Friday, April 29, 2011

busy days

so much work these days


paulie is in the testing phase
first of all a big, big thank you to all of my
kind testers, it's so exciting to know you
working on this!!!


my testknit for veera is blocking now,
so i think i can show pics this weekend,
i'm really pleased with the outcome of this
sweater and my colourchoice was just a right one,

those blue shades are just my colours..
look real good next to my pale skin


and the weather is so fine these days
so i will leave with a few pics of
pre-summer feelings...


isa k. 


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

carrot muffins

today i wanna share the recipe for those yummy
carrot muffins with you

you need:

250g sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
250g ground almonds
250g grated carrots
50g corn flour
5 separated eggs

preheat oven to 190°C
beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside
mix sugar and egg yolk with cinnamon well
add carrots and almonds and mix
add corn flour and a least whipped egg whites
bake for about 15 - 20 min

let cool down

50g cream cheese
75g powdered sugar
2 Tsp lemon juice

if you like to, you can add handmade 
marzipan carrots
that's it!

hope you enjoy those tasty muffins

isa k.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

easter weekend

easter goodies 

made some cute fabric hearts for the ladies

 got a gift from M. ....
a special easter remix cd
and the most special thing about that is:
he painted the cover himself


today we had a great time with the family
a sunny day and lots of fun
searching eggs ...
(green coloured eggs were hidden in the green grass)
solving easter riddles
lots of laughter
and goodies

delicious carrot muffins
and daisychains... 

 tomorrow my second owlsister and her boyfriend
will be back from austria for a few days 
so we all made a date for a family bbq

have a nice one

isa k.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


we were all in a sweet mood yesterday
so i made these waffles
pure and simple... and sooo delicious

here's the how to.
125g    butter
 60g    white sugar
   5    eggs (separated)
1 tsp   salt
lemon zest from 1 lemon
250g    flour
3/8 l   sour cream
1 tsp   baking powder

beat the egg whites until stiff. set aside
cream egg yolk and sugar and add lemon zest and salt
mix flour and baking powder and add alternating
the sour cream to egg/sugar mix
gently fold the beaten egg white in
bake in your waffle iron
and enjoy

isa k.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

jogging route

today i wanna show you my jogging route
it is so beautiful these days to go for a run
and see nature coming back
all those bright greens everywhere
little flowers by the wayside
it's such a pleasure to live in the countryside
no more than 5 minutes to reach

and this


sometimes there are some onlookers...

a sweet little squirrel on my way,
and some strawberries...


isn't it a wonderful part of the world?
i think spring is the most stunning time of year
nature changes every day
life is everywhere and the colours,...
how i love them!!!
my testknit for veera is making progress
this time i want something blue
deep, denim blue

see you,

isa k.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


sweet paul

april in b.

one day in april in b.


finished my testknit
and it looks so cute! 
i'm really pleased with the outcome

did a few minor mods.
co for size s on 2.5mm needles for ribbing
changed to 3.5mm needles and
dec to xs numbers for body
omitted the side ribbing at the armholes
inc to size s numbers for hip ribbing
dec to xs numbers after ribbing
shortened the lower part
omitted the armhole ribbing, cause it fits without 

the sideseam looks very, very nice
tried to knit those 3 sts very tight and it worked

can't say how beastly cold it was when doing the shots


no project on my needles,....hehehehe
i know you wouldn't believe

started a testknit for wonderful veera 
she was so kind offering me to test her newest sweater alga


have a nice one

isa k. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

baby stuff

totally inspired by this little guy
so many ideas in my mind....
todays project:

made some rubberstamps and did this cute appliqué


the pattern of paulie is making progress, 
and i hope to get it ready this week 

isa k.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


we had a great day spending our time with
and friends

paul was sleeping the whole time we were there
he is so perfect!! so small and totally adorable!

we opened the bbq season for this year today

staying with friends and having a glas of wine
and some good food
what else could we want more??

 tigger always takes a seat at the table
when we are outdoors to eat
think he would kill for some spicy lambfilet
[he mustn't kill for it, he normally gets what he wants]

aunt isa k. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

solar storm

finished the testknit of rotation
a shiny and bright little cardi

did a few changes to make it mine

gauge. 20sts = 4 in
needles. 4mm circulars for ribbing and main part

recalculated numbers due to different gauge
only 10 rows twisted ribs between increase rows
only 3 increase rows for waistshaping
shortened body 
added 2 more rows to the ribbed bottom
for buttonbands picked up 2 sts per 3 rows
and worked in twisted rib 

have nice days
isa k.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

aunt isabell!?

sounds strange - aunt isabell!?
my first nephew was born today!!!
a big hooray for our new family member paul!!!
isa k.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

back again

had some busy days...
and my little camera died :(
first of all i have to tell that my second owlsister
daniela will give birth to a new family member on friday
unfortunately the little one didn't turn its head downwards
so he/she will be born by caesarean
working on a pattern of paulie 
seams to be a slow starter, my notes are [as always]
not very helpfull. hope that i could finish this the next week
and search for some kind testers

they catch every sunray they can get - everytime and everywhere

and me? i start every knitting project i can - everytime and everywhere

rotation is a sweater worked topdown in the round
with twisted ribs
i changed it into a cardi

my gauge was totally off, so i had to
recalculate all the numbers

needles. 4mm circulars
yarn. soft merino by ICE YARNS

think i can finish it the next days
more notes to follow


 proudly presenting the second testknit i do for anke
she invited me to test her new design april in berlin

started yesterday and i think this will be a beauty

yarn. cotton/acrylic 
needles. 2.5mm and 3.5mm


also working on a tunic for the little one
matching the kitty hat

and.....i finished a second alabama skirt


isa k.