i meant to post a long time ago and i now have a huge backlog of things i want to tell you about! but i’ve had a bad cold, and during the holidays i kept away from the computer and have spent a large part of my vacation knitting and
watching being glued to british period drama on the telly (emma, cranford, desperate romantics, house of eliott and lark rise to candleford). not a bad way to spend the holidays! but first things first.
i want to begin by saying that this winter has been absolutely wonderful so far, we’ve had lots and lots of snow and frost and it’s been really cold. i love it! the weather’s a lot more mild today, around zero degrees, so it’s rather wet and dismal. i don’t like it. and it might even rain this weekend – horrible! but it looks like colder weather is on the way and we might have snow next week, looking forward to that!
christmas started with a trip to tallinn, estonia, with some of my wonderful knit sibs: heléne, erika and marika. the occation was not just the fact that tallinn is well known for its wonderful knitwear, the trip was also a birthday present for heléne.
we visited no less than two christmas markets, the wall of knitting, the “handy craft” market and two craft stores. we had a wonderful lunch which included sauerkraut (oh, joy!), we also had mulled wine at the market square. the old town in tallinn is really beautiful. covered in snow it was magical! it snowed continuously, and i
walked trudged around in the snow with a silly smile on my face all day. but i’ll let the pictures do the talking:
marika with mulled wine and her beautiful stjärnhop shawl
naturally, i bought yarn:
but also a lot of lovely handknits:
all in all, i had a wonderful time, and i think heléne and the others did, too. a perfect day!