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Friday night net crawling

I haven't done a "look-what-I-found-on-the-Interwebz" post for a long long time! Better to catch up later than never, no?

 

First, I found this great kitchener stitch tutorial on Youtube. It's really clear and straightforward - take a look!

 

This video shows a rather interesting way to darn a sock. It really looks sturdy! I actually have a sock to repair, so I might try this soon.

 

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I've been ill

Sorry everyone for not updating lately, I've been a bit ill and just haven't found the time or the energy to blog about my Damson shawl or my Reading in bed shrug, or the things I'll be making for Ravelympics, or my stitch markers, but it's all coming. Just give me a few days to get back on my feet!

EDIT: See, the stitch markers are already up! Enjoy :)

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Stitch markers for sale - part III - sold

Jane Austen stitchmarkers

I have two more sets of stitch markers for sale, take a look and let me know if you'd like a set.

 

I'm aware that my markers are not perfect, but they're pretty and according to user comments snag free. Here are some for you to see.

 

If you'd like to buy a set or two just leave your email address and a note which ones you'd like in a comment. I'll remove your email from the comment once I've answered you. However, if you'd prefer not posting your email you can use the contact form (see right sidebar).

 

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Merry Christmas!

My dear readers, tomorrow morning me and Nick are heading to Paris for a well-deserved little break, and will then continue on to spend Christmas at Nick's parents. That means I'll be offline and back to blogging no sooner than the 28th December!

 

I wish you all happy holidays and merry Christmas!

 

PS: I finished my Owls! But I'll tell you more after Christmas :)

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Stitch markers for sale - part II - sold

Christmas 2009 stitchmarkers

There are still more stitch markers I'd like to offer you! I hope you like them.

 

If you'd like to buy a set or two just leave your email address and a note which ones you'd like in a comment. I'll remove your email from the comment once I've answered you. However, if you'd prefer not posting your email you can use the contact form (see right sidebar).

 

The prices for the following stitch markers (including postage):
Germany 6e

 

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Stitch markers for sale - sold

Pink goth stitchmarkers

My new hobby, I might even say passion is making stitch markers. I know loads of knitters like to make stitch markers, and who could blame them! They're small, beautiful and useful, great for using them yourself or giving them as small presents to knitting friends. That's what I've been doing up until now. Now I thought, I might try selling a few.

 

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Hot chilis!

Chilis

Ok, it's the middle of November, so not really growth season. But tell that to our chili plant, which just grew and grew in size during the summer, and started growing chilis in the autumn! I've harvested one chili already, and five more are still growing! I guess it'll be a spicy hot winter for us (at least the one I already harvested was h-o-t!)

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Working the ball winder at knit night

Yarn

Last week a few of regular Essen knitting group "members" met at one knitter's home for some knitting (obviously), chatting and ball winding! One of us has a swift and a ball winder and she was kind enough to bring them with her. I brought half my skeins with me and wound them all to pretty center-pull balls!

 

Here's a little film I took from the process. Just German audio, but you'll get the point just by looking (and notice the interested cat!)

 

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Happy World Vegan Day (and a pumpkin soup recepie)

Pumpkin soup

Happy World Vegan Day! It starts the World Vegan Month, a perfect time to critically look at our eating habits and their effects on our health, our fellow earthlings as well as the environment. I will be cooking a great, vegan pumpkin soup tonight. Here's the recepie if you'd like to join me:

 

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