Friday, 27 August 2010

Starbucks Knit Group Farewell!

It was with great sadness that I attended my last Berlin Knit meet up on a Friday.

I will miss you all, and hope that we will be able to meet up again in the near future, whether that is in Berlin, or hopefully you will come and visit me in Melbourne, Australia.

My wonderful friends surprised me with an adorable present, a game of memory, so I won't forget them, and our fun Friday's together!  There are 2 of each card!  You all made me teary! I love them and look at them often!
I miss you all already!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Lacy Baktus for Mrs Keil

Pattern:  Lacy Baktus, by Terhi Montonen
Wool: Tausendschön Handgefärbte Sockenwolle Merino/Nylon
Needles: 4mm

Made for Mrs Keil, our school administrator who has put up with endless stupid requestes and questions from me for the past 6 years.
This scarf should have been finished before the kids finished school, however the weather turned against me, and was +30 every day for 2 weeks...not great knitting weather when you do not have air conditioning or fans in the 3rd and 4th floor of our apartment!
So, the week before school started again, I managed to give this to Mrs Keil, hopefully she will get lots of waer out of this in the cool Autumns and freezing Winter months ahead....I think it will look fabulous with her gorgeous hair!
Thanks for putting up with me!!!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Trail Handwarmers

Trial Hand Warmers
Pattern: made up.
Wool: Zwerger Garn Opal Hundertwasser.
Needles: 2.5mm

An attempt at hand warmers, just to see how they work.
Cast on 60 stitches, knit 4, purl 1, and keep going.
Once you get to where you want to start your thumbs, go back and forth, to make an opening large enough for your thumb, then start knitting in the round again.
A bit small for my hands, so I gave them to Antje.
 Hopefully they will keep her hands warm in the Berlin Winter