Dienstag, 26. Februar 2008

Spring is coming...

I wore my new tee on Monday to school and my colleagues were in raptures! I love it,too. I felt really good wearing it and made me feel all spring-like!

Sonntag, 24. Februar 2008

Where is the weekend?

It's Sunday morning already and I feel, I need a couple of days more to relax from this week - it was really insane. On Tuesday and Wednesday I had the most horrible headache thanks to a pecularity to Munich: Föhn. I don't mind the nice weather coming with it but I barely made it through the day then rushing home and lying down as still as possible. And taking Aspirin didn't help at all.
Friday night I stayed at school as we had a reading night with my students (12 years of age). We slept and read in the library - of course they didn't settle down until about 4.30 am and we got up at 9 am again. So you can see not much sleep there. Yesterday I slept and knitted in turn but I still don't feel very much rested. And today I have to prepare my lessons for tomorrow. Ugh!

I got my package from the Mystery Swap 2 - thank you sooooo much Claudia!!! She only picked things I really, really like. The Knit Picks yarn is awesome and I use the Degas bag all the time.

More destahing. I started this design from Drops (I just love this website!) and it nearly drove me crazy. The gauge is 22st and 30r and that partly in stockinette. I thought I would never be finished. I did the green jacket (also from Drops) in size s. Here, I moved up to m and I think this fits me better. Scarily I have never worn m in all my life. I don't feel like having put on any weight. Very strange...

I just have to do the sleeves and I really think this is a good pice to start of into spring!

Sonntag, 17. Februar 2008

Looking forward

Thank you for your nice comments on the rather sad issue of last week. We had a memorial service at school on Friday and it was really moving. Now we have to look to the future and make the best of our lives!
While collecting my thoughts this weeks I made this (I really can think better when clicking away):

I am really, really happy with the outcome and will wear it to school tomorrow. It is from Drops Design, Nr. 106-11. I found an error in the pattern, sent them an email and they corrected it at once. Swift service, I'd say. Even if the picture suggests it - the cardigan is NOT assymmetrical. I think that the model stands in a very suggesting pose and this proves (again) that one cannot rely on fashion photography. I knitted it exactly after the pattern and you can see for yourself - straight lines.
What makes me even more happy - I used up some more yarn from my stash!!! It is getting smaller and smaller by the week! This is Junghans Opal and originally it was intended to become a dress. But I think I like this even more.

Freitag, 15. Februar 2008

On Loss

On Saturday a colleague of mine died very suddenly and unexpectedly. he wasn't ill or anything - his heart just stopped beating. I'm still trying to come to terms with never seeing him again (he sat next to me in the teachers' lounge). I'm very, very, very sad and not in the mood to think of Valentine's Day. I'm knitting a lot at the moment because it helps me to think somehow. Pictures will follow when I feel up to it.

Freitag, 8. Februar 2008

More De-Stashing!

I'm still busily destashing. Yesterday I crocheted this One-Skein Scarf out of D. Stoller's "The Happy Hooker". Quick, simple, mindless and done in a couple of hours. Great! I used Cascade 220 Superwash and have about 20gr (out of 100gr) left.

And I have finally found some embellishments for my Sophia bag. I think it is ready to accompany me to the concert tonight!

Mittwoch, 6. Februar 2008


I made my first hedgehog and I just love it. It's soooooo cute! I'm definitely going to make another one. This one is made of Cascade 220 Wool and Schachenmayr Brazilia.

I made myself a gift today: I bought the Denise Interchangeable Needle Kit (of course, in pink
:-) ) This is so handy and so great - I already used it on the hedgehog.

I went to a "Faschings"-Party on Monday and I went as Jackie Onassis. It was really fun and I came home in the early hours of the morning. I slept nearly half the day yesterday and am still a bit tired today. Thank God I don't have to go to school this week!

Samstag, 2. Februar 2008

I couldn't resist

To cast on another project. but when I saw Stella's Blouse on Interweave I just had to have it! It is so retro and it is so me! I thought about buying the yarn that was given (Rowan Cotton Glace) but it would have cost me about €60. And, as hard as it is to admit, ever since I started to earn "real" money I got kind of miserly in some areas. I just feel, I work so hard for that money that I want to spend it wisely. (Not that that is always possible...I just say: Prada Shoes). Anyway, I rembered that I had some yarn with the right gauge in my stash and I cast on yesterday evening while watching the soccer game. And this is how far I got until now:

The colour is slightly off - in reality it is darker, but after 30 pics I just gave up getting the right light. I can't wait for this to be finished!
I got one week off due to "Fasching" and I'm really happy about that. I had the feeling that the work atmosphere the last week wasn't really the best. I think everyone was kind of glad to leave school on Friday and not have to return on Monday. I hope everything will be a little more relaxed when we get back.

A note to Holly's comment: I did about half of what you see on the picture while wathcing the game. The other half I did this morning! Even I'm not that fast in knitting :-)