Thursday, May 24, 2007

operator, get me sweden

Use any methods you require to get her on the wire
I know you understand me you've heard it all before
Because you are this earths' long distance love ambassador

I went to Stockholm!

Our apartment is one of those buildings. Maybe the yellow one second from the left? I forget.

It was kind of eerie because it never really got dark. We could go sightseeing at night, even. It was nice except for when I would wake with the sunrise every morning at 4 am. Then it was kind of shocking.

These pictures were taken around 9 or 10 at night without a flash!

Remarkably, the Swedes seem to like food in tubes:

I bought some tubed "bacon ost" but haven't tried it yet.

Not wanting to show up empty handed, I knit a sweater for the son of my swedish friends. I used the pattern for the Shawl-Collared Jacket from Baby Knits For Beginners by Debbie Bliss. It was the first time I've knit anything without deviating from the pattern. I even bought the yarn specified. But even then I still had to buy a sixth ball of yarn. I must be a tight knitter. It was my first garment, but I think it turned out not bad, right? The kid's freaking gorgeous so I'm sure anything would look good on him. I think next time I'll try to add pockets.

This was knit with Debbie Bliss merino aran (colour: 325300 black, 6 skeins) on size US8 needles.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

fun park fugitives

from our heads down to our sneakers
we're natural born thrill seekers

I told you I'd eat it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

I wish that I was beautiful for you

On Saturday I went to Brooklyn and took a lot of pictures for a friend. Then she took this one of me:

(for the gender confused. hee.)

and I wish that I was beautiful for you
I wish that I could change things with a pill
for a quick fix modern tonic that would change me with one swallow
I would kill
watch folks line up to pay
to stare at me all day
but I’d turn them all away if that be thy will
one tiny little innocuous pill
but a wish is just a pin in a swimming pool of needles

Sometimes life is easier when certain aspects of it are blurred.