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Location: Rjukan, Telemark, Norway

I am 55, have two girls aged 18and 21.I am Norwegian and my husband is Canadian and we lived in Ontario,Canada for 8 years.For the last 15years we have lived in my hometown in Norway.I am a teacher and I work full time. We have a dog, Emma. She is a brown labrador. Our town is spectacular; situated in a deep valley right by a high mountain.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Not enough with three UFO's in the basket????

No! That's waaaay too little. Now I have started this:

It is a new pair of mitten/gloves like the red and white ones that I finished not long ago. I use those every day , almost, walking the dog. They are so wam!

But that is not enough....

I thought I should try and figure out this technique called "shadow knitting". Bought a book a long time ago, but it has been sitting on my shelf for all this time. I have done one face cloth /hand towel (?)so far... It's okay ,but maybe not the most interesting knitting in the world. (or I am a little impatient....? That's nothing new) I bought some cotton yarn in these two colours on sale a while back; maybe I should make some of these and keep for gifts.

I have started this sweater in Sisik yarn, discontinued colours that I also bought on sale a year ago or so. Don't know yet if it will be a sweater for B or I'll cut it open as a jacket after and keep it for myself. In any case it is damn far to do a round - we're not exactly petite! But the yarn is really light weight and it is perfect for watching TV. I liked knitting on it while The world championship in skiing was on TV this week.

I should mention that it is Mother's Day Sunday today.

I was given coffee and toast in bed by my girls today, and later my oldest made french toast for us all for breakfast. The sweeties; they made me cards with the sweetest words, too.

I am really looking forward to my winter holiday week this year. I am completely at the bottom of the energy bottle, so to speak. One more week and the girls and I are off. I'm planning to hop in the car and get out of town at least once during that week. If the weather is nice we'll do some skiing, bringing the dog, but that all depends on the temperature. Right now it is FREEZING out there and sitting by the fireplace is a lot more tempting.

Both my oldest and B have colds, my youngest is getting over it, and I'm really just tired of chores, work and my everyday hustle and bustle.. Not running by the clock all day long will be nice!

If it wasn't for knitting as a meditative activity I would've gone bonkers by now!

As a reminder of how important it is to get a timeout now and then: here is my dog- who has her own blanket on "her own" couch! That's a girl who knows how to relax!


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