Monday, August 29, 2016

Finished yesterday while trying not to melt in the merciless heat...

It's one of three, there is another one with a cat facing left and a third with one facing right.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

More cross-stitching

I just realized I didn't post my last two cross-stitch pictures here...

Monday, June 13, 2016

Cell phone bag

My mother wanted a cell phone bag she could wear diagonally on her body so she would feel the phone vibrate. Made from cotton yarn scraps.

Sunday, May 29, 2016


I've finished a shawlette, knitted with yarn by Knitting Spiro. It is a bit more green than turquoise in the original, the photo doesn't represent the colours correctly. I did two repeats of feather and fan pattern and then stockinette stitch for a while alternatingly.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Shawlette and London cross-stitch picture

I finished this shawlette this morning. The lace pattern is from Omas Strickgeheimnisse, p. 117. The yarn is by DyeForYarn.

I also finished another cross-stitch picture recently:

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Some cross-stitching and a cardigan

I recently got into cross-stitching again after many many years, it turns out to be a good thing to do for me in stressful times. So, to my own astonishment I saw myself suddenly finishing a picture I started over a decade ago, after I had bought the cross-stitch set on ebay and then after stitching the outline of the carpet had given up. I really hadn't expected myself to finish it before my retirement. ;-)

The pattern book with the snowdrop fairy I had bought at about the same time, and used the momentum to finally make something fitting the season out of it. ;-) Let's see if the trend continues...

And of course I also knitted. ;-)

I finished this cardigan recently. I completely overestimated how much yarn I'd need - I had actually intended to make an off-white cardigan (but admit it would have been a bother to keep clean), but thought the store didn't have enough and opted for a colour I wear very often instead. I have almost as much yarn left over as I have used up.

The lace pattern is from Omas Strickgeheimnisse, the cut is improvised.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Forest foliage, new snow and hat and wristwarmers

This shawl is "Forest Foliage" from Botanical knits 2 by Alana Dakos. The edging is not quite how it is supposed to be; I ran out of yarn but didn't want to undo a whole line of leaves and make it smaller either, so I improvised.

Last week my tooth crown broke and the remaining part tried to saw off my tongue, so a very spontaneous visit to the dentist was in order. Since I got squeezed in only two hours after I asked for an appointment I expected waiting time even though the practice is normally extremely well organized and you hardly spent time in the waiting room - the perfect excuse to buy more yarn on the way. ;-) I did them injustice, I got treated even before my appointment time and did not knit one stitch. But the next shawl is finished alread anyway. ;-)

 I think it looks like new snow with the hint of silver thread in it. The lace pattern is from Stricken - die schönsten Muster. I am a tiny bit tempted to buy another skein and make it bigger, though it admittedly is an ok size and I don't neeed to be able to completely disappear in *all* my shawls. ;-)


 The pattern for this hat is Tensfield. I made wrist warmers to go with it - and I still have yarn left from the one 100g skein I used, not sure if I should also make ankle warmers to use it up. ;-)