourhood with lots of trees, a gas station and seven very very tall buildings. After a surreal stroll around the block - very hot, no people except for two very very old, wrinkly and tanned ladies (think "There's something about Mary") in white bikinis sunbathing five metres apart on a huge lawn, I found the right building, and even the shop in question, where the new love of my life awaited me. I paid the SEK 45, went back to the bus stop and had then to wait for half an hour for a bus to take me out of this nowhere place (and not to another nowhere, to where many buses appeared to be headed) and back to civilization.

To make a long story short - I have a yarnwinder, thanks to two great knitblogging women out there!
I here give you evidence of our first yarnlovemaking:

On the actual knitting front, I'm working parallelly (?) on two tiny things: a guernsey for my sweet 2-year old godson Frode, which currently looks like this:

And also the cardigan for my cousin's yet unborn daughter (I hope it's a girl, since my stash - as usual - contained of pink when I cast on). It's quite boring. And I think the sleeve (the finished one) looks kind of tight. But I've found little mother of pearl buttons that goes perfectly with the yarn, so that's a good thing. And I'm knitting in it size 6/9 months, so I don't have to finish it very soon...

Hurra! Vad kul- visst är det underbart att nysta upp sitt garn på nystmaskinen? Jag är nästan lika glad för ditt fynd som du ;-)

Jaa, det är jätteroligt!

Lyllos lyllos dig! Jag hoppas att jag rusar över en sådan endera dagen jag med. :-)

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The baby cardigan looks anything bút boring! I love the stripes like that. And what a fantastic green color for the guernsey!

The girls cardigan is lovely - is it from a pattern or just made up?

I've got numerous babies due in the next few months and am looking for inspiration!

Cheers, Helena

It's a Garnstudio pattern. They have several new baby patterns Drops Alpaca - my favourite yarn. http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/se/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=b14&d_id=27&lang=se

Thanks, have just found the link further down in your page.

Hopefully my Mums Swedish is up to translating it for me, otherwise they provide a very useful "knitting dictionary"

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