Do you suffer from "startitis" as well? ♥
I didn't hurt myself but I hurt my wallet and my future spare time. I haven't bought any new yarn for ages, and I mean ages (a few month if not a whole year at least) and then I got sick and started to browse the interwebs and ravelry and found new patterns I'd like to make some day and then I started to buy yarn. Not for specific projects or any specific purpose. I saw beautiful yarn in a shop and thought of a simple stripe cardigan, maybe a Goodale. Zuzu's petals and think it will be perfect for the yarn above. I also got my very first Zauberball, which I still need to find a project for, so long I will admire it. Drift away and needed to buy the pattern immidiatly...
a few pictures today, first some progress on my new amigurumi the crab, I wanted a shell that was a bit asymmetrical and a tad tilted and what I came up with looks exactly as I imagined it BUT I don't really like it, it's just not as cute as I imagined it. It looks like the picture I had in mind but turns out to be not as cute: Revival, which will be a dress sooner or later)
the new amigurumi grows and grows, I would say it's able to walk now...
it can't be pinch, can it? I mean when a crab "bites" its claw into your hand it must be a different, a more stronger word than pinch. I just can't believe it could be something like pinch, to pinch just sound like I'm teasing my loved ones. Anyhow on yesterdays post and also on flickr and twitter I got some nice guessings and the right one was found pretty fast: I'm working on a crab. A simple easy red crab.
I'm having vacation and totally lost track of days ö_Ö so I share my Sunday flashback on a Monday my latest crochet project (which I will share later today) |read| Divergent by Veronica Roth, I needed to start a new book as I just couldn't finish my last read (Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce) I couldn't get used to the style it's written in at all |done| packing and un-packing bags, singing while driving |eaten| strawberries, strawberries, strawberries AND strawberies |drunk| strawberry and banana smoothies |thought| about curving crochet |been pleased| with the beautiful weather during my little trip to the sea, rain during all week BUT the three days at the sea, thx universe |got annoyed| nothing really ... oh I got a sun burn, so maybe my stupid self |wished| what can you wish for with a view like the one above? |bought| nothing, YAY... I had enough to unpack from my "illness-haul" |clicked| twitter
does anyone else sing while driving? ♥
oh I totally forgot to add a few pictures to the DIY customize mac palette post. I've updated this now, it now not only includes HOW to customize the palettes with rubber foam but now it also includes some ideas to actually customize it. Please follow the link if you want to see. oh and guess what? I felt crochet yesterday. I tweeted about it and then I actually crocheted ö_Ö I will take my little new critter with me the next three days (I'm going on a work related trip to the sea) and hope to blog about it with my phone.
Hope you all have a fab week ♥
so normally I write a little text on my last week. This last week however was only filled with the couch or the bed, some tea, some pasta and very little knitting. I used the last week to recover completely from my summer flu and now feel a lot better. I'd say I'm 98% healthy again. and today I spent the day with yarn. I organized my stash for ravelry. Finally I have every yarn in my stash with a picture and yardage.
quick Hello from me, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Just found this on facebook and thought I'd share, because it's such a simple yet fantastic idea :)
Squid pro quo! just found this on youtube: it's soooo darn cool and it reminds me I wanted to crochet a baby octopus a while back, I might jump back onto this plan btw. I'm still in bed with a flu browsing the internet and I did shop some more (shame on me)
well, when I feel well enough to actually not fall asleep every minute and keep my eyes open long enough, I shop online, I try to read, I search the internet for new cool things, whatever flows by me, I shop online. Did I mention I shop online? this really kills my wallet every time I'm at home with a flu, I don't really have a clue where my online shopaholism (is this even a word?) comes from but it's only there when I'm ill at home that I find the need for so many new things. So far I've ordered new equipment to go with my new camera (a new crumpler camera bag, a lense, a book about photography) and I just stopped myself from ordering a, what we call a Friesennerz where I come from, which is basically a north german rain coat, a fancy one though. But WHEN does it actually happen that I step out into pouring rain? willing to face the pouring rain? without any umbrella? and enjoying it? Do you dance in the rain? I never, not on purpose. oh and I search for new cool things, just one afternoon and I found bodyrock.tv. I need to try this even though it looks like pain. They also have a youtube channel which I already subscribed to. And to compensate all the weight I will loose (because I will train so hard #wink, not really) I found out about crock pots, they might not be new to you, but they are to me. Slow cookers are not common in my country and even though I know slow cooking methods I didn't know there were actually pots just for this one purpose. The page that brought me to crock pots was this article about no-knead bread in a cock pot btw. what do you do when you are ill at home?
last weeks winner is still not found
|seen| this video by Charlie McDonnell, I swear if he would be ten years older I totally married him, no matter his thoughts about it ^__^ |heard| there was a yarn feast pretty near by but with the train costs and new yarn (because you don't go to a market without buying anything) I decided not to go, my wallet would have committed suicide otherwise I guess |learned| all those cute little baby hats with teddy bear ears or cat ears or any animal ears do have a purpose! when a demon tries to steal your babys soul or the baby itself the demon will actually be tricked by the animal ears to think it IS an animal, so your child is safe |read| The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.. so far (only just started) I need to get used to the style this is written in, it is quite like listening to someone who is constantly switching between thoughts when talking, little hard to follow |done| visited my local stitch'n'bitch...yay |eaten| prosciutto and tomatoes - sooo gooood |drunk| Chai Tea Latte at Starbucks, love that kind of tea, always liked tea with milk (and without) so I'm glad the Chai Tea one is still "Hip" |thought| I had carried watermelons to a party...only it wasn't me, who was it? first one to comment correctly will win a pattern made by me of their choice, just make sure I can contact you by leaving email or ravelry name in a second comment |been pleased| with nothing special really, the whole week has been quite nice |got annoyed| with my eyebrows, or rather myself...on Monday I was coloring my hair again and I had that stupid idea to see how my eyebrows would look like with just a tad more red in them, turns out they get like bright orange (don't laugh at me) and I'm glad I'm a girl and can add eyebrow pencil to correct that, otherwise I dunno if I would feel comfi leaving the house |wished| I hadn't have that stupid idea with the hair dye |bought| new moisturizer (fascinating, right?) ^__^ |clicked| my blog readers feed and sorted through a few things, what I found while doing so were a few recipes I had forgotten about and want to try in the near future like this ravioli recipe with pears and bacon
revival dress/pullover is growing, I've been to a stitch'n'bitch yesterday and had quite good progress on the dress, meanwhile I'm like "I want this to be a dress soon" and no longer fear it will end up being a pullover, besides the knitting I had a lovely chat with three lovely ladies there, it's always nice to meet new people and I hope to see them again. hope you have a nice weekend too ^__^
fatmumslim just released the themes for this month