Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Colors

These new summer colors are now available in the shop: All yarns are fingering weight and 100% cotton. A 100 gr skein has 480 yards which is enough for a shawlette or scarf. TAFFY 049 TAFFY I + II ZINNIA 039 ZINNIA I + II SILVER SKY 031 SILVER SKY I + II MERINGUE 021 MERINGUE I + II NEAPLITANO 012 NEAPOLITANO I + II WILD ROSE 003 WILD ROSE I + II

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunburst Shawl

I just finished my Sunburst Shawl. This shawl is strictly speaking a poncho; however, I think of it as a stay-in-place shawl. Pattern: Spectacular Sunburst Shawl by Mary Gildersleeve Yarn: Wolles Yarn Creations: one 100 gr skein in colorway Maroons (480 yards) Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) Modifications: Added a few repeats of lines 59 + 60 (last two rows) to use up all the yarn 011 Sunburst Shawl 008 Sunburst Shawl012 MAROONS I + II

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Progress report

I am currently working on my Garden Pond Shawl:

Yarn: Wolle's Yarn Creations - Color Changing Cotton - 1 x 100 gr = 480 yards
Color: Nectar II (new)
Needles: 3.25 mm (US #3)
Pattern: Garden Pond by Patricia Clift Martin

The pattern is easy and straight forward. I am in the last lace mesh section before the lace border.

Also OTN is a pair of socks for yours truly.
Yarn: Opal
Color: Rosenbeet
Source: Gift from Margaret
Needles: 2.5 mm
Pattern: Short row heel pattern from memory

And I am very happy to report that this pair of socks is finally completed - after three (3) years. Yup.
Yarn: Fortissima
Color: Socki Colori
Needles: 2.5 mm
Pattern: Short row heel pattern from memory
Nothing fancy, but I like the lightning bold pooling effect. But most of all I am glad to have this pair finally done! :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Near my mother's place in Germany is a farmer who has kangaroos. Here they are at dinner time:


On the left is mom with the baby in her pouch, on the left is the off-spring from last year. The dad is currently living somewhere else. So cute!!