Samstag, 10. Oktober 2009

My first amigurumi

May I present Ole, the pig? He is my first amigurumi. I was always sceptical of doing one of those patterns but I took a class at the Ravelry meeting in backnang with the great Diana and she showed us some very useful tricks. As I was lying in bed all week, I thought of trying this. And voila!

I am definitely feeling better and will start to do my fisrt test knitting while watching football (Germany vs. Russia) tonight.

Dienstag, 6. Oktober 2009

Over half a year???

Believe it or not, I'm still alive. If anyone is still looking at this blog that is. To say my life turned upside down is quite an understatement. I don't know where to start. First of all, in July the bf and I movved in together. We have a huge appartment (5 rooms, 105 sq metres) in a very posh neighborhood - for less rent than our two smaller appartments together. It was a stroke of luck, because the money we pay is in no proportion to normal price here. And so far I haven't found anything bad about the flat. Apart from the fact that you can't shout from one room to the other because they are so huge! We had to move at the end of last school year which was absolutely horrible. Out of sheer exhaustion I got sick and it wasn't a nice feeling to leave the work of moving to the bf and friends.
Around mid-August we were relly settled and there were no more boxes. And then we went to the south of France on vacation. It was very relaxing, alas the weather wasn't that nice. It was very windy on the beach and a couple of days were cast over. However, we went to Andorra and Barcelona and we had a great time.
The new school year started well ,I have nice students - but yesterday I was supposed to go on a five day school field trip and I got the flu really bad. I have everything you can imagine I - don't want to go into details here. Suffice it to say that the doctor said I wasn't allowed to work for the whole week. I feel really bad because now another teacher has to go on the trip on very short notice.
I did a lot of knitting over the past months - not as much as I would like but I was productive. Everything can be seen on ravelry. On Saturday I finished the Manchester Jacket from Interweave and I like it a lot. At the Moment I am working on the Trellis and Vine Sweater from this fall's Interweave. Finally apattern that captivates my whole attention. Until I got to the lower body - stockinette stockinette stockinette....
In September I went to the German Ravelry meeting in Backnang. It was really a blast. Sadly I could only go for one of the two days but it was great nevertheless. I met a lot of people and bought a lot of yarn :-)
At the beginning of November we will go to NYC for a week. Yeah! I'm so looking forward to this. I have nevver been there so far. I went to the west coast a couple of times but never New York. Any advice on yarn shops (apart from Purl?)