17 April 2008

Embroidery in Helsinki

What's better than music I love? That's easy. Music I love + craft I love.

Architecture in Helsinki - Like It Or Not from helsinkids on Vimeo.

11 April 2008

The Rain

I can't handle the rain today. It makes me feel like this.


Il a mis le café
Dans la tasse
Il a mis le lait
Dans la tasse de café
Il a mis le sucre
Dans le café au lait
Avec la petite cuiller
Il a tourné
Il a bu le café au lait
Et il a reposé la tasse
Sans me parler
Il a allumé
Une cigarette
Il a fait des ronds
Avec la fumée
Il a mis les cendres
Dans le cendrier
Sans me parler
Sans me regarder
Il s’est levé
Il a mis
son chapeau sur sa tête
Il a mis
Son manteau de pluie
Parce qu’il pleuvait
Et il est parti
Sous la pluie
Sans une parole
Sans me regarder
Et moi j’ai pris
Ma tête dans ma main
Et j’ai pleuré.


10 April 2008

Uh Oh

I certainly didn't need another Etsy-like storefront. I'm hiding my wallet.

Lacking a Title

I can't come up with a title for this post.

I am finally done with the Baby Surprise Jacket I've been knitting for my daughter's new baby brother (due in 2 weeks). I loved the pattern and the yarn but it took awhile to finish because it was just hard to get into knitting something for my ex and his wife. But it made my daughter happy to have a homemade gift for her brother so I guess in the end it was worth it. I also made one for Elah's uncle and girlfriend but I still have 2 buttons to sew on.


Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: The blue is Rowan Wool Cotton
The orange is Reynolds Revue
Needles: US 6, Knit Picks Options
Time to knit: I don't know exactly but I'm going with 2 months.

Hey, Sailor

08 April 2008

Actual Knitting and a Small Velolution

Psssst, look, knitting! (Pardon the photo quality, my camera was out of batteries so these were taken with my phone.)

That's right, one whole complete sock. The pattern is Hedera by Cookie A, the yarn is Mama E (in saffron, I just love the color).

In other news I went to the bike shop on Sunday with the cutest boy ever and got a new bike!

There are 3 days a week (when I don't drive my daughter's carpool) that I can bike to work and in the summer I can bike every day. I'm excited to spend less on gas and more time outdoors. I also discovered that I am really out of shape so it's doubly good for me to get my ass on a bike.

Here's one last pic for you; new sock, new bike, old cat. :)

Best Font Ever!

How fucking cool is this font? It's been making its way around he interwebs and tumblr but I can't find the designer's name. The closest I can get, after chasing the trail of reblogs is this.