Samstag, 24. Mai 2008

I'n back!

The trip to Berlin was great in every respect. We had a nice hotel which was in walking distance to the "Potsdamer Platz", we had sunshine all the time and the whole atmosphere was just good. We walked miles and miles (my feet hurt like hell every evening), watched all the important sights, went to the theatre and found the best Bar in Berlin Mitte which was around the corner of our hotel. I also did some shopping (especially at the KaDeWe) for which I have never time during school. We had coffee (and prosecco) in the café in top of the Reichstag. This is a good tip to anyone visiting: if you don't want to queue at the Reichstag (which usually takes about 1 1/2 hrs) you should make reservations with this café. Then you can enter via a "special" entrance without any queues. We also did a boat trip on the Spree through the city which was very relaxing. On the train I knitted this:

It's the famous "my so.called scarf" in Wollmeise Lammdochtwolle in the colour "Puderdöschen". need I say more?

Also, my Clapotis is finished and being blocked at the moment on my sofa:

A close-up:

I also finished my Pucci Pullunder (but have no space to block it no pics). Today i got my package from "The Seven Deadly S(p)ins" and again this was really done with love and consideration. Pics coming soon. Off to work now - school starts again on Monday. AND: I have a date tonight! Yay!

Samstag, 17. Mai 2008


Life got in the way of knitting over the past few days. Let me just say I am H_A_P_P_Y!!!! Out of superstition I won't say more. Knock on wood!
Anyway, today I've been knitting for hours and I want to finish the intarsia pullover. I only have 40 rows to go on the front side and I am intent and very much resolved to finish it today. The batteries are too low on my camera to make any photos and I have to search for the thingy that reloads batteries.
We have finalised our trip to Berlin next week (I am going with a former colleague turned friend) from Tuesday to Friday, so another thing to look forward to!
Have a great weekend!

Mittwoch, 14. Mai 2008

Relax, take it easy

The holidays are great! The weather is really fine ( I got sunburnt on Friday!) and I do next to nothing except knitting. I have the desire to finsih off some of my Wips. At the moment I am doing the clapotis and I hope to be finished tonight:

I use some very pretty sock yarn. It is softly variegated in beige, white and lilac which you can't really see on the photo. Anyway, pretty, pretty, pretty.

I sewed this a while ago but now is the weather to wear it. The pattern is out of an English magazine but I added an belt to make the shape nicer. The fabric is from my SP11 pal Robin:

The back is the nice part about it. Do you know how hard it is to photograph your own backside??

Sonntag, 11. Mai 2008

I made it!

Finally the holidays are here! Don't ask me how I made it through the last week but somehow I did it. Even with a major lack of sleep. I had a bet with a colleague of mine over a football game and it said that the loser had to cook dinner. Well, it ended with a draw so we both had to cook. I don't really like cooking but I made an effort and even made a dish with meat (which I usually don't do for me alone - I am more of a snack or going out to dinner person). Well, we cooked, we drank wine, we watched a movie - and it was all of a sudden 2 a.m. and I had to be at school at 8 a.m. in the morning. This was really the hardest day of all! For the long weekend I am at my parents just now and relax - and knit. I just finished Rosalind by A mingled yarn:

I think I could have done a 32" insted of a 36" so this jacket is a bit loose around the arms, me being a 34" around the chest. But then I can put a blouse beneath it and also wear it in cooler weather. Do you think it looks big on me? I used all of my 8 skeins of Knitpicks Shine sport that I got in the last Mystery Swap. I also realized that I have to get bigger buttons. Please don't mind the wallpaper in the background - I made this picture in my old bedroom.
I started Titania and I will do a 32" this time.

Samstag, 3. Mai 2008


I am nearly done with the back of my sleeveless intarsia pullover and I am proud! It is slow work but it keeps me on my toes. A LOT of grading going on at the moment as there are the final exams at our school (Abitur). I just have to get through this weekend and then the next week and then...vacation time!!! Yesterday a friend of mine asked me if I would like go to Berlin with her for a couple of days. That would be verys nice as I could meet some people there I haven't seen for ages. So only one more intense week - I can do it!!
Have a great weekend!