Hello?

I am sitting here listening to classical music and contemplating a return to the blogging world. I don’t know if anyone is still out there, i kind of deserted everybody and everything at one point.  I can’t believe it has been four years!! Time flies!!

Besides getting older myself (you just cant avoid it), having a boy that is now 10 years old and not a little munchkin anymore and some lifestyle changes to improve myself health wise and physically not much has changed.

I can’t knit or crochet like i used to :( my wrists and hands start to bother me, so i am taking an extended break and doing some hand and wrist exercises in the hopes of being able to get back into it. After a summer off i was doing okay when i started some socks for my guy but then when i switched to a pattern with bigger needles the ache came back, which is kind of weird, you would think it would be the opposite. Any ideas or tips? It is quite annoying if i am may say so, i really miss my evening knitting and i have so many things i have started over the years, yes Years, that are just wishing they could be finished.

I know this won’t be a daily thing but i would like to use this as a place for random thoughts and sharing. Like Instagram with more words and maybe not always a picture. Lol. Are any of you on Instagram?

Well i should probably get myself off to bed. Have a good night all!

My New Bag!

I took these pictures really quick.  So I warn you they are not at their best.

I have been really wanting to sew a bag for myself. I had a few different bags bookmarked online and in my books.

I finally decided on the Folk Bag from One-Yard Wonders.

Here it is!

I am very happy with how it turned out!  It is some of my better sewing. The owls make me very happy and I love the colors.  I find myself being drawn to turquoise more and more.

Here is a close-up of the lining!  Still love Lime Green :)

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Sadly there have been a couple of casualties in my knitted socks so I must get back to knitting my mystery sock so I have a finished pair soon!

I also have a trip coming up soon and I should be able to finish another pair of socks during that trip and hopefully that will make up for what I lost.  Poor, Poor socks but they were very loved and kept my feet cozy in the cooler months. I may try some darning but I have never done it before so i am a bit unsure about it.  if you have any tips let me know!

Where Have You Been????

Just Playing!  i know i am the one who disappeared off the grid.  I have been pretty busy with work, house and knitting of course!

Ich weiss ich bein weider verschwunden.  I bin sehr beschaftigt mit arbeit, schule und stricken!  Aber wir sehen uns ja bald!!!!

Little Man is loving the first grade and adores his teacher. I am glad he does.

Work has been keeping me busy and since we are shorthanded I have been staying after almost everyday to help the others I work with.

I am currently working on two Mystery Socks!  One from Through the Loops that started Oct. 1 and one from my LYS that started last Friday. I am not going to show them until they are done :)

I do have some things to show off :)  Most are oldies that I finally finished!

A Mystery Washcloth from Kris Knits. i think this one is from april. I just finished it a week ago!

This is the Combo-Corset T by Annie Modesitt.  This has been waiting for buttons for a few weeks now and I finally admitted to myself that it is just too small so I am giving it away.  Other than that it is a great pattern and I was happy with how it turned out, i just wish it fit me.  I usually go too big maybe my next one will be right on the money! Good thing my hats, socks and mittens have always fit me.

Last weekend i did some sewing so i have some goodness to show you and I am really happy with this one.

 

 

Fiber Festival

Fiber Festival Report time!!

The Festival wasn’t  very big but they had lots of roving and wool to put your hands in and squish!

To keep Little Man busy while I was browsing I gave him my camera, so you can thank him for all the great shots. These are just a sampling I couldn’t put them all on here.

Ich habe Der Kleine Mann mein kamera gegaben dammit ich in ruhe rumschauen konnte :)  Sie konnen ihn fur die fotos danken. Das sind nicht alle. Er hat sehr viele genommen.

Some used and new books.

Roving

Yarn

Very Cool and Cute Creatures

Beautiful Doll and Mermaid

I love these fairies!

Some spinning and bunnies for sale.

Cute Handmade pouches with sheep on them of course!

So many colors!

What I walked away with from the fiber festival.

Some Sheep we made from the roving. We used this tutorial. Little Man’s is the blue one and mine is the white one.

Wir haben die schafe gemacht. Der blaue hat Kleine Mannn gemacht.

It was lots of fun and I am glad my mom took us along.

It’s been a busy week at work and not much of anything crafty has been done.

Lots of reading though.  I am almost done with book 11 from the Stephanie Plum series. I should be able to start 12 tonight!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Ich wunsche euch eine Schones Wochenende!

Sept. 18, 2010

I finally got a picture of Little Man’s hat. Seems like every time i remembered to take the picture it was dreary and gray out. Today I didn’t care.

This is a pattern i won from My Little Hen.  It is Betz White’s Reversible Bucket Hat pattern.  The pattern is very well written and easy to follow.  I have made a hat for myself and also Little Man.

Here is Little Man’s:

I am really happy with how it turned out!  I was a bit weary about trying to make a bucket hat myself but i am so glad i did. We love them here and they are perfect protection from the sun for a energetic little man who likes to play outside.  I highly recommend the pattern to anyone.

Yesterday I did go to my friend’s show at the gallery.

Here he is performing:

And here is a peak at some of the raw food they were serving:  Rohkost essen!!

What you are seeing are some “calamari” which is actually mushroom with flax seed breading.  A mango cheesecake and coconut pie both with some kind of nut crust.  They were absolutely divine!!  Some chocolates are also peeking through at the bottom made from raw cacao and other things i don’t remember.  It is all raw and vegan. Yummy!!! They also served some “sushi rolls” made with various raw fillings.

It was a fun night and I tried some new things. Which I usually don’t like to do.

Tomorrow I am going to a Fiber Festival with my mom, woohoo!  Woolly Goodness. I will be sure to take some photos :)

Don’t Worry/ Keine Sorgen

I haven’t disappeared again. Just a really busy week. The hat has been finished and tomorrow i will post a picture! Work has been crazy. We are short people so almost every day i have had to stay after to help finish cleaning and then rush off to pick up Little Man from school. So that extra hour to do things hasn’t been there. Tomorrow night a friend of the family has his pictures in a local gallery and he will be performing as well. I will be sure to take some pictures to share :) Until tomorrow!

Ich bin nicht weider verschwunden nur sehr beschaftigt. Wir sind in meine arbeit sehr beschaftigt und ich muss ofter nach bleiben und beim aufraumen helfen. Und gleich dannach Der Kleiner Mann holen. Ich habe das hut fertig gemacht und zeig morgen die fotos! Bis Morgen!