Thursday, September 13, 2012

One moment in time ...

... the right moment in time
gave me the opportunity to "capture" one of Mother Earth's finest creations. (on camera!)

Sooo beautiful! :-D

And some of my (new) flowers ...

Just a hint ...

... I am updating and adding all the knits I did within this year ... so you might want to check in again later on ;-)

(you will just have to scroll down ... right now I am adding May-projects)

Just a hint - please show me some love (I love comments and feedback ... really! *g*)

Ich update und füge meine Strickwerke chronologisch hier ein ... falls ihr das also sehen möchtet, bitte immer mal wieder heute reinchecken *zwinker*

(ihr müsst dann nur runterscrollen ... im Moment pflege ich die Mai-Projekte ein)

Nur so ein kleiner Wink mit dem Scheunentor - bitte um ein bisschen "Liebe" 
(Ich liebe Kommentare und Feedback ... echt jetzt! *gg*)

Thursday, September 06, 2012

B-day-Joy and La Sarita ...

First of all I would like to thank all my dear friends 
for the B-day wishes yesterday on Ravelry and on Facebook.
You have made my day brighter and cheerier ;-)


Second I would like to introduce

Pattern La Sarita by Janet Weston

:  Finished
:  September 2 2012
:  September 5 2012
 Needle and yarn
  US 6 - 4.0 mm
anabelcolori "zauberhand"
1 skeins = 437.4 yards (400.0m) 
A wonderful pattern and a great knit! 
Never get's boring, because the bottom-up architecture let's you make the lacey 
(and longish .... more than 400 sts to cast on) part first 
and then you get to learn a "new" estonian stitch and after that you just do short rows.
The I-cord bind-off is perfect for this project :-D
Ahem ... yes ... BEADS were optional ... 
so I didn't do them ( I am not quite the "beader" ...LOL)

With this project I also tried something I saw the other day in the projects of a fellow Raveler:
Folded blocking (<-- that's what I shall call it) ... 
you fold your shawl in half and block it with blocking wires and pins ... 
yes, you get a middle fold ....BUT the shawl turns absolutely symmetrical and it uses less blocking space ;-)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Let the Games commence ...

Hooray for the Ravellenic Games 2012  ... 
(and for the Olympic Games 2012 too)

Here we go:

Can you believe it?? Although member of Ravelry since August 2007 
I have NEVER (!!!) participated in the Ravell*mpics ... 
so now here I go participating in the Ravellenic Games and I am soooo excited! :-D

Wednesday, July 04, 2012


Pattern Clapo-Ktus by Loredana Gianferri

June 28 2012
July 3 2012 
 Needle and yarn
 :US 6 - 4.0 mm

 : Zauberwiese Sockenwolle Merino/Leinen
  1 skeins = 437.0 yards (399.6m)
 : primel 
 : Yellow-orange

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hoot and a half Socks

Hoot and a half Socks (testknit)
Hoot and a half by Nina E. Larsgard

June 24 2012
June 26 2012 
 Needle and yarn 
 : US 1½ - 2.5 mm
 : Regia Uni / Solid 4-ply / 4-fädig
 : 1092
 : Green

One sock for the testknit …
waiting for ordered yarn to make the second sock for my feeties ;-)

Monday, June 18, 2012

a-MAZE-ing ...

... just so amazing! A wonderful shawl! ;-)

Pattern:  a-MAZE-ing Shawl by Maria Olsson

June 9 2012
June 17 2012

Needle and yarn
Needle: US 6 - 4.0 mm
0.93 skeins = 534.8 yards (489.0m)
:  Limone
:  Yellow
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Bayern

testknit for pysselochknap
Testing the written instructions :-)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Poignant Socks (test)

Poignant by Lisa Stichweh 

May 31 2012
June 8 2012
Needle and yarn
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
0.7 skeins = 325.5 yards (297.6m)
: Beere
: Pink
ETA: This post was created in September 2012 ... :-D

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

"Mondnacht" Mitts

Mondnacht Mitts (testknit)
Mondnacht by Dagmar Mora

June 2 2012
June 4 2012
 Needle and yarn 
  US 1 - 2.25 mm

A testknit for Dagmar a.k.a fingertips.
Wonderful as usual :-)
Great pattern, very unusual and fun knit. :-D

Es war, als hätt der Himmel
Die Erde still geküßt,
Daß sie im Blütenschimmer
Von ihm nun träumen müßt. …

It was like Heaven’s glimmer
had touched the Earth’s skin
that in Her blossoms’ shimmer
She had to think of Him. …

Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
(Walter A. Aue)

Monday, May 28, 2012

wear silk on the Orient Express ...

Pattern:  Orient Express by Susan Ashcroft

May 23 2012
May 27 2012 
Needle and yarn

US 6 - 4.0 mm
1 skein = 438.0 yards (400.5m)
: brownish
: January 2008
Wonderful pattern, great and quick knit!
Thanks to catger for this pattern-present! :-D

Nice yarn, although a bit stiff while knitting….but it softens up a little while soaking :-)

modelled by Cynthia, my youngest daughter (12)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"Geometrical Lunatics" ;-P

 ... is what always comes to my mind, when reading the name of the pattern

Lunatis Geometria by Sara Louise Bygvraa

May 21 2012
May 22 2012

Needle and yarn 
: 3,5 mm

1 skeins = 547.0 yards (500.2m)

: grey
: a gift from Rubanna 
Beautiful pattern, although the start from the bottom upwards is a pain ... but it gets really quick at the end (which is nice!) and it has a lovely result.
I would like to recommend to bind off using the I-cord bindoff, because a simple bindoff doesn't give a sturdy enough edging and it tends to roll in while wearing it ;-)
It needs blocking .... I know ;-)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Magical Moments on the TGV


TGV (High Speed Knitting) by Susan Ashcroft

May 15 2012
May 19 2012 
: 3,5 mm

1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6m)
: 85.0066
: Black-Pink
: this was a gift
Started out as “Orient Express”, but I changed my mind and this is going to be a “TGV” … 
(yes! another one! *giggles madly*)
going to choose some other yarn for the OE … something to bring out the lace more.
 Once again VERY HAPPY with the result :-D
 modelled by youngest daughter (12 years old)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

There are pink seashells, aren't there?

Simply Seashells by Susan Ashcroft

May 3 2012
May 14 2012 
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1 skein = 459.0 yards (419.7m)
  this is an old DW - from 2007 I think
December 2007


I loved every single moment of this knit ... the yarn, the pattern, the colours!
It is supposed to be a quick knit, but I had to be quite busy doing other things ... so this took a while.
I donated it to be bid on for a charity event and the proceeds of it  (a 35 whooping Euros ... yay!) 
went to a charity called "Wünsch Dir Was"

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer by Susan Ashcroft 
April 26 2012
May 1 2012 
knitted for WDW-Treff 2012 - winner was hundschnuffelchen
Needle and yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1 skein = 459.0 yards (419.7m)
The pattern is beautiful! The shawl is gorgeous!
Wonderfully written and easy to follow!
Susan, you are a genius! ♥

  The yarn was giving me a hard time…
changing from parts where it was a Sport-weight rather than fingering to parts where is was more like a lace-yarn…keeping tension was very hard because of that.
The colours of the yarn are lovely though… but I would never buy this yarn again!