You can find a Christmas tree in almost every city square. The biggest, is the one on Skeppsbron - the made up tree. They start to build this one in early November - and yes you read it right build one.
The making of the perfect christmas tree
It's look like the perfect Disney tree.
The other trees around the city is regular ones.
the tree at Stortorget, Gamla stan
my local one at Storskogstorget
And then you also has the small ones, outside shops.
I haven't dressed my indoor plastic tree yet. My family tradition says not before the 23rd, so I just hace to wait.
For days the weather people on tv and on the radio had talked about the first snow fall, but nothing happened in Stockholm. Not until yesterday. When I left my apartment yesterday morning it started to snow. And when I arrived at work the view from the office kitchen looked like this:
It stopped at lunch time and most of it has now melted away - but you can still see snow on the grass outside my house. Looking forward to to winter!
This is what Stockholm looks like these days.. A lovely Winder Wonderland! During the past days it has snowed a lot. Some parts just outside the city got as much as 60 cm/ 24 inches snow in 24 h, my neighborhood "just" got about 30 cm/ 12 inches in 24 hours.
late monday afternoon
But now its getting warmer now and the snow has started to melt away. I was out on a walk on my lunchbreak and I came home with these pictures:
Yesterday evening I was out with the girls. You know, couple of pints, food and lots of laughter. A great time! Anyway, when we stepped out from the pub, it was snowing. And when I got up from my underground station my world was totally white, and it's still are. And it's snowing.
the view from my bed room window, around 8.15
My plans today is to go Hampus birthday party - he turned 2 this week and later this party will turn in to a house warming party, since he and his parents just moved in in a new flat.
But till the parties begin,I will sit in my sofa and knit. I have been doing a couple of rows in the Mini Skull Tote for Stina, this morning.
the mini skull tote
And I have recruited another person to the cult of knitting..My co-worker Stina, who is paying for this skull tote, bought yarn on Thursday and started to knit her first scarf.. She may even be a guest writer on this blog next week, to show off her scarf... I hope so anyway.. ;-)
It was still snowing when I woke up this morning. It was so beautiful outside, so after breakfast, around 10 am, I geared up and took a walk around the neighbourhood. Still a bit windy, but it was not chilly. I think it will start to rain later today if the temp doesn't get colder. The walk was not long, just a small walk to the corner shop to buy a Sunday news paper and a bottle of juice. I will take a longer walk later today.
In the picture I'm wearing two handknitted items. The hat is Billie Bob from a Rowan magazine, in Rowan Kid Classic and the shawl is Birch from Rowan magazine no 34, and the yarn is alpaca.
Winter! Yeay! But for how long? Anyway, it has been snowing for hours now. But the wind is gusty, so the best way to spend this saturday night is home in the sofa, drinking tea and knit. I'm all "dressed up" in my pyjama, thick socks, and my irish sweater. And over my legs, my scottish plaid. Cosy! And I'm watching an old favorite film from the 80s, Gregory's Girl, 1981. Have you seen it? It's so sweet and I love it.