I have a good life. I have a Job, I'm ok with my paycheck, I'm healthy, I have an apartment, I have friends and a family who cares about me. There are those who hasn't got these things, those who are less fortunate than me, so I need to contribute to their life to get better. So this winter I will knit socks, hats and scarfs to these men and women. I read about Hjälpstickan on other blogs, I decided I wanted to help.
I have also change my electric company, from the big and "evil" Vattenfall to the small and good God El and donate my money to Stockholms Stadsmission. I feel good!
I have some Noro Kureyon left-overs in my stash, so I decieded to make a pair of socks of it. I am not sure it will make a pair at the moment, but since I have a pair of mitten to make next, I will get more kureyon left-overs. I'm almost done with the first sock and I have enought yarn for the first one.
Yesterday was really dark and rainy, it never became bright at all due to grey rainy clouds and and since we now are in wintertime, it was very dark when I left work ar 5 pm. And now, it's not all dark outside, it has start to turn, but it will be another grey day today.
I LOVE SOCKTOBER!! Here are another finished pair.
Yarn: Opal, 6-ply Colour: 1254 Needles: metal dpn 3,5 mm Pattern:www.3ug.se/britttext/Opal6socka.pdf - in Swedish only Design: Britt Andersson Started: October 3, 2007 Finished: October 11, 2007 Yarnsorce: Syfestivalen, Sollentuna, 2005
In a couple of weeks it's time for the next festival in Sollentuna. I'm going! The first weekend in November!
So we entered the 3 week of co-workers with the flu.. In these weeks 9 of 15 has been home. We, who are still on our feet, are starting to feel strange.. Headaches, worried stomachs, sore throats and body pain. My plan for tonight is to go to bed early and hope for the best tomorrow morning.
I have finished my first Opal 6-ply sock - I need to come up with a better name for this pair... And I have started the second sock - no second sock syndrome here!! I took this picture at work, in the daylight... We had an amazing day with crisp air and a clear blue sky.. The sun rise today was at 7.07 am and sun set was 6.05 pm - that means it's almost dark when you come home, if you stay out a bit longer than usual. I actually did the opposite - I took off from work earlier just to get some of that sunshine. I walked down by the water and enjoyed the sun. Lovely!
Finally, Saturday! It has been a busy week. Many of my co-workers has been home with the flu the past two weeks, so we, who was left at work, has covered up for them while trying to managed our own agenda. We are a tight organisation and when 5 people is home sick, it shows..
Woke up, 8.30, made breakfast and enjoyed a nice morning, before a quick shower and then I took the bus in to town, and met up with a friend for a "fika" at Odenplan. Bought some yarn at Ljungqvists, and got home.
At the moment, I sit in my sofa with my lap top in my knee and has an eye on the TV, a football (soccer) match. The Swedish Premier League is close the end of the season, and it's very tight at the top and we don't know yet witch team, who are going to win. It's exciting!
As soon I'm finish with this post I'm picking up my knitting, my blue stripy opal socks. And when the match is over I will make some dinner and a friend is coming over to join me.
On the first day of Socktober Fest I finished a pair of socks ! YAY! An exellent way to celebrate the beginning of this month. This pair will be a gift to Monica, my co-worker. And I hope she will like them.
Yarn: raggsocks garn Needles: metal dpn 4,0 mm Pattern: regular sock pattern Started: september 23, 2007 Finished: october 1, 2007 Yarnsorce: Ljungkvists garn, Odenplan, Stockholm
This is my fast-knit pattern. Just a basic pattern for thicker winter socks. Next project's are to make a pair to me of some Noro Kureyon left overs and to make a pair of Opal 6 ply. Some stash busting project's.
Thank you for all the comments the past days! I read them all and haven't had to to answer, but an answer will come. I'm just busy.