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I love Finland (but I didn't knit)

This summer seems to be bad for my knitting content - I just can't knit when it's over 30 degrees, not even cotton or bamboo. So it was in Finland, too, where I spent last week (I came back today) on holiday visiting my family with my DH. It was so hot I spent my days swimming and drinking juice in the garden. I'll post a few photos of the Finnish summer soon (courtesy of Nick), plus my new yarn goodies and a recycled sweater bag I finally lined on my Mum's sewing machine! Watch this space.

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What are the others up to?

Photo by Katie@! - http://www.flickr.com/photos/cliche/

It's too hot to knit! Or at least it has been the last week, now it's getting a bit cooler to the kinds of summer temperatures I can function in - less than 30 degrees celcius.

 

Therefore I have very little knitting content to show, so I though I'd show the content of others! Here are a few of my favourite blog posts last week - first some with knitting and then some with simple living. Enjoy!

 

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A lovely day in Oberhausen

Gasometer

The weather here has been good for the last weeks - the weekdays are cold, but come weekend, it's 20 degrees and sunny! As today was the same, clear skies and warm enough to wear a t-shirt, we (= me and DH) decided to take advantage and take the train to Oberhausen, a neighbor city, and visit the Gasometer, which was also one if my 101 in 1001 list items.

 

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Greetings from Japan!

Tokyo

Sorry for the silence for the past two weeks! Maybe you'll forgive me when I tell you that I've been on my honeymoon in Japan, and frankly blogging has been the last thing on my mind!

 

Me and my husband had a truly wonderful trip! Here are a few impressions of the many, many things we saw and marveled at. I hope you'll give me a few days to get back on the knit blogging rhythm - I just got back yesterday and am still very much jet lagged!

 

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Offline for a Few Days

Due to personal reasons I'll be unable to blog for some days, that also means I won't be able to approve any comments you leave here. Sorry for any inconvenience - I'll approve them and fill you in on what's happening when I'm back on line.

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Friday night net crawling

I haven't done a "look-what-I-found-on-the-Interwebz" post for a long long time! Better to catch up later than never, no?

 

First, I found this great kitchener stitch tutorial on Youtube. It's really clear and straightforward - take a look!

 

This video shows a rather interesting way to darn a sock. It really looks sturdy! I actually have a sock to repair, so I might try this soon.

 

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I've been ill

Sorry everyone for not updating lately, I've been a bit ill and just haven't found the time or the energy to blog about my Damson shawl or my Reading in bed shrug, or the things I'll be making for Ravelympics, or my stitch markers, but it's all coming. Just give me a few days to get back on my feet!

EDIT: See, the stitch markers are already up! Enjoy :)

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Merry Christmas!

My dear readers, tomorrow morning me and Nick are heading to Paris for a well-deserved little break, and will then continue on to spend Christmas at Nick's parents. That means I'll be offline and back to blogging no sooner than the 28th December!

 

I wish you all happy holidays and merry Christmas!

 

PS: I finished my Owls! But I'll tell you more after Christmas :)

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Working the ball winder at knit night

Yarn

Last week a few of regular Essen knitting group "members" met at one knitter's home for some knitting (obviously), chatting and ball winding! One of us has a swift and a ball winder and she was kind enough to bring them with her. I brought half my skeins with me and wound them all to pretty center-pull balls!

 

Here's a little film I took from the process. Just German audio, but you'll get the point just by looking (and notice the interested cat!)

 

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