Tuesday, October 18, 2011

t o d a y . . . .

climbing and working hard

helping Mama and searching for walnuts

drying in the sun

herbs and pears

the raised bed is empty now, waiting for next spring

the very last zucchini and one forgotten onion are the last ones this year from the raised bed

Monday, October 17, 2011

Beautiful autumn days

 Thats the few when I leave the front door....

Sunday afternoon walk

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Farmers market

Saturday we´ve spend on our regions largest farmers market. And it was really large and a great possibility to buy all kind of different food from the local farmers.

     Sujet - Oberländer Apfel - zwei Äpfel auf einem Zweig - Logo/GENUSS REGION ÖSTERREICH

We´ve bought a lot of potatos, tomatos, apples, apple juice, cheese, eggs, different sausages, speck and lots of vegtables. Usually I visit the farmers market in our village once a week but this one is an event and only happening 2 days each autumn.


The weather was wonderful too. A really golden autumn day full of sunshine. I hope you are also having a nice weekend.

The austria artist Hubert von Goisern has a new CD out. Until now I only know this song. It is very critical and I think it a good match with this post. And I really like his kind of music very much!

His song is about waste. Waste of money, food, energy ....and that it can´t go on like that. (just my personal summery of the song)

Friday, October 14, 2011

A little vest

The Noro Kureyon was just crying out to become something for the boys. I still had enough to knit a nice little vest for Felix. I´ve knitted this pattern before and I´m sure I´ll knit it again. It is very easy and adjustable and makes cute vests for babies and toddlers.

Yarn: receycled Noro Kureyon in a blue/green/purple/turquoise/brown colourway
Needle: 4.5mm

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin processing

Felix idea of nice playing while Mama and his brothers do some autumn work in the garden.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Some small stuff inbetween

Usually I´ve several projects on the needles and hooks at the same time. So some projects can take really long until they are finished. Sometimes I forget about them, lay them aside and can´t find them again, or just forget about them. From time to time I´ve periods when I finish up stuff just to get it out of the project basket and have room for new ones.

So I´ve finished a pair of Noro striped socks for me. The first one was done in a day but the second one.... ok you know what I mean. But now both are done, I love them and still have some silk garden sock yarn leftover.
Knitted on 2.75mm DPN and CO 48 sts. 3row stripes.

For Felix I´ve knitted some very easy and basic mittens. They are knitted with Drops Karisma Superwash wool in petrol. Once I´ve bought quite some of this yarn when it was on sale and I still have some. It is not the softest but wears very well.

Yarn: Drops Karisma
Needles: 3.25mm DPN for cuff, 3.5mm for the rest

long cuffs for snow protection ;)

And finally I´ve got a shawl finished which I´ve started in early summer, than layed aside and forgot about. Than  the purple yarn was used up and I needed the yellow one for an other project. I think this shawl is large enough and just added some rows of garter stitch (because the printed out pattern is somewhere......)

The pattern was easy, the yarn is nice to knit and softer after washing and I really like the finished shawl.

pattern: 3/4 hap shawl by Veera ....this seems to be my Veera week :)
yarn: New Zealand Lammeuld in light grey and curry, Jamiesons & Smith 2ply Jumper weight in purple
needles: 4mm

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gretas "bear" hat

My little niece Greta needed a new hat for autumn. My sister  found online some pics of cute baby hats with ears and asked me if I could make one for Greta too. And I´ve found some sweet pattern and made a mix out of two to make a hat that fits and looks cute. Or at least I think so ;)

The hat is a free pattern from Drops and the ears are from this website. I´ve knitted with Drops Merino Extra Fine. The yarn is DK weight, nice to knit with and very soft.

Doesn´t she look absolutly adorable in her new bear hat?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A little Fisherman Sweater

...after the pattern from Veera Välimäki. I´ve used thinner yarn and therefore had to switch around abit. I´ve knitted the numbers for the largest size to get a 3 year size. The yarn was in my stash for some time now and I think I´m going to finally use it up this fall. It´s 3ply 100% merino wool in worsted weight which I´ve ordered from 100purewool.com directly some time ago. The colourway I´ve used is called blue marvelous and I think its not loger available. I´m sorry for this because it is a really love dark greyish blue. The yarn is very soft and not itchy at all and doesn´t pill as easily as the single ply ones.

here he is doing the "Wicky-pose"

The pattern was very easy to knit (totally tv-knitting project) and very easy to adapt to the needed size. I can totally recommand it and i think I´ll use it again.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Noro hats

The hat madness goes on. Last week a friend gifted me some nice Noro Kureyon she had receycled from an old cardigan.

perfectly washed and wound ....thank you

For David and me I´ve knitted some simple beanies after the Turn a square pattern from jared Flood. The pattern is free, easy and makes nice fitted hats. As I´m a loose knitter I´ve cast on less stitches than the pattern said. For my hat I CO 88 sts and for Davids 80 sts. For both I´ve used 4.5mm DPN throughout.

For Felix I found the QUYNN hat by Wooly Wormhead on ravelry. The pattern is perfect for Noro Kureyon and Wooly Wormhead designs really nice hats.
For Felix I´ve knitted the largest size and it fits perfect. I think he looks like wearing a medieval helmet or such :)

I´ve still some Noro in this colourway leftover. Maybe mittens or a scarf? I´m unsure, but I love that yarn!