Friday, October 24, 2014

Ísland # 1.

Here are some pics from our 5 day trip to Iceland in june. Yeah I know, that was only 4 months ago... I've been waiting for the bf to edit them since he took them in some fancy format. But better late than never right? :) The bf took a lot of nice pics so I'll split it up in several posts.

Day 1. A little bit tired and hungry but happy.

 We stayed at Hotel Adam which was an adventure in itself lol.

Still self-timing it up ya'lls.

 Lunch at Prikkið.

Walking about. So much walking about those 5 days :)

Ofc I also had to visit Handprjónasamband Íslands the first day ;)

In the evening we had a drink at a restaurant (and food? I mix up the days). I had a strawberry mojito since, you know, it was our summer vacation ;)


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day of DIY # 67. Crop cardigan.

Here's my most recent venture into making clothes for myself. I wanted to make a cropped cardigan for the winter when I use a lot of high waist skirts. This is my contribution for Husmorsskolans Syförening this week. Cue lots of pics!

We had nice weather that weekend, perfect for taking pictures :)

The petrol-ish blue, the brown and the light green parts are Sandnes Mini Duett. It's 55% cotton and 45% merino wool. Super soft! The purple and light blue is Sandnes Mandarin Naturell. 100% cotton for that one.

The pattern is a self composed raglan from the bottom up that I cut open and made into a cardigan. Have you noticed I like raglan?

It is a bit wide at the top but I had already cut it open when I realised it so it'll just have to do. If I wear something like a shirt under it's okay.

I made two purls in the middle of each arm and one on each side of the decrease marks. The top button is from my grand mothers sewing box and the other eight are thrifted. Same as on this and this.

The pics are taken at our local outdoors museum :)

I tried to step out of the box with my posing lol. "Take one of me pretending to climb the wall!" The skirt is one of my favorite thrift finds (it was like 20 SEK and can be worn in the waist or on the hip). The stockings are from Lindex I think. They remind me of tapirs <3 The white shirt is another thrift find. Shoes from Ecco. (wooow an outfit AND knit post! ;)

More creative posing :P

I'm finishing a smaller project (and a non-raglan at that!) but right after I'm done I'm making another one like this :) With some changes. That's the nice thing about making more than one of stuff.
Pics taken by the ever so awesome bf.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


In case you didn't know I love veggies. I mean there are veggies in all the colors of the rainbow. I could make a rainbow out of vegetables. Think about it. Here are some meals that I just had to take a pic of.

 The bf made me this plate. I was pretty excited! ;) It's salad (with lots of white wine vinegar since he knows me that one), croutons and beans + red onion, olive oil and spices. Yum!

One evening while the bf was working I made my favorite soup: tom kah! Here's the recipe I use. It's with chicken but I've made it with other stuff (shrimp, crawfish, fish, quorn). This one had the latter. Eat with lots of coriander and lime juice mmm...

Experiments with deep frying :O Veggie balls made with cooked potatoes, a little bit of onion, red lentils and big white beans (no idea if it's called that in english lol). The sauce is vinegar cooked red onion, dill and creme fraiche. Proper friday meal! :)

No veggies here but pancakes with mashed banana and grated chocolate kinda gets me excited too ;)