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the girl with the silver hair

last monday i went to a concert with s and dad to see emmylou harris at cirkus here in stockholm. i’d never seen emmylou live before. it was a wonderful concert, emmylou is a wonderful singer and musician. and it’s so obvious she loves to sing and play her guitar. i was truly enchanted by her voice.

Emmylou Harris at Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden
emmylou harris

emmylou has released many wonderful albums, her two latest stumble into grace and all i intended to be are frequently played in my home, but the red dirt girl album is still my favourite. her she sings the titel track from that album. sorry about the poor quality, i hope you may appreciate it anyway.

this is my favourite song from the red dirt girl album: michaelangelo.

oops! sorry, linking from youtube didn’t work, i’ll fix it as soon as i can!

autumn has really arrived in stockholm, and tomorrow i’ll take my bike and ride over to skansen for their annual turn-of-century autumn market. i feel like i’m coming down with a cold, but i hope i’ll feel better tomorrow, their autumn market is something i look forward to every year. but i suppose some tea with honey and perhaps a whiskey after dinner will make me feel better! and then crawl into bed with my calvin and hobbes comic books that i just had to look for in the attic this afternoon.

EDIT: i just remembered that i don’t care for whiskey, so i’ll have a small cognac instead.

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long overdue

i am fully aware of the fact that it’s bad netiquette to apologize for not updating ones blog, but i’m going to do that anyway. sorry for being absent. but i’m back now! and now, let’s get down to business:

a finished object! i’d almost forgotten i was capable of finishing my knitting projects, but obviously i can.

baby bonnet for little miss m
baby bonnet for little miss m

pattern: “baby bonnet” from last minute knitted gifts
designer: joelle hoverson
needles: 5 mm circulars and 5,5 mm dpns
yarn: rowan kid classic (green) and rowan calmer (pink)
yarn source: wincentgarner
finished: september 2008

this supercute little thing was gifted yesterday to a little sweetheart, little miss m. it was a wee bit too big for her, but hopefully i can show you a photo of her wearing it later on.

onwards to otherwise knitting related things. i spend far too much time on ravelry, but i’m still completely fascinated about the mere fact of it. just imagine: right now there are over 178 000 users signed up to ravelry. onehundredandseventyeight THOUSAND! knitters! and people are still signing up! mind blowing. anyway, there’s a lot of great poeple on ravelry and some of them came up with this great idea: a ravelry book club. talk about books with other knitters. and not about knitting books, but fiction. it’s great, we all read a book simultaneously and then discuss the book online. this summer we had the first annual book club swap. we were teamed up with another swapper, answered a simple questionnaire about our reading and knitting preferences and then swapped books and knitting goodies with each other. i recieved this lovely prezzie from marji in missouri, usa:

ravelry book club swap
swap present from marji

isn’t it great? lovely blue and brown louet yarn, cheese crackers, knitting magazine. and a book of course! looking forward to reading it, thanks for the wonderful goodies, marji!

i’ll be back soon!

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