Sunday, August 29, 2010

They are going BACK!

It's this time of year again,

summer is over, one more week and they are going back to school, we are soooo ready.

Summer is just tooo long. The kids are tired of camps and hot weather and ready to see their friends again and make new friends.
Here are some goodies I made for back to school.

I love the combination of white, back and pink.
I hope you have a great start into the new school year.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Getting ready for Fall
Der Herbst kann kommen

in the last weeks of summer I'm working on some things for my fall wardrobe.
in den letzten Sommerwochen arbeite ich an ein paar Sachen fuer den Herbst.

I finally had time to knit a citron shawl.
Endlich hatte ich Zeit einen Citron Tuch zu stricken

this pattern is available at
die Anleitung findet Ihr hier

I added an additional round in the end to make the scarf a little bigger.

Ich habe eine weitere Muster-runde gestrickt um das Tuch etwas groesser zu machen.

Now I'm waiting for some cold weather.
Jetzt muss nur noch das kalte Wetter kommen.

This is my next project, I 'm working on my yarn stash and this beautiful yarn was perfect for this scarf.
meisn naechstes Projekt ist dieser Schal, ich versuche meine Wollvoraete langsam aufzubrauchen und dieses Garn war perfect fuer den Schal.

the pattern for the edge is from the book:
die Anleitung ist aus diesem Buch

"knitting on the edge" by Nicky Epstein

the yarn is a Merino wool mix.
Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pokedots and summer top

I started my day with a cup of coffee and finished my pokedot potholders.
Ich begann meinen Tag mit einer Tasse Kaffee und beendete meine Pokedot -topflappen.

it took a little longer, because I started another project in between.
es dauerte etwas laenger, weil ich ein neues Projekt angefangen habe.

I saw this cute Sommer top in a German Magazine that I had bought there this summer

(Sabrina Special -summer tops)
Ich fand dieses tolle Sommer-Top in einer Zeitschrift, die ich bei unserem Besuch in Deutschland gekauft habe.

I loved the pattern , this pattern is addictive, I could not put the needles down. It took every free minute for 3 days, but now it is finished.
I used microfiber yarn for this project, because wool would be too warm for summer.
Ich mag die Anleitung, diese Anleitung macht suechtig, ich konnte die Nadeln nicht weglegen, ich habe ueber 3 Tage jede freie Minute gestrickt und jetzt ist es fertig.
Ich hoffe, dass es noch ein paar Tage warm bleibt, dass ich das Top noch ein paar mal anziehen kann.

I hope it stays warm for a while so I can wear the top a few more times.

Ganz liebe Gruesse Sabine

Sunday, August 8, 2010

More pokedots

I went out today to look for curtains for the new house when I found this cute litle stool, that goes perfectly with the pokedot potholders, that are almost finished. These are the best finds, when you find something you didn't even know you needed. This thing comes in handy, because our kitchen kabinets are very tall and I cant reach the top shelves.

I also finished a baby vest for the granddaughter of a friend. I love knitting baby things, they are so cute and are finished in no time at all.
you can find the free pattern on Ravelry, it is called "Bohemia" (thanks for sharing!)
Have a great week!
Hugs Sabine

Friday, August 6, 2010

Birds and Pokedots

finally most boxes are unpacked and I'm crafting again.

I'm starting to decorate my new kitchen and I really need new potholders.

I love red and white pokedots

so I'm making red potholders with white pokedots.

I could not find a pattern anywhere, so I made my own.

The little white birdies are now living on our kitchen table as salt and

pepper figures. I found them this week and just had to have them.
I'll show a pic, when the potholders are all finished.
Hugs and have a great weekend