Sunday, April 27, 2014


Who says I can only make stuff in blues or greens?
I can do red, too.
 I've made this project bag as a thankyou for a very nice person, who offered to look for lace yarn for me at the Wollmeise Sale before Easter. In the end, she didn't find what I was looking for, but was willing to part with a regular skein she had picked up a few weeks earlier.
I didn't know her color preferences so I decided that going with knitting sheep never can be wrong.
As she put it to use basically the instance I handed it over, I guess I wasn't too far off.
Second, this is a smallish bag (17 x 12cm) for my rotatry cutter. The material and the pattern came from a kit I bought in Gröbern by Meisen a while back. It it a bit of a tight fit, but I really wanted to make the stripes align.
Lastly, I've started a new pair of socks. The pattern is called Earlybird and is a freeby from Knitty.
The yarn is Trekking Handart in the colorway Sumatra

Monday, April 21, 2014

Plus Quilt

My oldest nephew turned 18 in February. He had mentioned a few times that the old quilt my sister had made for him years back, was too small for him (the young man is close to 1,85m by now) so I decided for his birthday he deserved a new, bigger quilt.
The quilt started out with several black and white farbics I picked up in Canada and US, plus a nice shade of bluish turquoise. The original idea of a 'disappearing 9-patch' pattern didn't work out, as it was way too busy, so I added some more greens and blues in solid and decided to go for a 'Plus' quilt.
My design wall helped tremdeously in laying out the pattern and also in keeping track of which square was to be sewn to which other square. There are 15 x 18 squares, plus the border, and the quilt ended up 175 x 205 cm.
On the back side I used three of the patches I've already made before I decided it was a bad idea, plus a whole bunch of scraps and left overs.
 Quilting itself was straight lines just left and right of each seam.
The finished quilt has been handed over yesterday, and I think it was well received.
(And thanks to Michael for helping with the modeling)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Castle and Blossoms

Yup, spring is here, There's no denying it.

 This wisteria grows at the side of the Pompejanum in Aschaffenburg (or, as we in Hessen call it: Aaaaschebersch ;-))
Aschaffenburg also has a lovely, not really that small castle.
 And the town has some interesting little corners.
Well worth a visit or two.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Butterflies and Flowers

I have some stitching.
I got the kit in Sweden, but swapped out the included Aida against an evenweave. 
The kit is called 'Butterflies on Flowers' and is made by Vervaco.
This got me into the mood for some more stitching ...