It’s Monday again, so welcome to knitting weekly here on jriede.com!
On the needles: Green Adjustable Lace Thingie (see also my post on WIP Wednesday last week)
Off the needles: none this week
Stash Aquisitions: none this week
On the Radar: Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails, Anne Elliot Spencer, Unsplash
On the Stovetop: Cinnamon Rolls, Green Thai Curry, Donuts & Spaghetti Bolognese
Listening to: Portishead, Pearl Jam, Fugazi, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden
Watching: Grey’s Anatomy Season 11
Off-Topic: The Chair Series
The perfect combination: lace knitting & TV series
As the yet unnamed green adjustable shawl is still on my needles, there’s time to be devoted to knitting – especially during the evenings when the kids are in bed already. Realizing I have missed that Grey’s Anatomy season 11 has already been aired I got the perfect excuse for knitting anyway: how could I dare watching TV series without being productive at the same time? You get the point.
Spring is just around the corner
Every year I realize around the beginning of March that my closet runs short of cardigans, especially cardigans suitable for spring wearing. Living by the coast implies chill and windy weather, after all – as a quick solution I’m planning for knitting my version of Anne Elliot Spencer soon. Besides that, I’m cooking and baking: big success stories about donuts and pizza bread to be shared soon here on the blog.
Music taste never changes, does it?
My theory about your personal preferred music is the following: the music you are coined with during your adolescence and early adulthood stays with you forever in a way. For me, this has been all about 90s punk and Indie: Fugazi, Foo Fighters, Bad Religion, Portishead, Pearl Jam and many more. Lately, I have discovered melancholia about my uprising 40th birthday next year – 90s music seems to be The Cure, I mean the cure, recently.
Photography: The Chair & Unsplash
This chair has seen lots of the life of me, my husband and his flatmate in the 90s. It’s the type of furniture your kids have learned how to sit on, you smoked countless cigarettes on, had heated discussions over a cup of tea listening to Portishead and did unspeakable things with people on together. Recently I found out the chair is still with my husband’s flatmate in the living room of the house he now lives in.
It almost could be used as album cover artwork, especially the one above – strange facial expressions on both of us. (Yes, the girl is me – and no, this time I’m really not knitting.)
The shot has taken place in a small village near Braunschweig and has indeed been very funny. I barely could stay serious as you easily spot above.
The upper picture has been taken two weeks later, around February 15th, on a peninsula on the German North Sea coast, the place I’m currently living at. It’s been around zero degrees Celsius so yes, it was cold and yes, I’m only wearing short sleeves. Nevertheless I really enjoyed the photo shoot and just love the results.
Another lovely photography-related find last week has been Unsplash, which advertises itself as “Free high-resolution photos, 10 new photos every 10 days”. And it’s not only that, the pictures are gorgeous, too. Don’t you agree?
Have a nice week!