Easter visit

I didn't plan on visiting my parents for Easter. A combination of crowded trains because of the holidays and expensive tickets kept me away. But then my mom decided that I was a little ridiculous, she got me the tickets and so, here I am back on the west coast. And it's lovely, full of Easter decorations, naps, scrabble games, family and chocolate eggs. Sometimes moms just know better.

Hooray for Monday (on a Tuesday!)

To celebrate the beginning of a brand new week, here's what I'm looking forward to in the coming days.

//A 3-day Easter Break at my parents house. My sister will be there too. Must.Take.Pictures.Of.Her.!

//Food and Easter Break. Enough said.

//More wonderful birthing women. I've had some really great days at the hospital lately.

Wishing you a delicious week! Happy Easter!

How to make Double Exposures on film

A little Double Exposure DIY for you guys. 

You'll need an analog camera, film and tape or a marker/pen.

1: Load film and make sure that the filmstrip is secured in the feeder. Find a place on the camera and mark it. I used red tape for this.

2: Mark the film so it matches the mark on the camera. Note: you'll need these two markers to match when you reload the film for the second round of picture taking.

3: Shoot the film roll.

4: Once you've finished the roll. Rewind the film but not all the way. Make sure there’s a little strip left.

Now comes the fun part. Reload the film (basically you just follow steps 1- 3 again) - make sure you align the markers on film and camera perfectly. Once you've finished shooting the roll the second time around, rewind it all the way, develop and enjoy your double exposures.

Note: Even though I do my best to match the markers on film and camera, my double exposures never come out perfectly aligned. This is easily fixed with a little bit of cropping.

More double exposures here

12 on a Thursday

1:: Still snowing here.

2:: A new project.

3:: I've suddenly fallen back in love with this old combo: rye bread, liver pate and pickled beets.

4:: A Danish children's book for an American boy. I just couldn't help but pick the one with the naked kids; it's so Danish and so not American.

5:: Drinking liters of tea every day.

6:: Pile of clothes.

7-8:: Sights around Copenhagen.

9:: I took me more than 2 years to finish these. I'm not a sock knitter!

10:: Afternoon tea with Nina. 

11:: Fastelavnsbolle.

12:: Blurry me.

Hooray for Monday (on a Tuesday)


To celebrate the beginning of a brand new week, here's what I'm looking forward to in the coming days.

//Soaking in the tub. My new (temporary) place has a bathtub which is a rare commodity in Danish households. I'll take advantage while I'm here.

//Days at Fødegangen. The last month I've had all my shifts at Barselsgangen which have been interesting enough but I have to admit I'm glad to be back amongst the action.

//Knitting. Of course!

Wishing you a lovely week!

Plain Cardigan

This little cardigan was finished a couple of weeks ago. I knit it with a strand of cotton yarn and a strand of merino wool held together. I love how simple the design is - easy to knit and easy to wear.

Pattern found here: Plain Cardigan by Pickles

How I learned to love peanut butter

When I first move to the US an aunt of my au pair family introduced me to the equally gross and yummy combination of marshmallow fluff and peanut butter.*
It really simple. All you need is....
...Bread, Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Fluff...
...spread evenly on bread slices...
...press the two slices together.

*I just found out that this type of sandwich is called a fluffernutter. What a great name!