Thursday, 25 December 2008

German Christmas


Like most of Europe, Germans celebrate on December 24. Our friends Sasha & Marie invited us over for dinner and asked us to bring desert. I didn't really want to bring soggy baklava - specialty of the neighbourhood - over, so I decided to bake a flourless chocolate cake! It turned out ugly as sin, but actually quite delicious.

Today we saw our first glimpse at sunlight in maybe a month so we bundled up and walked over to the Judisches Museum to check out their Chanukka-Markt where we were promised to find quirky crafts and yummy latkes. Neither were found, but we ate what they had before we set out on the long walk home. We also got to get up close to another ego-inspired piece of architecture-gone-wrong by Daniel Libeskind. He's the guy who designed the R.O.M., forgetting that it gets cold in Toronto. In his defence, we didn't walk through the museum's interior - but you could have a look see on the website. Also, the outside garden is pretty neat. This is more a criticism of the exterior and just my general dislike of architectural 'stars'.






Aidan's wearing a hat I made for him and is too small for his head, but it was cold as we ate our latkes so he wore it, like the trooper he is. Speaking of things I've made gone wrong... I made these mittens on the road and didn't decrease properly - there was no pattern involved, so they ended up looking like lobster claws. However, they do get the job done.

9 comments:

adn said...

such a horrible picture of me...you could've at least photoshopped in some eyeballs or something...

karyn said...

merry christmas, leah! i hope you have an exciting year full of adventures that i look forward to reading about. i really like your mitts btw!

leah buckareff said...

aww, thanks karyn! and happy chilly days and new years to you!

i was really missing the workroom this weekend.

CallieCo said...

I remember those mittens! I think they turned out smashingly. Why would you want normal mittens.

leah buckareff said...

you're right, callie!

they're good for pointing - whereas most mittens are not...

sweetie pie press said...

a ha ha ha ha ha!

too bad your crochet mentor only ever taught you to make hyperbolic cones.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha!

leah buckareff said...

i know...but i'm working on developing my repertoire - did i show you a picture of the hyperbolic mobile i made for my new niece?

karyn said...

ooooh i want to see a photo of the mobile too. you should post it!

leah buckareff said...

okay, okay.
i'm sorry i don't have a better picture, but i've posted one here:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=2512094922&ref=mf