Friday, December 28, 2007

Central Park Hoodie

on the plan. Since I don*t like seams, I made front and back in one, separating after the arm holes. Now I need to finish up the back.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Er ist da! - Here it is!

Der schönste aller Kalender - wie jedes Jahr - ein Highlight, auch wenn ich diesmal nicht mit dabei war!

The most beautiful of calendars in the world. Produced by creative Tabea with poetry by my best poetry friends

Saturday, September 1, 2007

here it is... so here is the question: what will be finished first, the sweater or the PhD?

Friday, August 31, 2007

The yarn

for the most wonderful sweater from Poetry in Stitches has arrived from Denmark. I hope I will be able to finish it while I am in grad school for the next 4 - 6 years...

Oh, and about TA-ing... didn't happen. Enrollment, too low!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The new semester

is about to start and in my new capacity as a TA I will now teach German 101 instead of being an adjunct for English 101. We shall see how that goes

Sunday, August 12, 2007

about not knitting...

I just can't do without. So I had to start a new project while I wait for the yarn shipment from Denmark. I seem to have figured that my shoulder got injured not from the knitting motion, but from the jerk I make, when I pull more thread from the center of the ball. So I have been trying to avoid this and if nothing else, the pain has not become worse.

This mystery project is from a gathering of lace with a relatively thick Junghans yarn. While it is a stole pattern, it will become more like a lap throw, I think. But nothing is decided and we will see how it turns out.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

and just because

I can't knit right now, I had to wet my appetite and salivate over this:

I just tried to order the yarn for one of the sweaters from Denmark, (actually 40 dollars cheaper than the American supplier) but something went wrong and I have to wait for an answer to my email.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Konfuzius says

(or rather the chiropractor)

woman with tendinitis in shoulder shall avoid knitting needles like the plague...

Saturday, July 28, 2007

no reciprocation

you want to care
for each and every one of them
but they don't give a damn
not even for themselves


pass notes
or even text on cells

have not a single qualm
to put their heads on desks
and doze

as I
do song and dance
and give my spiel
so they have
tools and crutches

helping them
to inch along
the slippery slope
of freshman life
and make it
to the fourteenth week

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Socks with boomerang heel

This weekend (despite reading Harry Potter 7 one and a half times) I made a pair of socks (children*s) trying the boomerang heel for the first time and I must say, I liked it! It is much easier and faster, but also keeps the sock tighter, so using as few stitches as I usually do for an adult sock (48) might not work. I will have to try.

I also, of course, made a pair for the kiddy's mom.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Minky needed company...

but she has no name yet. suggestions?


And just to prove how contagious knitting is, here is the Afghan that the bhoa (best husband of all) has knitted himself while I was Germany!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


I went to the City of Music to do some of the administrative things necessary when going to a new university. Entering the PhD program certainly is exciting, I so hope that I will be able to make it.

Anyway, yesterday things like W4, direct deposit, parking decal (faculty or not? since I will be a TA), student ID were on the agenda. The system did not allow to get the decal yet, but I will be on it, and hope that it will not be too much of a pain in the neck.

I know, for sure, however, that knitting will help me keep my sanity throughout the next years!

I have not much been into

knitting since coming back. I had started a sock on the airplane from Germany and have not had the inclination to finish it, even though it is the most beautiful yarn. I did, however make another bear. I have had the wonderful furry mink-type yarn for a while and it is has been demanding to be turned into a teddy bear. Last night I was up until O-dark-thirty to finish her. So now I can proudly present


Back in Tennessee

I have been back home for a week now. So it is time perhaps, to show how the double-facing hotpads turned out that went to my mother together Ms. Bear.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

And now it's time to double-face again:

Bella Bea(r)

Hot off the needles today: A gift for my mother. I hope she will like the little girl. I called her Bella Bea(r):

Different Dimensions - or Knitting is Contagious

So while I was knitting away at my socks, my sister was infected and began knitting her own socks, too. Now she is making baby socks for a friend of hers. Aren't they cute?

Prolific Vacation, Of Course

Naturally, even Hamburg could not keep me away from knitting needles. So it was time for socks and champagne. But see for yourself

Blogging from Hamburg, Germany

The wonderful sweater (I know thou shalt not toot thy own horn... ) was finished last week on Tuesday, the day before I traveled to Hamburg. But I did not get around to taking photos. So here it goes:

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

So much left

from the camel sweater yarn... so I sailed through the web to find a nice pattern and here got very lucky!!!

So last night I started my new sweater:

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Sunday, June 3, 2007

socks, sweaters and forgetfulness

Finished another pair of socks and have one in progress that I am cooperating on with my daughter and then I remembered I never showed the finished OldStash-CutApart-Sweater, so here it goes:

Friday, June 1, 2007

Camels Camels

Seems like the German knitting magazine Sabrina is a bottomless source of wonderful patterns:

It took me about a week to knit this and I am loving it...

Thursday, May 24, 2007


When we emigrated to the US from Germany five years ago, a lot of stuff ended up with my parents for further disposal. Well... as a born again knitter on vacation in Germany, I just got a stash of wonderful white and dark blue cotton, 10 skeins to be precise. Mom said, they were in the things we left behind. I have no recollection of the yarn. But then, who cares. My hands are busy while we are vacationing in Germany.

I chose a pattern from Sabrina and instead of making the sweater all white, I am starting with blue at the bottom. Because I was not sure how far the white would reach, I made the sleeves right after I used up all of the blue. Then I knitted the front and back of the sweater and the collar. This left me with 2 white skeins. Since I wanted the top longer anyhow, I then proceeded to cut the sweater apart just above the blue section. Currently I am knitting away the two extras and then I will put it all back together again in knit-stitch and no-one will be any wiser...

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Knitting in Germany

I am in sock fever. I love the yarn that creates these beautiful patterns just by the way it has been dyed.

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