Monday, January 31, 2011

What's new?

  • Morning Breeze is my newest design which will be shown on the runway on Stitches West 2011 in Santa Clara, CA in February and I will be able to be there.... I used a yarn Creatively Dyed Yarns will bring out at Stitches. It's a beautiful linen-silk lace yarn with a gorgeous drape. The pattern will be available February 21st.......more later....
  • Colorido is now available as a free download in my shop 

  • Knitting socks for me.. 


Thursday, January 27, 2011

After the storm.....




.....a gorgeous sunrise with a lot of snow shoveling. The black dot in the picture is my dog digging for his ball.
My cross country skis are calling my name.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A five year old....

...has his own opinion what  a hat should look like. Not understanding why I always make things for other kids he even doesn't know, he wanted his own hat and had a clear vision of what it's style.
My first attempt to fulfill his wishes ended up looking like a toilet paper cover you sometimes see in the back windows of some German cars.....
Finally I got it right to his satisfaction: a hat with a pompom, tassels to tie, earflaps and of course in blue.



I used Lambs Pride bulky.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Long Live The Scraps

Wasting or throwing away yarn - no way!! It's impossible to picture even the smallest amount of yarn in a trash can. I remember I just once made this the final destination of a skein. The fight  for it's life was fierce. Trying to untangle this hank I got from someone was impossible........ Finally I lost patience.


Let's help these neglected scraps and leftovers to new glory and purpose.





The fight for survival of the scraps was successful. They lined up with the others to make it possible to keep a child in Afghanistan warm and cozy and add some color to her life.


PS: In order to do the border I had to buy new yarn and ended up having more scraps. Oh, well, long live the yarn industry......

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A New Year and A New Baby

Happy New Year to All of you.
Between Christmas and New Year I gave  birth to a new baby which kept me quite busy and caused increased heart rate and blood pressure in many ways. The pregnancy was short but the child is not premature........
Beginning of December 2010 Dianne from Creatively Dyed asked me to design something out of a new yarn she will introduce in Stitches West. It's a gorgeous lace weight linen/silk material with a beautiful drape. My design which is called Morning Breeze will be on the runway for Stitches West. I'm so excited. My first garment in a runway show.
Yesterday I took pictures but I had to do it inside since the weather looks like this here and Morning Breeze is a light spring summer cardi:



We are in the middle of a blizzard and more snow on the way.