Saturday, May 29, 2010

Boy, working is hard!

I am very proud of myself that I'm handling work so well, because I'm really dog tired when I get home in the afternoons! I'm really not used to getting up at 6 in the morning, but I'm actually managing to do it without too much complaint! I was a bit scared that the depression would flare up again when I got the job, but it's actually pretty fun. I learn a lot, and so far my co-workers have been really nice.

Yesterday afternoon I actually had enough energy to go to a spontaneous knitting meet-up at Garnverket after work. I was only there for about an hour or so, but it was so nice to see some of the girls again! And of course, I can't enter a yarn shop without actually shopping! During the month of May, Garnstudio has had a 30 % sale on all their drops yarn at every retailer, so I took the opportunity to buy some cheap yarn for once. I think I told you that I've lately become very fond of the colour Turquoise, so this is what I bought:

Three skeins of Drops Karisma (100 % superwash wool), that are destined to become socks.

And six skeins of Drops Alpaca (100 % alpaca), that will turn into the 24 Carats shawl.

The main drawback with being so tired all the time is that the knitting is really suffering! I've been bringing my Haruni to work to knit on during the breaks, but that's about it really. I just don't have the energy when I get home! But it's at least coming along nicely, and I love working with the KnitPicks Shadow yarn. I just want to get it done so I can wear it!

Tonight I was supposed to have some of my girl friends over for a knit night to celebrate my birthday, but unfortunatley Thomas seems to have come down with a strep throat. He's had a fever for three days now, and a super soar throat, so when he called the physician's office yesterday they told him it was probably strep. Here in Sweden they don't really treat that with antibiotics anymore, as it usually heals by itself, so now he just has to wait to get better. And of course he's probably still contagious, so I cancelled the knit night. We'll just have to postpone it to another night. Thankfully the cakes that I bought (I don't really bake) can be frozen!

And I don't know if I've told you, but me and Thomas are actually thinking about buying a little cottage outside of Linköping! One of Thomas' relatives is selling her vacation cottage, and Thomas has been to see it (while I was at work) and is completely in love. It was built in the 1800's, and has no electricity or running water. So very primitive. Hopefully we can go there tomorrow so I get to see it too, before we commit to buy it :) Here's how it looks:

Isn't it super cute! There is of course some work to be done on it, as it is so old, but as it is just supposed to be a summer house we can just renovate it when we can afford/feel like it. I'll let you know what we decide!

Oh, and I completely forgot to tell you about the last birthday gift my sister gave me! I left it on the kitchen table, and when I started photographing all the stuff from last weekend, I completely forgot about it. Look:

It's actually a pencil case, but I'm using it to hold all of my KnitPicks Zephyr needles. And there's room for my crochet hooks as well! I really like it, and it's so portable and cute!

My sister (Sanna) borrowed my little triangle bag last weekend as well, and pretty quickly figured out how it was constructed. She then promptly made me this one, that I'm definitely keeping for myself!

It's a lot bigger than the one I bought at Designtorget, so I'm pretty happy about that. The fabric is one of those we bought from Get Knitted, I think it's Amy Butler, and it's just so pretty (did I tell you I like Turquoise right now?). I think these will be up for sale in our future web shop as well! And speaking of that one: it's sort of on ice right now, as I'm working too much to actually deal with it. We still haven't decided on a shop name, or which web host to use. But Sanna is sewing at least some, and she will be out of school in about a week, so then I think she'll have the time too.

Now I think I'll have some breakfast, and then go into town to buy Thomas a new TV-game (He wants Red Dead: Redemption). Maybe I'll pick up some more yarn too, the sale only lasts until Monday :)

/ Jenny


Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

beautiful colour! :) I hope your man feels better soon, Strep is no fun. I actually thought I was going to get to go to a knitting group yesterday at the YMCA, only to discover that it no longer meets... even though it's on the schedule every friday. :( my plans foiled again! lol

Talk to you soon, sweetie! I hope we get to skype a bit.

And oh my gosh!! That cabin is ADORABLE!!

Kate said...

What a cute cabin! I hear you on being too tired from work to knit...

Kate said...

I totally understand about liking your job but being exhausted at the end! Hang in there and maybe you'll get used to it!