30. November 2007

What else?

I also enjoyed...
the view from our living room,...

visiting curious tiny ponies and thinking about putting two of them into our trunk to take them home with us,...

returning to our house after a walk on the beach,...

watching Lale behaving like a puppy,...

being served breakfast in bed while looking at my birthday flowers!

29. November 2007

We are back!

We enjoyed our vacation a lot!
I particularly liked...

rose-hips, blue skies and fluffy clouds,...

looking at Lale and C when they'd return from their daily run,...

walks on the beach,...

strolling through the city of Ebeltoft, looking at cute stores like this or...

pretty name-plates like this,...

To be continued!

15. November 2007

We are off!

Pretty soon we will be off to Denmark for a couple of days.
Lale running
Going on vacation with us is Lale's most favorite thing.
Eventhough I will have to study a lot I will also enjoy watching her go crazy on the beach.

See ya when we return!

13. November 2007


You need to try these cinnamon rolls - they are the best ever! The recipe can be found here. It's one of Meg's Vegan Recipes. Totally awesome... every single time.

This is actually a picture I took last year when I made them for the first time. I was looking for another picture when I came across it and now I can't stop thinking about cinnamon rolls. I need to go and make some...

12. November 2007

I made a sweater!

But only a tiny one. A Baby Yoda Sweater.
My Stitch 'n Bitch book was put to good use. Mattress stitch, fake grafting, i-cord,... I got to try it all.
I made some modifacations to the pattern since I wanted the sweater to match the striped hat I had made for the little baby girl a while ago. I think it came out pretty well and I'm eager to try some more challenging things.

Right now I'm working on my pair of fingerless gloves though and they are not exactly what you would call challenging, but they seem to fit nicely and look alright too. I used pretty much the same pattern as last time, but casted on only 33 stitches. No cables, instead some stripes. (Can you tell that I bought way too much Debbie Bliss? When will it come to an end?!)

9. November 2007

Hip, hip, hoo'ray!

Yesterday I had my second oral exam and it went nice, even better than the first one. Minutes before it started I thought that I hardly knew anything I learned, but then the exam started off with my favorite subject and both of my profs were so nice that it all went smoothly from there. I'm so happy, I can't stop smiling! I really wish all my exams would go like this one...
Another thing I'm really happy about is the fact that my first pair of fingerless gloves is all done. This pair will be a gift for my boyfriend's sister. I started on a second pair for myself, but had to frog it (didn't like the pattern). My mom and a friend would also like a pair so I better get busy - it's getting cold around here! WIP pictures coming as soon as I found nice patterns!

And then there is yet another totally awesome thing I found out about on Moonstitches! She put up a tutorial for the cutest Zakka Style Owl Pennant ever which is part of this very cool thing:
Go check out this great idea from Karen aka Cotton Spice!

5. November 2007

Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap: Weekly Posting

Registration for the Winter Wonterland Swap has closed. Matches are going out (I already know who'll be my downstream partner!) and the whole thing is going to be lots of fun.
Part of this swap are weekly postings to a given topic. Since I think my answers might be at least interesting for my secret upstream pal, I'm going to give it a try...
(And to keep all the answers together I'm going to edit this post each week and add a link to the sidebar so it's easy to find.)

Well, here we go...
1. When did you first start drinking coffee? What age were you? Was it about the caffeine, or do you love the taste and smell? Tell us how your passion began!

Coffe and me: there is no passion! I like coffee... sometimes. For example when we are at a coffee-house where they can make something fancy and flavored AND only if they have soy milk. I would never drink black coffee.
At home I hardly ever drink coffee and if I do then it will probably just be because I figure caffeine could help me at that moment. And actually I'm not sure if it really does. Right now though, with my next oral exam getting closer and closer, I want to believe so and I drink a mug or two during the day... if I don't forget to.

2. As the cold of winter approaches, do you change the projects you work on? Do you work on gifts for others or do you continue working on projects for yourself?

Except for when I'm making tiny baby stuff, my knitting is very much related to the colder season anyway. So the kinds of projects I make stay pretty much the same all the time. I usually knit for myself and everybody else who I think might appreciate the things I make. I am a fairly slow knitter so I don't get that much done during one season and I get bored quite easily, therefore small projects are my first choice.

3. So let's all just share a post with what it is we're thankful for.

Of course I'm very thankful for the wonderful people that surround me (C, my family and friends). I don't know what I would do without them. I'm also thankful for being able to share my life with the two most wonderful cats in the world and the most sensitive and gentle dog there is.
...Wow, this is harder than i thought, so I can say I'm very thankful that I will never receive an Oskar or anything of that sort, because that way I don't have to make this a public speech...
There are so many things in the world I'm thankful for. I could start with sunshine and end with moonlight and will be thankful for everything in between as long as it has nothing to do with cruelty against any living creature.
Oh and I must not forget: I certainly am thankful for Isa's recipes! (Buy her books!!!)

4. What is the ideal setting for enjoying the perfect cup of coffee? Who would be there - or would you be alone? Inside or out? Morning or night? With food or just the steaming cup of joe?

First of all my perfect cup of coffee would probably be cold chocolate soy milk. I can imagine a perfect setting with no other person around as well as with a friend.
In the first case it would be me, my chocolate, Juri, Mücke and Lale sitting in front of a fireplace - which we don't have by the way -, I'd be knitting or maybe stitching, while everyone else would be sleeping. (The cats would for once not ask me every other second to go outside just to come right back in letting me play the window-woman (get it?)).
In the second scenario it would be some stitch 'n bitch without the stitch, because I don't have friends that knit. I think there'd be some toffee popcorn involved or even better: some homemade cakes or cookies.

4. November 2007

Halfway there!

I finished my first fingerless glove! Knitting this one was really fun. I got to use my brand new pink stitch markers which I got from YowlYY - so very cool! For a second I was thinking that maybe I should knit them into the glove, because they looked so nice. And then I also thought that I need more stitch markers. I really do! Of course I also will have to knit more projects that ask for stitch markers, so it would be reasonable...

Pattern: SWTC Fingerless Gloves
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton, 1 1/2 balls
Needles: bamboo, size 4,5 (US 7)
Modifications: None, at least I didn't change anything on purpose. Maybe I added some extra rounds? Mine looks a bit longer than the originals.
If I'd knit these again, I would make some changes to the pattern. I don't like the "cabled pyramid" too much. You can't see this in the picture, but the cables have different lengths. Only the two in the middle go up all the way.
Also I'd probably cast on only 36 instead of 40 stitches, when using the same yarn.

Let's see when I'll be done with the second one. I don't have enough yarn left and therefore had to order some.
Meanwhile I'll start a second pair - I just have to decide on a pattern.