Wednesday, October 07, 2009

New project started

This weekend was really great! Me and my husband went to a spa in Vadstena, a town about 3 miles from Linköping, and it was so relaxing! They had saunas, a hot-tub, and a very nice relaxation section where you could just hang around in your robe and eat fruit and drink juice. I also got a hot stone massage on Sunday morning, where the massage therapist used hot lava stone to rub my body for an hour. It was just amazingly comfortable, and I'm definitely going to do that again some time. On Saturday night we also got a four-course dinner which was absolutely fabulous! We sort of rolled back to our room afterwards, we were just so stuffed. I didn't get any good photos, especially since I really don't want to show you any photos of me in a bikini :)

You remember the knitting contest I told you about last time? Well, we didn't win, the team with the grey and white birds won (which I think was right, their contribution was the best), but we got a consolation prize anyhow: We each got a skein of Plassard Spirale yarn, which is a novelty yarn that you can make spiral scarfs from. I think I'll make a thin scarf from it and give it as a gift to someone. I wonder who would want it? I'll have to think about that.

Today I've been to a knitting café with Linköping Knitters again, and it was so much fun! I got a demonstration of magic loop, which is a method I've never tried myself before. I think I might give up dpns alltogether! It is such a smart method, I wonder who came up with it? I also made plans with Anna, so on Friday we're going to hang out and make some dinner and drink some wine (wow, that sounds like a date... I wonder what our husbands/boyfriends would say about that?). That will be so much fun! Thomas went to Borås this Monday, to build his video-game exhibition there, so he will be gone for two weeks. So I'm all alone with Hobbe now, which is ok. I miss Thomas, but it's nice to be alone sometimes too.

And finally, I've started a new project! I grew a bit tired of the thick socks, so they're hibernating for a while. I started my first Ishbel yesterday, a small scarf that I'm making in my new favourite yarn: Kunstgarn from Hjertegarn. It's a Danish single-ply yarn in 75 % superwash wool / 25 % Nylon, in a lot of colours. The colour repeats are very long, and I think they will make a nice effect in a scarf. I'll try to take some photos of it tomorrow, so you get to see the awsomeness of this yarn for yourselves

/ Jenny


Nalamienea said...

Oo! Can't wait to see pics of your new scarf! :D

Please don't worry about not sending that yarn yet! I can paypal a few dollars your way too if that helps. :)

About the knitpicks order, I'd love to go in on an order with you! I can't seem to find the Main Line yarn you were speaking of though. Can you link me the exact yarn and colour that you want? I can probably spend about $15-20 in yarn right now, so if you can find $35 you want, that'd be perfect to get us free shipping!

Then when it gets to me we'll slip it all in a flat rate box and get it to ya! My email is sarahlynnwight at gmail dot com. Email me there and tell me what your address is, k? :)

Thanks Jenny! I'm excited about new knitpicks yarn! Maybe ask around to your friends if they want in too. I'd be cool to get a big box of like $100 in yarn, wouldn't it? hehehe!

kate said...

The spa sounds like it was amazing!!! I'm glad you had a good time. The Ishbel shawl is such a fun knit- I'm thinking about making my second one! Take care, and thanks for your words of welcome to the new blog!