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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Today is Norway's National Day which is a big deal in Norway, so 'Gratulerer med dagen' to any Norwegians. We don't usually celebrate. It feels weird to me to celebrate when we are living in England. Simon and the girls have only experienced 17 May once. We went to Norway a few years and I think the girls enjoyed the celebrations. We watched the big parade in Oslo were marching bands were playing and school kids were waving flags. Having grown up in England the girls weren't used to that kind of parades at all. English (or British) don't really celebrate their national day. I guess for the English it would be St Georges Day and I've no idea when that even is and I've lived here over half my life now.
I played in a marching band when I was a teenager and on 17 May we used to start at 6am and march around and play leading various parades throughout the day until mid afternoon. There were no parades at 6am, but we used to march around to wake people up. I used to enjoy 17 May a lot but it was rather exhausting being on your feet all day especially as i played a barytone which is a big horn (and heavy).
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I've been resurrecting some old knits lately as I had a gap between deadlines. This shawl was cast aside about a year ago. I've no idea why as I'm loving it again. It's knitted in Dreamy Lace, has beads and LOTS of charts. I have re-done the charts in my new charting software making them much easier to read.
Another quick and easy crescent shape shawl came off the needles last weekend. I've knitted it for a friend but I need to photograph it for the pattern before I give it to her and I want to knit some matching handwarmers too. I'm hoping to block it tonight.
I'm hoping to publish all or at least some of these designs in June. I have an idea for a themed collection but I'm quickly running out of time.
Posted by YarnAddictAnni at 6:13 PM