Saturday, 25 February 2017

Out and About in Berlin

I visited Berlin last summer on a school trip and loved it but wanted to go back without 33 students, so I decided to take my husband there and see a bit more.

We found some cheap Ryan Air flights in January - yes it was cold but it was still lovely. Here are some of the photos.

Bits of the Berlin Wall

Checkpoint Charlie


The Reichstag

Ampel Mann

Brandenberg Gate

Checkpoint Charlie


Getting smuggled out of the East

The best burger bar in Berlin


Monday, 20 February 2017

Ogden Pom Pom Shawl




I bought some lovely 4 ply yarn at Needlepoint Ogden Utah when I was travelling through last year. It was called  Dream , Jilly Cashmere. I didn't have quite enough to to do the whole shawl, so I mixed it with some Drops Alpaca (grey). The shop was fabulous - check out the link. 

This pattern is based over 14 rows and has a garter row on rows 6 and 12. So I did two stripes in blue to one in grey. I did have a little blue left over but the shawl was big enough for me at this point. 







Saturday, 4 February 2017

Crochet Notes - Strawberries and Cream Cushion



4mm hook
DK yarn left over from other projects
Catherine Wheel Granny Square instructions.
An old pillow


I did change the Catherine Wheel slightly - on row 4 I did a 4 treble popcorn stitch to give the square a bit more texture.


The flip side was just single trebles into the gaps - with 2 treble, 3 chain, 2 treble in the corners.




Knitting Knotes - Roxy

Roxy Back in 2015 I made  Eros  which was my version of Marie Wallin's  Eos . I have worn this jumper a lot, so I decided I w...