Sweden

Greece in Sweden

October 25, 2018


So, let’s go through the pictures I took while in Sweden at the end of July. I’m going to Frankfurt this weekend, so hopefully I’ll be back with a bunch of autumnal Frankfurt pictures after this Swedish Summer extravaganza that I will give to you until then.


Maria the chef aka my mother-in-law made moussaka on one of those hot hot days.


You see, even grapes were growing over there. We thought we were in Greece.

Berlin, Food, Neukölln, Restaurant

Gordon’s Journey

October 21, 2018


Last Sunday, I was invited to Gordon, modern Middle Eastern cuisine. I brought Johan as my plus one.


We got a glass of red wine while drooling over the menu. Some hummus and bread made it a bit easier as we had walked from Friedrichshain from Neukölln and were starving.


It was still very warm outside, and we sat at the open window.


When we couldn’t decide, our super nice hostess for the night, Tania, proposed we should go for the full menu, the Gordon’s Journey, and so we did. This was the third dish coming in, Baked Aubergine. It melted in our mouths. The chef has put a lot of effort into making each dish an explosion of flavours. Everything was so balanced and well cooked.


The music was really really good as well.


This pretty simple looking dish blew our minds, the simple combo of pickles and the flakey bread was a sensation.


I’m a big fan of Jerusalem artichoke and this puree went very well with the mixed mushrooms. It’s the season, right?


The interior is very contemporary and I like the chilled vibe.


Another one of the dishes (I don’t post all of them, want to leave you some surprises if you decide to go), the sea bass. It’s rare to get good fish in Berlin, so this made me extra happy.


Dessert was included in the menu and even though I was super full, I managed to eat this (and I never order dessert) because it was simply super delicious. What you see to the right is a deconstructed cheesecake, beautiful isn’t it?

A cocktail, a nice chat and it was time to head back to Friedrichshain to meet a good friend who was moving back to her home country Portugal. What a night!

Thanks so much for having us, Gordon. Looking forward to the next time already.

Beanies, Wrist Worms

Me & my wool

October 19, 2018


Hi! I don’t know when I showed my face here the last time? Here I am wearing one of the new beanies I just listed in the shop. I think I will make one this colour for myself. Also wearing the leather brown pair of Wrist Worms, they and most of the other WWs are ON SALE until October 31, use code OCT2018 for a 20% discount.


Some of the beanies available in the shop. They are made with a super cozy yarn containing 65% wool & 35% alpaca. Hope you will like them.

I ship worldwide.

Thank you so much for your orders through the years.
Lots of love,
Sandra

Berlin, Lichtenberg

Kaskelkiez

October 19, 2018


Hi there, some more pictures from the weekend. I love to walk to Kaskelkiez, Victoriastadt, Lichtenberg. Beautiful buildings and it’s super calm over there. Like a hidden island of beautiful architecture.


Been working so much and meeting friends so much, that I ended up not knowing to who I said what, so right now I’m doing a fast. It makes my brain crystal clear (I wrote pretty much about it here the first time I did it). Ended up not sleeping much last night, as my brain was busy sorting things.


Stumbled upon this sofa, which had a print I really liked.

Today I will take pictures of a bunch of new beanies for the shop and I will also make a Wrist Worms sale throughout the rest of October (20% discount). Will let you know when everything is up!

It’s Friday, what are you doing this weekend?
I will work, take walks, hopefully meet my friend Paola, spend time with Peps (we just came in from playing with her ball) and have my first meal in 4 days on Sunday evening. I have pictures of a great meal to show you, which I was invited to last Sunday at a very nice restaurant.

OK, talk soon!

Berlin

Golden weekend

October 14, 2018


Hi, how was your week? Mine was very busy visiting the Bar Convent Berlin (convention in English) and working there one day taking pictures. Been spending the days going through pictures and doing some editing. And admiring the amazing Fall with Summer temperatures.


Spot the dog.


When I’m done with the editing, I’m going to focus on the Wrist Worms again – the season is here, yay!


Spot the pig.

Pictures from yesterday when I took a long walk on my own. I borrowed a camera from a friend since my own hardly works anymore. Tomorrow I’ll give it back and I have to tell you – it was fun taking pictures again. I shot 300+ yesterday, hasn’t happened in years. Fascinating how my crochet hook will never stop working (unless I lose it) – it’s as old as my computer and camera which both need replacements very very soon. What’s your favourite work tool? Right now I go for my crochet hook.

Hope you’re having a nice weekend. I’m going to drink coffee, work, maybe meet a friend and then in the evening, I’m invited to a restaurant in Neukölln, which I look forward to visiting.

Food, Sweden

Swedish breakfast

October 8, 2018


I have completely forgotten to post pictures from when we went to Johan’s family this Summer and met Nestor.


We ate so much great food. This is from the first morning when my sister-in-law Evelina made us breakfast. Everything so beautiful and tasty, would love that banana/cinnamon smoothie right now.


Johan’s sister in my favourite kitchen.

How have you been?
I didn’t mean to lose my voice again. Life has been busy and a bit of a roller coaster. Was invited to go to the Caribbean for a job, but was already booked for another one in Berlin this week and if I promise something, I keep it (been fighting a lot with myself about right and wrong). My mum and Thomas have been here and I had some days off to enjoy together with them, eating and drinking a LOT. Yesterday I slept most of the time when my brain got overheated with childhood memories after I got the news that my uncle died. My most vivid memory of him (we didn’t have good contact) is when my grandmother said we should just burn down the old barn that they didn’t use anymore and I took it literal, so I got myself a lighter and went down to the barn and tried to put it on fire. My uncle found me and started chasing me and I was so scared he would beat me up. Laughing so hard about it now. Sandra, the pyromaniac.

Some more Sweden pictures and Nestor, maybe?

Beanies

Cloudy blue

September 25, 2018


Now the cloudy blue beanie is listed in the shop.


I still can’t choose which colour to make for myself. I have a new outfit, for which a turquoise would look good, but not sure if it’s going to look good with anything else I’m wearing.


Berlin, you torn beauty.


The colours in this picture turned out nice and incorrect.

Efficient day today, already been to the huge Swedish furniture store to get some necessities like lingonberry jam, Kalles kaviar and sheets.

Let me know if you have any colour requests when it comes to beanies. I’m going to make some more greyish colours as well + going to try what happens if I make it in cotton, not sure if it’s going to be stretchy enough.

Talk soon!

Beanies

Most comfy beanie

September 24, 2018


Hi! Here I am! Johan took this picture today when we were out running errands together. I have made some beanies lately, with a blend of wool and alpaca. You can read more about them (and purchase) here. It’s honestly the comfiest beanie I have had on my head. The one in the picture is moving to Sweden, I was just wearing it to show you my way of wearing it, because Johan wears them another way – scroll down to see how.


These are the ones I listed in the shop today.


Bringing some Fall colours inside.


I love to cover my ears, Johan doesn’t.
Now I have a teeny tiny problem; I don’t know which colour to make for myself. I want them all.
Gonna spend my evening making a beanie in the colour Johan is wearing. Will list it in the shop this week.

How have you been?

Berlin, Charlottenburg, Food

An evening in Charlottenburg

September 19, 2018


On a hot Summer evening, Johan and I took a stroll in Charlottenburg, it was finally time to try an Indian restaurant I have been wanting to go to for many years.


For some reason I really like this sign. It’s so different from others.


You can see how hot it is in the light in this picture.


This place is amazing, I should take you there in pictures when I go there next time (this time it was already closed). Rogacki is the name of the place. Visually it’s not a very beautiful place, but the food is delicious. I have had the tastiest herring in my life in here.


I love though, how it feels like you’re back to the 1970’s.


Finally we arrived at Ashoka, Indian food close to Savignyplatz. Have you been there? It’s really really good. Especially the papadam.


I went for my all time favourite – Palak Paneer, which is a dish I always have the first time I go to a new Indian place. Very tasty!

It’s still Summer in Berlin, for a couple more days.
This week started pretty dramatic with a very sick Peps (the dog I take care of sometimes), so we had to go to the vet and she was shaking like crazy (Johan had to carry her inside because she’s so afraid of the doctor) and I tried to comfort her with my broken voice in the little Spanish I know. It all went well and she’s fine now. Made her some carrot soup with rice and chicken, plus she’s getting medication. Sweet, strong creature.

Waiting for some yarn and will make a few beanies, anyone interested? Colour wish? Just let me know 🙂

Happy mid week!

Home

Losing the voice

September 14, 2018


Yesterday, I wrote on my blog’s facebook page that I think I kind of lost my voice, which is why I haven’t posted much lately (another reason is because I was mostly sitting on my butt making 200 pairs of Wrist Worms for a big order, which was fun but nothing I could blog about every day). Will get my voice back together, working on it! Also working on getting myself a new computer, it takes like 1 minute to finish 1 sentence to publish on this space. Not OK.

So, been thinking a lot lately about consumption and working as an “influencer”. When I did this job, someone asked me if I was going to keep the wallpaper on my kitchen wall and I was super confused, because I wouldn’t have done the job if I didn’t want this wallpaper to stay in my home (I love it!). I think then and there, I realized that this is how some people work and it’s OK (everyone is free to do things the way they want), but I can’t and wouldn’t. Yesterday, I did another really fun collaboration with a result I’m very happy about, this. So, where am I getting? To say, I hope you like the collaborations I do and that I’m very picky with who I work with. And that I will be having a new computer soon, so I can keep up this space again. I’m happy I managed to work on this computer for 10+ years and I will keep it to watch movies on (Apple says it’s worth €27, LOL, it’s an iMac from 2008 and as much as I love a desktop computer, I’m going to go for a laptop this time).

So, let’s talk about the things in the photo?
On the wall, a mirror from the flea market at Boxhagener Platz, which we bought in 2011.
In the mirror, you see a picture from the shooting of Twin Peaks, by Richard Beymer.
On the door handle, a monkey which used to belong to my great uncle.
The bar table is from a Trödelshop on my street, which I’m still crazy in love with.

Bar table top:
An Eiffel tower from our trip to Paris together, in 2013.
Antlers from a deer Johan’s grandpa killed.
A porcelain elephant Johan gave me for my birthday some years ago.
A disco ball from Johan’s teenage years.
A vase by Ingegerd Råhman which I got at Norrgavel about 10 years ago.

Bar table below:
A tin we bought in London in 2009.
A soft toy I got from WAWAYA back in the early online days.
Poison perfume my grandma gave me in 1991.
A pipe from Adolf’s house.
A plastic fox Johan and I found on a beautiful walk back when we lived in Gothenburg.
Johan’s good old sailor.
Random boxes with random treasures, found.
A make up bag from my mother, containing old accessories from her and my childhood.

I love stuff that tell stories, that have a history. That doesn’t mean everything has to be second hand, also the new things will eventually carry a story and I prefer a mix of old and new (like 80% old and 20% new).

Hello, voice!