Thursday, December 16, 2010

Nightsong

Last Janury, I made a trip to the Wollmeise brick-and-mortar store, and among others, I bought a skein of Lace yarn in the "Roter Himbeermund" colourway. I was looking for a long time which pattern would be used for my first real lace yarn - and I decided on the lovely Gail (aka Nightsongs) lace shawl, which is available as a free download on Ravelry (sorry, only for members - I highly recommend registering, if you're in any way interested in knitting or crocheting).
First was a long night of winding the yarn into a skein, and then some more long nights of knitting - but I really really really love the result:
 
 

And a closer look on the lovely lace pattern:


The pattern was easy to knit, and as I did not make it very large it was also quite fast. I've worn it quite a lot as a neckerchief to a white pinstriped blouse which looks fabulous! 


So long
Bettina

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Sneak Peek

A Sneak Peek on my Christmas Dress:

What I have been up to in the last year

I knitted a lot. Really. A lot.


From my first Wollmeise skeins purchased at the Webermarkt Haslach in Summer 2009, I knit my first lace projects:

The Skandal um Rosi turned into a Lace Ribbon Scarf, a wonderful pattern from Knitty Spring 2008:


The Gewitterhimmel skein turned into a Zetor lace shawl:


Tampobata (which I'm still absolutely in love with) became another Knitty pattern: Entomology from the Summer 2009 issue:



From Grashüpfer, I knit a pair of Butterfly socks for my mom, unfortunatley I gave them to her before I could take a photo. I'll try to get one when I go home for Christmas!

Last Christmas I made myself a Christmas gift: A trip to the Wollmeise brick-and-mortar store in Pfaffenhofen/Ilm. I bought a skein of "Jeton", "Gianduia" and "der letzte Versuch" in 100%, as well as a skein of Lace in "Roter Himbeermund".

From the Jeton skein, I knit yet another Knitty pattern: Kingdom gloves from the Summer 2009 issue.


There was one more (major!) project this summer, but that deserves its own post!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Am I back?

I am back!

I have not posted anything in ages. However, this does not mean that I have not been sewing and knitting!
During the next weeks, I'll update the blog with all the knitting and sewing (well, mainly knitting) I've been up to ... but now I'll show you what I'm currently working on.

For this year's christmas I'm going to sew this dress from BurdaStyle 10/2009 (model 115):

Image courtesy of www.burdafashion.com/it


I purchased a wonderful wool fabric, black-based tartan with red, yellow and blue:


I've assembled both the wool as well as the linen, during the next days I'll finish the dress.