Wednesday, March 24, 2010


It seems everywhere I see new granny squares and crochet blankets. Although I´m not a great crocheter I couldn´t resist. From time to time the crochet fever gets me and I start to make some granny squares and this time, hexagons! I´m proud of myself that I understood the pattern because although I knit "in english" I crochet only in "german".
Hexagon-How-to by Lucy of Attic24 is really a great tutorial!
Its a great way to use up some stashed yarn and it is funny and addictive. It´s a good inbetween project. Some hexagons here and some rows of the pillow there.....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A little update

A lot happend here since I´ve blogged the last time. A good friend died, the whole family was sick, husband was in hospital, winter came back, we started to renovate the house .....

So not really much time for blogging and doing funny things like knitting. But now it is going up again and spring is coming soon. Ok, today it is snowing but soon....beleave me!

There will be a lot of work with the renovation but inbetween there is always some time for knitting and occacionally crocheting and a bit of sewing.
Some project I´ve finished inbetween:
Yarn: Rowan Felted tweed in carbon (gift from my wonderful friend Ulrika)
Needles: 4.5mm
I totally love this shawl and wear it every day. It is soft and warm and I totally love the dark grey with the little flecks in it. Lacy shawls might be funnier to knit, but honestly, I prefer to wear simple and "boring" shawls.
Yarn: blue and green leftovers from Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn I had in my stash
Needles: 3.5mm DPN
I´ve casted on only 92 sts because I wanted to knit a hat for Felix. But as usually I knitted so loose that it became much larger and now I have a new hat. I like it. It has the colours I like and a nice snuggly fit.
Yarn: Lang Yarns Tweed
Needles: 5mm
This cardigan was a very fast and interesting knit. It is knitted from top-down with no seaming. I didn´t knit the hood this time, as he oftern wears it in the house and I prefer it this way. I couldn´t decide on one colour for the buttons so I´ve taken one of each colour I had in stash. These are coloured wooden buttons I´ve once bought on ebay.