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{ FRÜHLINGSMÜDIGKEIT } …

What a word huh??!!

Frühlingsmüdigkeit is the only “thing” I can put my latest funk down to. Directly translated it means Spring Tiredness & although Im not necessarily tired as such, I seem to be disinterested in most things that usually make me quite happy ie. cooking, painting & sewing. I just feel sorta kinda…. { FLAT }.

I started muslin-ing the Anna & lost total interest so I started on another little project but Ive lost interest in that too….Do you see a trend ? The Hubster pointed out its perfect time for the so called syndrome so Im gonna roll with it & see how long it takes for my sewjo & other jo’s to return.

Until then, I’ll just keep myself busy with watching as Spring develops….however ironic that may be.

x

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{ SPIRIT } is here…

Kim Hargreaves has released the new spring/summer book & it does not disappoint….. { SPIRIT } is here!

How beautiful are some of these designs?! cheeky_kimhargreaves_spirit

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{ all images via kim hargreaves }

Knitting does not exactly conjure up spring or summer thoughts but for those still chilly-ish evenings, these totally work. When I lived in both Holland & the UK, it seemed like I always needed a cardi or something warmer in the evenings irrelevant of the season.  Also, by just changing the colour of yarn, you can make a design work for autumn or winter too.

Love this new book however of the 21 designs, only 2 are suitable for novice knitters. The majority of the designs are suitable for knitters with a little experience so I would try although, since good quality yarn is fairly pricey these days, I would hesitate in purchasing this book based on my skill level.

Im looking forward to seeing what the ladies over on Ravelry make from this collection. Happy Knitting x

 

 

 

chit-chat · sewing

{ THROUGH WINTER UNSCATHED } or am I ?

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Holland 2010

{ source : my own }

Its official! { SPRING } has sprung here in my ‘hood & Im rejoicing for having emerged through the perils of winter unscathed…without a sniffle of a cold or worse, flu!  It could be due to the fact that there was that breaking of my ankle, surgery & all that which kept me in hibernation for the best part of 8 weeks….so Im thinking, did I really emerge victorious?

There are more than a few bloggers out there dealing with cold & or flu a the moment & I pity you. I wish you health & a speedy recovery because there is nothing worse than shaking with the sniffles. { Bless you all }

After my last two posts discussing the pitfalls of living in the country & the disappointment with BurdaStyle, Im in need of a quick project to lift the spirit & give me instant gratification. What is your go-to pattern, the one that you know so well & always have fantastic results from ? Id love to hear, do share…

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{ SIZZLE TO SPRING }

Hey lovelies –

No sooner had I completed Smoulder, I decided to start on Sizzle 🙂 As you know, I was very tempted to purchase the Enchanted book however I decided to wait on this because its quite pricey for only a handful of patterns that I really like or could actually attempt due to my skill level.

Sizzle_KimHargreavesAnyway, Ive gone with the classic white as shown in the Whisper book. I was { VERY } tempted to go red, I just couldnt find the perfect red yarn so I resorted to the very close second. White looks so pure & clean – perfect for spring teamed with some pastels or brights.

Cast on last week & completed the ribbed band but was a tad confused as to how the pattern was meant to start as the pattern was mentioning WS, RS but WS is RS – oh boy, I just started & then after 20 or so rows, realised something was wrong so had to frog back down to the ribbed band & start again only to have more problems & had to frog back twice more. I still dont think Im knitting it the correct way, especially when I compare mine to the other Ravelry members but I actually prefer the RS to show the KNIT instead of the PURL so Im just going to continue this way, complete the front & then decide on whether I scrap it or resume.

Now that Im settled on the knit vs purl RS facing, I am enjoying the stitch especially the {YRN2} and {YRN3} producing the lovely ladder effect. Clever!

So, thats where I am at the moment on this…

Thanks for stopping by x

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