September

September is commonly known as the first month of autumn in the northern hemisphere. In my part of the world, autumn (in strict meteorological terms) appears when the average daily temperature is between 0 and 10 degrees celsius. We’re not there yet here in Stockholm, but there is a definitive crispness in the air and a few leaves are starting to turn.

This morning was slightly overcast and even though it’s quite sunny now, the wind has picked up and the temperature is about 13 degrees in the shade.

Hedemoratäppan
Slightly overcast morning in the small park behind my building

Yesterday saw some torrential rain and the drains became quite flooded.

Torrential rain
Yesterday’s torrential rain

More than a puddle
Slightly flooded

I’ve loved autumn for as long as I can remember and I really want to make the most of the season. I will try to spend as much of it as I can outdoors. However, I suspect that it might prove difficult, since, a part from working full time, I will start studying again. I’ve decided to finish my education to become an archivist. I originally began studying for this ten years ago and I worked as an archivist briefly in 2004 and 2005, but I’ve now decided to start over and complete my education. Luckily there is one college in Sweden that offers these courses part-time. This will probably mean less time for knitting, but it’s an investment in myself, and I’m sure it’ll be worth it in the end.

Speaking of knitting, I’m now working on an Aran jumper in a lovely grey tweed yarn that I picked up in Dublin earlier this year. During Saint Patrick’s actually. I haven’t blogged about it yet, but I plan to share that trip with you eventually. It was great, I love Ireland.

Aran jumper in the making
Aran jumper in the making

A few weaks ago, when we were sorting out the study, we arranged almost all of my yarn into the top section of the book case. Looks great! And just watching all that lovely yarn really inspires me to create!

Yarn stash
About three quarters of my yarn stash.

Happy knitting!

P.S. If you’re curious, I’m originally an archaeologist, but right now I work as a research coordinator in an art museum.

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8 thoughts on “September

  1. så fint du har ordnat allt ditt garn! så praktiskt det är när man kan se exakt vad man har och vad man saknar!

    så fin tröjan ser ut att bli! det skall bli spännande att se hur den blir när den är färdig:)

    1. Tack! Ja, jag har mycket bättre koll nu än när garnerna låg nedpackade i lådor. Kanske inte bästa sättet att förvara dem om det skulle dyka upp mal, men jag får hålla nära koll på allt.

      Jag är jättenöjd med tröjan, hittills, hoppas att den blir klar till oktober…

  2. We’ve had some rains like that here in the American Midwest. Can you say “climate change”?

    Follow your dream: You are right to go back to school, although your current job sounds great.

    I have to mention that I set foot in Sweden. Last month my daughter and missed the stop for the airport as we were leaving Copenhagen — the next stop, of course, was Sweden! Unfortunately we had to turn around right away and go back to Kastrup!

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