I had some trouble getting started with this segment of the route, as I was worried about hiking in the heatwave. Sure, it’s cooler in the forest, but I still … Continue reading Upplandsleden 2: Hummelmora > Kallhällbadet
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Hannah has wholeheartedly embraced the Nordic knitting tradition. Even as her yarn stash threatened to take over their small apartment, Hannah decided to start sewing. Her partner is very tolerant of her fiber-related addictions but does not like pins or needles. Previously a Microsoft SharePoint consultant, Hannah now works as a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer on the payments team at Automattic.
The planned distance was just over 9 km and I ended up at 11.5 km due to missing the trail a few times. It was just about 2.5 hours of walking, mostly due to stopping to figure out where the trail actually was – or to deal with mosquitos. There were lots of mosquitos.
As a lead, it’s difficult to measure your work, and also to know when you’ve passed the “enough” line for the day. I’ve spent the last few months asking everyone I met about this and have learned a few things.
Upplandsleden is a walking trail in Sweden with a total length of about 500 km. The main section stretches from Uppsala up into Dalarna, while there are a few other … Continue reading Upplandsleden route info (Stockholm)
When I found out that Fitbit was to be purchased by Google, I realized that I didn’t want Google to have all of that personal information. So I started investigating analog watches; here’s what I learned.
This book wasn’t actually on my reading list. I was listening to the Happiness podcast and the speakers were talking about setting New Year’s Resolutions – the point is that different tendencies … Continue reading Takeaways: the Four Tendencies, by Gretchen Rubin
Last December, when it was cold, cold, cold, I decided to use some bulky yarn to make a cowl. It’ll knit up fast, I thought. I’ll get to wear it practically immediately, I thought.
I thought wrong. 🙂
I seem to cast on a pair of socks each Christmas, finish at least one sock, and then finish the pair by sometime mid-spring. These weren’t any different as I … Continue reading Happy, striped socks | what should I be writing about?
I brainstormed my own personal commandments; these are the overarching principles that I live my life by. Some are part of my core personality that I wanted to underline, while others are things I want to strive for.
I’m a Happiness Engineer on the WooCommerce Orion team, and have been working at Automattic for 18 months now.
In all fairness, I didn’t set out to drink three shots of espresso. I realized that the grind on the beans was a little too coarse, so adjusted and made … Continue reading Sometimes you just need more
The sewing world doesn’t have a Ravelry equivalent. Patterns are spread across the Big 4 and the hundreds of indie pattern designers – last week, I was trying to find a specific pants pattern I’d seen a while back and finally gave up.