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OK I guess I'll have to give up any lingering hope that I might finish Magnus's birthday sweater in time because it is today and all I have done is about 20 cm of the back. Knitting a sweater for his birthday is becoming a tradition (this is the third year in a row) as is not finishing in time. Somehow September 9th comes always sooner than I think taking me by surprise (you'd think I would know my calender by now at this age, haha). The date feels really autumnal and during summer I always feel like it's really far away and I have plenty of time. And then on the last week of August or so I suddenly realise: shit, his birthday is just a few short days away and I haven't even started to knit his present!

So this is going to be the Jackdaw from the BT Men vol. 2 collection. I'm not sure when it will be finished, might happen that it is his Christmas present instead of birthday if my knitting tempo is anything like during the past month...

Oh, one more thing. I was planning on changing my Instagram account from private to public, but I'm a bit concerned about my family's privacy (for example whether I want to share pictures of our baby or our home - although I already do it here on this blog, but somehow I feel this is more anonymous than Instagram) and possible online bullying and stalking. I come from a small town where the favourite pastime is to gossip and "everyone else knows what is happening in your life before you know it yourself" and I'm somewhat overprotective of my personal life on account of that. I would very much  like to hear your experiences and thoughts on the pros and cons of having a public IG account. 


  1. very pretty kabel knit! I can't wait to see how it looks when it is finished

    1. thanks! the cable pattern is quite unusual in my opinion but very pretty!


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