Saturday, 14 February 2009

I found this recipe on Ungtblod (amazing blog, fyi) for hindbærsnitter which in English I will call two delicious slabs of sugar cookie layered with raspberry jam in the middle and icing on top, then cut into tiny squares. Whew! As you can see, the translation is not direct.

Confession, if you tell me that a recipe is somehow "European" I will deem it my upmost priority to make it. These bar pastries have only confirmed to me that all "European" pastries are delicious.

Oh, and they are so easy to make. :)

Don't they look like Poptarts?

The Slouchy Grey Hat.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Like I predicted, I have made myself a grey hat. (How clairvoyant of me. :P) The hat I made was the "Elizabeth Hat" designed by Jane Richmond, the beauty in the red hat. This pattern is wonderfully easy, and so cute! As a plus, I feel more like a stylish and slightly rock like The Kooples.

Elizabeth 070, originally uploaded by janeyfromcanadia.

One Grey Hat.

Friday, 6 February 2009

I love The Kooples.
It is a clothing company that explains itself best:

"The Kooples, c’est le retour du chic de rue, un état d’esprit Paris-Londres, une inclinaison musicale, la mode comme manifeste, et un vestiaire pour deux. Depuis cinq minutes ou depuis quinze ans, pour une nuit, pour un certain temps, c’est un mode de vie, un jeu."

"The Kooples is a return to streetstyle, the spirit of Paris and London, a musical influence, a fashion manifesto, and a dressing room for two. For five minutes or fifteen years, for one night, for forever, it is a lifestyle."

Um, how cool is that?
The Kooples clothing is marketed to couples and modeled by real-life couples scouted on internet networking sites. The idea is that clothing can be shared by both sexes. Double the wardrobe? I'm okay with that.

One couple fascinated me in particular, Emica and Sam.They're young and beautiful, but mostly, I'm in love with her large knitted hat.

Since I've scoured their website, I've determined that the hat must be her own.
I may not be near a Kooples store in France, but I forsee a knitted grey slouchy hat in my future.

Navy Sulka Scarf.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

I hadn't knit anything for myself in awhile, I wanted a nice and simple scarf so badly!
These amazing street style pictures only reinforced the desire for a cushy new scarf.
I choose a pattern that would give me the most instant gratification, the Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf from the Purl Bee fit the bill.
The yarn I used was Mirasol Sulka, which can only properly be described as pure heaven.
Note: This wonderful company gives back.

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