2016/12/31

I didn't have to dream of a white xmas

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I spent 8 days in Luleå!!!

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It was amazing to see my family.

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And the town was all white.

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I will show you more pictures, but first - Happy New Year!

2016/12/20

A hello to say I'm safe

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Just checking in to let you know that Johan and I are OK. Thanks to all who have written to me with concern.
Terrible things happen around the world every day and yesterday it happened in Berlin.
I wish this wouldn't happen to anyone.

I will be among people I love for quite some time over the holidays and this blog will be silent for a while.

Love to everyone.
S x

2016/12/08

Glimpses of Berlin

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The club Kater Blau's poster for NYE is gorgeous.

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Glad to see this imbiss open again.

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Let's take a swim.

Need ideas for holiday gifts? I have some stuff available in the shop:
Wrist Worms
Buttcrack Characters
&
Slippers

If you are interested in some of the prints I used to sell, I still have some left - just drop me an email.

Thank you all so much for supporting my work! Might be good to know: You are guaranteed that no one gets harmed in the process of making the products as they are all handmade by me :)

Messages around the hood

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Greatest message from my chimney sweep ever!

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I'm in!

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Some colour inspiration.

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Yum.

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Message from a yarn shop in my neighbourhood, Wollen.

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Dada is my nickname ever since my baby sister could speak.

2016/12/07

Wake up!

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So far this winter, I haven't been able to get out of bed until around noon. It means I only get 4 hours of daylight and this year, for the first time since I became a grown-up, I am not getting depressed from the darkness. 2016 has been a year of a lot of struggle, so lack of daylight is piece of cake. Looking forward to getting up earlier though, as I'm most efficient in the morning.

Pictures from a walk around the neighbourhood today, to boost myself with light (better safe than sorry). Prevention prevention.

2016/12/06

Giveaway with Sandra Juto & We Are Knitters

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Look at all this goodness.

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And the finished We Are Knitters classic sweater. It's so soft and warm.

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These can become yours, read about it at the end of this post.

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Slippers made of the same soft wool as the sweater.

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Giveaway time!

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The colours.

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I teamed up with We Are Knitters again for a giveaway and discount code for my readers. Working with this high quality yarn is such a pleasure, what I love about WAK is that they only work with natural materials. I have made 3 pairs of Wrist Worms with their yarn:

Black & White mixed pair made of 100% wool
Salmon pair made of 100% cotton
Emerald green pair made of 100% merino wool

for A GIVEAWAY (fill in the form to enter). We Are Knitters will pick a random winner who will get all of this in her/his mail. Included will also be the We Are Knitter's knitting kit for the classic sweater (which I made in a couple of days and thought was so fun and easy to make). Update December 13: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for participating!

My readers also get a 20% discount in We Are Knitters web shop with discount code WRISTWORMS4WAK. The code is valid until December 31, 2016.

2016/12/04

Sunday at home

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Got up very late today, the bed was so inviting that I stayed in it until noon.

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Fixed some lamps over the kitchen table and then made brunch. Sauerkraut is my best friend. Topping it with feta cheese is yummy.

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Haven't put up any decorations yet. Time flies.

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When did my grandmother move in?

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Look, there is her perfume - Poison. I always loved the scent of snus in this perfume.

Now it's time to work. Next week I will host a very very nice giveaway, hope you will like it!

2016/12/03

Pet Shop Boys, Boxi, Wrist Worms

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Went straight to Boxi this morning, just got home and it's nice and warm here.

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It's been a busy week. I've been to a very nice dinner with Away.

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And I've seen the Pet Shop Boys at Tempodrom, such an amazing venue. Saw New Order there a few years ago.

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I was dancing my ass off.

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Been taking long walks as well. And apart from that I've been sitting down making many many pairs of Wrist Worms. Thank you so much for your orders! If you still don't know what to give to your beloved ones for the holidays, I can recommend giving warm hands - you find lots and lots of different colours of Wrist Worms in the shop.

Wish you all a good weekend.

2016/11/28

Winter in Berlin

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November light is so good for picture taking.
It's a beautiful time to see the city, especially Karl-Marx-Allee (can't wait until that street is covered with snow).
November is good for wearing Wrist Worms, necessary when taking pictures. Until 1st of December the Wrist Worms are 20% off with discount code NOVEMBER.

Hello Monday, I look forward to this week - I'M GOING TO SEE THE PET SHOP BOYS ON THURSDAY! Haven't seen them for 8 years!

2016/11/24

Let's talk about the weather

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Talking about the weather is a topic I gladly avoid when I meet friends, I'd rather talk about heartaches, good food, dogs, far away places, politics and so on.

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But, here it comes: I'm a weather reports junkie. I can always answer when someone asks how the next few days are going to be. Why? Well, first - heating up my apartment with coal, it's necessary for me to know if the temperatures all of a sudden will drop - it takes many many hours to get the oven hot enough to heat up my place. And second - I love to walk and prefer to dress in a way that I don't get too hot or too cold.

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On Sundays, the stores in Berlin are closed, so imagine if I run out of coal on a Sunday morning and it's -15°C. Brr. It takes a bit of planning to have this old-fashioned (and shitty for the environment, I know) heating system, people said I would go crazy, but still after 6 years I don't find it that much of a hassle as I work from home and the heat is much more comfortable than from radiators. Picture above shows how coal can be delivered to your home, but I don't have any space in the basement to put it, so I go to the hardware store instead.

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When WeatherBug asked me if I wanted to check out their weather app, I said yes. I really like how thorough it is and it helps me to plan for a warm home and inform my friends what they might have to look forward to ;)

This post is sponsored by WeatherBug

2016/11/23

November

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A great way to brighten up November.

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Meet friends for coffee and chat away half of the day.

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The blue hour in Kreuzberg yesterday when I was out buying yarn.

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Today I'm being a factory, a coffee abusive one.

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Until 1st of December the Wrist Worms are 20% off with discount code NOVEMBER. Picture of me is taken by my friend Vincent. People say I look like a rabbi. If I get a black horse, will they call me Zorro?