Montag, 27. April 2009

Lovely Leon Lamb

A while ago I saw Fuzzy Mittens lovely lamb pattern and I just knew I had to make one.

So here he is, Leon!

He was made with leftover sockyarn on the magic loop. I think he turned out quite well.

If anyone is interested in making their own, the free pattern can be found here or on Ravelry

Dienstag, 14. April 2009

New Model. Original Parts.

Having been a fan of the Fast & the Furious movies for many years now, especially the first one, I was looking forward to the new edition, but also a bit worried that it might not be any good. Fortunately my worry was for nothing. The movie was great and lots of fun!

Finally Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) were together again in this movie and very true to character. Nice story, lots of action and cool characters.

Dienstag, 7. April 2009


With gorgeous promo shots like these my anticipation for the new Star Trek movie rises.
Release date is May 7th.

Chris Pine (James T. Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock).

Sonntag, 5. April 2009

Beautiful Yarn

I am really thrilled, because Saturday a birthday package arrived and it contained some very beautiful sock yarn.

The blue color is called Heather. For these I will have to pick out a special pattern,
but it will be some time before I start making these socks.

At the moment I am busy with four different knitting projects.

1) a scarf in a pattern called Dragon Skin from a wonderful skein of Noro
2) a pair of lacey socks in variegated light brown, first one is done, second one about half way
3) a sweater for myself in a deep red yarn with little colorfoul specks
4) a baby sweater in Elizabeth Zimmermann's pattern for a knitting friend

Fotos of these projects will be posted upon completion.

I will leave you with an impression of the forsythie in front of my window. Spring!

Freitag, 3. April 2009


There is a great new tv series in my favorite list. It is called CASTLE and is about a bestseller crime novelist who helps the homocide department in NYC to solve crimes. The detective is of course not too thrilled with that, but Castle is something of a star in literary circles with many fans, including the mayor, so she has no choice but to work with him.

So far I've seen the first three episodes and I really enjoyed them. Interesting cases, very likeable characters and easy humor. That the title role is played by good looking Nathan Fillion doesn't hurt either. ;)

There will be 10 episodes in all for this first season, the last one showing on May 11th.