Thursday, April 21, 2011

She Smiles

It's been a while since I updated the last time on Queen Nefertiti back in December.

She now has a mouth and also a good part of her neck is done.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quick Update

My mom is cleaning out her cupboards, so a whole bunch of yarn and stitching material has come my way. There are several individual balls of yarn I have no idea what to do with, but I'm sure eventually something will come up. For the stitching threads (there's cotton and wool) I'm thinking of weaving, but so far that's only a pretty vague idea. As already mentioned the last time, I've finished the Dawn shawl. It looks quite lovely and is surprisingly warm for something so thin. Lately I've came across a nice pattern for a short sleeved cardigan I thought would look good on me. In my stash I've found a yarn I think works well with the pattern. I thought I might have enough of the yarn to finish the cardigan as written in the pattern, but I have the feeling it will be a bit short.
As the cardi is knitted top down I've now stopped working on the body and decided to finish the arms first. This way I can use up every scrape of yarn I've got to make it as long a possible. Keep your fingers crossed it will be enough.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Break Out

Seemingly over night, summer has broken out here, pretty much skipping spring in the process. I feels like only last week it was freezing, and suddenly people left and right throw off their winter clothing and got out to the ice cafes to sit in the sun getting sun burned. You almost can watch how the leaves and the blossoms work their way out of their winter shell, dibbing the world in fresh colors of green, yellow and pink. Every bicyle in Germany has been pulled out of winter storage and people who haven't had any excercise in the last six month bike or jog or nordic walk through nature. Barbeques are pulled out and the smell of burned meat mixes with the scent of flowers. Yup, it's spring. On the knitting/weaving front, I've finished the retangular blue and red scarf. It's blocking in the other room, but I hope to get some pictures soon. I've started another pair of socks from 'Socken aus aller Welt'. This pattern is called 'Kieler Sprotte'. It's not that I think I'm going to need socks soon, but it's always good to have something small and portable on the needles. Finding other uses for sock yarn, I wove this scarf with various left over sock yarns in blue and green (more blue than green though). I'm not so happy with the drape of the scarf - even after washing, the material is somewhat stiff - but the colors are to die for.