General Pics We started the month with a quick belly shot – interesting to compare the Katja bump on the left with the new bump on the right. Especially since I feel a lot bigger. My hair is a lot longer too, and has been looking good since Tegan straightened it for me back in April last year – only problem is now that my roots have started to grow I look like I have a frizz mullet! Katja has finally started to expand her eating and every now and then will even have a sandwich for lunch. One evening she managed to eat allRead More →

I’ve had a particularly productive few of weeks here. I’ve managed to finished 4 projects! There’s not one but two hats for my brand new niece. A Yoda hat and a viking hat. As well as a cowl, which is yet to be photographed and my first ever pair of socks. So what do you do when you’ve finished a project? Cast on another of course! I’ve cast on another cowl – both cowls will get sent to their intended victims recipients at the same time. I’ve also wound the yarn for a carnaby skirt but so far have resisted casting it on. And I’veRead More →

In my last post I talked about the fact that I’ve got 5 projects on the go at the moment. Today I’m going to give a little round-up of where I’m at with the 3 that are actively being worked on. Cardigan The cardigan has progressed rather nicely. I’m deep into the lace section, however it’s not been without its frustrations. This is largely due to not paying attention. I’ve found myself having to rip back a number of rows of lace and pick up to correct a rather hideous miscount. Was quite chuffed that not only did I pick up the right number ofRead More →

Week 8 is from February 18 to 24. None of us have been particularly well this week, suffering from ghastly colds. As a result there’s not so many pics as normal. Still, this week I finished my crocheted tea pot and Katja made some astonishing advances, at least for her age. 20130219 – Tea brings happiness. I finished my tea cosy and I’m rather chuffed with the results! 20130222 – Getting excited about the up approaching Edinburgh Yarn Festival. 20130222 – Australian Crawl. Katja started to properly crawl, she also pulled herself up to standing and started cruising! 20130222 – Here’s our little star inRead More →

Week 2 is from the 7th to the 13th January. We leave Fulda and head back to Edinburgh and I make a squeaky tetrahedron for Katja.   <img alt=”It’s always a sad day when we have to leave Fulda” src=”” /> 130107 – It’s always a sad day when we have to leave Fulda. This pic is of the Orangerie which is attached to the Schloss.   <img alt=”Katja is learning all about the properties of the tetrahedron #mathsgeek” src=”” /> 130111 – Katja is learning all about the properties of the tetrahedron #mathsgeek with the ball I crocheted for her.   <img alt=”Important tetrahedron properties –Read More →

I’ve not been posting too much of late and it’s not because I’ve nothing to talk about, it’s mainly cos I’ve been so busy. I seem to have an awful lot of irons in the fire. On the knitting front, there’s Christian’s scarf which has lain dormant since Christmas and which I really should get to work on, especially given the crappy weather we’ve been having of late. There’s also Bump’s dress which just needs the ends sewn in and then some blocking and it’s all finished. Oh and I’ve started a pair of socks, mainly cos I’ve never done socks before and wanted aRead More →

My latest project is a crocheted bear for Bump. I’m using a gorgeous hand-painted yarn and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. The pattern is one from DMC by Val Pierce and uses a crochet cotton to make something quite tiny, my DK weight yarn should make a good baby-sized bear. In other news, the company I was working for here in Edinburgh went into liquidation (or so they claim) last week, and as a result I’m out of work. Hoping to be able to use the extra time to sort out some projects that have been on the back-burner for aRead More →