Sonntag, 29. Juni 2008

What would you consider the perfect amount of stash?

I would say the perfect amount is to have the yarn for 2 or 3 projects one really wants to do and 3 or 4 skeins of sock yarn. I try to achieve this - my stash fits into two large drawers in my living room cupboard!

Samstag, 28. Juni 2008


I have an FO to show! This is Titania by A Mingled Yarn in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece and I love it! It took me ages to finish as we are in the last month of the school year and there is so much to do to finish it off!

Furthermore :Football!!!! I watched nearly every game of the Euro Championships - and we are in the finals!!!! Yeah!!!! When Germany played, we made little parties and invited some friends to watch with us. That was really nice, even though I had to work the next day and was really, really tired. Thank God I have a day off on Monday, so I can sleep in after the final.

Things are still great with the bf - I can't quite grasp how good!

Donnerstag, 19. Juni 2008

As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?

I always looked forward to spend 3 weeks (we only have a total of 6 weeks summer holidays in germany) with my whole family in a foreign country. My parents always took us either to France or Italy or America and it was always a great experience. I learnt a lot about different cultures, the food, the history etc. but also had a lot of time to relax at the beach.

Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2008

SP12: What is your favorite summertime drink??

I drink a lot of "Apfelschorle" which is apple juice mixed with sparkling water. And when I go to a beergarden there is nothing better than a "Radler" which is beer mixed with lemonade. it#s really good and refreshing

Sonntag, 15. Juni 2008

Dishcloths and potholders

Finally I have the time to show you the second package by the "Seven Deadly S(p)ins":

The theme this time was "peace":

I have already finished the dishcloth and the soap sack:

The only things I achieved this week in terms of knitting/crocheting were these potholders. Two are for a friend's birthday (plus a cookbook) and two for the bf:

i want to get some sewing done tonight - it's agreat project! Wait and see....

Dienstag, 3. Juni 2008

SP 12 Questionaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I really, really like Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, my favourite yarn ever! There are no fibers I don't like
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
In a drawer in my living room
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I have knitted forever and I think I learnt it from my Mum. I would put me between intermediate and advanced
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
5. What's your favorite scent?
Vanilla and lavender
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I absolutely have a sweet tooth and love chocolate
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I do sewing, crocheting and cross-stitching. I don't spin but are envious of people who can do it
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
No special taste in music and I can listen to MP3s
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I love all pinks and purples and I can't stand red and orange
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I just recently got a bf :-))))) Sadly, no pets
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I love scarfs, do wear hats and mittens but never tried on ponchos (a bit undecided on them)
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I love everything that is challenging
13. What are you knitting right now?
A dishcloth, a sleeveless pullover, socks and a top
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Yes, please!
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
That depends on the project but I prefer bamboo
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I have a swift but no binder
17. How old is your oldest UFO?
A couple of weeks
18. What is your favorite holiday?
Six weeks of summer holidays
19. Is there anything that you collect?
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Some more Amy Butler patterns (apart from the ones I already have) and the Mason-Dixon Knitting book and - as always - Kool-Aid!
I don't have any subscriptions
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
i would like to try entrelac
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, I like knitting socks
23. When is your birthday?
8th December

Sonntag, 1. Juni 2008

It's official....

..I have a bf!!!!! Happy, happy, happy :-)))) Due to this, no time for knitting. I hope for an update on that soon!