Saturday, 30 June 2012

I've finished the walnut blanket a few days ago... finally! =)) it takes some time to focus and dance with the needle, stitch after stitch after stitch... here it is:
 THE WALNUT BLANKET. a tenderly crochet gesture

and here the link to more pictures & info in etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/103244129/the-walnut-blanket-a-tenderly-crochet

Today we were at the viking village in Skåne. It was some hundred of years ago a village there for real. Now it is a kind of recreation of a viking little village. During the summers, people go and camp there and live like real vikings. If you are not a new real viking -that's my case-, you have to pay for visit them. After paid, can you see them fight and sell handcrafts, all together!!
The most curious is that many "real new vikings" are not even from Scandinavia. Many come from England, another from Germany and so on... So the real new vikings speak mostly English... remarkable!!!

http://www.fotevikensmuseum.se/fotenet/en/index


Anyway, there I met Sabine from Germany. I bought a fabulous wool skein from her. She uses very old techniques and get a high quality product. I am already thinking what to do with the fabulous indigo wool I got from Sabine =))


here is the link to her shop http://wollschmiede.de/index.php/en/ (it's in both English and German)





Monday, 25 June 2012

waking up to another gray morning -but hey! the raspberries are almost mature, the strawberries say hi with its deep, brilliant red and there is so much to do! Right now, I'm knitting a blanket of alpaca wool. It's not a complicated work, but it requires time and routine - not my strongest points! Later on, I will upload some pictures or you can check it at the Etsy shop CoolCaracol There it should pop in soon =))
Today, I woke up in Swedish, had tea with my husband and I checked my English e-mails. So, to make the balance and because nothing sounds better than the mother tongue, I'm playing music in Spanish. It's not so easy to be a traveler/foreigner when it rains and you feel the strong call of the earth. It's good that the earth has its own language.
There is an expression in Swedish, "att rota sig" which means to take roots. Now the sun comes (here comes the sun!) and the music in Spanish shines and my daughters are waking up.
Here, like a brilliant stone, a spell (to call the sun?), I leave you a song (Argentinian new folk), "at dawn": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Red1gsBlefc

Sunday, 24 June 2012

I was at a Vintage Exhibition past may here in Malmö. Interesting how the vintage becomes just like a life style. Retro, nostalgia and eco-friendly concepts mixed all together in a passionate cocktail. We miss the idea of a durable, dependable, loyal something, especially nowadays, when everything gets replaced, broken and disposable after a brief sigh... why we love vintage? if your marriage doesn't work because you have schedule problems to meet each other or if the high tech society becomes too cold or too far away from any possible, fleshy nearness, then you still have your reliable vintage shoes/table/dress/leather bag/lamp made of real, endurable stuff, telling you: "yes, some things are unique and forever" and "yes, I'll always be by your side".
Agree. But vintage is also a way to consume less, to collect treasures, to upcycle and recycle things and then, yes, it's a whole life style. Go green, go vintage =))
Here, a link to get some vintage knitting patterns, for free
http://www.ivarose.com/inc/sdetail/3804

welcome!

Hi and welcome!
Enjoy the slow rhythm of life - the rotation of the earth, the tree's growing and stretching up to the sky. I do. Many days. Then the blog could be a reminder for the other days I forget myself in the stream.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br2s0xJyFEM


Here, in Malmö, it's another gray day. You learn to love gray =)