When we changed what we in Sweden call bredbandsleverantör (broadband company?) in the building that I live, I suddenly couldn´t read my emails, upload Facebook and or access my blog.
So a big thank you to Ownit for this long break!
I used the time wisely and went off to Italy to soak up some sun. I had certainly soaked up enough rain on the first two weeks of my holiday that I spent in Sweden...
Italy was fabulous. First we stayed a couple of days in Florence/Firenze and then we rented an apartment in an old farmhouse in the Tuscany hills. We had a little pool and a great view.
A close up of the first sleeve:
The funny thing is that it was I who actually knit the sample cardigan for the book. It´s called Garden Party Cardigan and looks like this. And I didn´t have any problems knitting that at all.
But I tell myself that small disasters like this happen to make me more humble, so it´s all for the best.
To distract you from my knitting failures here is a photo of the farmhouse that we stayed in.
It was one of the best holidays we´ve ever had and I put it all down to the good company. It was so relaxing and such fun!
|Torremozza by night. Photo by Mats Fogeman.|
But we also made friends with some of the locals.
I noticed that in Italian yarn shops they keep all the yarn in big plastic bags on the shelves and you have to ask before you touch anything. But they are very helpful when you ask – even if you don´t speak any Italian.