Monthly Archives: August 2009

I love compliments

I went to work today after staying home for two days with a flue (maybe THE flue, I’m not sure). I got a warm welcome from my colleagues:  “You’re so pale”, “You look terrible”, “You look like shit”. I heard this all today. And I’ve got to admit, I was rather weak and tired this morning, but it got better. And tomorrow is the last day of summerwork – unbelievable! -but I’m certainly not saying goodbye to the workplace, I’ll be working there part time this winter. I simply can’t tear myself away from my beloved wool 🙂

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Fall

Time is something I don’t understand. Suddenly it’s fall. Windy and rainy. And I have a cold – how very fall-ish – and it’s the last week of my summerjob. And my boss intends to make very good use of me this last week, she has 11 hour workdays lined up for me all week.
I’m knitting Baby Surprise Jacket these days. It has been a bit challenging, as Elizabeth Zimmermans instructions are not exactly detailed,  but not an impossible task. I’ve made good use of my friends google and youtube and Ravelry has been a great help too. I love all the knitting videos on youtube, I feel I could take on almost any knitting project because I’ve always been able to find some help on youtube. The biggest problem was finding a good color. The jacket is for my friends’ Anna and Jon’s baby and they don’t want to know the sex. I didn’t want to have it white so I ended up picking a lime green color. I hope they will like it.
I saw Anna this weekend and she’s getting bigger everytime I see her. I poked the baby but it didn’t seem to mind! I still find it crazy that she has a human being inside of her. But I can’t wait for it to come out, I’m going to be it’s favorite “aunt” 😉

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Nothing

I could write about the movie I just saw. Or my meditation attempts. Or my knitting. But I just don’t feel like it. Maybe later.

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Pleasures

I went for a drive around a part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula (where I come from) last weekend with my best friend and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend had never been there (shocking!) so I was in the role of a guide. And An overly enthusiastic one. “This is so beautiful!” “Don’t you love this?” “Don’t look at your iPod, look out of the window!”. I showed them some of the most beautiful places in Iceland. In my completely un-biased opinion…
A few photos:
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See that cute little house to the left? It’s a cafe at Hellnar.  The most beautifully located coffee house I’ve ever been too (Again, in my totally un-biased opinion)
The view from the porch where we had coffee and cake:
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And we found snow! By the roots of Snaefellsjokull glacier.
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The book I’m listening to, Eat, pray love, has been a pleasant surprise. In fact I love it. I’ve finished the first part of the book, the “eat part” which takes place in Italy and I loved every word and just didn’t want it to stop. The way she describes the food, the language, Rome, the people, everything. Beautiful. And I can relate to her so much. I feel I know exactly what she’s talking about. This healing process.
And she makes me want to go to Rome again. I went to Rome four years ago and only stayed a week.That wasn’t nearly enough! I fell in love with the city, such an incredible place.

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Scatterbrain

My brain is jumping from one thing to another, there’s a lot going on in my head right now. Sometimes I’m like that. Scatterbrain indeed.
I’m for example thinking about the book I’m currently reading (or listening to – I’m still in love with audiobooks). Eat, pray, love. I just started it and I think it might be interesting. I’m also thinking about the books I read this weekend, before I die by Jenny Downham and the deeply disturbing Konur (women) by Steinar Bragi. That’s one book you will think about a lot. And I’m also thinking about knitting, as always. I’m suffering from decision making anxiety, can’t decide weather to continue the sweater I’m knitting or start Baby Surprise Jacket for Anna’s baby. As you can see I face many tough decisions in my life…
And schools around the corner, and I’m of course thinking about that. And my “new” sewing machine, what to wear tomorrow, what to eat tomorrow, stuff I want to paint, read, see, hear…
And there’s a fly somewhere in my appartment that is annoying the hell out of me!

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I love…

…going to bed without setting the alarm clock
…sleeping for 10 hours!
…spending almost a whole day with my best friend, just hanging out
…the smell of the sea
and knitting. Always! 🙂

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Hey, big spender

Went downtown yesterday to see a little bit of the Gay Pride parade. The parade was colorful and the town was full of happy smiling people.  Took a few (bad) photos.
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Shortly after that I got a little claustrophobic and got myself away from the main street. It was getting waaaaay too crowded. And I don’t like that.
Instead I took a picture of my favorite tree which is located downtown Reykjavik:
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Unfortunately the tree is located at a quite unattractive streetcorner. Wish I could move it to a nice park or something!

Today I accidentally spent lots of money. Well, maybe not lots… but compared to what I usually spend it’s quite a lot. You see, I went to the mall, to go grocery shopping and I ended up buying a blender, pants and a top. Yes, and a house-warming gift for my friend Elisabet. I bought her a Moomin mug – love them! See here. But they are quite expensive, at least here in Iceland where everything is expensive these days. I also bought her a guest-book for her appartment.
And the clothes I bought are the first clothes I’ve bought since January – beat that!

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