Tuesday, 26 January 2010


I'm always on my own during Easter; Moe goes to Germany to do 'his thing' (computers, competitions, hanging out with friends, eating crap for the better part of a week, etc.). I don't mind the least bit, though. Last year I went to Shetland, which was the best thing I had done for ME in a very long time. I can't afford going there again this year (we have too many plans that involve rather expensive plane tickets and suchs), so I'm trying to work out what to do instead. It has to involve knitting (of course!). It will probably also involve a bit of running, but the good thing about running is that it doesn't require any planning in particular. Knitting is a bit like running - no planning required. However, I was thinking about being social and knit at the same time (I know - living on the edge!) So, should I invite people over? Should I attend a public knitting event? Should I take a course of some sort?

If you have any suggestions, please let me know :)

...... I could go to the UK or drive around from yarn shop to yarn shop.... hmmm.... what do you think?! :)


Thanks to Irene for this sweet award :)

If I'm creative as the award implies, well, I'll let you readers be the judge of that :)

And now I'm supposed to tell 7 things about myself. Here goes:

1) Before I even went to school I forced my dad to teach me the alphabet, to write a few sentences and say something in English - you don't want to show up and look stupid on the first day, now do you ;)

2) I got my ears pierced when I was four.

3) I wouldn't eat cheese if my life dependet on it (no, not even on pizza!)

4) I knit almost every day. Days without knitting are close to pointless ;)

5) I'm looking for a new job.

6) I'm afraid of dogs - and yes, that probably includes your dog too even though it's the nicest thing ever. Sorry.

7) I'm currently trying to find out if I should run another marathon in Berlin in September.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Socks, socks, socks...!

I can't help it. I love to knit socks. And as always, I'm trying to bring down my stash a bit and since I have a lot of sock yarn in my stash (how can that be?) I thought Moe should have another pair of socks. And I must say: he never was afraid of colours! He did say that he would prefer if I didn't include any baby pink or salmon coloured yarn in them. Since my stash isn't exactly full of yarn in those colours I said 'no probs' and began knitting :)

He likes them - and I like them on him :)

I did knit another pair of socks for myself as well. I gave the pattern Spring Forward another chance and finally things worked out the way I wanted them to - I tried the pattern some time ago and ended up frogging it. This time I used my craaaaazy coloured ShibuiSock yarn, which was probably somewhat over the top for this pattern. Still I'm quite pleased with the result.

A quick knit!

Another hat for Tristan

Babys grow. Tristan is a baby. Tristan grows. And because this is an undeniable truth, over time his clothes become too small.

This winter has been - and still is - very cold, so I made him a new hat to go with his scarf :)

It fit perfectly!

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Rib vest

I came across this lovely yarn from Gepard called cottonwool (half of each, hence the name). Our friends' baby, Tristan, deserved a little something to keep him warm during these very cold winter days (-19 C a few weeks ago... brrrrr!), so Merry Christmas, Tristan :)

Super soft and a perfect fit :)

Friday, 8 January 2010

Totoro and a hint of Christmas

Christmas went by so fast I only made this only thing the whole month....

Reaching for the top! :)

Totoro! A birthday present for Moe :)

Totoro was made in all secrecy, which was actually a bit difficult. More than once I had to litterally throw him behind the sofa when Moe suddenly walked in.
Moe had been talking about Totoro for quite some time, so I decided to make one for him though it had been a long time since I had crocheted anything. It was good fun to make AND to see Moe's face when he opened the package :)

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Back again - with award and socks on the menu

Happy New Year, folks! We celebrated Christmas with my in-laws and new year's eve with friends. The days in between we spent doing almost nothing. I needed that desperately. I really enjoyed having some time to myself.

Around Christmas time, Tine gave me this sweet award - thank you so much! :)

These awards always come as such a surprise to me. I'll forward it to two other bloggers, the first being Bea who's blog I keep coming back to :) The second blogger is Emma who makes such nice things that I can't help looking over her cyberspace shoulder :)

I'll stop talking and instead show you the things I made during the much valued me-time.

Socks for Moe - he loves stripes!

Christmas present for my sister in-law

Merino Lace Socks - pattern by Anne Woodbury
yarn: Ingelise Strømpegarn

Retro Rib Socks - pattern by Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill

Waving Lace Socks - pattern by Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn: Regia Silk

Three more pairs of dull machine made cotton socks are going in the bin :)