2016/08/28

Summer 2016

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Time to share a bit of this and that from the summer, went quickly to the beer festival and tried some really good beers.

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Was hanging out a lot with friends. It's always the same; I plan to spend a lot of time alone and end up spending most of my time with friends. I plan to stay home and relax and end up clubbing all night. Will I be the same when I'm 80 years old?

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Spent many hours working with the We Are Knitters yarns, was such a great collaboration - I hope we do it again soon!

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A window that makes me smile.

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Some days life has felt like this.

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Most of my days life felt more like this though, yay!

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The afternoon light in my kitchen is intense.

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Slowly walking down the streets during the heatwave.

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And drinking so much water.

Happy Sunday, happy end of Summer!

2016/08/27

Up close

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Woke up Johan with the camera in his face (well, hair).
And a picture from today's work.

2016/08/23

A winner, some flowers & something new

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Congratulations to Manuela, she's the winner of the giveaway I hosted together with We Are Knitters. Thank you all for participating!

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A picture from past weekend's work, I like those beautiful mistakes like this time when I stumbled at the moment I was taking the picture.

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Some new Wrist Worms are available in the shop.
Cotton, Terracotta
Cotton, Brown
Merino, Emerald (my new favourites!)
Merino, Wine
Merino, Sand
All of them made of WAK yarn and only a few pairs of each available.

2016/08/21

I(t) started in 1991

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In 1991 I started listening to Kraftwerk and Pet Shop Boys, two bands which led me to techno. This album introduced me to the wonderful world of electronic music. In 1991 I also started studying German and started making plans to move here, plans made by a 13 year old though.

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Johan and our friend Ben drinking beer in the afternoon. In 1991 me and my friends started organizing discos which we called rave parties.

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In 1991 I spent much of my time at home listening to music and writing in my journals, sometimes 15-20 pages a day. For christmas I got my stereo with vinyl player, cd player and cassette player of which I'm still using the amplifier, it is one of the most wonderful gift I ever got.

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This dog was carrying a book on his way to the bar, then he lied down completely chilled. A rat passed by, stayed in front of the dog and stared, before it ran away. The dog couldn't care less. In 1991 I was as obsessed with dogs as I am now.

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In 1991 I planned to be a translator or teacher in German. I dreamed of being an artist of some sort, but around me this didn't exist as a reality and everyone told me I had to study like an idiot and "become something important" which for them didn't mean working in art. I'm so glad I eventually didn't listen to them (after studying 7 languages...).

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In 1991 I was dancing like crazy at our parties and at around 16 years of age I thought I was too old to do this. I became a serious and boring person with an inner monster who wanted to get out. This monster didn't get out until I was by number much older than 13. One thing you learn by getting older, is that you're never really getting old unless you choose to.

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I think the Sandra of 1991 would be very happy of where I am today.

2016/08/20

The maniac

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It's here now, my favourite time of the year. End of August, September, October and first weeks of November. When everything is crisp and gets more and more colourful. And I crochet like a maniac in my studio :)

Ps. Don't forget the giveaway xo

2016/08/19

East London

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The evenings on my balcony are so beautiful at this time of the year. Had a friend over for some tapas and wine the other night.

2016/08/17

Wrist Worms Giveaway with Sandra Juto & We Are Knitters

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For a long time I have admired the high quality yarns made of 100% natural material from We Are Knitters and now we've teamed up! I have made 3 pairs of Wrist Worms with their yarn (the 3 in the last picture):

Grey pair made of 100% wool
Rusty red pair made of 100% cotton
Wine red pair made of 100% merino wool
&
We Are Knitter's knitting kit for this amazing scarf

for A GIVEAWAY (fill in the form to enter). We Are Knitters will pick a random winner who will get all of this in her/his mail.

WAK also sent me a knitting kit for the classic sweater which I knitted during one weekend, the only remaining thing is to stitch the pieces together. Looking forward to wearing it soon, my favourite season is almost here - FALL! :)

Also my followers get 20% discount in We Are Knitters web shop with discount code SANDRAJUTO4WAK.

Last day to enter the giveaway is this Sunday, August 21.

2016/08/13

Recharging

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Some random shots from my day around the hood. Spending the rest of the day/evening working and reading, this summer has been so much about working, partying and socializing and it's been soooo much fun! Recharging right now, because here there is always a party around the corner ;)

2016/08/11

Good old blog

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This picture is the only non work related picture I've taken this month and it reminds me of back in the days when I loved blogging and took pictures of whatever was around me. When my camera was new and I was buying a couple of new lenses and saw new things everywhere. Instagram changed my way of taking pictures and I must say that I still like the good old blog format much more. Gonna bring my good old camera out more, not only for work, from today on.