Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Flowerpot coat

Winter is over, and finally the Flowerpot coat is done! But words can't describe how awesome it is - and this comes from a person that doesn't really like knitting the garter stitch.

Zitat des Tages

 No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Yarn hunting

The other day I was scouting for yarn in various LYSs (didn't visit my favorite one because it's far away and I didn't have much time) for new shop additions. I found what I was looking for, but bought in total waaay too much yarn. Some of which I like so much, I want to keep for myself.

Zitat des Tages

 He who controls others may be powerful, 
but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Laozi (Lao Tzu)

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Knitting at a Patisserie

Yesterday I instructed a whole group for the first time, and although I had been anxious about it, it went pretty well.

Zitat des Tages

 The right to be heard does not automatically 
include the right to be taken seriously.
Hubert H. Humphrey

Saturday, 16 March 2013

The Templeton square Wrap

The deadline for the Templeton square competition is over, and I finally can write about a project that took me 2 months and a lot of ripping and re-knitting to complete.

Zitat des Tages

 To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it's based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from that fragility. 

Martha Nussbaum

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A random project and a new job

So I was out the other day, from one LYS to another, looking for yarn for new shop addictions. And while I was browsing through different yarns, I spotted a lovely skein, and let's say, I indulged. 

Zitat des Tages

 Youth has no age.
Pablo Picasso