On the farm

Berlin is a special city in several kind of ways. I’m surprised every time I get to know something new. Last Sunday, we heard about a harvest festival. We decided to go there and spent a lovely day on a farm. Everything they grow is organically grown, animals are outside and have room to run and play.  We’ve been harvesting our own potatoes, riding a carousel and watching pigs. It was a perfect day.

The unexpected days really are the best ones, aren’t they?

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Wooly week

Wooly week: a weeks goal, a weeks achievement

This week, I’d like to:

– Knit at least one sleeve of this cutie

– Come until the armhole shaping of this one

– Finish the front part of this pullover

Oh, and I’d like to finish My Secret Project. But that might be a little too much to ask for..

Wishing you a wooly week!

Yarn along

Not that there isn’t enough to knit already, but I went to the LYS last Thursday and bought some yarn (just like I did one week before). Now I have 2 pullovers on the needles (one of them I’ll probably never finish), a cardigan that’s in need of alterations, big plans and piles of wool for a girls pullover, same for a boys pullover – though the plans are a little more vague, wool for a boys hat, wool for a girls hat-and-mittens to go with coat 1, and the same to go with coat 2. And now there is another project. On the needles, processing very well. My second lace project. My very first beads project. Combined this will be lace-with-beads. You get it.
I got some great help, putting 240 (minus some that are now somewhere on the floor) beads on the yarn.

I only need somebody to move the beads when I knit. This is taking me forever.

Should I say I bought the yarn about 15 minutes after I tried on My Dress? Maybe not.. This is my secret project. Which I’m knitting on next to him on the couch. He’s watching the game anyway..

Oh, I love those little fingers..

Saying Hi

So here we are, October, golden and red. It is a time of year I really enjoy, the time the dusty green of summer transforms to all shades of red. The beautiful sunny fall days, cooler temperatures. Tea, looking for chestnuts, being inside. I just love it.
Summer has past in a blink of the eye, so it seems. There have been quite a lot of nice summer days, which I mostly spent in the hospital – or at home, recovering from the hospital, after which we went in again.. When we were finally out ‘for real’ and I felt like getting grip on my life again – I started running! – I got myself a pneumonia and was in bed for two weeks, with high fever. That’s how I spent the last really hot days of the year. I’ll try to have a different summer next year :).
But the very, very good news is, that our little boy recovered very well from his first open heart surgery. We were so scared to lose him, but he managed everything remarkably well. We’re just so thankful for his strength and the wonderful doctors that are helping us. It has been the most intense six months of my life, and I can’t imagine much that would stress our little family more, but we are all just fine! We know there is a lot more to come, a more complicated surgery, after that repeating surgeries to keep our boy in a good state, but for now, things are getting a little quieter. This might even last for a few years. We’re hoping and hoping and hoping, getting more confident after each examination.

Now that we are all fine again, I want to return in this place more often.  There is so much I’m doing at the moment. There was not much (no..) harvest, only some strawberries, raspberries, herbs and calendula. I made a salve for the first time – oh no, I actually made two, after I’d fried overheated the calendula the first time. I finished some trousers for our Little Man, knitted myself a cardigan, made our birthday girl an apron, finished curtains, made wedding invitations (!!!), and so on..

Yes, we are -finally- getting married! There’s still a lot to do, and the day is getting closer and closer. The 2nd of November it will be. I hope it won’t rain too much.. But more about this in another post. For now, this was just to say Hi again, and to tell you I’m back..