Saturday, October 31, 2015


I've had a couple of days off and as I was heading in that direction anway, I decided to make a short trip to Nürnberg.
Nürnberg is the second largest city in Bavaria and was pretty important in the late Middle Ages. It has a large imperial castle and several emperors of the Holy Roman Empire used it for their center.
The Sinwell Tower gives a great view all over the city.
 Of course, you first has to climb the 113 steps all the way to the top
 The crown (The Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire) has been used between the 11th century and 1806. Sadly the one housed in the castle is a copy, as the original is in Vienna.
 There are plenty of large churches in Nürnberg. Here details of the Frauenkirche.
 The river Pegnitz devides the old town in two.
 I really lucked out with the weather and liked the town a lot. Of course, I had to eat some 'Nürnberger Rostbratwürstchen' *yummy* and 'Nürnberger Lebkuchen' *also yummy*

Thursday, October 15, 2015

More Green

My sister is getting a new kitchen and I've got some Dresden plates left over from when I experimented with the technique. So, Dresden plate potholder.
Nothing too fancy, they have been quick to make. I hope she likes them.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Green, so green

The baby of one of my friends is going to be one year this week. So I made a little cardigan for her.
And then I made it again, because the first one was too small.
The pattern is called Jubilee Cardigan and it's from one of the Interweave Knits magazine (Christmas 2010, I think). As yarn I used Unisono from Zitron. I just had enough, with less than one metre left over.
I also have to show you two pairs of socks I've finished a while ago. First is the Hagrid Motocycle socks (free pattern) in Drachenwolle Sock Yarn. The socks are more green than blue, though the photo insists on making them look blue.
 Finally, a pair of starry socks. The pattern is called 'Sternenhimmel' and is from the book 'Jeans! Socken!' The yarn is cheapy Aldi yarn

Sunday, October 04, 2015

X and O

I've got the fabric for this tablerunner last year at the Kreativ-Messe in Frankfurt, but for the longest time I couldn't decide on what to do with it. Eventually I decided on a fairly simple trip around the world pattern, gradiating the x's and the o's from one side to the other.
For the back I tried some free form cutting and sewing.
 The quilting was also fairly simple, just some wavey lines using my walking foot.

I'm also making progress on the Tula Pink City Sampler. A few weeks ago I've already finished the section on rectangulars.
 And today I finished the section on triangles
I've now got 55 out of 100 blocks.