Proof that doilies aren't useless or something you have to handle with gloves...
I often don't post about something I saw or found, or ate because I don't have a whole lot to tell about, or do not know under which category to put.
I will change that. Whenever I have something to share which doesn't go with any of the usual categories of this blog (which nowadays seem to be limited to Crochet anyway) I will just file it as photo of the day of the week I take and post it. Thus said, the above photo is the first photo of the newly added category Das Dienstagsbild (the Tuesday photo).
Could have called the category Decorating Daughter Dienstag as well because Dagny does a lot of that and it would have been much more nauseatingly alliterated according to Bitterbetty who inspired me to refurbish this blog a bit...
Only 3.465 stitches to go and the show will continue. Maybe tomorrow.
In autumn two years ago my mother died and apparently I had to go mute for the better part of October to think and remember. Sorry for my unannounced absence.
Thanks a lot for all your nice comments and lovely emails I got in the meantime.
This blog is read by so many more than I ever thought it would, sometimes I am quite amazed about how many you are and where you live - all these places I will never see in my live, or places I always dreamed to go one day... like Iceland... or go again, like Germany, to drink some Vitamalz... ;)
Thank you very much for visiting, reading, commenting or sending emails. I do appreciate it all a lot although I am terribly bad at getting back to you... same old problem, only getting worse as my fiber addiction is becoming more serious every day. So much inspiration in one skein of yarn... and then, I totally forgot to mention, I got my invite to ravelry... not much to say about it. It is fantastic. Bring some time and embrace being over exposed to gorgeous knitting, crocheting and yarn. I could start a ton of new projects right now, "need to have" so many of the things I have seen over at ravelry but I will stay with my current crocheting a bit longer and think about what will come next while doing those last 3.465 stitches.
I have been traveling rather a lot and to distant places, often by airplane, which is always kind of leaving me with a feeling of having cheated somehow, because you enter the plane in your home country and get off, just after a few hours (or some more), being in a whole different world.
Switching between places can be a great thing and of course we all dream of beaming technology be available, but when I think back which journey I made was my most memorable I undoubtedly must say it was one I made within Europe.
About twelve years ago I went from Aachen, Germany, to La Tourballe, a little town in France at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, by bicycle.
It took us (then boyfriend and me) about 1000 km (621 miles), lots of baguettes, apples, Nutella, chocolate, salami, canned lentil soup and some spokes for my bike, a little tent and La Loire to guide us (had forgotten to take our maps) and after around ten days we had reached the ocean. Unforgettable. Never again the apples tasted more juicy, the sea looked more beautiful.
The owls that were part of the one in ten auction landed safely at their destination, as I lately got to know.
Great week to you all!
Ahhh, waiting for crafty news or more yarn? Well, I am procrastinating over a blouse for me, a skirt for Dagny, working on a new while waiting at the kindergarten crocheting project, something I am not yet sure of what it will exactly be as I am making it up as I go, admiring more new yarn that waits patiently to be transformed into socks (once I get the hang of it - I could make ordinary ribbed ones, top to toe but who does knit them nowadays? I feel like I have to evolve instead of relying on what I once learned) and another Hour Glass sweater. And I have have finished owls sitting on my desk for generous blog friends and someone who suggested an exchange of softies to me... and there is a tote waiting to be finished... And I LONG to get back to my hexagons and squares, and stars... deep breath.
I will now pick up my daughter and do some crocheting.
One step at a time.
I hope you have as much fun with these simple book covers as I have.
They are quick and easy to make and once you finished the first you wonder if there are more naked books that could use a nice dress...