An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Monday, March 15

March 15, 2004 Posted by Vaire

Today I signed up for SFI – Swedish for Immigrants. This program is not only teaching language, it is also about Swedish society. I chose an intensive program: five days a week, 14 hours total per week. The faster I start speaking the language, the faster I can get a steady job. As a freelance, being able to set your own hours is nice, however, steady paycheck is nicer.

I'd expected long lines and lots of waiting at SFI, so I'd taken the second violet sock with me, but to my surprise there was very little waiting. Therefore there isn't much progress to report.

Today is the official start of the Everyday Cardilong and Critter Knitters Knit-a-thon. I'm planning to participate in both now, 'cause I discovered I had more acrylic yarn than I remembered. One blanket for local shelter, one for Critter Knitters, etc. I must admit I haven't even swatched for Deni sweater or cast on a stitch of a blanket yet, I finished the small web job before deadline instead.

Tomorrow I need to check my SCA clothes and gear to decide what to take with me. Shall I wear formal Burgundian for court and feast? Which of the maid's dresses would be best for daytime? Do I need to fix anything? Do I have time to make a cloak out of the handwoven fabric? What accessories to take? Decisions, decisions.