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I've got a sewing machine!

My sweing machine

Meet my new Singer sewing machine, which my dear father-in-law gave to me. It's old (the manual is from 1983), simple and exactly what I wanted!

 

See, I've been wanting a sewing machine for years now, and finally with my own room (I guess we adults should call it an office... so my office) I have enough space for it! Hooray!

 

It really is a simple machine with all the stitches a beginning sewer may need and more, things like a buttonhole program and a special foot for zippers.

 

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I'm moving house!

Sorry for the silence, but I've been packing - we're moving house in one week's time! I'll finally have my own wool room (well, office, but you know what I mean)!

 

So please excuse me for another week or two, and then the usual program will go on here at worsted-knitt.net!

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Summer of 2012 in Finland

Sunset in Finland

I went back to Finland, my native country and forever home for a week and got back a few days ago. I actually knit 6 rounds of a cowl while there, but also went swimming once, visited Imatra and the Vuoksi rapids (it was a 500 km drive there and it was a HOT day!), spent lots of time with family and generally just had a great, great time.

 

Didn't buy any yarn either! Success!

 

Here are a few impressions from this year:

 

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It's my birthday and I'll knit if I want to!

Birthday Cake - Photo Credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/freakgirl

And I sure want to! After a major loss of my knitting mojo lately it has luckily returned just in time for my birthday, which happens to be today!

 

So what better way to celebrate than with a Knit Night with the ladies! Let's face it: I don't have family where I live, and my best friends are the dames from my knitting circle - so I'll celebrate with them. In fact, I am planning on casting on a cowl.

 

Will you join the celebrations and knit a few rows with me today?

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More goals for my life - 101 in 1001 vol 2

In 2009, I made my first 101 goals in 1001 days list, which I continued to refer to during the last 2,5 years. I wrote a wrap-up of it a few days ago, and now it's time for the next list. With no further ado, here it is for all to see & keep me accountable!

 

101 in 1001 vol 2

 

02.01.2012
29.09.2014

 

Final update 29th September 2014

 

Travel

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101 in 1001 vol 1 from 2009-2011 - a wrap-up

Japan - a goal reached

On 11th of April, 2009 I posted a list of 101 goals I wanted to reach during the next 1001 days. And behold, on the 2nd of January 2012 these 1001 days were through. Such a long but still such a short time - about 2,5 years.

 

Throughout the years I kept coming back to these goals, and actually finished the majority of them. I updated the list (see it here) the last time a few days ago, and here are the results:

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Knit all day, knit all night!

Socks from TicoTico

Yesterday was the day - we finally had the big yearly "knit day"! Last year was the first time I organized it... but as I was ill, I was not able to participate! This year I actually made it to the event :)

 

From 1 pm (well, I was there half past 11!) to 10 pm we knitted, knitted and knitted! Chatted and knitted, swapped yarn and knitted, were interviewed for television and knitted, ate and knitted... and some crocheted, too!

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It's been a busy two weeks

Oh my, I just realized I haven't posted in over a week! I do have good explanations for that though: first of all, I've been a bit ill with a cold. I still have a runny nose but I'm sure that'll pass soon.

 

Second of all, several of my colleagues have been away on vacation and I've had to fill up for them. I've been working like a madman! So in the evening the last thing I wanted to do was to turn on the computer again, not even for blogging!

 

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I went to Frechen and all I got was yarn, friends and compliments

Frechen

The Third German Ravelry Meet is currently underway - I was able to go yesterday with four other ladies from our knitting group in Essen. As Frechen is only an hours drive from here, it wasn't too big an effort.

 

We arrived too early and drank a coffee in a cafe nearby, then headed to the Meet. It was already crowded, especially around the yarn stands, so I quickly ran through the area to get an overview, and then sat down with a friend to knit.

 

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