Friday, May 31, 2013

In the Raw

May has seen me dabbling my culinary hands in the fresh waters of raw cuisine. So most of my creative energy went into learning the art of un-cooking - cutting and spiralizing vegetables, soaking nuts, blending smoothies and pestos. The results were diverse, from plain and filling to downright scrumptious (oh, the desserts!). But what I can say because I feel it: it gives you such a beautiful energy.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Read Knit Blog

This was a book given to me to read from a yoga student of mine. I had heard about the book (I have seen the German edition  lying around in the birthing home - of all places!-where I teach prenatal yoga classes) and had come across the regrets online. Australian songwriter and now-new mother Bronnie Ware interweaves the "regret chapters" with her personal story of breaking free. Reading the book I found it very positive and life-affirming and I think that the author's personal meditation and yoga background shines through in a lot of passages. And did I say that I love books written by vegans?

She doesn't knit or crochet in the book, but is already in the second sentence of the book "having a yarn" with a friend. And this is not the last aussie slang time in the book where she talks to a friend in this fiber-related way.

But I found one knitting grannie in the book, also right in the beginning. The first client in the book, an elderly English lady, would love her weekly routine where one appointment per day (doctor's, bingo, grocery shopping) would be enough "or it would ruin afternoon routine of rest and knitting".

I would love that afternoon routine... and sometimes manage a couple of minutes of it. So hopefully, those pink socks will come to their natural knitting end soon. No regrets. Just toes left.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Love Your Baby and Knit For It!

Yesterday I showed you what we discovered in front of the sports club, when Carolina and me went to her weekly playgroup. Today I show you, what we saw inside the changing room.

A retro pram/stroller.
(last time I saw one similar to this was a year ago, blogged here)

And some knitted baby cardigan inside,

usually made by grandma if I dare to ask.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Love Your Bike and Crochet For It!

Spotted this week in front of the sports club where we go for Carolina's playgroup.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Love Your Bike and Knit For It!

Living in a city that is a heaven for cyclists with 50 % of the town's population on bikes, you not only make your bike more beautiful with yarn (blogged here), you also care for its safety.

With a bike lock covered with knitting.

I saw this bike (and the owner - a woman) for the first time last week in front of an organic supermarket and again yesterday at the Farmers Market. If there will be a "next time", I'll ask her about her bike lock.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Spring Yarn Graffiti

Remember this yarn graffiti here from last September?

It is still there. The colours have faded a tad, but it has little spring offshoots now on one side.

 The fence is in front of a squat.

I took the next picture on my way home, it just reminded me so much of the crochet flower graffiti.

Thursday, May 2, 2013