Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Earl on Hand

I am always a little bit sad to see summer go. Our dry New Mexican summers are simply the best and I need a while to adjust to the cooler wheather.

Wool is my comfort.

Fall and winter just beg for knitting and working with wool in front of a crackling fire and I so enjoy pulling the woolen sweaters from the depths of the closet like old friends, that you have not met in a long time.

This year there is the added pleasure of Earl and Princess. Remember?

The transformation from this... this....

....never ceases to amaze me!

Just this week I needed my fingerless mitts for the first time this fall and that made up for the chill!

I can't say this often enough:

Thank you, Earl!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Some people are really good at taking self portraits.
Not me.
Believe me, I have tried. Here is proof.
Sometimes I try to the point where the camera gets so heavy, that I have to support it with two hands.

Still doesn't work.
I do take pretty good bug shots though, I dare say.

When I am really desperate, I ask the girlie for help.

She did great!

And all this because I wanted to show you my latest favorite scarf!
I sure hope you'll like it, too!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

back to black

The big boys took off and life is (kinda) back to normal.

Yarn is everywhere.

I like it this way.

I have been making scarves for the Hip Stitch Craftshow this coming Saturday, they seem to be popular, I certainly think they are cool. - Gotta make stuff that you dig yourself, right?!

This one is my favorite:

I don't like black, and I hardly ever wear it. However, this scarf is different, because one of the yarns comes with a story.

The black yarn with the colorful fringes, has a history of being in my stash for almost 10 years.

I bought it with my dear friend Ulrike in the yarn store in Bethesda. I so remember us digging in the sales bins and coming up with just two balls of this fringy stuff in two colorways. One, the not-black-at-all one, I used years ago in Fiona's poncho, outgrown by now.

Please note the glow-in-the-dark homemade buttons!

Sweet memories!

I have yet to show you a special edition of my zippered pouches, finished a few days ago. - I made this for my apple gadget loving boy:

Cool japanese cotton-linen blend fabric, vintage polished zipper, lined with thick camou fleece.

All set.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


The brother and friend were in and out in three days.

You could not imagine them any more content, when they finally took off.

Facial expression definitely matching the cat, who swallowed the canary.

My wish: may their trip be everything they dreamed of!