I cannot believe how busy I have been the past weeks. We shifted to daylight savings time last Sunday and I have been horribly sleepy ever since. I go to bed very tired, sleep, wake up tired and try to survive the day at work. It seems that the only thing that I do is sleep nowadays.
Tässä kuitenkin matkaraportti Portlandista.
I did promise to tell you about my trip to Portland so here you go.
Ihana kaupunki! Olen asunut Yhdysvaltojen kaakkoisosissa, mutta maan luoteiosat olivat ihan uusi kokemus. Kaupungissa on ilmainen (!!), toimiva (!!) joukkoliikenne ja paljon tekemistä. Portlandista tuli ehdottomasti yksi suosikkikaupungeistani Yhdysvalloissa.
What a lovely city! I have lived in the Southeast, but never got to visit the Northwest then. The city center has free (!!), working (!!) public transportation system and fun stuff to do. Portland instantly made it to my list of favorite cities in the US.
Kiireisen aikataulun lomassa ehdin käydä muutamassa lankakaupassakin. Ensin vuorossa oli Knit Purl, josta mukaan tarttui tällaisia:
My schedule was quite busy, but I did have time to visit some local yarn stores. First up: Knit Purl. Some shopping:
Lantern Moon rosewood needles
And little something for my Finnish Secret Pal
And that’s it, folks…
…paitsi että hotelli ystävällisesti toimitti minulle paketin Knitpicksiltä:
… except for the package from Knitpicks the hotel concierge kindly delivered to me (Knitpicks does not deliver to Europe):
I also visited Button Emporium & Ribbonry and bought some lace and buttons. I could have bought the whole store!
Powell’s City of Books is a paradise. It stocks more than a million books so you can find almost anything there. I could have spent days in that store, but unmfortunately had only couple of hours to spare. I bought some crafts books, naturally.
Katsokaa, kuinka puut kukkivat kauniisti Portlandissa!
Lovely blossoming trees in Portland!
I have been knitting and crocheting and am hoping to get some pictures of the FOs after this weekend. I am also impatiently waiting for my new camera, it has been ordered and should arrive some time in April.