Sunday, September 07, 2008

Catching Up

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!


Sarah Nopp said...

Welcome home :)
I have been very bad about posting anything (just updated for the forst time since July!) and read how you were in Missoula. I grew up very close to there, in Helena. I hope you enjoyed your stay. I haven't been back to Montana in a few years.
Good job on the sockies. I am going to a quilt retreat this week, and one of the things I am taking with me is knitting! I may get some sewing done too, but I really want to take the time to practice my yarning.

Gina said...

Welcome back. I love the photos

Love and hugs Gina xxx

syko kajsa said...

The first time I met a blog friend in person! So much fun! I forgot to ask what you are called!? I can't call you hedgehog, can I?

We were home late yesterday so I'm off for some more coffee before I start stashing up for the next fair here in Turku next week!

Have a nice work week! I hope I see you next time when I'm in Vaasa! Let me know if you ever come to Turku!

Clare said...

I was wondering where you had got to. You'd better show some quilty content soon. Remember you promised you wouldn't give up quilting for knitting!

Great photos.

Guðrún said...

I am waiting for the quilty content :)

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Those socks are divine.Love the look of them.

Libby said...

With all the fun travel going on, I wouldn't even think to find time for blogging *s* Glad you're back though with a few moments to share in your adventures.

Helen said...

I read Kajsa's blog too! How cool you got to meet her!

nicolette said...

Must have been wonderful to meet Kajsa!! I’m a huge fan of her work and blog (and shop...)!

We will be waiting for some quilty content!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous socks! I read Syko's blog too, isn't the bloggy worls a small one?

amandajean said...

how fun to meet a fellow blogger! I'm a bit jealous that you got to meet her, I have to admit! :)