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Finally in Berlin – check out my new blog

So much has happened since my last post. You may remember when I mentioned that I’m embarking on a great adventure: taking a long sabbatical leave from work and moving to Berlin? Well, I’m here. Arrived today. We’ve been traveling in Germany already for a week or so, meeting family and friends. Has been a lovely ride…

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Finnish summer at its best

I could say it’s been mostly rainy and rather cold lately, but instead I’ll share two pics which capture some of the best moments of the past weekend. Last week we had one, beautiful, sunny day. One! We went to Iso Vasikkasaari in Espoo, Southern Finland, to enjoy the sea, sail boats, outside crochet and some…

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Hometown traveling

Have you ever seen Helsinki from the sea? It never seizes to amaze me how different everything looks like. It’s so easy to forget the beauty of your everyday surroundings. We took a boat ride to Harmaja light house, stopped briefly in Vasikkasaari to admire the old, rusty water tower, and finally parked the boat near Tervasaari to…

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Sabbatical year ahead

In my last blog post I mentioned that my personal happiness project is moving ahead. Well, it really is. I’m taking a year-long job alternation leave from work and moving to Berlin, my favorite city of all. I almost can’t believe it’s all happening. It’s exciting, frightening, and wonderful at the same time! Have you ever…

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Crochet summer top in the making

I’ve worked on a crochet summer top for a while now. It’s practically ready, but I can’t seem to figure out a good way do the finishing touches to the sleeves, so I can’t quite yet show the final product. I’m almost finished with all the millions of yarn ends as this was not crocheted in…

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Bikini revolution – Monokini 2.0 needs your support

Yesterday was a great day. I got to meet the fantastic Monokini 2.0 team with some of my Huuma colleagues. We were so impressed with the work of Nutty Tarts and the rest of the people involved in the Monokini 2.0 project that we wanted to see if there was any room for cooperation. There is!…

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Optical crochet purse

Here’s the first optical crochet pattern I’ve ever tried out. It’s from Virkkuri II, a crochet book by Molla Mills. As you may remember, counting stitches is not my forte, but I really wanted to see if I had the patience to work through this. Normally I watch movies or TV while crocheting, but this pattern required a…

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Habits, revolutions and crochet

I spent the entire day yesterday finishing my most recent crochet project, the striped summer top. It’s almost done! I’ll do a separate blog post about it later, but here you can see the pattern I’ve been following. It’s a combination of single, double and triple crochet. Lately, the weather in Finland has been rather…