Roadtrip USA - part 1


I still feel incredibly blessed that we had and took the chance to make our long wished for roadtrip to the USA. Even if it is more than a year ago since we stepped on the plaine to travel to the other side of the world, I still dream about it on a daily basis and can only wish that we can do it all over.
We met the most loveliest people, travelled through every type of weather you can imaging (yes even snow!), saw the most breathtaking views and so many more that words can not describe.

We started our journey at the top in Seattle and travelled down following highway 1 with it's breathtaking views down to Los Angeles while stopping at all the big city's and national forests in between.


So here is another try… I have been longing for this place for the last year but didn't won't to take another effort to bring this little spot of mine back alive after a couple of tries before. The thought of posting one thing and than being consumed by 'live' again, the feeling like I should rush through, only time to achieve and no time to fail…

Social media, as wonderful as it was at the beginning (it still is from time to time) now pushes you to consume, perform, be perfect and so on. That's the feeling that all those adds and the algorithm do to me personal. We already see enough of those on the train, in magazines, on television and when we walk in the city. I know this feels like I'm another one of those people who keeps nagging along even if we can't do anything about that and just have to accept that it is like it is. But I miss the stories and the creativity that I used to see/read, or the little things in live that made people happy. I even miss reading about, besides the good, also the bad things in live. We are not perfect all the time right? And thank you so much for all the comments I received and seeing that I'm not the only one.

Now enough about this. There are already enough words spend on this subject at other places. Let's see it as an opportunity to give blogging another try and slow down a bit.

in picture: a project that is lingering for a long time, I dislike knitting sleeves // pileas are taking over my home, I have them in every corner of the house // Autumn light // new yarn to dye and test // a sock sample I'm knitting for the shop // the start of a holiday present

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A new year and a new start. I started 2016 with no real 'good intentions' but learned and did a lot more then ever. There was a lot of unexpected traveling, I learned new techniques, focused more on my own happiness instead of the expectations of others, tryed to live a minimalistic lifestyle in my own way with less consumerism, followed my instincts and learned to say 'no'.

For 2017 I will just do the same. No good intentions but taking day by day just as they are, focusing on making and creating.

• knits from 2015, a couple of sweaters, hats, socks, lot's of kid knits since they are so fun to make
• knits from 2016, lot's of sweaters + one for him, socks, a hat and a pair of mittens

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Lisboa - part I


I'm back from sunny Lisbon! A little bit more than a week ago we traveled to the capital of Portugal to take some time out. Both of us worked untill the end of 2015 and we wanted to start the new year fresh. This small trip was just what we needed and what a vacation should be, lot's of walking, good food, ending every day with a bottle sangria at one of the kiosk's you can find everywhere and eyestaring at all the balconies with there pretty greens.

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