Monday, 12 July 2010


There is a hedgehog under our deck!
They are all over the place here, lovely little animals, they look like there made of spare parts.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Dr. Frankenstein

Look at what I created!!! (Insert evil laugh here)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Lovely, loveley yarn in the mail! From Pickles. I am going to turn it into this. I decided not to rip up the old sweater  for this pattern. I still might rip it up and make something else, it is so silly that it is just lying around, never being worn, but it was not right for this pattern.
I am having great trouble with the brioche stitch though, the instructions in the pattern just don't make the brioche stripes for me, it just looks like a fluffy kind of garter stitch. I had to find instructions here instead. But now the thin stripe I have managed so far, looks great.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Went to buy ice cream

This was a really hot day! I like temperatures around 20 degrees C, and above 25 I start to behave... hm... interesting, today it was 30! 
So ice cream at Drottningholm is a good way to lazily stroll away such a day. Drottningholm is where the King and Queen of Sweden live, and we do live on the next island so we are almost neighbors. There is of course a castle as well, in the center of Stockholm, but the royal family does not live there, only work. At Drottningholm there is a magnificent park, with mazes, statues, ponds and lots of lots of orderly trees, and it is open to everyone. 
Playing with the fountains and the camera.

Outside the hedge.

Inside the hedge.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Mixed seeds

My sister gave me a seed packet that was called " A flowerbed to enjoy for a long time", in other words a mixed seed blend with summer flowers. That makes four interesting looking pots on my deck stairs that are coming along nicely. I hope to see some flowers soon, they are growing like crazy.

Friday, 2 July 2010

New bike!

The Grandmother Bike has arrived! It is an Apollo Sandhamn. It is like riding around in the bike equivalence of a comfy armchair. And it is surprisingly easy to get moving, as it is made of aluminium, sometimes I don't even need to paddle, just a little hill downward and it spins along forever. 
We took it out for its premiere run yesterday, and said hello to some horses, and today we took a longer tour, stopped for a pause and witnessed the makings of "farmers eggs" (bondeägg) you know those white plastic "eggs" with hay inside of them that you can see lying around on fields. This truly is a beautiful place.