Samstag, 26. April 2008

Intarsia and a hell of a week

This week has been the worst of this school year. Communication was really difficult as everyone was very edgy and I was near to tears a couple of times out of sheer frustration. I felt like walking backwards and didn't trust my abilities anymore. Furthermore I have had a sore throat for some days now and it doesn't get any better or worse. Somehow I wish I would finally come down with a cold because than this shilly-shallying would finally be over.

Here a picture of the blocked Shallowtail Shawl. I really fell in love with this and wear it more or less constantly!

Due to all this stress there wasn't much knitting. However I started a new technique - intarsia!
I cast on for this project and I am not sure if I do the intarsia right, but I think it looks ok for my first time (and this is the back anyway):

Freitag, 18. April 2008


Some FOs for Friday!

I finished the crochet trench and I like how it turned out. The texture is great and it will become my favourite spring coat! I am not sure if I will do a belt or not, I just have to play around with some fastening options. I haven't done crochet in a while and after this piece of work I will probably stick to knitting for a while.

This week I was all into the Shallowtail Shawl and as of this moment it is being blocked. I wasn't really sure about the yarn (Wollmeise Lace "Birkenrinde") but i think it worked out quite nicely. This is a quick knit and I am looking forward to wearing it. I still have half of the skein left and I am thinking about what I could do with it. Any ideas?

My Brown Cotton Fleece (colourway "Wisteria") order from Webs finally arrived and I will probably start with Titania this weekend.

Sonntag, 13. April 2008

We have won nevertheless

We did it in the end! Bayern Munich made the impossible possible and scored a goal virtually in the last minute of the game. I was so excited that I couldn't sleep for a long time. This, and the spring weather, made me so sleepy on Saturday that I had the feeling I couldn't open my eyes properly at all. Initially, I wanted to work but I felt so drowsy and besides myself that I could only recline on the sofa, listen to the radio and drift in and out of sleep. I hate days like that! Anyway, at night I thought I had to get out and moving so I went to the movies with a friend of mine. We watched "21" which is really good! The story at an unexpected twist at the end and kevin Spacey starred in it. For me, he is one of the best actors around. I just loved "The usual suspects" and "K-Pax".
I feel more awake today but this means more work! After I set in the sleeve for this crochet cardigan I grudgingly sat down at my desk:

I started this before Easter and I want to finish ist as soon as possible! I can't tell you much about the except that I bought it on Ebay on a 2,5 kg cone (which means I probably get another sweater out of it). I am really looking forward to wearing this on a nice and sunshiny day!

Donnerstag, 10. April 2008


Bayern Munich is losing in the UEFA cup. I can barely watch it. They have to score two more goals and I am pretty sure they won't make it. So I show you my scarves instead.
The first one is a plain one with one dropped stitch in Lang "Silk Dream" which I got from d.knit for my birthday. It is so unbelieveably soft I want to touch it all the time.

The second one I just started during the match. It will be in garter stitch with a dropped stitch edging. I dyed the yarn with kool-aid myself. It has some acrylic in it which didn't get any colour which gives it a nice structure.

Keep your fingers crossed for Bayern Munich!

Mittwoch, 9. April 2008


I have finished my Gluttony Socks and I am also very proud of them because this was my first sock pattern and I found it quite challenging language wise. it was a fun knit however and I am looking forward to the next procject from "The Seven Deadly S(p)ins"!

Yesterday night I went to a wine seminar which was a present for my birthday. We learned to taste red wine correctly. It was very interesting and I learned a lot. The wines we had were very good (and expensive). However, it took more than 3 hrs and I feel really tired now - and I have to go to work in an hour! I hope this day will pass quickly. Unfortunately, we have a teachers' meetint in the afternoon...

Not much knitting going on at the moment, just too much work and too many things besides that!

Donnerstag, 3. April 2008

Firestarters finished

I am sooo proud of these socks. Not only did I dye the yarn myself but my first toe-up socks are presentable!

They turned out exactly like I thought they would.

Happy, happy, happy!