In the mood for..

…knitting and then again not so much.
Right now I’m working on a pullover, an enchanted mesa and I give daily updates on my instagram, which is kinda motivating and fascinating at the same time. For once I get to finally see how much time I actually spend on one piece and also it’s amazing to see it grow, in pictures, even if it’s just a few rounds and when you have it on your lap it feels like nothing. You know this, not motivating at all. It’s mainly stockinette which is great for watching movies and traveling but not so much for keeping interest.
Anyhow, I’m 23 days in now and made good progress. (It’s also quite astounding how much time I actually spend on one sweater. 23 days means approx 50-60 hours and even calculating with just two hours a day, … I mean just think about it ..It’s a lot, and then people ask you to knit something for them and want to spend as little money as possible, but that’s a whole different story)
So, anyhow (again) fall is here and I feel like starting something else. There is beautiful yarn in my stash that yells “cardigan” at me, but more importantly the weather yells “bandana cowl”.
I have two (also back then I had no idea this kind of shawl would be called bandana cowl one day) and modified them from triangular shawls (really easy, here and here)  and feel like I want another one, thinner, more on the loose side.
The ones I have are perfect for winter, like really close to the neck, warm down your back and especially front. Not too much bulk all around that will look like an angry turtles neck. Well just really great for winter.
Now that days are chilly in the mornings and warmer in the late afternoons they would be way too warm and I go with thin fabric scarfs, but that’s not really my boat right now.
So I’m thinking, starting something new? I mean I would need this cowl, I will wear this cowl. It would also mean less knitting time on my mesa sweater, which means it will take longer (which it does anyway as motivation is low right now).
Ah, so many things to think about.
(not mentioning the itchy fingers for another cardigan)
hugs from chilly and sunny Berlin
p.s. see how I just pretended to never stopped blogging during the summer? 😉
p.p.s. would you like to knit along with me? It would be a “recipe” pattern again, so go with what you like I’ll give you the technique and we’ll have fun, what you think?
spring in berlin

Framed – March 2017

March was pretty calm over here, I started with a cold and ended March with my obligatory two weeks of hay fever. A lot of sniffing.

In genereal March was working, only a little bit of knitting and mostly being happy about the sparks of joy the spring can bring. When nature wakes up from its beauty sleep. Oh my – I love this – fresh green, popping colors, forcing their way into the grey world. Besides that last week/weekend we had temperatures that equal summer! o_O in March.

florence worth a while

Florence – worth a while

just a few pictures of my Florence stay last month. I enjoyed it a lot. Florence is a beautiful city, a small city and a weekend trip will be great for it. For a longer stay use the train to visit the cities nearby. This I was told by some colleagues while being there. It’s easy and fast. I think next time I will definitely do so. Florence is worth a beautiful weekend (even on a rainy spring day)

herringbone green diana

FO – herringbone #1 the green one

Hello dearies 🙂

it’s spring and everything’s getting green and fresh and all that jazz, I love it!!

And I love wearing my first herringbone cowl. To be honest it’s the first cowl I ever made, and I was sceptical about the cowl in itself, like how it will wear and if it won’t be too big or too small. But no, this one is a clear yes! When I saw the pic on malabrigos insta-feed I feel in love (also the name of the colorway was my name so it felt like fate to make it) – but I think you know this already, I blogged a bit about it 🙂 here for example, which you should click if you like progress pics and want to drool a little.