I've been pretty remiss in my blogging since my return to Finland a couple of weeks ago. As soon as I got home, I headed out on the road again - to eastern Finland for a peaceful weekend at a friend's uncle's summer cottage very near the Russian border. (That's the sauna, not the cottage - didn't get a good picture of the house, unfortunately.)
Then the next weekend, I celebrated the end of summer (Villaavslutning) near Vaasa at another friend's cottage and this weekend included a (day)trip to Stundars (an outdoor museum about 10 kilometers from Vaasa) for their Fall Market. There I met a very talented blogger, Kajsa, whose blog, Syko, I've been reading for a while now! (That's me holding my neighbor's wiggly new puppy.) I bought some of her beautiful printed postcards and an adorable owl pouch.
I haven't even turned on my sewing machine since my return and have to admit, I've temporarily turned my attention solely to knitting. This was apparent when I tried out Wordle on my blog (knitting is one of the largest words!):
Here is my first pair of socks, along with a hat I'm making using this free pattern. I'm a little afraid it will be too small for me, but I'm keeping my fingers (and yarn) crossed.
I promise to get back to some quilty content soon!