Sonntag, 30. November 2008


I am soo spoiled by packages this weekend! Back in summer one package of "The Seven Deadly S(p)ins" got lost in the mail, so in September I got two of them :-)
I have already made the Prezioso Hat, you can see it on Ravelry:

I haven't started on the lace project yet, I think I will take it on my winter holidays:

Yesterday I got this beautiful package - again it is soo beautiful and carefully assembled:

I am sooo tempted to cast on for the purse but I want to progress on the CPH and I got tons of papers to grade :-( As the bf is away for the weekend I really want to use the time for work but...aaah well, maybe tonight I will start it nevertheless ;-)

On Thursday I got my second Wollmeise Sockclub package - pictures of which can be seen her:

Freitag, 28. November 2008

So many FO's

Being absent from my blog for so long, I have to show you a lot of FOs! You can find all the details on Ravelry.

First some baby soakers for bf's sister who is going to be a Mum in February. Isn't it cute??

Next a bowtie scarf made with some leftover yarn. I am really scarf addicted and wear them all of the time.

A really soft mohair t-shirt made with Rowan Kidsilk Haze. This is really a great yarn! So soft and luxurious.

And finally a cardigan from Phildar with yarn I bought on Corsica during our summer holidays. I love the buttons, they are made with bits of sea shell.

At the moment I work on the Silken Scabbard (but have some problems with the yarn), a sweater for the bf (too much stockinette at the moment) and the ubiquitous central park hoodie.

Life is really crazy at the moment so knitting kees me sane and grounded and makes me relaxed very quickly. Sadly it seems I don't have as much time for this as I would like to.

Samstag, 15. November 2008

Secret Pal 13 Questionnaire

I'm sorry for this long absence but the last three weeks were challenging, to say the least. I went on a field trip for 5 days with 30 5th graders and - again - came home sick. I had the flu for the last 2 1/2 weeks, called in sick (which I hate to do) and it didn't get better. On Friday I had to cough so hard during a lesson that I left school after two lessons to go to the doctor. Now I'm on antibiotics and rest a lot so that I am hopefully restored by Monday.

But now my Secret Pal 13 questionnaire:

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I absolutely love Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece but there aren't really any fibers I detest.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
In a drawer in my living room cupboard.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
It feels like I have knitted forever and I learned it from my Grandma and mother. I'd put me between intermediate and advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

5. What's your favorite scent?
Lavender and vanilla

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I absolutely have!!! No favourite candy - everything that's sweet :-)

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I would like to spin but lack the knowledge and equipment. I sew, crochet and do needlework and dye yarn. Want to start handpaining and already got a book about it.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I can listen to mp3s but can't really define my taste in music.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I like all pinks and purples. I'm not really a fan of red and orange.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I have a boyfriend. Does that count as a pet? ;-) (ok he just read it..guess I have to delete this...)

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Yes, yes, yeas and have never tried one.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Everything that's a challenge and not boring.

13. What are you knitting right now?
The Silken Scabbard by Stitchdiva.

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 yarn and the project but generally I do like bamboo.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
No and yes

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
Some months I guess

18. What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe?
I like the summer holidays because they are the longest. I celebrate Christmas.

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?
I'd like to have the new "Interweave Knits" (wink :-) ) I subscribe to the Burda sewing magazine.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I would like to learn how to spin.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, I am. My shoe size is a European 38.

23. When is your birthday?
8.12. (the big 3-0 this year....)

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?
My ID is Stoeps