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About Me.


I've been writing this blog for over two years now, but I realised I have never really properly introduced myself over here. When I first started out I had no expectations (I was actually convinced that no one would want to read this and I considered it more like my personal diary) but I have been so lucky to have you all as my readers. I've never actively really advertised this blog of mine, I've more just let it live its own life, and I think most of you have found your way here through Ravelry. 

After I made my Instagram account public, I've been able to interact with you guys in a whole new way, and I'm loving it. The things I publish on my IG account are in a way more personal than this blog, especially now that I haven't had as much time for it as I would have wanted and I've mostly only written about my knitting WIPs, but I wanted to change that. Not so that I'd made my IG account less personal, but by telling more about me on this blog. So here we go, some random facts about me.(And I would love to hear about you! Drop a line or two about yourself in the comment box or via Instagram if you feel like it!)

  1. My name is Sari, I'm 32 years old and live in Vaasa, which is a small city on the west coast of Finland.
  2. I speak Finnish, but my husband Magnus is Swedish speaking, and we are raising our son Theo as bilingual.
  3. I love traveling and I've been to every continent except Africa and North America. I would love to visit both some day. My favourite place in the world is Rome, and even though I've been there many times, I always want to go back.
  4. When I was 12 years old I promised myself I would never willingly knit again. This was after we had to knit socks in school and mine turned out the ugliest woollen socks ever. I held the promise for the next 8 years.
  5. My hair is naturally dark brown, but it turns to copper with sunlight. I have olive green/brown eyes. 
  6. I used to work as a bartender. It was a great way to earn extra money when I was studying. I have forgotten how to make most of the cocktails but I can still make a mean caipirinha! 
  7. I rather choose to read the book than watch the movie.
  8. I know how to make macarons but I have never succeeded in making cinnamon rolls. I never get the dough to rise enough! Which is weird because I bake a lot and I never have that problem with my breads and bread rolls. 
  9. I have a lot of stuff with Moomin characters on them - towels, bed linens, coffee cups, spoons...  I used to love everything Moomin when I was a child and still get Moomin stuff for presents. I always drink my coffee from Moomin cups. And I drink my coffee black. For some reason I always choose coffee over tea, even though I like the taste of tea more.
  10. You might think my favorite color is grey at least judging by my recent knitting projects, but that is not true. The colors I'm wearing in the photo above are my all time favorites: forest green and bronze.

Comments

  1. Loved learning more about you!

    I am the same in that I usually prefer the book to the movie, although I am learning to love audiobooks too (so I can knit and read at the same time)!

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    1. Oh, thanks for the tip - I don't know why I never thought of audio books before! I've always had a hard time choosing whether to read or knit as it's often too hard to do both at the same time! You are genius :)

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  2. Your cinnamon roll problem reminds me how we all have a baking weak spot- I can't make muffins to save my life! They are always too chewy and rubbery. I'm told this happens when you over mix the batter, but I've tried barely mixing at all, and the only way I can get around it is if I use a commercially prepared muffin mix. then they are just fine. Forest green is my favourite colour, too! I so seldom knit green sweaters, though.

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    1. I guess every one has their achilles heel! I used to be able to just go and buy perfect cinnamon rolls and avoid baking them altogether but I can't find decent gluten free ones anywhere! The only alternative would be to bake my own but I can't so it sucks. Can't even remember the last time I ate a cinnamon roll and they are my favourites :(

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  3. I'm visiting from "My Sister's Knitter". I just had to ask if you knew there was a Moomin themed park in Japan? And if you have ever been? If not a woman on youtube called "Texan in Tokyo" has a tour of the park that's really cute! Have a great day!

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    1. No I didn't know even though I did know that they are really Moomin crazy over there. I've never been to Japan but would love to visit! I must check that youtube clip, thanks for the tip!
      P.S. did you know the author if the Moomin books is (was) Finnish?

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  4. My Name is Lisa and I am in North America. Thank you for sharing all these stories with us.
    I have tried cinnamon rolls once but couldn't get them right either, but I can make a really good scone.
    I prefer tea over coffee, but I also love espresso drinks like no other.
    I learned to knit in high school but then didn't pick it up again until my adult life started. Now I can't imagine life without it.

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    1. Hi Lisa! So nice to hear things about you! I still find it really unbelievably that there are people reading my writings so I'm glad that you took your time to write stuff about you, I love it!
      And I feel you about not being able to imagine life without knitting! I feel the same way!

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  5. I like it when a blogger shows herself and shares. It was fun to read about you after clicking over here from Andi's.

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