Friday, June 28, 2013

once upon a time

it's been a long, long time ago....

18 years to be exact

...a little human being went into my life and has captured my heart from the very first day

today we're celebrating the 18th (yes! the 18th!!!!) birthday
of my little boy

I wish I had some photos here in the current flat
(yes, those photos are "real" photos - we hadn't a digital 
camera 18 years ago!) to show you all this uber cute little boy

I will search for the photo boxes over the weekend and try to upload some of the pics we made in 1995....
but now let me shout out a big 


my love,
you are the best thing that happend to my life - 
wishing you all the love and luck of the world!

stay the way you are - you are awesome!!!

your ma

Friday, June 7, 2013

muh-muhs for you - free pattern

do you remember this little striped shawl...?

found some nice ladies who went through the pattern and
encountered all the bugs i wrote into (hehehe!!)

so finally the pattern is released - and it's free!
get your english version here
aaaaand the german version here in the shop, where i also 
got the yarn for this

this was just the right shawl for our rainy, cold and grey 
spring here in germany - i wore it till last weekend....
would anyone trust me when i tell you that we had 10° celsius
on 1st of june?????

....but now to my current projects

marsa alam is in testing right now, and i plan to publish
the pattern in july (or maybe a little sooner...;)

working on a few testknits (all secret i
am not allowed to show you these beauties...sorry)

and have some new ideas on my needles
a maritime sweater (fingering weight with stripes and a 
little twist)
and an open front cardi with a beautiful cable panel down 
the fronts

ha! not forgetting my second emerald

this time with long sleeves, folded hems and contrast color
on the quilted band
think this turned out quite cool, right?

for adding the contrast color you only need to work
rows 1, 4, 5 and 8 of the quilting pattern in contrast color
that's it...

i now need to do some house cleaning,...that we can spend the
evening outdoors with our friends (we will go for a bbq in the 
neighbourhood of our construction area....our old house!)

have a nice day,

isa m.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

emerald is out!

first of all let me shout out a big THANK YOU to all my
wonderful testknitting ladies!!
you all are amazing and it is so much fun to launch a testknit
with you .....thank you! thank you! thank you!

emerald is a little tee worked seamlessly from the top down
(there is only one little - a very little - seam at the bottom
of the placket)
fitted on top and absolutely comfy around the bottom
with slightly rounded hems to achieve this flattering look 

pattern. emerald by (
yarn. soft merino by ICE YARNS, but any light dk weight yarn
that knits up to the gauge will work fine
needles. 4 mm, 3.5 mm, 3 mm [US 6, 4, 2 1/2]

hope i can wear my emerald more the next days/ weeks
we had such a grey, rainy and cold spring by now...
i was wearing winter clothes all the time,...oh, it's not that
i don't like woolen sweaters (how could i??), 
slowly but surely it's enough - i want to wear sandals!
and skirts,...and shorts.....and my emerald!

have a good day
isa m.