An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Sunday, August 14

August 14, 2005 Posted by Vaire

Now that the first exitement has subsided, we have a clearer idea of what needs to be done. I will move on August 29th and begin working on September 1st. R will have to stay behind to take care of preparing the cats for the move. That is the worst part of all this — they have to have a microchip, be vaccinated against rabies, tested and if the test is OK, they have to wait for six months until they can be taken to Ireland! Why?! Sweden is a rabies free country, why all this rigmarole? Effin bureocrats! Other than that everything is hunky-dory. Hmmm, perhaps not all — I have to leave my computer behind. You know, the cats and my PC are the only two things (besides R of course) I absolutely do not want to leave behind? *sigh* One can't have all, I suppose. I have a job and all will work out in the end. It always does.

I have finished the brown sock, there is no mate so far. I begun a pair of Estonian mittens for a friend instead, he's been asking for them for months now. I didn't plan to cast on until it got colder, but I'm moving away and I want to finish them before I leave.

Optical Cubes Mitten

The pattern comes from Patterned Mittens I by Aino Praakli, p 7. The pattern reminds me of the optical cubes from an optical illusions book. Once I've finished the other mitten, I'll take a break from knitting and begin packing.

It is sort of liberating to leave all the crap you've spent half a life accumulating, behind. I will take only some clothes (no winter gear meant for -25°C), my Estonian SCA clothes and some yarn. Plus assorted gadgets like my camera and iPod. R will bring the books and a few other things when he comes.