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Working girl

I talked so much at work today that my throat actually was a little bit sore by the end of the day.
I think I talked more in English than in Icelandic today. And then there was some Danish, and I even pretended to know norwegian. I do that a lot actually…
Lot’s of customers, a lot to do, a lot of knitting going on in the country at the moment! And of course a lot of happy tourists buying Icelandic woolen goods.
Now I’m kind of worn-out. Wearing my HelloKitty pyjamas (Oh, yes), drinking tea and watching Big Love (my latest favorite – interesting)
Sleep?

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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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Sunday sunday – and knitting!

I’m kind of tired after a long work weekend. I really do not like working on weekends. I need my days off! But luckily I get four days off in stead next weekend. That is if my boss won’t trick me into working. She can be very persuasive and I’m going to say NO. Note to self: say NO.

I’ve been thinking about knitting quite a lot, projects I want to do and such. I’m still knitting that sweater I started a few weeks ago. I’m not very enthusiastic about it to tell the truth. But I’m stubborn and I want to finish it before I start something else. I have a long list of possible projects lined up!
For example I would really like to make something out of this yarn:
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This is Icelandic laceweight yarn in yummy colors. I just want to eat it! It is homedyed and called nammi (candy).  A suitable name! Check it out here

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The weekend

Some pictures from the weekend
003We put up tents in the middle of our street.

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There was food!

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Everybody decorating theirselves in the proper color. Blue for life! Yep, we all had a blue ribbon tied around our head. We are a seriously cool street.

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And then everybody got together in our small park. Here are some of the pink ones, they were quite lively!

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Some yellow people. Their neighbourhood got a prize for the best decorations.
Got to love the small town life 😉

This week is full of 11 hour workdays. So I don’t have that much time for myself. But I don’t mind actually, I kind of love my work. The days go by so quickly. I can hardly believe that it’s thursday tomorrow, It was Thursday yesterday wasn’t it?!

Hey, the trip to the wool factory last week was AWESOME. It was so cool to see how the wool, straight from the sheep, becomes the skeins of yarn I handle everyday at work. AND, the best thing was that we got a preview of their (Istex) new knitting magazine, Lopi 29, that comes out at the end of the month. And all of us, the wool and knitting nerds we are, drooled. All of the designs were amazing. I want to knit it all!

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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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Colors

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Slow afternoon at work so I took some photos of all the pretty colors around me.
Yep, wool is a big part of my workplace 🙂

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