May 20, 2015

yarn along :: a finished steamy, home and a girly knit

well, we're back home. (sylvia and family, that is). after more than 2 months on another continent, with family, friends and on the road, it feels good be back here. the moment i stepped into my kitchen and the adjoining living room, i realized how much i love this space we have carved for ourselves here. at the same time, there seem to be so many imperfections and there is so much i want to constantly improve, which is why while we were yet in the states i ordered Love the Home You Have by Melissa Michaels. it's very inspiring!

on one of the last days of our trip i finished the steamy, blocked it and gave it to simona. i love the shades of green on her and it will be perfect for chilly mornings in fall and all these times when she will need something to cover up because the AC is too cold for her ;-)

i cast on something for my little junebug (3 years next month, oh my baby!) with yarn i had bought in a delightful little yarn shop in New Orleans. it is the juvel cardi and i am loving this sweet and simple knitting project.

joining ginny for yarn along again today. what are you knitting and reading?

May 15, 2015

giveaway winner

hello friday! sorry for being a bit late for our giveaway announcement, we have been soaking up these last few days together (it's back to germany for sylvia and her family tomorrow)!

the little man took over the job of drawing a winner of our giveaway. and the winner is Jen Precourt! congratulations, Jen! please get in touch with us via artsyants(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address so that we can send your prize to you!

thanks for commenting everyone, and have a very lovely weekend!

May 7, 2015

the jane austen quote mug


a couple of months ago i pinned a photo of a mug with Jane Austen quotes. i think i put it on my wishlist board, but i actually bought that mug a few days ago and am completely in love with it.  i bought my husband a corresponding mug with Mark Twain quotes. i purchased both directly from the Unemployed Philosophers. (not affiliated, just really love their products). so now we can both start our mornings in "literary style".

mugs are something i can never get enough of. i have several favourite ones, depending on the time of the day or the season, or my mood. do you have a mug (or mugs) that are special to you?

May 6, 2015

yarn along :: my finished Louise cardigan

so, as i promised last week, here are some photos of my finished Louise cardigan! it was a lovely, quick knit. you can find all details on my ravelry project page. the main mods that i made was making the sleeves and the whole cardi a little longer. i really prefer that, especially making the body longer, because I will be wearing this kind of cardi in order to feel warm! i got the buttons from the lovely etsy shop katrinkles.

currently, i am still knitting the age of brass and steam scarf for my sister and am still reading Crocodile on a Sandbank, what a surprise! :) joining ginny's yarn along. what are you knitting and reading?
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