A LOT has been going on lately. Which is partly to blame why I have been AWOL. New yarns are hitting the shop (hurray alpaca sock yarn! – more on this later), knitting kits for the Swiss Yarn Festival KAL (more on this later), a new pattern just in time for planning your Advent shawl (more on this later), a cowl pattern will (hopefully) be … Continue reading More on this later…
Oh, Germany. How I love thee. The Christmas markets are like no other. I mean, I’ve been to some great ones outside of Germany (Prague is fabulous as well as Straßburg), but at home they are quite sad (I’m looking at you, Bern). Germans know how to do Christmas. The Glühwein, the chocolate covered fruit, the beer, the Glühwein, the markets, the rides, did I … Continue reading And we ate All the Things
Now, those of you who know me, I am not religious – but I do love the holiday time and feel to each her own and the whole point of this time of year is to celebrate togetherness. Be it through religion, spirituality, or just plain humanity. There’s plenty of history of various cultures through time and across the Earth have celebrations this time of … Continue reading Traditions
Only taken with my ancient iPhone, but still… Continue reading Too Pretty This Evening to Not Share
Where are the recipes? Where is the cooking? Where is everything??? Oh, I’ve been cooking like crazy for the past couple weeks, but sadly no time to photograph anything, or write anything up. Everything has been a bit ad hoc and chaotic really. Every year, starting in September or so, a great pressure to Get Things Done washes over me – usually overwhelmingly so. Often … Continue reading Never Ending Knitting
So here I am after more than a week of not posting at all – things have been super busy, and I kept saying to myself “self, tomorrow I will post something amazing” and then didn’t…because stuff and things. Then I *just* read over on the Yarn Harlot her post about the French Lesson (long story short – it’s hard to get out of a … Continue reading Back in the saddle?
Why oh, why is this cowl design taking so long??? Oh, wait. It’s because a couple lovely things arrived in the mail. See that book? Sitting innocently next to the WIP? That, my friends, is a distraction, pure and simple. The stitch patterns in it are gorgeous. Stunning. I keep on picking it up and flipping through it, picking out patterns that I want to … Continue reading Keep on Knitting…