Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sometimes I wonder, with all the activities kids have nowadays, if they really need all that organization.
When kids are 'bored' they usually come up with some really fun things... even kids that are already 18!
Matteo sat in the garden with some pine cones and made these:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
When Stephen West announced a KAL (Knit-along) on Ravelry, I immediatly signed up... I'm not so good at KALs, but I love Stephen's patterns...
SO... when we were yarn shop crawling with my girl-friend in Helsinki, I bought six skeins of Drop's Alpaca in three beautiful shades of grey... urged on by my friend who knows exactly how easily I'm hooked with greys!
The first clue was published on August 1st, but I didn't start until when we came back to Italy... The first two clues were quickly knit:
... then we were hit by a heat-wave, AND my rows got awfully loooooong (size 3mm needles and a million stitches) so I slowed down a bit and finished it yesterday!
It's grey (love) it's BIG and it's gorgeous! It's also 100% alpaca and very warm... taking these photos was... painful in 30° weather, not to speak of the looks I got when the other day I was knitting this at the pool-side... =) but I'm going to love this this winter!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Internet has brought me SO much!
There is Ravelry, which is too much to describe in words, and through Ravelry I have found some of the best friends I have, and then there is Facebook, where I have re-connected with long lost friends, and that has been a joy.
And then there are blogs... blogs in which one gets a glimpse of people's lives and sometimes, sometimes you just feel a connection with someone, after reading their postings...
and then you just feel like connecting, you see something that you want to send this person... you find yourself in a bookshop and you just think of this person on the other side of the world, and so you send them a package!
And then you receive one too... even if that was not at all expected, and you see that this person is a friend, because she really has stopped to think of what would please you...
... and if you're REALLY lucky, your friend has amazing talent and she sends you some cards made by her!!! Thank you SO SO SO much Kristen!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
In July we reached 25 years together!!! (Scary... silver wedding if we were married) and next week I'll turn 28 again.
This year I was really lucky at the flee market:
A bronze Kalevala bird from my eldest, Aurora
A pretty pendant and necklace...
And last but not least a GORGEOUS silver bracelet, which I was told was from Sweden and from the 1930's. Lucky lucky me!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I was dragged away from the computer this morning for a swim... Just a stairway from home the Mediterranean looks like this:
Monday, August 15, 2011
Last day in Finland... salmon at my mother's house
Then home to pack... Luckily I had a brilliant idea to go and have an ice cream at the seashore near home (Munkkivuoren ranta)
As soon as we finished the birds wanted their share...
The sky and the view were spectacular!
(photos by Nini)