Friday, July 22, 2011

Some colourful granny again

I´m haveing lots of projects on the needles (and hook) and really don´t need to start a new project....but... you know, it´s always nice to have something totally mindless to work on. Where no thinking at all is required and as a bonus, all those single skeins and  unloved ones get a new purpose.

So here I´m crocheting along using up stashed leftovers, bits and pieces, colours I don´t like anymore. I think this is going to be a lovely blanket one day.

How are you using up your bits and pieces, leftovers, ball of yarn which became unloved (and you are asking yourself why did have ou bought it) ?

A wonderful Friday to you!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


My Cassis cardigan is finished. It turned out nice and wearable and I´m really satisfied.

The yarn bloomed wonderfully after a hot soak in soapy water and now is wonderful soft. I really like Colourmart yarn and the price for the yarn was very good too.

Yarn: Colourmart Cashmere/Merino 12/24 Aran weight in Dust (beige)
Needles: 5mm

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sara Ramirez

After a really demanding day with the boys I found this beautiful clip on youtube. Isn´t she great. Although I´m not so much a fan of Greys Anatomy I know the series and have seen her there, but I  didn´t know that she is such a nice singer. And she´s cute. Some people are really blessed with talent!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Currently on the needles.... first Inspira Cowl. I call it my first one, because i think these cowls look really nice and are a great way to play with colours and to learn stranded knitting. I´m absolutly NOT good in it but I´d like to improve it a bit.

I´ve learned the "Baltic Braid" with this cowl. It turned out ok I think. next time I´ll make it better :) It is not so hard to learn as it looks at the first sight.

So from time to time I´m knitting some stitches here and so it will be finish when the cold time comes again. I´m sure it will. Someday.

The pattern is really great and an amazing ebook with wonderful artwork from the generous and very talented "Celery Stalks".

Pattern: Inspira Cowl by Celery Ravelry download

The other "new" project is a cardigan (or vest) again. It is the Cassis vest by thea Colman. I´m knitting it with aran weight colourmart yarn from my stash so I had to do a lot of maths because my gauge is totally of.
So I´m knitting with "my" numbers now and hope to have (one day) a finished garment that fits. I´m still not sure if I want short or long sleeves but it is still time as I´m somewhere on the body now. And this is a long cardigan. So no need to hurry.

But most of my spare time I´m not knitting or crochet these days. I´m reading myself through Hakan Nessers books. At the moment I´m reading the Van Veeteren series. And I´m waiting for the 3rd season of True Blood come out on DVD (in german). So inbetween to refresh it a bit, I´m watching season 2 again. For me True Blood is one of the best series. But don´t watch it if you are under 18 please. Or if you are a bit sensitive.