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we’ve passed the solstice and the nights are getting shorter. vacation started at midwinter for me and we’ve spent the christmas out of town. the serious lack of snow in stockholm was depressing, but unfortunately the weather was mild in tällberg also. there was still some snow when we arrived though.

Gyllene Hornet i Tällberg
snow

and yarn!

ullcentrum yarn
wool from ullcentrum

these will turn into a pair of socks for me eventually. purchased at ängsdesign.

i received many lovely christmas presents, for instance a knitting book on sock knitting. the one with fair isle patterns was a pre-christmas present! both from stefan, of course.

new knitting books
new knitting books

we found a lovely shop and café called tällbergs leva & bobutik.

Leva & Bo i Tällberg
they served home made cakes

after a relaxing vacation with a lot of reading and knitting, we were supposed to take the train home, but the recent storm, dagmar, put a stop to that. we managed to get bus tickets instead. we had some spare time before departure from rättvik. naturally, i found a yarn shop!

Garncentrum in Rättvik
garncentrum in rättvik

i bought some more yarn from ullcentrum…

ullcentrum yarn
lace weight in black, gray and white

it’s new year’s eve tomorrow, i hope you all will have a lovely night and make sure that you do drink too much champagne – that’s what the new year celebration is all about isn’t it? i won’t though, champagne always make me really, really sick. just a glass or two will do. or perhaps three.

Happy New Year and Happy Knitting in 2012!

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Train knitting

We’re spending the yule tide away from home this year. I’m looking forward to good food, reading and… knitting, of course!

I couldn’t wait until we’ve arrived, and brought out my knitting on the train.

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bulky wristwarmers

i decided to knit one christmas gift this year. it was a quick and easy knit. quite satisfying!

Wristwarmers & Vincent
wristwarmers and vincent

pattern: my own
design: me!
yarn: 100 % wool, nanok from love garn
yarn source: gift from dear friend catrin
needles: 8 mm dpns
started: december 9 2011
finished: december 11 2011

Nanok yarn
beautiful colours

Vincent likes yarn
vincent is not exactly helpful when it comes to knitting

Wristwarmers
wooly warmers

happy knitting!

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