Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2012

Thumbs up! - Yarn Along

Knitting, reading, (and tea). My favourite things to complete a perfect day. So I am joining Ginny on Wednesdays for Yarn Along to share my passions with you. Come and join in if you like!


Hoorray, I might finish the first mitten in colorwork before easter! But, the scary part is still to come, the thumb... You see what I have to do next? I have to remove that piece of scrap yarn and insert needels into that wound... How scary is that??? And, I have to do the whole thing all over again... we'll see about that. But at least I am very happy with the way the pattern and my choice of color turned out.

my writing scares you? me too! and my teachers... ;-)

I have been reading my own notes lately which I wrote into my journal last year. And for once I feel good about what had been my plans at that time and what of that I have reached so far. Why I make plans in the middle of the year that sound a lot like new years resolutions? Well, I believe any time is better to make resolutions than new years because new years resolutions you may just make because of new years and not because you are ready for a change. But to make resolutions by the time you are ready for a change might really get you started. At least that's how it works with me. I had another really helpful push up though:  Lisa Work. I was fortunate to win one of her workshops with  Sew Liberated last  year and that really set me up. It took a while and it didn't all work out as planned, but I still reached my aim, to have my own blog and especially to be far more productiv and creative on a regular basis. It makes me so very happy and satisfied. Thank you Lisa!


Soulemama readers will have noticed my journal being made by Nikki McClure. I just adore her paper cuts , I even framed a few prints of that journal... I wish the shipping of her calender to Europe wouldn't be that expensive :-(


My boy has been sick with high fever the last couple of days so there have been long nights, early mornings and a lot of cuddles and carrying. To keep me going I used my "drug", a  beautiful Japanese Matcha tea. Preparing that tea takes time and a whole ceremonie which I will share with you in the coming days.

Last chance to take part in the candy give away, I'll choose the winner tonight :-)


Kommentare:

  1. I often go back and read my journal from a year or two past. I like seeing what worked and what didn't, what changed and what I still have to work on . . . journals are such useful tools, aren't they?

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    1. There are some old journals that I don't like to read again though, from times when I didn't feel well or was heart broken for example. And tools they are - nowadays my journals resemble srapbooks rather than novels :-)

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  2. such pretty colorwork in those mittens! and yes, i'd be scared that i'd drop a stitch in the thumb. sending you lots of good vibes on that!

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    1. I drew the yarn today and pick up the stitches, it worked, no stitches got lost.

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  3. Beautiful colorwork. I saw a video online about how to make the thumb like that. It is scary, but didn't look too bad. Love the journal too.

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    1. Video tutorials are such a wonderful help with difficult knitting, aren't they. I would never have gotten this far without them.

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  4. gesche you can do it!, the thumb is not scary as one might imagine. when you pull out the waste yarn the stitches will not run, they'll sit and wait for you to pick them up. you'll probably be asked to place stitchs on two needles and then pick up a couple in the spaces between. your mitten looks amazing!
    i have that journal too, it stays in my knitting basket, keeping patterns, notes and helpful reminders.

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    1. No one has encouraged me more about brave knitting then you Lori, thats very true! I should have picked up few more stitches in the space between the old once though, I'll have to do some extra weaving later to fill the gapes..
      Thanks so much :-)

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  5. Ooh, that is a bit scary, but I'm sure you'll be fine! Looking great so far!
    I hope your sweet little guy will feel much better soon.

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