Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas packages

... arrived early this year. (That's what you get when you have Austrian friends!)
Just when I came back from Italy I discovered some packages on my desk, one of them filled with delicious presents!

Very nice surprise, but also a reminder that until then I had prepared nothing in return!

Zitat des Tages

 Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, 
yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns.
Tara Brach

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Finnish socks

Just a few days before I departed for Italy 3 weeks ago, I managed to finish my second pair of socks. And I was also clever enough to take them with me! Wisest decision ever!

Because you see, in north Italy it's very cold, and warm wool socks are exactly the thing you should have on your feet.

Zitat des Tages

 Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.
Lillian Hellman 

Sunday, 9 December 2012


Last August, after having a serious knee injury that had me constrained on a bed, semester exams coming up with 3 group projects to finish by myself and a lot of subjects to study and pass, I decided to buy myself an expensive birthday gift. One I had been longing for long.

Zitat des Tages

Everything that irritates us about others 
can lead us to an understanding about ourselves.

Carl Jung


Thursday, 6 December 2012

How do you relax?

After a busy day (or just a very busy mind day) one of the ways I have to relax my mind and forget about almost everything is to lie in bed watch a movie and knit something interesting.

Doesn't always work, but most times. :)

Zitat des Tages

 Die Kunst ist eine Vermittlerin des Unaussprechlichen.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A vest

Recently, while browsing at Ravelry, I stumbled upon a design called Americano. I really wanted to make one, but although I searched for the pattern, I couldn't get a copy since it is not distributed digitally.

So I did what I always do - make my own version.

Zitat des Tages

 When you meet someone better than yourself, 
turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. 
When you meet someone not as good as you are, 
look within and examine your own self.