Friday, May 20, 2011

I love bread

Even though I shouldn't eat it, I love bread!!! I made this Sonntagszopf (Swiss Braided Sunday Bread) for a international dinner at my son's school..... should bake more often.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Coming up

Classes I teach in May / June
  • May 22nd  workshop "Join as you go...." at Fresh Purls in RI using my patterns Priska & Talvi . Learn how to avoid sewing by join as you go techniques!

              • June 8th & 15th  class  at Yarns with A Twist, CT "Elisabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket" One of my all time favorites.

              • June 18th workshop "Dye Your Own" at Yarns With A Twist, CT. We are going to have fun with Kool-Aid.

              Friday, May 13, 2011

              Just finished.....

     Elisabeth Zimmermann Baby Surprise Jacket sample for a class I'm going to teach in my LYS. I love this pattern.

              I used Cascade 220 super-wash paint and solid. To introduce the solid color I used the Fibonacci sequences.

              Wednesday, May 11, 2011


              I'm working on creating one of a kind buttons. Here are some from the first batch. They are being tested for waterproofness and how they hold up in the dryer. As soon as this  and some finishing touches are done, one of a kind buttons and shawl pins will be available in my Etsy shop. I'll keep you posted about my new adventure......

              Monday, May 9, 2011

              Maryland Sheep & Wool

              It's the first time I made it to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Last minute my friend Sue and I found a affordable accommodation which is almost impossible only 3 days before the Festival..... and off we went.
              The weather was gorgeous, almost too warm to show off woolies.  I still saw a lot of beautiful knitted garments.

              In the Wool Out Of Wales booth I met Vera who is one of these outstanding knitters who make up patterns as they go and create the most stunning lace work. Sunday morning when it was a little more quiet on the Fairground i was able to take a picture of her. What a lovely Scottish Lady!

              On shows like this I always look for yarn which stands out in my eyes. Saturday Sue and I tried to beat the crowd and started our tour through fiber and yarn paradise from the part which was the furthest from the main entrance. Our strategy paid off. While (almost) everybody went the opposite direction, we went to the newly added not so well known vendor area the Lower Corall. There I found my new treasures:

              The pictures don't do the colors any justice. The name of the booth was Hobbledehoy Fibers with gorgeous fiber which makes me want to spin and beautiful hand painted yarn from MarigoldJen Yarns.
              This booth was like a candy shop and the two ladies were super friendly and sweet. The joyful and creative atmosphere in this booth was contagious..... a highlight of this Festival.