Mittwoch, 9. Mai 2012

Yarn Along - color freaking me...

Knittin and reading. 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!

Somehow color just seams to happen to me, it comes and goes in turns. Right now color is boosting! My newest sock yarn is kind of crazy but its such fun to knit. The yarn is a single Zauberball from Schoppel. I hope the unplied yarn will be strong enough...
This is my third pair of socks since I conquered my fear of kntting socks and I must say, it is becoming fun! But, there has to be a good colorfull yarn. The second pair I made for a college who gives me a ride in his car from time to time. The color was rather boring, some sprinkled almost plain blue, but his choice. This one will be for me!
Do you know the book I have been reading to Aaron lately? Its the same one my mum used to read to us and I am still in love with it. The good thing, I know it by heart and can "read" it even when Aaron turns the pages too fast or flips the book (which he does often). And, are you surprised, there is a page about colors in it :). The story is about a mice family who work very hard to gather food for the coming winter. One of them doesn't help out though. Fredericks excuse is that he gathers sun shine, colors and words, for the long, cold and gray days of winter. A wonderful story! 

Amongst all those colors, did you discover the green smoothie? I am totally into green smoothies these days. Not just because of the color. They are (can be) so delicious when made with the right simple choices: Spinach, apple, banana and some salad leaves work great, even Aaron likes it and he is not into vegetables at all...

The baby bunting from last week was finished this weekend and passed over to sweet three month old Liana. What a cutie pie she is! 
The dandelion syrup from last week got me started on the syrup, and what else could I be making, than rhubarb syrup? I only had enough rhubarb for one bottle though which I toke to my friends birthday, added by some bottles of sparkling water so mix a great soda. Soooo yummy! There is more rhubarb syrup to come these days! :)

Of course there is not only color in my life, work has been stressfull the last days, Aaron and me are still sick with some exhausting cold and money is as short as it has never been before. Enough to freak me out...  That makes it even more important to me to enjoy the exploding nature, spinning, music, knitting and all the colors around me as much as I can.
Here is a song I want to share with you that lifts up my spirits so much, not just this song, all the music by the wonderful Senegalese artist Habib Koite. Enjoy!

Happy Knitting!


  1. Love the colorful bunting! And that sock yarn is soooo beautiful. Hope you feel better soon, but you really have a great attitude about everything so I'm sure things will look up in no time.

  2. SO many wonderful colors! I love colors, of all kinds. Your work is beautiful and don't fret to much, things will start looking up soon.

  3. You can never have too much color. I think the socks are wonderful :)

  4. Great photos, that bunting is awesome!

  5. aaah! so schoen die Farben! and i love any leo lionni book. er its toll. you are new to me here - glad i stopped by.

  6. I grew up with that book too - amazing how pictures bring back memories... Your life is beautiful, Gesche. Hope you feel better soon!

  7. Love the illustrations in that book. So sweet. And the socks and bunting! Wow. You've been knitting up and cooking up a storm. Do you have a recipe for the rhubarb syrup? I'm a little 'afraid' of using rhubarb...

    1. Rhubarb is very, very simple to use. Just add lots of sugar to whatever you make, because it does taste sour :-)
      A very easy recipe for the syrup you can find here: