Yarn along – Week 50 – Not what I planned on doing

I waited to do my Yarn Along post yesterday night after I would have finished the first sleeve of the last Phoebe Sweater. It needs to be finished, blocked and ready to go next Thursday as we are going to London on Friday and I start to feel a little pressure here. But well I started another quick shot of a christmas knit for a friend so my time was a bit divided between the two projects.Arm_warmerBut, and here’s the big BUT, I made quick thin angora/mohair arm warmers to match my costume for tonight and this kept me all evening. UPDATE: after all I didn’t really wear those but they might be good for some other costume one day…

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Linke Maschen oder “Glatt Rechts” stricken – Purl Stitches or Stockinette Stitch

Wer rechte Maschen stricken kann merkt: so sehen die meisten Stricksachen aber nicht aus. Um das klassischeste aller Strickmuster, genannt “Glatt rechts”, zu stricken, braucht man zusätzlich zu den rechten Maschen auch linke Maschen. Diese werden dann im Wechsel gestrickt: eine Reihe rechte Maschen, eine Reihe links. Wie linke Maschen gehen, zeigen die Bilder und das Video.Tutorial_Links_stricken_1 Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 49- it fits!

Today is Wednesday and as usual I’ll share my reading and knitting with you and all the people who take part or read the Yarn along Posts over at Ginny’s. Today let me start with this: Wooohoo, yay, yippieh, juchee! *grinning like mad, dancing around like a crazy person* Yesterday I received this picture:He-really-likes-itIt fits! My long-time project, the Christmas Sweater for my brother, did not only arrive in Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 48 – Better late than never

Again I didn’t manage to post my Yarn Along post to share with all of you in Ginny’s Yarn along on Wednesday. And this is why: I wanted to show you some proper pictures (and not the same old “it’s nearly finished but not yet finally done” pictures) and this meant finishing up things and I only did that last night. Complete-toddler-cardiganI finally finished two important projects: Yesterday I sewed up the Toddler Cardigan, Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 47 – and done and done and done

Just a quick update for the Yarn along over at Ginny’s because we hosted a little early Christmas dinner for some friends yesterday and everything not related to that dinner was neglected a bit. Therefor the late post.reindeer-sweaterYou know what is the great thing about a soccer game that my boyfriend is watching at Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 46 – Nearly finished

Here I am back again to the Yarn along and this week I have something to show too. We came back from our trip last Tuesday night and as I don’t knit during holidays away (as least if I travel with Michael) I didn’t have anything to show you. Well, as I realized later on Ginny was not hosting a Yarn along anyway because she had a baby. Congratulation to you and your family, Ginny! And this crazy woman is hosting the Yarn along this week already again.Mittens-in-useWell, back to my knitting. Coming back I still had the rest of the week off and when I had sorted out our luggage and put on a few washing machines, I started knitting like crazy. Continue reading