Från Zickermans värld

måndag, oktober 19, 2009


It seems as though Little V has caught something. He fell asleep before finishing his dinner and did not even wan't to eat an apple. That is something. Little V <3 apples.

B is at a parentmeeting and they are preparing the Lanternfestival, which will be celebrated in a couple of weeks by making lanterns Here is my entry on making the lantern last year. I just spoke to B and he told med he cut out a stag in the lantern. Can´t wait to see it!
It is awonderful festive efternoon - eating grilled apples, drinking hot soup and awaiting the dusk to come. Then, see all the wonderful paperlanterns being lit and following the singing children on their walk through the alotmentarea at södermalm in Stockholm. I love it.

I have been browsing around some favourite blogs and stumbled on a couple of really nice ones, of which some are new to me.
How we say hello
at hanna
le train fantôme
angry chicken

Have a nice monday evening. I am planning on making even more tea and then knit another cowl. My favourite thing to knit and wear this fall. Working on two at the moment, one in lace and one in lovely garterstitch - using some off my tweedstash..

Oh, and I found this teatowel over at the Design Museum Shop.
I just love EVERYTHING Mr Ryan creates.


söndag, oktober 18, 2009

Staying inside despite the lovely weather

After spending a couple of days with family in Gagnef, we are back in Stockholm. I feel cold, tired and kind of down. Maybe a little fever, maybe I just need some more sleep. Little V and B are off to celebrate dearest Ragnhild who had her birthday yesterday. Yay! A shawl, some knitting and tea usually helps but apparently not today. However we had a lovely but far to short stay at B´s father and stepmother. Laughs, nice meals, coffee and some knitting. Little V spent a whole day building a car (from one of B´s old skateboard!), and yesterday we had time to visit B´s oldest sister and her family in their new house outside Leksand. Without a doubt one of the beautiful houses I have ever sat my foot in. Wallpaintings, original dramatic wallpapers, tile stoves and a beautiful garden. I am so happy for them!

I also - of course - really hope that we will have a house of our own some day. Or flat closer to the ground and in a calmer part of town.. After leaving Dalarna and staying a couple of hours at B's granny (we left with two wonderful, traditional rugrags handwoven by realtives and several bags of beautiful fabrics) I frankly did not feel happy at all, waiting for the elevator to take us eight stories up. Bah..

I meant to workout this morning, but since my body hurts I decided I´d just stay inside today. Trying not to get to irritated about not exercising, knitting and working out is - as you know - really addictive..

No pictures of my own today, but some links and pictures by other, talented peolpe. Little V has a beautiful red, carudroy cap which I really need to show you some day soon.

Talented photographer Jon Huck has photographed people and their breakfast. Great project!

Pictures below comes from Vamlingbolaget. A company with an interesting background, which produces great and comfortable clothes on Gotland, Sweden. Patterns, colours, quality - always inspiring.

Love this birdpattern! These are archivephotos from the seventies.

Beautiful prints by Sanna Annuka.

Have a great sunday. I will try to get ready for a fresh week and continue knitting my SunflowerTam by Norah Gaughan. Pattern from "Knitting Nature". Lovely knit!

Take care, and if you need a sunday night snack I keep on recommending vanilla and ginger preserved pears! Easy to make, and if you just happen to have a jar of lingonberry/cinnamon pears waiting in the pantry - I recommend one pear of each, served with whipped cream or vanilla icecrem and some calvados or mulled wine.

I will se what B is making in the kitchen - he just got home and it smells lovely, prepare a small treasurehunt for little V and maybe brows for a nice stay in Helsinki with friends later this autumn..

Hasseludden Yasuragi
Dinner at Wagamama
or at Hablingbo Creperie
and then maybe a week in Berlin and a weekend in Helsinki..

Meanwhile, I will try to get well and then enjoy at Skogsbo. Maybe coffee and hummus at Reggev, workout at Friskis and lunch over at Blå Porten this tuesday after a visit at Liljevalchs and the Märta Måås-Fjetterström exhibition "Märta flyger igen".

Have a great week. Wear socks and gloves, drink tea and do take time to enjoy this crisp fall-air and all the lovely colours.

Recycle Design-bloggen A really interesting one year cutting edge education at Eskilstuna Folkhögskola and their blog! Visit the blog and the class aswell. I was there a couple of weeks ago and taught a two day class on social medias and creative blogging.

Kiddet Always inspiring!

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