Donnerstag, 7. Oktober 2010


Finally some FOs. School is already taking up most of my energy but at the weekend I could whip up this:

My sister-in-law is having twins pretty soon so they get a little set with a pair of baby Shedirs and matching shoes!

The shoes are so cute! I love the pattern. it is easy and well written (Baby Strap Shoes). there also a lot of other patterns and I am definitely making more of them!

Samstag, 25. September 2010

Baby Shedir and a cold

My sister-in-law asked me to knit my niece another Shedir. So I did :-) I don't know yet, if it will fit her as I used another yarn this time and so it seems a bit smaller. However, with the cables it is quite stretchy. But ...her siblings are already on the way, so they will get it! This time I used Rico baby Cotton Soft DK which is really nice to knit with. Thank God that I can do cables without a cable needle so this project was doene in about 4 hrs.

The bad news are that I have a cold :-( I tried all week to kill it before it might break out properly and I thought I did, but yesterday evening we went to the Oktoberfest and it started to rain. My dirndl is a long one but not very warm. I was wet all over because we didn't have an umbrella and now I feel pretty bad. And in time for the weekend. I really am a good teacher...

Montag, 20. September 2010

Old and New

Something old:

I made this dress back in January for a ball we go to every year. It is Nora from Burdastyle. I think I made size 36 but I can't remember really. What you can't see is the skirt , I made it in black. I like the colour of the outer dress a lot! Sadly I can wear evening dresses only once year.

Something new:

This is the aforementioned Kirigami. I have to do about 4" more on the body. The sleeves are 7/8 at the moment but I think I will do them a full length as the sweater is rather warm and then my lower arms will be cold and then I probably won't wear it. The 7/8 are really cute but then you need to use lighter yarn than suggested (maybe sport rather than aran).

Today was the first "real" day at school and I feel tired. The first day is always the worst and I hope it will be better tomorrow. I think I have nice students this year which is a relief!

Donnerstag, 16. September 2010


Sadly, no pictures today as I am on a school trip. everything runs very smoothly, my students are nice and well-behaved. And I will go to my favourite store now and shop for hours - yay!!

Knitting: before we left I started "Kirigami" from Twist Collective and I love it! I am (after three days) already doing the body. The construction is very unusual which prevents you from getting bored. I do it with Takhi Dove in Grey and White and I can't wait to finish and wear it.

Pics coming soon!

Samstag, 11. September 2010

Baby Jacket!

Another UFO turnd FO that has been lying around for ages! This is the "First Coat" from Debbie Bliss's "Essential Baby" for 9-12 months and I used the rest of the "Sea Cashmere" from the Washington Square Vest. It's really cute I think.
I don't know who will wear this as my niece is too big... Well, let's see what will happen this fall...

Dienstag, 7. September 2010

Old FOs

As mentioned, I want to show you my old Fos of this year.
The first one is the Zoe Vest from Interweave Crocher Winter 2009. I always wanted to crochet something out of this magazine but for me the project descriptions were all a bit daunting. This one was pretty easy and I did it on the train and during breaks in school - in the deepest summer :-) The yarn is some no-name brand which I inherited from my Grandma years ago.

The second one is the Washington Square Vest from Interweave Knits Winter 2008. I did this during our skiing holiday in the Easter break when we went to North Italy (Sterzing - check out the Wiesnerhof, it's great). I'm not overall happy with the fit of this, it's very loose and floppy although I knitted it to the measurements. The middle part with the cables takes ages and goes very, very slowly. I made it out of "Sea Cashmere" from Lana Grosso which is sadly discontinued. I liked the feel of it quite well.

The third one is the lightweight pullover from Knitbot which I made out of some old Junghans yarn. I don't have the ballband anymore because it was a dress before :-) I was feeling like doing some plain stockinette at the time as I had a lot to do at school and felt really stressed out. The fit is great and it is nice autumn pullover as it is not too thick (as suggested in the name...)

The next one is Cerisara from Chic Knits. I saw it at Robin's and instantly wanted to have one, too. I especially orderd the yarn, Eucool, at Web's (which was pretty quick) - this is also a great yarn which knits up quickly. I haven't worn this one yet as summer this year was either brutally hot or bitterly cold so I hope Indian summer has mercy on me.

The last one was originally the fitted rib Turtleneck from Hollywood Knits by Suss Cousins in GGH Goa. However, the yarn was so heavy and the smallest size rather loose on me that it sagged too much to be comfortable for me. I only wore it one or two times over the years and finally decided to frog it. And now it is the short-sleeved cardigan with ribbing from Stefanie Japel's Fitted knits (only with long sleeves). This is definitely a winner and also perfect for autumn!

Sorry for the pictures, I should have cleaned the mirror before....

Monkey business

This has been a very, very old UFO and finally I got around to finish it. According to the printout of the pattern it has been lying around since last November!
I think this is a very cute monkey and the pattern can be found here.

At the moment I am trying to "get rid" of my UFOs so that I will have a fresh start with the beginning of the new school year next Monday! And I'm making good progress!