I’m back with news and new projects


It’s been a while since I even logged into this blog. Two month to be precise. I didn’t even finish my posts on Sri Lanka. In the beginning this was because once back work kick in and I didn’t find time to write anything. But soon it was because I broke up with Michael and moved out. While after a five year relationship this was hard, it has been the right decision and since a bit over a month I’m living on my own again and now I feel ready to blog again and start with joining Ginny and the Yarn Along Ladies.


So, what is new on the project front? Well, as soon as I knew where I was moving, this affected my crafting as well. First of all it finally made me finish that pair of color work socks I had started for Michael over a year ago. I didn’t plan on bringing them to my new flat, so I spend quite some time to finally get them done. They were kind of a farewell gift but the good thing is that he likes them and they look really fancy so I didn’t do them for nothing.


Next I was thinking about my new flat. As soon as I new where I was moving I was starting to create color schemes in my head. I wanted my new flat to be extra nice with thought through rooms. For my bed room I chose a girly color scheme with lots of mint and a bit of peach. So I went fabric shopping to sew some cushions and with some left over fabric I did a mobile case. I love the neon color. It it such a pick me up color and if I can stand it any longer one day, I just get some other fabric and change the look again.


Next came the kitchen. The kitchen will get a bit of an ethno look (only a bit) with my favourite color scheme being a deep red like my Kitchen Aid and a very bright turquoise. I have had this t-shirt yarn for quite some time. Now I used the red one, which fit my chosen red pretty well. I turned it into a door mat as my kitchen window door goes out to the balcony which is, for some reason also extra dirty and the kitchen floor is tiled in white (who does that anyway?). And call me obsessed but I wanted matching pot holders so I went shopping for yarn in the closest in color to my chosen ones and made new potholders. I just also finished an oven mitt. Next thing on my list is painting the chairs and then new cushions for my chairs. I’m not too sure if I will sew something as that would be more durable or if I’ll knit them as I really can’t find any fabric to match either my colours or the style I’m looking for.


Of course I’m knitting something for myself too. After reworking and reworking the Pin-Tuck Shirt again and again I finally decided that it would never be like I wanted and frogged the whole thing. I’m now working on a classic 50s design which proves to be very time consuming but will sure look very nice. It already feels like it.

Once I’m done I’ll take you through my new flat with all its handmade or upcycled stuff because I’m already now pretty happy with how it is turning out.


Yarn along 14 – a new pair of socks


Last week was the week of baby knitting and socks. When I first started with the baby blanket for friends of mine, I thought: “Well, I won’t get into any kind of trouble concerning shipping in time.” The gifts need to make their way down to Australia until mid April. I finished the blanket some weeks ago Continue reading