Getting a move on!

Hi folks,

I know I have been away for a long time now. It wasn’t planned, but life got the better of me. Thank you that so many of you have not deserted me, but took a peek every now and then to check out whether there was something new! Thank you so much! :D

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Projects In Between (Picture Heavy!)

Hi folks!

The weather is … woah. During the last week, the temperature in my flat was constantly something between 26°C and 28°C … Add a handful of thunderstorms and I think you can imagine how I feel. ;)

My shawl is finished! This:

Fairy Shawl 01

is now a beautiful, slightly crazy shawl that I love already and that was so much fun to knit! It hasn’t been washed and blocked yet, however, so I’ll show it later, with decent photographs …

After I finished the shawl, I still hadn’t decided about the colour for my next project … I’ll knit the Widsith Socks next (link to ravelry pattern), but I was wondering wether I’d like them in a solid colour or a something variegated … This will be the first time I’ll take part in the Kal of the German sock knitters group “Sockenstrickereien”! It’s such a beautiful pattern … And free, too!

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DONE!

Hi all!

 Hat for Dad's Head 05

I am most pleased to announce that the Hat for my Dad’s Head is officially finished! … After overcoming certain difficulties (a-HEM), I sewed in the ends last Monday.

I like this hat very much. Philipp tried it on a couple of times and it was a bit big for him, and I haven’t managed to kill the little “nipple” despite my efforts, but my dad was very pleased when he opened the package and happily announced the moment he’d unwrapped the hat: “Oh great, for holiday!” He is also away for a three week trip in late fall/early winter this year (it’s a recreational holiday, like when your doctor prescribes a trip to Bath in England) to the Eastern Sea, so this will suit him very well. He can wear the hat with no problem and I don’t think it is too big … I might have knit it a bit shorter, but so far, it seems fine.

Wanna see what the finished hat looks like?

 

Hat for Dad's Head 04

I think this is the cutest thing ever. If you have read this posting, you might remember that I told you of a family of stuffed bears that I have – Little Bear modelled my North Sea Hat last year.

Since I knit this during the chief amount of Round 2 of NerdWars (we have our own blog! Come and see!), I used Philip Pullmanns “His Dark Materials” series as a tie-in:

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Ravelled here.

Okay, folks, I’m off to some more knitting … After all this gray I needed a bit more colour:

Fairy Shawl 01

This is almost finished and I intend to get it done this weekend.

Have a lovely, lovely time so far! I’m trying to establish a more regular blogging routine and I hope you’ll like it!

 

Lots of love!
Julia :D

WIP-Wednesday: Almost there …

Hi there! :D
Hat for Dad's Head 02Sooooo …. After what took ages of k2,p2 …. ENDLESS slipping the stitch marker and pulling on cables …Hat for Dad's Head 03There are only 4cm to go until I can start the decreases! YEAH!!!Although knitting ribbing dark gray can become quite tedious after a while, I am very pleased with my work so far, if I may say so. The stitches are even, Philipp tried the hat on and it’s a bit big for him (luckily, as he’s got 57cm of head circumfence) and the fabric isn’t so scratchy now that I have knit a larger part of it.

I have knit this hat on commuting to and fro work, watching Let’s Play’s on youtube and part of the first Harry Potter movie, in the car and at Philipp’s and it definitely helps to keep knitting and not getting distracted. Also, I have laid everything aside for now – I long to knit something lacy and colourful again (I’ve already decided on my next project), but

I want to finish this first so I won’t have to do it last minute.I used the German Twisted Cast on for this hat for the very first time and I’m very pleased how it turned out. The edge is neat and very stretchy and I do hope that it won’t become sloppy after a few times of wearing.As I flipped through those projects marked “helpful” by others, I found a suggestion to spread the decreases by diving the stitches not into 4 groups, but 8, and I think I’m going to do that, too. I still have ten days to go, so it should be totally manageable. :D
See you soon, everybody, and take care!Love,
Julia

Socks for Him and Socks for Me

Hi everyone!

Did you get through your week? I hope so – this weekend, there is a huge event in the Ruhr area (more about that at the end of the post) and I can’t believe it is almost July already!!!

Speaking of the end of June – I decided to participate in my first game of the NERDWARS! It’s so much fun – if you have never heard of it, here’s how it goes:

At the beginning of a tournament you chose a team you want to play with – there are all kinds of groups you can join, “1UP” (for gamers),  “Brass Octopus” (for Steampunk), “Precioussss” (for everything Tolkien has ever written), “Team Bazinga” (for all the fans of “Big Bang Theory”) … As I said, we’ve got all sorts. I had a hard time deciding which team I wanted to belong to, but in the end I chose team “1 More Page” which is for all booklovers. :D

For me

For him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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