fredag 28 februari 2014

Armwarmers

 Remember this jacket? I bought it at a thrift shop. The weird thing with it was that the lining had big arm cuffs in a wool material. It felt just too bulky and warm comparing to the rest of the garment. I haven't got the time until recently to do something about it. The cuffs looked spotless and I thought I could use them for armwarmers instead of throwing them away. I zig zagged on som black stretchy lace on the ends and that was all.
 I took a lunch walk at the wasteland to take the photos of the armwarmers. Some kids have had some fun with spray paint. On a stone further away they had sprayed "cat". I always think this wood would fit perfect for a horror movie or a gothic drama of sorts. My son says it's creepy but I love this place. 
Armwarmers combined with my new wool knit. It's hard to get real wool knits without syntetic blend today, I think. This sweater comes from Gudrun Sjödéns wintercollection and it has my colour and patterns. Clothes with black and grey stripes are impossible to resist!
And this is how all days looks like. Grey thick cover of clouds shutting sunlight out. The red cross sign is a mark for snowmobile paths. It's not allowed to drive them anywere you like because of the damage they can do on treeplants, fields etc. I don't know how the sign got there, doesn't look like a safe place to drive.
Even if the weather is dull, I think it gives the scenery a melancholic beauty.
Spring is surely on it's way. During my short walk I heard lots of birds and particularly woodpeckers. Talking about woodpeckers. Our middle sized white backed woodpecker is almost gone, but a forest like this with lots of rottening trees are their natural habitat. Maybe I could have the luck to see one here and get this place sacred for the future.
 Oh and this hermit-crab will socialize this weekend and it will be fun. We are invited to a couple of our friends for dinner tomorrow and on sunday there will be a magician show, the extra spice will be jugglers with chainsaws on fire.

15 kommentarer:

  1. Ahhh! That jacket is amazing! So jealous! Love what you did with the arm warmers, sooo cute!

    I love the spooky forest and the icy wastes! I think someone was playing a joke with the snowmobile sign!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I also think someone put the sign there, probably the spray kids.
      :) I have been jealous of electrobats striped jackets and got so happy to find one myself, check her jacket-o-calypse and see.

      Radera
  2. Sweden looks so cool in your pictures, I have to go there one day! And I love how comfy your new armwarmers look in combination with the grey and black stripes!

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    1. Absolutely. I think Dalarna where I live is one of the most beautiful places inside the country. If you come I'll be your tour-guide :D

      Radera
  3. Mycket trevlig återanvändning av foder! Jag älskar handledsvärmare, och dina blev ju superfina.

    SvaraRadera
  4. Too funny, I kept looking for a hermit crab in that last picture until I eventually clued in you were talking about yourself! Duh.

    I'm sorry I missed that sweater ... every time I go on the site, I only ever seem to find the bright clothes, which I love on others but not on myself. And it's hard to find wool without synthetics even to knit with these days! Next on my list after I've learned how to do socks are those flowered armwarmers. I brought the pattern with me but 'm going to have to buy the wool online, I think.

    Gorgeous, melancholy pictures - just perfect. :)

    SvaraRadera
  5. What beautiful photos I love the ice and the rocks, but I am glad it`s not that cold for so long where I live.

    SvaraRadera
  6. I love your photos! It looks like a fairy tale over there. Glad to hear things are warming up over there. It was -48 last night. Brrrr... One more month until spring. Seeing your photos though gives me hope.

    SvaraRadera
  7. Fina bilder :) Kan vi ta en promenad " in the wastelands" någon gång?

    SvaraRadera
  8. Black&grey stripes are one of my favourite patterns; they can be "gothable" (?) but they can be worn anywhere with anything. Your armwarmers are lovely, and they look so good matched with that sweater!
    These pictures are beautiful, I love those woods, even though admittedly they have this sort of a "Blair Witch Project" vibe :D but that's maybe what makes them beautiful. ;)

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    1. It really looks like a "Blair Witch" forest

      Radera
  9. Beautiful photos! I would also love to go to Sweden some day.

    SvaraRadera