Sunday, 28 February 2010


This image illustrates quite aptly how I feel.

Saturday, 27 February 2010


I am back from France with an enormous head cold.

Here is a list of body parts which are affected by it:
1. Head (ache)
2. Nose (clogged, and sore from multitudinous nose-blowing)
3. Sinuses (clogged)
4. Ears (strange pressure anomalies due to enormous head cold and clogged sinuses taken to aviation altitudes)
5. Head
6. Tooth
7. Lungs (hurts from cough)

Here’s a list of things I’m reading:
1. Mythologies, by Roland Barthes
2. Lecture script, and accompanying literature for my visual studies* course
3. S/Z, by Roland Barthes (in french!)

Spring is on the doorstep and beckoning everyone to go outside and have picknicks, take walks and plunge into ponds - all things which are not highly recommendable with an enormous head cold, so accordingly my mood is rather on the grumpy side.
This blog will bring to you soon the exploits of my photographic endeavours during the France trips, although chances are that you have already seen all of them in some other medium. So everything’s boring and lachrimose. Yeah.

Bells, wells,

*term used for lack of a better translation of “Bildtheorie”

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Knittin’ fittin’ mittens!

Or in this case: fingerless gloves.

I’m smitten.
I loves.

Knitting a glove wasn’t at all as difficult as I imagined it to be. Truth be told, I probably didn’t really do it “correctly”, I didn’t have a pattern or anything, I just sort of made it up as a went along, with the occasional peek at some online knitting help. But I never really grasp what they try to express in words, un-moving pictures are not much help if you’re looking for particular motion sequences, and, being left handed, even the youtube videos don’t really help. So I’m left with improvising, which worked surprisingly well. The only thing is that I hardly remember what I did, and therefore am a bit queasy concerning the second glove. I hope I'll be able to fashion an identical (inverted) version of this one though.