Tuesday, November 28, 2006

(Let's start a) rock'n'roll riot

I wrote a rather long post yesterday about the up-coming cloure of Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, but then I deleted it, because well, it was crap.
For those of you who didn't know or hadn't guessed, I think the closure is a f*cking rubbish idea, even if it has been a while since I actually went there. I don't support the vandalism, but I wonder what the politicians and Faderhuset had thought would happen, when they put 500-1000 young people in a situation where they feel that they have absolutely nothing to lose.
Anyway, for those of you who don't know the story you can read some of it in English here and sign the petition here - it's close to 10,000 now, it just needs you.
Also, try to spread the word; have no doubt, I love Copenhagen, but it is becoming more and more homogenic these days - what it really doesn't need is to shut down one of the most progressive cultural institutions within city lines.
There's a bundle of cool events coming up towards the supposed closing date, the 14th of December, and not just for people who are into punk and HC.
I'm thinking that I'll go and see Michael Simpson and Sølvstorm, who are playing on the 5th of November, maybe Baby Woodrose and Savage Rose on the 13th and maybe the marathon reading with several Danish authors (Bo hr. Hansen, Jan Sonnergaard and TS Høegh among (many) others) on the 6th. Full calendar is here.

Show up, Ungdomshuset needs you! [insert poster of snotty, vegan punk pointing his/her finger at you here].

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

If the cold doesn't kill her, money will

I think that last year I mentioned the Danish poet who says that the year has 14 months; January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, November, November and December. This year, however, I can't really say that he's right, because, seriously, November is just going by for me all... whoosh! I'm not really spending my time doing anything major, except spending too much money, but still... Anyway, to the right you have my current works in progress. Another mitten (this time a cross between a squirrel and a pirate mitten), a sleeve for a self-designed shirt that has been under way for quite some time, a second Peacock Feathers Shawl (I gave the first one to my favourite aunt for her 40th birthday) and a Cablenet sock in Black Purl from Lorna's Laces. Apart from all of that, I should be studying, but I find myself in a perpetual state of "I can't be arsed", so excuse me if I'm a bad, bad blogger these days.
In the mean time, ch-ch-check out this version of The Fear, it's evil and gorgeous at the same time!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

You're the miles left to go

After going home with the f***ing rain in my face and mascara, and before I go to my warm bed, which is looking preeetty good right now, I just have a couple of things to show you.

First:















Pirate mittens! Ooo-er! Nice, no? I used this pattern from Hello Yarn and two skeins of Dale's teflon-coated yarn, Hauk. Strange stuff, teflon-coated yarn, oh well.

Second:















Lookie! I made a convert! This is my friend Camilla, whom I've known since I was seventeen. Where I'm afraid that I've chosen a road of paper pushing, Camilla is a really good photographer and make-up artist who, among other things, has done some work for Suicide Girls (as a photographer, that is). She's my first convert and she's already been knitting on the train (as you can tell, I'm rather proud). What you see, is her knitting her first sweater, a cardigan for this little girl, her daughter Kornelia (who, as you can tell, ended up looking very un-Exorcist-y).