Monthly Archives: June 2009

Hula hoop!

Do you know what’s fun? Exercising with a hula hoop! I have a pink hula hoop that my friend gave me for fun last year. Used to love these as a kid. Been using it a bit recently and it’s more of a workout than I thought!

I have been thinking a  lot about food and exercise recently. Found  Caitlin’s and Meghann’s blogs by chance the other day and they are really inspiring. They blog about healthy living, what they eat and their exercises and they are both great fun to read. And they make me wanna run and eat healthy!

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Tomorrow I am going to a wool factory with my workplace, just to see how everything works and how they do things. As a wool and knitting nerd I’m am embarassingly excited about that… Hope it will be fun.

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Hi

I have  been working a lot these past few days and the weekend was all about work. I even had to go to work at 8 o’clock this morning. That must be against the law! It should be at least, waking up so early on Sundays is not my favorite thing.
I still managed to do some fun things though. Went out to dinner with some friends on friday and was invited to dinner at my friends’ house yesterday. I haven’t cooked in ages I must admit… And my fridge looks kind of depressing these days, I haven’t been to a grocery store for a while now. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that tomorrow.

I bought some wool on friday. It can be dangerous to work at a store that sells yarn! But luckily the Icelandic wool is not very expensive, compared to other yarn.
I decided to try the Plötulopi now, the unspun yarn from Istex. That’s a first time for me and I have to say it’s easier than I thought. And it’s really soft.
It was a quiet weekend at work so I managed to knit quite a lot.
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The wool and the beginning of a sweater!

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Midsummer

I spent almost 10 hours at work today. But it wasn’t that bad actually, time just flew by. Lots of customers and a lot to do. It is safe to say that I was beat when I got home. I really just wanted to collapse on my sofa and watch tv but I managed to get myself outside and I went for a ride on my bike. The weather is beautiful right now, but not warm enough for me! I’m happy that I went outside, I don’t want my days to only consist of work and tv or something like that. I want to try and make the most of each day even though I’m working a lot. That’s my motto for the summer… 😉

Hey, I got an awesome present for my birthday last week (Well, I got a few but i particularly like this one!)
bodumBodum coffee maker (French press I think it’s called) just like this one. The coffee from it is so much better than from my ordinary coffee maker. Now I have two coffee makers. I didn’t even drink coffee until a few months ago!

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This was written with my heels. I’m uninspired and empty today.
Later

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Knitting in public

The parties are over. I now have NO parties on my calendar – only work, work and some more work.

Today I took part in some public knitting.  A bunch of knitters met up outside the Nordic house here in Reykjavik to celebrate the World wide knit in public day. Check it out here. It started raining after a while so we went inside and kept on knitting. It was a nice event, knitters are cool!
Photos I took today:

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Party crazyness

Can you get enough of parties? Well, I went to a wedding yesterday and today I’m going to a graduation party. Actually, I’m invited to two of those but I’m not sure if I’ll make it to the second one. These last few weeks seem to have been full of parties and fun. Not sure what to do for the rest of the summer when this party frenzy is over!

The wedding was nice. But I’m not the one to talk to about weddings, I find them silly. Yes, I’m cold-hearted and cynical… kill me. No, I’m romantic, really, and I like the idea of marriage but these traditional weddings can be so over-the-top and crazy. I don’t like all these traditions, like the long white dress,  and the church ceremony is a strange show in my eyes. It makes me feel silly. I could go on and on about this but I’m going to stop for now… I don’t think I would ever do this myself but I try to respect other peoples decisions and choices.
I didn’t take any photos at the wedding. During the ceremony there were a lot of guests running around with cameras and it kind of got on my nerves. I found it really disrupting and rude.

I should start getting ready for the next party!

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Night?

I took this photo from my balcony a few minutes ago, right before 1 a.m.

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It can be hard to go to sleep in the summer!
Sometimes I wish I could sleep through the darkest months in the winter and stay awake all summer instead.

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