Sunday, August 29, 2010

Look, I've made something

My friend lost the film container she had used to store her needles (sewing, stitching, you name it ...). She's been complaining about it for weeks, so I decided I solve the problem for her. 2008 I've made the Needle Case Guardian by Teresa Wentzler. This time I've decided to stitch it on a blue fabric. I had to change a few things, but in essence it's the same needle case.

I gave it to her yesterday and she seemed very happy about it.

Then, a few weeks ago, I came across a yarn called 'Sekku' by Noro yarns. As most Noro yarns it is very bright with many different collors. Sekku is a lace weight yarn (about 400m to 50g) made from cotton, silk, wool and nylon. It feels very nice.
I've decided to crochet a scarf from it and I used every last scrape. In the end it turned out a bit on the shortish side with only 150cm, but over all it's okay.


Knitting wise I'm make a triangular scarf from Jawoll Magic (the same yarn I've made my last socks). The pattern is called Shaelyn. I hope I have enough yarn for one more repeat.
Keep your fingers crossed.

My new internet connection is acting up a bit. I hope I get that posted ....

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Manipulations

Though I did knit and crochet a little this week, I haven't photographed any of this yet. So other pictures for now...

I've played around a bit with Photoshop. I've got the software and a 2,5 kg book to go with it, and I'm really only at the very beginning, but I like what I've did so far.
The bike I photographed in Sweden this winter. I left the saddle and the rear light in the original color, but black and whited everything else.
Same principle, on an owl I photographed about a year ago in B├╝dingen.

Last, but not least, I flower I photographed last week at our BBQ.



Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lizards and Snakes and Fish, Oh My!

The family of one of my friends is breeding repiles. Yesterday, we've came together for our annular barbeque and so I took the chance to take a few pictures (which wasn't that easy with the animals being indoors and the lighting being rather poor)

This little chapp is living together with three others of his family (I'm rather sure he didn't even say 'sorry' for stepping on his siblings tail ....)


He just had shedded his skin and was still working on getting rid of the last bits of his old skin in his face
I don't even know if this is a he or a she

Oh, and they have beautiful fish too.





Sunday, August 08, 2010

176 grams

... is the weight of a feather(weight cardigan)


I finished knitting it today, but still need to block it. It is soaking right now.
I have the feeling it turned out as too large. The sleeves are definitely too wide. But then, I can always wear it to slouch in at home, so who will know?

Also finished the Wandering Vine socks from the 'Think outside the Sox' book I've got for my birthday. I used Jawoll Magic for it and love, love, LOVE the shading. The yarn is a bit on the splitty side, so you have to pay attention when knitting, but the result is wonderful and very soft.


The was a mistake in the charts for the pattern, but nothing too difficult to figure out.



Sunday, August 01, 2010

Dresden

Last time I've been to Dresden I've brought my camera along. The weather was glorious (though a bit on the hot side), so I also went to Moritzburg, which is a castle close to Dresden.

A gryphon on the roof of the Semper Oper:
Sunset at the river:
The castle at Moritzburg:
The castle was once used as a hunting retreat:
A swan on the lake.