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101 in 1001 vol 2 from 2011-2014 - a wrap-up

I visited the USA

On 14th of January, 2012 I posted a list of 101 goals I wanted to reach during the next 1001 days. This was my second ever list of this kind. And behold, on the 29th of September these 1001 days were through. Such a long but still such a short time - about 2,5 years.

 

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New York

Downtown Manhattan from the Empire State Buidling
egan Chocolate Brownie at Champs Diner, Brooklyn

This March I made my first-ever trip to the USA. more specifically New York. 10 days there were well spent with friends, walking the city (we only missed Queens and Long Island), looking at the beaufiful Hudson river as well as the views from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. Here are some impressions for you, too!

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A quick hi and a hat

Lila hat

Oh my, I've had a long pause in blogging! There are two reasons for that mainly

 

1. I've been really really busy and
2. I haven't been knitting

 

You may not know it, but I play the theatre (not professionally but on a very high amateur level), and we had our opening night on the 17th of January. Before that, you can imagine, we had practice every other evening and after that I have been playing once or twice a weekend. I's been quite a lot to handle, and I am really happy to have a two week pause in playing now.

 

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Finland Summer of 2014

Cherries
Summer
Tree

This summer was also spent (well, a few weeks of it... let's face it, the best weeks) in Finland, my home country. The weather was kind, and the people were great. Here are some pics for you to look at:

 

We picked cherries (actually, we cut the tree too!)

 

The yard was summery

 

We replanted some trees, here's my birch tree!

 

How was your summer? Please leave a comment!

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Merry Christmas!

So, this Christmas is not the best so far - it's warm and the fields are green, and me and hubby are both ill... but it's Christmas anyway, so it can't be all bad!

 

I wish all my readers a lovely Christmas and a happy New Years - I hope 2014 brings us all health, wealth and happiness.

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Knit graffiti in Gelsenkirchen

Knit graffiti / Fill the Empty Space
Knit graffiti / Fill the Empty Space

Can you spot the graffiti in the first picture?

 

My husband is currently showing some of his artwork in a business premises which is currently unleased. The owner asked my hubby to create a piece of art to drew attention to the premises - he did, and also he organized an exhibition with some other artists as well.

 

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2012 knitting review - it's not so little after all!

Yarn from Finland

Happy New Year 2013! How has the new year started for you?

 

I have in fact finished a pair of socks (post is coming) and started a new shawl, so I am hoping the knitting mojo is finally getting back, even a bit. But as I was looking through my posts from 2012, I noticed that I have indeed been knitting this year and finished a few pretty things!

 

Lots has happened in 2012 with the blog and in my life:

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I hope you enjoyed your Christmas

Christmas 2012

I sure did, we spend the days up to Christmas and the holiday itself in Finland with my family and it was lovely, absolutely gorgeous. Snow, family, good food, a few presents, laughing and love... I guess that's what it's all about.

 

Hope you had a good time too!

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I've got a sewing machine!

My sweing machine
Winter

Meet my new Singer sewing machine, which my dear father-in-law gave to me. It's old (the manual is from 1983), simple and exactly what I wanted!

 

See, I've been wanting a sewing machine for years now, and finally with my own room (I guess we adults should call it an office... so my office) I have enough space for it! Hooray!

 

It really is a simple machine with all the stitches a beginning sewer may need and more, things like a buttonhole program and a special foot for zippers.

 

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I'm moving house!

Sorry for the silence, but I've been packing - we're moving house in one week's time! I'll finally have my own wool room (well, office, but you know what I mean)!

 

So please excuse me for another week or two, and then the usual program will go on here at worsted-knitt.net!

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