Right before lunch time, it was done. There is a perfectly clean, neat sewing room waiting for me to pick up some sewing. While organising all of my fabrics and yarns, I got so many ideas to work on. But I guess it will take a little more time, now that I am in the cleaning up mood, I see things to do about everywhere in my house. It’s like I’m preparing to move life inwards again, after the nice summer time. This makes it sound like summer is over. Actually we still had 27 degrees here today, so it hopefully will take some time. But you better be prepared..
I took all of my yarn together, being amazed where it all was, and sorted it out. Those are my yarn, I just love them (most of them).The yarn-in-between-brackets I took out and put them in a bag, I’ll bring it to the child care in our street. They will be happy :). There were a few, I was sure not to have bought. I must have brought them with me, gotten from my mother as a child to craft with. I was sure never to knit with those again. How my taste has changed..
The ones at the left I bought at the Hamburger Wollfabrik, I keep having problems with their old fashioned website, but the yarn is of a very good, professional quality. And the prices are really good. You can get everything there! (If you’re interested in buying there: the website doesn’t ‘understand’ having several tabs in your internet explorer. You’ll get as many shopping bags as tabs. You really need to use only one tab!)
Last Wednesday I went to Frau Tulpe for the first time. I had only half an hour, but wanted to go! Until now I only visited their website, and being in the neighborhood I just couln’t resist. It is such a lovely shop! Actually I wanted to look for some ribbons, but I came home with two fat quarters, half a meter of lovely fabric and 20×2 small quarters. I think I was dancing on my way home..
Those are going to make lovely little shoes. Oh yes, twenty pair of lovely little shoes. Of course only for the shop I really want to open any time soon (why is my credit card not coming? You need a credit card for Etsy. It’s just not fair.. I don’t know why banks need so much time..).
There was this one fat quarter, it’s a Michael Miller Fabric. It is just waiting, asking to be used for a little girls apron. It is going to be wonderful! She’ll need to grow a little more ;), but hey, I can make the pattern already! Plenty of two-year-olds in the neighborhood to get the sizing kind of right.
Finally I found a solution for saving my knitting needles, inspired by this post by Meg McElwee, who, of course, did it a little more stilish :). But hey, I’m happy..
As you can see, I recieved my swatches from Spoonflower. I can’t believe they gave me this booklet of swatches, including shipping from USA to Germany for only $1. And so quick! I’ll defenitely find a way to order there. I still need a way to get labels, I thought I might get it print on fabric and cut it out. Their prices are so reasonabe!
Now some knitting. This pullover was actually finished, but it got too wide at the waist (and a little too short), so I decided to make the waist part once again. It should get aroun 25 cm. Quite big, but it looked nice (eventhough it was too wide..). I’ll show you when it’s finished.
It would be nice it I make it before Autumn comes. Should be possible, even though I have lots of projects laying around here. And I decided, this year I really want to make a Christmas present for all of the close family members. I should get started!
This everyday blogging is going to work. I feel it..