Friday, April 27, 2012


...while blogging ;-)

Nom Nom Nom .... Gone!

Oohoh....did you want a taste??? *sniggers*

have a look, if you dare ... ;-D

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Caught in a spider's web ...


Beautiful cobweb by Susan Ashcroft

April 20 2012
April 23 2012 
Needle and yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1 skein = 459.0 yards (419.7m)
: handdyed black-violet
: Black
a gift from niniflix 
I really enjoyed this pattern! Definitely a “must knit” :-D
I used every gram of the 100 grams I had of this yarn.
Leftover about 4 inches of yarn ;-)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rainbow TGV

April 16 2012
April 18 2012 
Needle and yarn
  US 4 - 3.5 mm 
1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6m)
:"Plakativer Regenbogen"
A gift from Dani
April 16th: started at about 11.30 pm .. this is going to be wonderful
April 17th: I think the “hem” is a tad tight … but I am not frogging!!!
 I hope washing and blocking will solve the problem
April 18th: finished!!


April 19th: washed and hung up on the washing line…
and yes! the problem with the hem is solved  :-)


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy 7th Blog-Birthday!

7 years ago I started this blog ... 

really?? huh?? 7 years?? 

7 years full of ups and downs and also some silence inbetween :-D

Happy Blogoversary, Melly's LacePlace! 

And may the next 7 years be full of bliss 

and with lots of nice memories to share here :-D

A special thanks to all of you, new friends and "old" friends, 

for staying put and reading my "brain-farts" ...LOL

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ich freue mich schon darauf ...

Nur noch 3 Wochen bis zum Wünsch-Dir-Was Ravelry-Gruppentreffen ...

 ich bin schon sehr aufgeregt :-D

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Eastereggs and "shawly" treats ...

So there! 
No chocolate-eastereggs for poor Miss Melly this year, but instead ... 

and I have to admit, that this is soooo much better than chocs
(but *shshsh* don't tell my parents, who gave this "easter-treat" to me!)  ... 

I got a pattern!!! From my parents!!! Now how cool is that??? :-D

"A lovely and great and nice and pleasing to the eye" pattern ...

a shawl pattern! (oh!--oh!)

 - fellow knitters who really DO know me will be thinking: 
"A shawl pattern for Miss Melly? Well....good luck with that, it will never get finished" -

Not really being a shawl-knitter (and -wearer)  and also living up to that reputation
(abso-knitting-lutely sticking to that!)
I really do enjoy looking at all those really nice shawls and shawlettes
and scarfs and wraps and "knick-knacks" on various pattern-pages
and also have been caught putting them into my queue on Ravelry,
but only once in a while  seldom I really manage gathering the guts
and patience to knit one. - insert "like never" into this sentence without saying it loud ... lol .. -

But this one is different 
and it is bound to change something in my knitterly-life:

I did some stash-diving and found some yarn I liked  and could use for it

and started on April 9th...and had fun!!! I really did!!! :-D

After 5 repeats of the "body-chart"

Now how surprising is that?

I have to say: Not too surprising at all!!!

It IS a very nice pattern, completely reversible when finished
and the lace edgings and the cable-part of the shawl are bound to keep my "knitting-ADS" at bay ;-)


And here we go....-whooping 4 days later- on April 12th:


drying after washing - didn't block it, but instead chose to just pull it into shape and let it dry over night

FINISHED! dreary day, so no "outside" pictures:-(

I used about 130 grams of OPAL Cotton 4-ply Sockyarn and 3,5 mm circular needles.
I did 12 increase chart-repeats and 10 body chart-repeats and then 12 decrease chart-repeats :-D

And my Mum absolutely loves it! :-D
... so she says anyway ...