Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas...

and a Happy New Year

Friday, December 12, 2008

Socks 33/21/08 "Drops 109-48"

..main task for November. These socks were hard to create, not the pattern, but the thick needles. I was glad, when I finally finished them. I only have to sew an elastic inside the cuff in order to hold them in place.

Knitting time: 02.11.08 - 17.11.08

Material: 150 g Schachenmayr Boston with dpn 7.0

Socks 32/20/08 "Mojo" are my November bonus socks. Since I wasn't able to download the pattern, I knitted them after the pic. Hope I got them quiet acceptable, although I changed the pattern and did not continue under the foot, since I consider it uncomfortable underneath the foot.

Knitting time: 01.11.08 - 02.11.08

Material: 100 g Calzino Sportivo with dpn 2.0

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Socks 31/19/08 "Flutter-By"

..and now, I proudly present: Sophies flutter-by socks. This was the first time I could not figure out the pattern, and without the help of my good friend C. I would still not see the wood for the trees. She found the solution and after I got it, it was so easy...I'm sure, it is my age...*hrm*

Knitting Time: Oct. 10th - Oct. 22nd 2008

Material: 100 g Lana Grossa Meilenweit with dpn 2,0 mm

Socks 30/18/08

..the October bonus task said that we should knit socks from our rests, free for decision. So I looked though our rest basket and found three matching colors. The result are these sneakers, not much, but my friend T. already "ordered" them for x-mas.

Knitting Time: Oct. 5th - Oct. 8th 2008

Material: Rests Fortissima and Regia with dpn 2,0 and 2,5 mm.

Socks 29/17/08 "Rolling Thunder"

..finished for the Sokker Kal, Rolling Thunder without beads, since I found that the yarn ist too sporty for such a decoration.

Knitting Time: Sept. 19th - Oct. 4th 2008

Material: 100 g Gedifra Calzino with dpn 2,0 mm


.. currently I'm doing advanced training. This is the reason, why there were only a few posts in the last months. But I promise, after my classes, I will do my very best in order to catch up asap.....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Socks 25/16/08 "Slippin' - Strippin'"

..finally I finished the August-bonus-socks. I used fingering yarns knitted with double thread, since I wasn't able to get the required thin lace yarn. It made the socks relatively thick, but now is the right time for those, since it is already cold in the eveneings and they are perfect for couch or bed.

Knitting time: August 2nd - September 21st 2008

Material: Gedifra, Fortissima and Rellana 4-ply with dpn 4,0 mm

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Socks 24/15/08 "My Purple Dream"

Først takker jeg for kommentarer deres. Jeg gleder meg over alle, som leser bloggen min.

Referring to Siljas post, I already began to work on "my purple dream"by that time. Since the August-bonus-socks will be in purple, I decided to use another color. But it was impossible to knit them in the way given. Using 17 stitches on each needle make socks that can be donated to the zoo in order to fit an elephant. So I tried to reduce the repeat by three or four stitches, but this came out awfully. Usually I meet all challenges that cross my way, but here I was helpless. But then, I had the idea that saved my reputation...I took a 6-ply yarn, reduced the repeat to three and just knitted socks as usual. Well, here it comes, "my nature dream".

Knitting Time: August 25th - September 3rd 2008

Material: 100 g Flotte Socke mouliné 6-ply with dpn 2,5 and 3,0 mm.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Socks 23/14/08 "Mary Jane Slippers"

..No, it is no good idea, not to finish your work, when you adjusted the pattern and did not write it down. It took me the whole afternoon in order to figure out, what I did, but now, the slippers are finished.

Knitting Time: July 16th - August 24th 2008

Material: Flotte Socke 6-ply and rest of Regia Tweed 6-ply with needle 3,0 mm.

Socks 22/13/08 "Better than Booties"

..well, I might have misunderstood the task, since I knitted all three pairs. Anyway, it was fun, to create the little socks. These will be for Baby M. and I already collected three other colors for Baby A.

Knitting Time: June 30th - July 16th 2008

Material: Rests of Fingeweight Gedifra, Regia and Flotte Socke with dpn 2,0 mm.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Socks 21/12/08 "Drops 102-15"

..and the second pair for June KAL ist finished. The pattern cannot be seen that good on the pic, but it is the one required.
At the moment I'm not so quick in knitting, since I'm sufering from an infection in my right shoulder and that doesn't give me any possiblity to do more than a few stitches daily. But I hope, it will be better soon. The next KAL-challanges are already in progress, but it will pobably take a few days longer.
Knitting time: June 18th - July 13th 2008
Material: Schoeller Fortissima with dpn 2,0 mm

socks 20/08

...just inbetween, a pair of sneakers. Seams to be a bit too much color for my taste, but you won't believe it, I begin to like them...

Knitting time: July 2nd - July 6th 2008

Material: Regia Silk shine and a rest from our basket with dpn 2,0 mm, plain stockinette.

Socks 19/11/08 "Drops 106-17"

..already finished in June, but no time to post. Here you see the finished socks from June KAL.

Knitting time: June 3rd - June 29th 2008
Material: Regia color 6-ply with dpn 2,5 mm.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

best things are free...12 - Baby A.

..this morning I became Grandma of little


49 cm - 3090 g

Saturday, June 28, 2008

best things are free...11 - Baby M. arrived


53 cm - 3530 g

Friday, June 20, 2008

Eye Candy Friday

..have a nice, calm and cozy weekend

Saturday, May 31, 2008

May 2008

100 g Regia 6-ply - Basketcase Socks
100 g Calzino Sportivo - Uzumaki Socks
Rest cotton - sneakers

150 g cotton (Catania, Adina, Limone) for 3 dishcloths 50g each
150 g cotton (Catania, Adina) - Backscrubber

total: ca. 500 g plus rest

Friday, May 30, 2008

best things are free...8

..this is the result of hard work during last week and the reason, why I don't post any knitted projects at the moment. My whole garden is a complete desaster and I wasn't able to get it fixed by my own. So my dear friends and neigbors G. and U. helped me to change this djungle into a garden. Well, I'm not finally finished yet, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. - Both pics are taken from the same place, yes, really..

Thank you so much for being such good friends.

Eye Candy Friday

..with this lily from my garden I wish you all a nice and sunny weekend.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Eye Candy Sunday..

...actually supposed to be posted on Friday, but now it is Sunday. This rose grew in my garden and shall make your start into the new week. Hope, the weather is better at your place, here it is raining, raining and raining.....

Socks 18/10/08 "Uzumaki"

... here you see the finished Uzumaki socks. Well, I modified the pattern and adjusted it to my preferences. First I knitted top-down, I used a small cuff and then I continued the pattern on top of the foot, since I found the original looked some kind of cut-off.

Knitting time: May 4th - May 24th 2008

Material: Calzino sportivo with dpn 2,0 mm

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

best things are free...7

...I got a call from my old co-worker and friend E. I didn't have contact with in the last 26 years....

Socks 17/08

Something mindless just in between. Due to the wonderfull weather outside some sneakers from rests, found in our big-sockyarn-rest-basket at our knitting group.

Knitting time: May 14th - May 17th 2008

Material: Gedifra and Regia cotton-sockyarn with dpn 2,0 mm.

Friday, May 16, 2008

As I went through Ravelry I found some inspiration around a number of bathroom-accessories. And I created this backsrubber. The middle part is knitted with two threads and I used "falling stitches", well: 1. row: *k, yo* repeat across the row, 2. row: k all and let the yo fall down. Repeat always these two rows. The handles are crocheted as well with double thread.

Knitting/crochet time: May 10th - May 13th 2008

Material: Schachenmayr Catania and Rellana Adina, 100% Cotton, with needle 4,5 mm and crochet hook 3,5 mm.

Cakes for the Weekend

I found the inpiration when I looked through my cupboard. Here is what I made out of the incredients I found: apple cakes with walnuts and dried fruits with trail mix. Very yummy with some whipped cream and of course a nice cup of coffee.

Socks 16/09/08 "Basketcase Socks"

..I decided to rib of the blue Basketcase Socks for the Sokker KAL and I started them again with other yarn.... and here are the finished socks...

Knitting time: May 8th - May 11th 2008

Material: Regia 6-ply with dpn 3,0 mm.

Socks 15/08 & Mothersday

This years Mothersday gift. My Mum always appreciates selvknitted socks. These are made from yarn, she already gave me some time ago. And as she loves little deco-articles, I painted a wooden flower matching her room decoration. All together with some sweets and of course a card made a nice parcel to be sent.

Knitting time: green socks already last year, beige socks: April 27th - April 30th 2008

Material: both yarns unknown. For the green ones I used dpn 2,0 mm and Garter Rib from SKS page 37. The beige ones are knitted with dpn 2,5 mm and Basket Wave Rib, SKS page 55.

Happy Birthday

.... this is the gift for my neighbor and friend U.'s 60th birthday on May 7th. I chose colors matching her new kitchen perfectly, and her husband G. already requested them as washcloth. Why not, but then it needs a different color....hrm..I think his birthday will be in June...

Knitting time: May 1st - May 2nd 2008

Material: Schoeller Limone, Rellana Adina and Schachenmayr Catania (125m/50g), needle no. 3,75 mm. Traditional dishcloth-pattern from Ravelry.
Edit May 25th: U. told me the other day that she doesn't use anything else now than the dishcloths in order to do the housework. There's no better thank for my gift....

best things are free...4

Miss Sophie recently: I came down in the morning and she was lying, where I just could see her, but not touch her. Somehow I was worried about her posture and I said: "Good morning, love. It's time to get up" No reaction. I tried again, but not any sign of moving. I began to panic, did she just die without a sound...??? Suddenly I remembered, what the vet told me once when my older cat died. "Come on, don't kid with me, you are not dead, because dead cats don't have closed eyes..." Well....the eyes opened, Sophie got up, stretched herself and with a spitefull "miau" she started into the new day......

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 things are free..3

....sitting in the backyard with a good friend and having a cappuccino on a warm and sunny afternoon...

Sunday, May 04, 2008


..these are both socks from the sokker Kal for this month. Top the Uzumaki Socks and bottom the Basketcase Socks. Just to let you know that I'm still working hard.... Patterns can be found at the usual place..

Friday, May 02, 2008

Eye Candy Friday

..last but not least for today, a pic of my magnolia with best wishes for a wonderful weekend, and don't shut your front door, when you haven't got the matching key with you..

best things are free...2

...or when the guardian angel is with you..I wanted to take care of my absent neigbors house and mail, picked up the key and closed the front door behind me. As I still had the knob in my hand, I realized that I caught the wrong bunch of keys... panik in my eyes, late afternoon, front door closed, no chance to get into the house and the spare key with the absent neigbors....deep breath... and during these cascading thoughts, I pushed against the door, and it clicked and reopened again..the lock hadn't closed completely..puh...what a day...


..some more jam. Got a lot of low priced citrus fruits, and here they are. Orange and grapefruit mixture, prepared with a gelling agent that can be used with sweetener. Saves a lot of calories...
Crocheted hats will follow later....

April 2008

100 g Gedifra Color - Monkey Socks
100 g Flotte Socke "purple" - Drops 106-32
100 g Flotte Socke Colori 6-ply - Husbeast Socks
100 g nameless sockyarn - socks for my mum for mothersday

700 g Schachenmayr Storia - jacket "tricolore"

200 g div. cottonyarn (125m/50g) for 4 dishcloths à 50 g

total: ca. 1300 g things are free...1

Best things are more attentive to the happening around, give some obviously natural things more notice and keep them as a part of your daily life....the mentioned events might not be extremely sensational, but when is real life like that?????

Yesterday our knitting group - the girls - actually met at U.'s house in order to do some rows. But what did we find? The Perfect Dinner. U. provided a sensational meal for all of us - six by that time - real good traditional German food, served on a wonderful decorated table. I'm afraid, I cannot share a pic with you, since I didn't have the camera with me....
Thank you so much, U., we all appreciated it.

Monday, April 28, 2008

weekend cake one of the little cakes I baked for last weekend, before they are gone. I experimented again with the ingredients I found in my cupboard. The result are small choco-cakes from sponge mixture, topped with pineapple pieces and coconut.

in memoriam

* 1996
+ 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"Tricolore" finished

I finally finished that triple-color jacket. Here pics from front- and backside. I was inspired by an old pattern book and adjusted the pattern to the amount of yarn I had. Well, I think the result is not tooo bad. I crocheted the edges as usual, due to better fit. The buttons are old and decorated originally a white westover.

Knitting time: March 10th 2008 - April 27th 2008

Material: ca. 700g Schachenmayr Storia (47% pure wool, 28% polyamid, 25% microfiber, running length 105m/50g) with needle no. 4,0 mm and crochet hook no. 4,0 mm

Friday, April 25, 2008

Eye Candy Friday

since I suffered from lumbago during last week, I stayed with my friend G., that took care of me and provided hot-water bottles. And my friend C. supplied me today with all I needed for the weekend. Many to both of you.
So I wasn't able to finish any work, I only knitted a few rows on a simple plain pair of socks for my Ma.
Anyway, I want to share this pic, as well taken in neigbors garden. Hope you all have a wonderfull and pleasant weekend without any kind of physical deseases.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Eye Candy Friday

poaching in the neigborhood. My friend next door has such a wonderful front garden, so that I better looked, what it had to offer. Compared to this, my garden is a complete desaster...
I hope you all have a very calm and cozy weekend.

more cookies..

some treats for the weekend. I experienced again, and the result are the hazelnut/chocolate cookies.