Samstag, 30. Juni 2007


Your Birthdate: December 8

Watch out Donald Trump! You've got a head for business and money.
You'll make it rich some day, even if you haven't figured out how yet.
A supreme individualist, you shouldn't get stuck in a corporate job.
Instead, make your own way - so that you can be the boss.

Your strength: Your undying determination

Your weakness: You require an opulent lifestyle

Your power color: Plum

Your power symbol: Dollar sign

Your power month: August

Freitag, 22. Juni 2007

Summer Vintage Sewing

I made this summer dress a couple of years ago and it was so hot on Wednesday evening that I wore it to the summer school concert and I thought I could make a photo of it for my blog. So there it is...The pattern is from Burda and I think it dates back to the 70s, at least from the design and look of the pattern etc. I inherited the fabric when my Grandma died and I guess it is as old as the pattern. however, retro rocks! Wearing this dress always makes me feel like going to a posh cocktail party at a house with a pool :-)

Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2007

Dishcloth swap package arrived!

This is what I got from Devon still wrapped - so gorgeous!

And these are the goodies after I unpacked them - sooooo nice and everything is totally me! I am so happy about this stuff. She really chose everything right! The colours are my favourites and the tea and the chocolate look very yummy. Thank you so much Devon!

BTW: I think my postman has a crush on me. I am the only one in the house at home in the afternoons, so he always delivers all the parcels at my place. Yesterday he said: "You weren't here on Monday but I had a package for you. I didn't give it to your neighbours as I wanted to give it to you personally". Last week he asked me for a glass of water because he was so thirsty. What do you think of that?

Dienstag, 19. Juni 2007

Monkey socks

Another pair of finished socks. The all-favourite "Monkeys". The pattern knits very fast and looks good even with this mulit-coloured yarn, which I bought on ebay, so I can't give you any details on it. Feeling a bit moody today, hope my knitting group tonight can change this.

Montag, 18. Juni 2007


Your Aura is Red

You have a high level of emotion. This can mean passion, but it can also mean rage.
Usually, you don't take these emotions out on others. You just use them as motivation - and it works!

The purpose of your life: embracing all the wonders of the life, lots of travels, and tons of adventures

Famous reds include: Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lopez

Careers for you to try: Dancer, Boxer, Surgeon

Sonntag, 17. Juni 2007



You enjoy life, humor, and being exuberant. Wherever you go you usually find yourself stealing the spotlight without even trying. You love to let go and have fun.

Find out your color at!

Here I am again...cannot stay away from the computer to do stupid little tests...aqua is cool, but wasn't expected


it's early Sunday morning and I thought of having something funny here.
The point is to answer all the questions using the first letter of your name.
Your Name: Steph
Famous Artist/Band/Musician: Sasha
4 letter word: Song
Vehicle: SUV
TV Show: Sopranos
City: Stuttgart
Boy Name: Steven
Girl Name: Susan
Alcoholic drink: Singapore sling
Occupation: Singer
Flower: Sunflower
Something you wear: Shorts
Celebrity: Steven Spielberg
Something found in a kitchen: sponge
Cartoon Character: Scooby Doo
Something You Shout: Stop

Dienstag, 12. Juni 2007

Rusted Root

Did I mention already that I love Brown Cotton Fleece? I love it, I love it, I love it. And I like this colour. And Zephyrstyle rock! Please girls, give us some more patterns!

Sonntag, 10. Juni 2007

Another pair of socks....

This time in Regia Silk . This is some awsome sockyarn. I used the "Diamant Moss Pattern" but I had to convert it for working in rounds as I only had a pattern for working in rows.
If you want to use it, here it goes:
1.R: P1, K7
2R: K1, P1, K5, P1
3.R: K2, P1, K3, P1, K1
4.R: K3, P1, K1, P1, K2
5.R: K4, P1, K3
6.R: repeat row 4
7.R: repeat row 3
8.R: repeat row 2


You Are a Ring Finger

You are romantic, expressive, and hopeful. You see the best in everything.
You are very artistic, and you see the world as your canvas. You are also drawn to the written word.
Inventive and unique, you are often away in your own inner world.

You get along well with: The Pinky

Stay away from: The Index Finger

Donnerstag, 7. Juni 2007


I am so happy with my new knitting bag!! I made it after Emiliy's tutorial. It is dead easy and very quick - instant gratification. My Mum gave me some dishtowels last week and I used two of them for this bag. The cool thing is that you can use both sides. I can have a pink bag or a yellow one (I used a yellow one on the inside, didn't take a picture of that though). This is a great beginner's project (try your new machine on this one Melissa!). You can't do anything wrong with this one. I am about to do a second bag with "normal" towels for going to the lake in this glorious weather. Pictures of that coming soon!

Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2007

Virtual Vacation Swap Questionnaire

1. If you could visit any state in the US, which would it be and why?
California, because that's where my sweetheart lives

2. If you could visit any country in the world, other than your own, which would it be and why?
I guess I would go to Australia, because I have never been there

3. Have you ever driven across several states/providence/countries?
If you consider going to Italy via Austria then yes

4. Have you ever visited someplace you consider exotic? Where was it?
The US :-)

5. What was your favorite "travel" vacation? Why?
The south of France. It's a great place to spend the summer

6. Have you ever played tourist in your own home city/state (if international, country)? Explain.
I showed Schloss Neuschwanstein to my sweetheart, if that counts

7. Are you a museum visitor, beach comer or an amusement seeker?
Museum and beach is the best combination

8. What's your favorite type of yarn?
Brown Cotton Fleece

9. What's your least favorite type of yarn?

10. What items do you like to knit/crochet?
I like challenging projects which are not too repetitive

11. What do you pack, knit/crochet wise when you go on vacation?
Just what's on the needles and still takes a long time to finish

12. What other crafts do you do/would like to do other than Knit/Crochet?
I do sewing and cross stitch

13. Are you allergic to anything? (Yarn wise or treat wise)

14. What is your favorite color? Least Favorite?
Favourite: pink and purple
Least favourite: red and orange

15. Sweet or Savory (Treat not personality)?

16. Anything else we are forgetting to ask that you think your partner desperately needs to know?
If he/she has a question - just ask!

Montag, 4. Juni 2007


Since I have my sewing machine in my flat and am on vacation, I am on a sewing mission. This is another skirt I made over the weekend. I think I can wear now a different skirt on every day of summer... This one is from the latest Burda Moden Magazine and the fabric is from http://www.stoffe .de . I like the 80s look - I am retro!
I also used a new website to work on the photos. It's called Picnik, very easy to use with great results!

Another FO are these socks. I made them for a friend of mine in European men's size 43. I hope they fit! The yarn, I have to confess, is from Woolworth's - but being so cheap it is nice on the needles and I like the grey colourway. The pattern is very straightforward, K 5 rows, P 1 row. I wanted to go with something not too elaborate for a guy. Are there any patterns for guys' socks out there? If you have seen some pattern, let me know!

Sonntag, 3. Juni 2007


kinda scary...

My Fortune Cookie told me:
A man with no toes will offer you unexpected opportunities.
Get a cookie from Miss Fortune

Freitag, 1. Juni 2007

one week vacation

You are White Chocolate

You have a strong feminine side with a good bit of innocence thrown in.
Whether your girlish ways are an act or not, men like to take care of you.
You are an understated beauty, and your power is often underestimated!
Half of my holidays are over and it seems like a day and not a week *sigh* . Anyway, I like being white chocolate, would have guessed something else, though.

I got some more Brown Cotton Fleece and I'm doing the Rusted Root by Zephyrstyle. With this yarn I get in a kind of knitting frenzy - I just can't stop and knit for hours on end.

Inbetween I made this skirt from the latest Burda Moden magazine. I used dark green linen I inherited from my Granma about 12 years ago. Although it said that it's a petite size and according to Burda's measurement I have a normal size, it fits perfectly. Honestly I don't know about sizes...Regardless, I always use the smallest given - and it fits. However, when using normal sizes, pants are usually 10 cm too long (and I don't believe that I have that short legs!!)