Samstag, 28. Juli 2007

Silly things...

Your Leprechaun Name Is:

Lucky Bottlesipper

You Are "Wow"!

You Are New York

Cosmopolitan and sophisticated, you enjoy the newest in food, art, and culture.
You also appreciate a good amount of grit - and very little shocks you.
You're competitive, driven, and very likely to succeed.

Famous people from New York: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tupac Shakur, Woody Allen

You Are a Rainbow

Breathtaking and rare
You are totally enchanting and intriguing
But you usually don't stick around long!

You are best known for: your beauty

Your dominant state: seducing

Mystery stole 3

I am, too, part of mystery stole 3. I use Wollmeise's laceweight yarn in the colourway "Birkenrinde" and it came in this lovely package:

It said in the instructions to use yarn in one colour but I thought what the heck, I don't use beads, so let's do it in two colours. And I think you can see the pattern well. Of course, when using a single colour, the focus is on the pattern and not on the yarn. Anyhow, I am pretty satisfied with the results so far.

Pretty good for my first lace project, isn't it?

I am in the middle of clue 2, so I have some catching up to do until Friday. But as the summer holidays have finally arrived, I have a lot of time on my hands!

My sweetheart left yesterday for the US and actually I do pretty good. No deppressions, sleepless nights or random tears so far. I think I finally get used to the situation. However, I don't know when I will see him again and I have to admit that is the hardest thing of all. It is a dead end street in both directions and sometimes I think I have to stop this and find someone else here. But easier said than done, eh?

Mittwoch, 25. Juli 2007

1 day to go

One more day of school - finally!!! I can't wait to get the holidays started. Last week I booked a vacation. I will go to Rhodos with my sister for a week at the end of August :-) Yeeeaaahh, my first vacation for 5 years. I will love every minute of it.

Meanwhile, after months and months of lying around and annoying me, this sweater got finished yeasterday evening:
Another Zephyr style, this time Wicked in artyarns. It took me ages to finish the sleeves - plain stockinette on 4dpns - ugh! I think the camouflage colours will go well with an old pair of faded out jeans.

Samstag, 21. Juli 2007


I worked very hard this week to finish this top. It's Lelah and I used Gedifra Korella for it. The yarn is supposed to be a summer yarn but if it is 30 degress C outside I wouldn't wear it. So I am more thinking of wearing this when sitting outside in the evening. Or going to the afterwork party next Thursday with my best friend. Let's see how the guys like Lelah! (I will keep you updated if I got pullerd or not)

PS: It is strapless. The one you see on this photo is not part of the design :-)

Donnerstag, 19. Juli 2007

Working with platic

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Dienstag, 17. Juli 2007

Grün, grün, grün sind alle meine Kleider...

Somehow I am tired, tired, tired. Regardless of how long I sleep or how little I do (or move) I am constantly on the verge of sleep. Do I have narcolepsy or is this the ususal tiredness before the holidays? Anyway, somehow I managed to finish two tops. Coincidentally, they are both green - the colour of hope :-)
The first one is a design by Junghans using their yarn Malina. It was a really quick and simple knit and I finished it in one weekend.

The second one is Orangina by Glampyre. I used the yarn Baumwoll-Cablee also by Junghans. I made it a bit longer than suggested as I do not like to show either my back or my tummy when standing in front of a class.

Apart from that not much news. My sweetheart is leaving on the 27th which makes me feel - well, you know..... This whole Carpe Diem -S*** doesn't work out for me. I always think ahead. It must have been a man who devised the motto "Live the moment". All I know is that in two weeks time I will be alone and as much as I am used to that, the fact that I don't know when I will see him again makes me very sad.

Dienstag, 3. Juli 2007

Dog Days of Summer questionnaire

1. Do you knit, or crochet, or do both? How long have you been knitting\crocheting?
Both and it seems like forever!

2. Have you knit dishcloths or dishtowels before?
Yes for the first dishtowel swap

3. What are your favorite cotton yarns? Is there a cotton or linen you’ve been dying to try but have not?
I really like Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece - apart from that I don't know much about different brands. I usually use no-name brands

4. Are there any cotton yarns you don’t enjoy knitting with?
I can't answer this properly because, as I said, I don't know much about the differences

5.What type of needle do you prefer using? (Metal/Wood/Plastic)
I really like bamboo but I want to try out wooden ones but you can't get them in Germany

6. What other projects do you enjoy knitting or crocheting?
Everything that is challenging and not boring

7. Do you have other hobbies or enjoy other kinds of crafting?
I sew and I do cross-stitch as well. Apart from that I have done all (!) kinds of dancing

8. What kind of treats do you like? Chocolate? Candies? Nuts?
Love 'em all - anything that has horrendous amounts of sugar in it

9. What colors are your kitchen and bath decorated in, if any?
My kitchen is mostly in yellow and dark brown.My bathroom is mostly white with a hint of blue and mint

10. What are your favorite colors and what colors do you dislike?
I love pink and purple, I don't like red and orange

11. Do you drink coffee? Tea? Other beverages?
I live on coffee but I also enjoy tea for a change. I wish there was Dr Pepper in Germany...

12. Do you have any kids (human or pet variety!)?
Do my students count, too? Then I have around 150

13. Do you have any allergies?
Thank God, no

14. Please share 3 tidbits about yourself that you think your pal and other swappers might find odd or interesting.
I hardly watch TV at all but listen to the radio all day (odd or onteresting?)
I have read all of D. Gabaldon's novels 5 times in row (definitely odd!)
I am interested in German soccer (Bayern Munich!) and follow the results avidly

Sonntag, 1. Juli 2007


This dishclothbag is a present for a friend who has her birthday today. We celebrated yesterday night and she was delighted about this present. It is made out of cotton dishcloths and I think the colourways fit together very well.

This is the project I'm working on at the moment. It's Glampyre's Orangina and this is the back part. Currently I am working on the front. The yarn I used is Baumwoll-cablee from Junghans.