Friday, April 25, 2008

Paris Paris

June 19 here I come again. 3 nights a lot of walking and a good time. This time it has to be warm enoght to sit´on cafées and knit!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring cleaning

I saw that Annika has cleaned out her bookshelves and put her fabric stash there instead. I had two rather large built in closets from 1955 in my bedroom and the problem is that it´s hard to fill them up in a good way so I bought 3 closets ( Pax ) from IKEA and I have 2 guys who are doing the work for me ( they did a good job in my bathroom...) so these closets and sewingtable are in my livingroom: They will finish the work tomorrow, until then I can play with all the fun tools they left here....
I have an extra closet that I will put into my walk- in- closet and replace the old one in there that really doesn´t hold anything.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Fashionista is the book on everybody´s lips in Sweden right now. It´s written by Martina Bonnier who is senior fashion editor ( modechef ) at Sweden´s largest fashion magazine, there Susanne Ljung used to work too. The book will be published on thursday but the hounting has started. Martina likes clothes, she buy designer clothes and has 8 closets with these. She never buy copies of clothes and she looks at clothes as investments. She talks about basics and designer signature garments. She writes in the book that her family used to own Stilmönster that later has emerged with Neue Mode and together with Burda are our largerst patternmakers today. The Bonnier family owns a lot of things, it´s a well known name in this country. She is one of few who has access to all the fashionhouses and visit all the fashion shows. This girl knows fashion, she talkes about learning to appriciate the workmanship in these clothes and the importance of maintaining your clothes AND your shoes. She´s also beautiful and wears a size 34 that should be 8 maybe, so of course it´s OK to dislike her and be grateful that at least she´s not tall....
I´m gonna read this book! If you click on the link above you will go to a on-line- book store and there you will find a link so you can read the first chapter, or at least look at the photos.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Stil is the swedish word for Style. It´s also a radioprogram that airs on fridays and saturdays and if you miss it you can listen to it whenever or where ever you want if you click here. Stil is hosted by Susanne Ljung who is a journalist and has written books on fashion, beauty and Greece. I always envied everybody talking about project Runway, Sandra Betzina etc but not any more. This radio show is so good. Last show was about the color Blue. From fashion blues to blue and white china. The show is about every angle in style and design and there´s only one hint; It´s in swedish...

Friday, April 11, 2008


On PR-weekend in Kiel I dyed this yarn. Now I´ve knitted AND finished these wristlets. I used a pattern from drops for the picot edge and made some shortrows for making them bigger to fit my arms. They are a little longer than usual and looks good with a lot of colors not only turquoise.

Monday, April 07, 2008

You got mail!

It´s not often you got nice things in the mail. It´s usually bills and adds from stores on things I don´t want to buy or need.But last week I got a beautiful envelope with my name in Calligraphy. It was from Annika and included some seeds and two bracelets, one turquise and this lime green that I love!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
I´m gonna take better pictures, I just learned that I should use what the camera is calling "shooting portraits in low light with flash" I´m a slow learner I almost have had the camera for two ( 2 ) years