The Mystery of the Swedish Olympic Team Hats: Crochet in the Social Media Age

The buzz started even before the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics ended. Who crocheted the hats some members of the Swedish team wore as they entered the event? ...more

For those of you who are unable to get the right colors of yarn or a pattern you like for the ...more

Dealing with Darkness in Sweden

During the wintertime, the northern latitude countries experience snow, cold, more cold, and darkness. It is the darkness that affects most people. Seasonal weather changes can have such a large impact on people that there is an official term: seasonal affected disorder, SAD....more

Yarr! Pirate Party Pwns; Plucks Parliament Post

It seems that every day is Talk Like a Pirate Day in Sweden. On Monday, Sweden's Pirate Party (Piratpartiet, if you are Swedish) surprised many by taking a seat in the European Parliament. ...more

Bruce Springsteen plays in heavy rain - now the Swedish summer has arrived

The rain is falling, it is windy and cold - I say: the classic Swedish summer has arrived. Today Bruce Springsteen gives his first of three concerts in Stockholm. Sold out and a lot of people have been quening for four day, because the want to get as close to the stage as possible.  The Swedes have a very special relationship to Bruce Springstreen. Once the leader of the Swedish Socialdemocratic Party choosed to go to a concert with him instead of joining the party for the Nobel Prize.   ...more

Pentecost, National Day and Midsummer

//Mother's Day in Sweden is celebrated on the last Sunday of May. This year it will be at the same weekend as the Pentecost fall on.// May 30-31. Pentecost Holiday ...more

☆Happy Mother's Day – May 10, 2009☆

Since today - May 10, 2009 - is the day of Mother's Day in the US/Canada. It is also celebrated in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and India each year on the second Sunday of May. I want to wish all of you moms out there a really peaceful Mother's Day. Mother's Day here in Sweden is celebrated on the last Sunday of May, which this year will take place on May 31. -Jeanette Spellbound Sky ...more

After rain comes sunshine

It has been rainy weather for a couple of days now. Specially yesterday but today the sun is back, not sure how warm it will get though. On the other hand I kind of like when it rains. I do like the sunshine too : -) First sunny and warm and then some rain do speed up everything like the trees, flowers and pollen! It is nice to see the trees and grass getting greener  and flowers popping up, the sky is blue and the sun is shining so lovely. But sometimes it can take away all the brightness because of the pollen and the allergies it may cause. ...more

From Sweden with <3

My second blog entry at BlogHer : ) I just created a group named Swedes and other Scandinavians : ). It is a group open to everyone who might be interested of the everyday life in Sweden from a Swedish womans point of view. I am also hoping to find more Swedes and Scandinavians here at BlogHer as well:) I have in mind to put up topics about Swedish traditions, food, recipies and a lot more. So if you are interested, don't hesitate to join my group/forum here at BlogHer and become a part of my corner of the world :)  Take Care! -Jeanette ...more

Hello from Sweden!

This is my first visit and my first blog entry here on BlogHer : ) I like this idea of a community for women who blog. I found this site really inspiring and of course as blogger myself, I want to be a part of it as well : ).  We all blog for different reasons. It is a way to express your self with whats on your mind. Some might be more talented than others of course but that doesn't really matter. It is in the way people write that is interesting to be able to take a part of.  ...more

Today I followed Sonic Youth, Brian Eno and David Lynch

So many Twitters … I joined Twitter long ago, maybe two years ago, I am not sure. But the first one and half year for no use at all. Suddenly the twittering grow in Sweden. Today there is a lot of things going on in the Twitterspere. It´s a nice microblog tool. First I follow a lot of people I do know. And we usually have a lot of interesting discussions. Sometimes I got news from my Twitter followers. In some situations Twitter has been the fastest channel to get the news. ...more