föstudagur, júlí 20, 2007

I solemnly swear, I am up for an update!

What's been going on over here?
Okay, France? Been there.

Tour Eiffel
Sockapalooza socks? Done.
Waving Lace socks for Sockapalooza 4
Waving lace socks. They will get their own post eventually!

What kept me from posting so long? Well, for once, the little ones.
Kohl and Merkel
Please, meet Herr Kohl and Frau Merkel! Apparently, when it comes to cat names, we do stick to the German politicians over here.

They are incredibly cute but also extremely lively. But then, it is not possible to take a picture of them, of course! Everybody keeps reassuring me that they calm down sooner than later. We'll see. Just this week, they started to calm down a little.
It's a shame, however, that cat life still has to happen indoors. We experienced the most beautiful weather imaginable (Icelandic standards). There has been sunshine for almost four weeks, with temperatures blasting the thermometers. Well, the ones with a scale up to 20°C/68F anyway. Thus, we spend every minute outside, not to miss a single ray of sunshine (imagine, being able to invite friends for a barbeque days ahead AND staying outside in t-shirts until almost midnight!)
The sparse time spent indoors was exclusively dedicated to the kittens. It is impossible to pet them both and operate the computer. They do make sure that they get full attention, I assure you. I have the feeling they already learned the trick, my childhood cat was playing on us. Throwing things down. First, letters/papers/bills. Those papers ususally just reminded you that the cat is somewhere around. Then he forced the key down the commode onto the tilings. It would be hard to pretend, you didn't hear that. If none of us wouldn't move to play with him, he would veeerrryy carefully push my parent's reading glasses (or any other fragile object) near the edge of the commode until somebody is forced to jump. So very clever.

Between all the sunbathing (just enough to get a sunburn but definitely not enough to charge my solar cells to survive the Icelandic winter) and pretending to be a cat toy, I also got my invitation for ravelry. Woohooo! Indeed, excellent news, if my unread posts in blogline wouldn't have hit the four-digit mark meanwhile.

Okay, ravelry seriously rocks! I am so looking forward to having the time to really have a look around and use everything what's there. The needle size tool? Ingenius! Also, I have to take pictures of my stash...
yarn shop
No, just kidding... But, I did mention, I would start a new job, right? What I didn't tell was that it would involve yarn! The job is nothing exciting, but I think, my lunch break view is ;-) Don't you?
Loadzz of Icelandic plötulopi!

Soooo.. to round up this short and hasty update I can also announce a technical one. You all know that blogger sucks when it comes to comments. Well, sometimes, it's just lazy old me but sometimes it's the software's fault, I swear!
I have heard that Haloscan works really well with the new blogger software and I am going to try that now.
However... if you don't hear anything from me even now, I do have another excuse: I'm off to a week holidays in the beautiful Icelandic country side. Right, go on holidays, when the weather begins to turns nasty again. Take your tent and join an open-air event..
Maybe, I will be able to grab a copy on the way!
MalogMenning HP book release
(Crazy enough, there was a Harry Potter 7 release outside the book store waiting party (video link). When I was passing it today, I was surprised to see that the majority of the waiting paople were boys in there late teens. Of course, they have to be older here to be able to read English. But in my imagination, I was expecting 10-12yo girls and, well, "mature" knitters ;-))

But most likely, I will not - so DON'T TELL ME!

Okay, I'm off!
Thank you so much for still reading here!

11 ummæli:

Nafnlaus sagði...

oh no, this cuuuuute cats not really named Frau Merkel and Herr Kohl? poor kittens .... ;-)

LG from Germany

Elemmaciltur sagði...

Awwwwww...the kitties are cute!

What's your Ravelry username? Add meeeeee!!!

sprite sagði...

Awww! Adorable kittens!

Guernseygal sagði...

Ahh! they kittens are so cute, they way they are cuddling :-)
As for the age of the Harry Potter fans. My daughter has been a fan since the first book was first published - she is now 17 - I would imagine many of the kids you saw were the same - time flies :-)

Nancy sagði...

The kittens are adorable!

I like Haloscan for my comments but it has moments when it screws up. Overall though I think it's better than Blogger comments.

WandaWoman sagði...

I like Haloscan for my comments too, but when you use Haloscan, I believe all of your older Blogger comments go away. And if you want to transfer to something like wordpress you'll lose all of your haloscan comments. You may want to switch to something like wordpress.com, which is free and it has an importer which will take all of your photos and blogger comments, but not haloscan. I already learned the hard way.

The kitties are so very cute. I hope you enjoyed your summer holiday. You're right, my sockapalooza socks aren't quite my speed, but they're not for you or me, so it's all good. :-)

Guro sagði...

You are missed!

Jenn sagði...


Did you get a box?

Siddis-in-houston sagði...

After reading your blog I am getting inspired to knit socks again. But, who has time to knit after being involved on Ravelry? Have a nice week end!

WandaWoman sagði...

How are you? Haven't heard from you in awhile.

Nafnlaus sagði...

Who knows where to download XRumer 5.0 Palladium?
Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!