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Back from Rome

I need to go more on holiday!

The Pantheon in RomeI had such a great time, wandering around Rome, looking at all the old buildings. I finally got to see Colosseum, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and last but not least the Vatican. I even saw the cardinal of Rome at St. Peters Square, where he held a mass before he blessed some animals for a ST. something-day. Very cool.

I didn’t find any yarn stores in Rome, but I did find a small sewingshop, where I bought some fabric. But my best souvenir was the fridgemagnet I bought with a pichure of the old pope.

I did get back almost a week ago, but this week has just flown by without much time for blogging. I have been super-social, done alot of housewife-work, and been sewing up a storm. The box-bags I mentioned are going good, I have finished about five of them, in different fabrics and sizes. Last night I started on a roll-up needlecase for my knittingneedles.

This weekend will be spent in front of our new tv, a beautiful 40-inch flat. I am finally going to watch the Godfather box-set I got for Christmas! I haven’t seen the films in years.


To Rome

I am leaving on wednesday. We are going to Rome, and I can’t wait!

I have never been to Italy before, and I could use a little vacation. It’s raining in Norway today, maybe zero degrees celcius. In Rome, on the other hans, its between 5 and 10 degrees, and slighty overcast. Last week they had temperatures up to 15 degrees.

I have been reading up on the history of Rome (I love history), and wikipedia is my bff.

In crafty news, I have spent the weekend mostly in front of my sewingmachine. I wish I was better at sewing stuff, but I did manage to make some of these box-bags. I am going to tweak the pattern, and make my own style. My portable crafty project are two more pairs of felted slippers. I almost poked a guy with my knitting needles this morning on the bus, but he had it coming when he sat next to me anyway. I am usually left alone on the bus when I am knitting, but not today.