Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Day Before

Packing, packing, packing...

We will be away for a couple of weeks, not always with an Internet connection, I guess. So to tune in, some pictures of our first part of the holidays, what it might look like.

Knitting is packed, let's see what they say on the plane...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Knitty Titty Graffiti

Yesterday was World Wide Knit in Public and Yarn Bombing Day.
My bombshell was a leftover from my husband's birthday present, the prototype for the boob, featured also in Annkari's blog post about some fun we had at Oldenburg Knit Night a couple of weeks ago.

In May we have a had the first Knitting Summit for WWKIPD and this week a second secret meeting where we talked about the whereabouts and whatabouts of the action.

Last night six women met at a restaurant (at a different place then our weekly Oldenburg Knit Nights, for a change) and started knitting/crocheting. A quick and hefty thunderstorm outside and inside later we were ready and equipped.

Busy hands.

Working together.

Finishing touches.

OK, I had this one spare breast.

And had to find a good spot for it.

I liked the combination of both pink graffitis, sprayed and knitted.
But eventually turned the boob around, because in my first time knitting graffiti vanity I wanted it to be seen... while waiting for green light.

Thank you girls! What a great night.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Time for a little fun. Recently I saw a pattern on Ravelry and thought it would be just too much of a pity not to make it for my husband's birthday.

A cuddly pillow. That is how it looks like from behind.
OK, nothing special...

But that is the front view.

And from the side.

Ravelry notes here.
The nipples were made using this pattern here, round 1-7.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fresh & Organic 20

The last fruit & vegetable box before the holidays!

fruit: apples, pears, bananas, cherries

veg: asparagus, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, scallions, cauliflower, beetroot (even the distributor avoided tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce this week..., I still eat it)

And before five weeks of restaurants and yoga festival food start, I totally channeled my creative activities into my own kitchen. Very inspired by Heidi Swanson's blog and her new cooking book, I roamed the local ethnic shops for special spices and interesting ingredients. Results that not only pleased my own palate but were also very much appreciated by the man in the house - tastes better than wool!

(Clara is definitely not a spice girl yet...)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuning In

... for summer

... for the holidays

... on a special day

... with my new world receiver
(if you can receive the world at home, where do you want to go?)