I have got a number of them: shoes, jackets, yarn, hostas, geranium, my garden in general AND technical stuff  … did I mention shoes? 🙂 🙂

The beginning of this week it was yarn again. Actually, it’s been yarn for year. I got a big enough stash to knit socks for every member in my family including my extended family.

So, here I was after my doctor’s appointment needing to fill a prescription. Next door to the pharmacy is a store that sells the most beautiful yarn and there was a SALE! 😉 Somehow I ended up with a bunch of Tiffany Yarn. With no idea beforehand what to do with it, I purchased it. Oh well. There is always a reason to justify SALE purchases.

At home I was going through Ravelry projects, when I decided to try a triangular shawl for the first time.  I am not a pro at this knitting thing, really impatient when it comes to complicated projects.  Knitting this was actually a lot of fun and I finished in 4 days. I might as well brag a little. What else do I have a blog for? 🙂  Mr. B approved.

Tuch Shawl schal3

What’s a girl to do in this weather?

Waking up this morning to find everything covered in snow was quite nice, even though I am ready for warmer weather. However, it’s winter, I guess we’ll have to live with it a little longer. As gardeners we keep the color “green” in mind. However, a good freeze doesn’t hurt, correct? Personally, I am hoping the freezing cold will kill the slugs that mutilated a lot of hostas last year.


While I am reminiscing about warmer days, I am working on warming someone’s feet. 🙂


The “zoo” is taking it easy as usual.




Have a great week everyone!


Crafty “stuff” ….

Not being able to be outdoors brings out the Suzie Homemaker in me every winter. HOWEVER, my “old” knitting addiction showed up again about 1.5 years ago. I admit I’m powerless and I gladly submit to this addiction. 🙂 My stash of yarn has increased dramatically and will – along with my sewing projects- keep me busy.

Here’s what I have worked on during the last weeks.

Currently this cowl is on my needles. Made of Merino and Mohair yarn. I must say I really love knitting it. Got a little ways to go, but it is fun to knit and so lightweight, soft and I am sure it will keep my neck warm this winter.


I have been knitting lots of socks during the last year and also bought a number of books about socks. Knitting them while watching TV relaxes me and keeps my mind off “things”.  This past year a lot of Hundertwasser yarn by Opal has been used, but also others.  They were welcome Christmas gifts for some lucky people this past Christmas.

Socks - yarn by Opal Hundertwasser



I did mention I enjoy sewing, too?  Well, here’s a simple beanie I made for a little girl I know. It is reversible jersey and fleece.



Here’s the other side of it.



Here’s a knitted one that made another little girl and her grandmother happy.



Until next time. 🙂