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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A walk in the woods, part 1


A day off and a long walk in to the woods was just what I needed. We found a new hidden gem outside the city. A 15 minute drive and you can make a walk between these beautiful giants. I love the foggy weather, which made everything look so magical and mysterious. Searching for mushrooms and collecting pretty leaves just like you did in primary school (remember?). Don't forget that great smell of fallen leaves and pines. And now I want to knit some more and prepare myself for Winter.

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