This is going to be another warm sunlit day spent outside up at the Arctic Circle. This - mostly - was the sky yesterday.Since these days are so very rare up here, all the work that can be interrupted, will be done so, and lazy summer day mood steps in. And we move outside down by the lake.Here is my summer kitchen. (If you'd like to see the picture of the seller of this iron kitchen, click this link..)
I am not sure if I have mentioned this before or shown pictures, but since we are down by the lake, this subject seems appropriate. Finns love saunas. Today when most people have showers and well equipped bath rooms, saunas are for spiritual healing mostly. Some people go to church, some people find their peace in the woods following little unknown paths there, some people rest their souls in saunas. The place is sacred in many ways. Heating it up is tedious and careful business, the wood has to be just right.
I am dreaming of mittens. The timing is perfect, no pressure, plenty of time to dream and plan, and no need in the near future. I have now two(!!!) - blame the sale season, I know, I had plans not to buy anything, but my daughter, she is to blame, she insisted and I bought - and totally love - coats with short sleeves and knowing that these warm days will be - hopefully later than sooner - history and I will need mittens, long ones, for these coats. Both coats are black black, so here is the time to play with colorful, long cuffs. This book is my inspiration.
Progress on the Fan cardigan is good. One sleeve to go and then to seaming and finishing. But today, I will not knit, I will dream of knitting only. Maybe. Or then I will knit.Lene
(PS. I don't have any difficulties sleeping when it is light, I think that I might even sleep better in summer than in winter. Sleep is short but intense, if you know what I mean.)