Thursday, 23 August 2012

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Ein Hut für Sommer, the pattern!

I am so excited, because yesterday I finished and uploaded my third pattern, Ein Hut für Sommer, which is this hat here.

It's the slouchy, beret-like hat I created more than a year ago. I really like it's fit and since it's still summer, I decided to write a pattern for it. It's fairly easy to make, and easy to adjust the size.


August is the month of birthdays, but at the same time, the period of working and studying, and not having many friends around in town to go out with.

In our city, it's mostly one of the 'dead' seasons - everybody leaves the town, either for holidays or to go to their village/hometown. Which means that most of my friends are out of town, and the ones that are still here either work or study. Like me.

But there are some sparks or interest and entertainment here and there. One of them, my birthday! Last week I turned 22. Yeah, time flies by very fast! So fast, that my blog is already 3 years old! Imagine that.

Zitat des Tages

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. 
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections 
but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.

Saint Francis de Sales

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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Lomo adventures #2

Last week, I sent 3 three films for developing. Two of them were shot in the road trip (I am keeping as a surprise the camera I used) and one I shot last November in Riga. I thought I had it developed, but it seems that I forgot where it was. ^^

Letzte Woche habe ich 3 Filme entwickeln lassen. Zwei davon wurden im Road Trip aufgenommen (ich halte als Überraschung, was für eine Kamera ich benutzt habe) und einer habe ich letztes November in Riga aufgenommen. Ich habe geglaubt, dass ich er fertig hatte, aber in Wircklichkeit, nur vergessen, wo ich er verstecket habe. ^^

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Zitat des Tages

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. 
But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, 
but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle 
which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, 
the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. 
All is a miracle.

Thich Nhat Hanh

271/365 - 275/365

Sunday, 5 August 2012

The Road Trip - Sweden

Three weeks ago I was preparing for an awesome trip, and although I didn't have the time to write about it (packing was a bit tricky) nor figure out how I am going to document it, I realize now that it was better this way - I was not stressed about writing down whatever I saw, and was relaxed enough to enjoy the whole trip. ^^ Proper mental holidays.

A Road Trip to the North. That's what it was. All the way through Sweden and Norway. And before I start describing my experiences of both countries, a set of keywords to get an idea:
midnight City Rally, mosquito attacks, goats as camping crashers, goats as road blockers, tetris, midnight sun, "all day, all day", campfire, surprise cabin, seagulls, arctic circle, fjords, trolls, alternative IE, middle of nowhere, knäckebröd!

Zitat des Tages

The philosophy of one century 
is the common sense of the next.

Henry Ward Beecher

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