Monday, 29 April 2013

The Templeton Square Competition Results

A few days ago the results of the competition came out. As much as you might be surprised, you have no idea how much I was, when I heard the news. Especially after seeing all the contestants' pieces!! So amazing and creative!

But I am very happy and grateful to Knitty Magazine and Franklin Habit that organised this inspiring, creative and challenging contest!

I had lot's of fun taking part and I feel that I challenged myself a bit more!

The next challenge would be to make something intricate with the yarn of the prize. I have never worked with Cascade yarns before and I am looking forward to it! ^^

P.S: to all those wondering, I have plans of creating a pattern for the wrap, but I have no idea yet, when will I be able to write it up, because exam season begins shortly and I have limited free time. :\

Zitat des Tages

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Mustard yellow

These two recently completed items may not match the weather outside, but they are awesome looking and I can't just keep away from presenting them. ^^

Zitat des Tages

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.

Rachel Carson

Monday, 22 April 2013

Summer top alterations and some crochet

Remember this top? Well I finished it last year and only wore it a few times. The reason for that is because, after a while wearing it, the top wouldn't hold shape, and well, anything in place. It was rather uncomfortable to have on, really.

So I decided to improve it.

Zitat des Tages

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.
Barack Obama

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Knitter

Quite a few weeks ago I revisited my almost forgotten tumblr blog (don't have time to update it frequently anymore..) and I came across something very interesting: the original post of the Knitter Fandom!

Zitat des Tages

 You can learn many things from children. 
How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones

Monday, 15 April 2013

Frilly yarn experiment #1

As I have mentioned before, recently I started experimenting with frilly yarn and the first try produced some unique pieces - necklaces!

Zitat des Tages

 There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. 
Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, 
quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.

Linda Hogan