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Fall in Pictures

August-September 

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Walking in Vanhakaupunki (literally “Oldtown”).

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The Girl Hat That Was On Fire (Slable by Woolly Wormhead)

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Even though I dislike Juha Tapio and have seen Kaksi vanhaa puuta lyrics used in way too many wedding invitations, the song still makes me cry every fricking time.

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My mother insisted on celebrating my graduation somehow. Because I threatened not to show up if I didn’t get to do the planning, the guests very few and all food vegan. The menu was:

Mushroom Focaccia (recipe from Chocochili)

My father’s Waldorf Salad, recipe for vegan dressing from Papu, porkkana ja hillopulla by Marianne Kiskola

Rachel Ray’s quinoa salad with roasted bell peppers (shown in the photo)

Soyballs from Veganissimo (shown)

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Dessert: modified version of the cake in Puputyttö ja vohvelisankari (featuring Airy & Creamy soycream) and banana-lingonberry cake (Chocochili)

October

More walking:

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Featuring yet another hat! This one I testknit for Stefanie Bold. The cardigan is also a handknit, but was made by my mother at least 20 years ago.

More eating:

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Vegan cupcakes from Niia’s Cupcakes. They have a stand in Forum Shopping Center and I’m pretty sure also do catering and stuff. The strawberry cupcake=piece of heaven.

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(Yep, more hats. Also featuring the Essayist Sweater.)

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We’ve been really enjoying the Great Outdoors this fall: mushroom picking with my father, walking in Keskuspuisto…It probably helped that temperatures were pretty high for most of September and October. However, it snowed last night so this weekend doesn’t look that promising. But I’m very happy I enjoyed it while it lasted!

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April Dreaming (hurry up, spring)

It snowed here last night. Yes, snowed. Seeing it in the morning (before I’ve even had my coffee) was like a slap in the face.

So I played a bit with snapseed. We went to the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden on Saturday, and also have flowers at home, so I had a lot of material.

This is for all the spring dreamers out there. One day the winter will end.

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The true depth of winter

It is cold. It is snowing. Snowing again? Snowing still? I don’t know. Feels like it is snowing constantly.

And by cold, I mean seriously cold, -20 C cold. This is the kind of cold that is more than just weather, the kind of cold that requires adapting and precautions. 

One might think that since we experience this cold nearly every winter, it would feel normal and therefore bearable. But no. I at least seem to forget (or mentally block the memory of) the worst winter days during the rest of the year. 

I do try to see the good side of this weather too. The light I actually like -the winter light that hits our living room through most of the day.

And then, of course, there’s knitting. I have worn a handmade sweater pretty much every day, not to mention socks. A bamboo scarf that I was making has been put aside in favour of a gray hat (why did I not knit anything in neutral colours during my hat kick?) and mittens (which speaks volumes about the seriousness of the cold situation since I hate making mittens).

I also have bought wool.

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That is not all of it. Stay tuned.