Friday, January 29, 2016

Feline Friday

What snowstorm?

Mr. Leo
Frankie and Maggie

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blanket #3 - Jahresprojekt 2016

This is the third blanket for the cancer center and it is also my project for the Jahresprojekt 2016 - a different pattern for each month. The pattern for January was chevrons.

Hier ist mein Januar-Projekt fuer das Jahresprojekt 2016 - Chevrons, es ist eine Haekeldecke fuer das Krebszentrum in unserem Krankenhaus.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snowstorm Socks

What better than knitting when it is cold and icy outside.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Feline Friday

Keeping warm.

Maggie and Elsa

Thursday, January 21, 2016

It is never too early ...

... to start your Christmas craft projects. Here is my first ornament, a free redwork pattern from Red Brolly.

January Socks

I am continuing my one pair of socks per month goal this year and just finished the socks for January. Yarn is Opal 'Amazonas Franky', pattern is Vanilla Latte, background is a dusting of snow from last night.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Jahresdecke 2016/2016 Year Blanket

Die liebe Bella von Herzensuess hat auch dieses Jahr wieder ein tolles Projekt fuer uns - eine Decke, die ueber das Jahr verteilt hergestellt werden soll. Egal welche Technik, alles ist erlaubt.

Ich habe mich fuer eine Patchwork-Decke mit applizierten Katzen entschieden. Die Katzenvorlagen sind aus dem Buch "Claire's Cats" das schon eine halbe Ewigkeit in meiner Sammlung ist und ich werde 30er Jahre Reproduktionsstoffe aus meinem Vorrat verwenden. Ich muss nur noch ueberlegen, ob ich lieber per Hand oder mit der Maschine appliziere.

Dear Bella from Herzensuess has a great new project for us this year. A blanket that will be made over the year, any technique, anything goes.

I have chosen to make a quilt for myself with appliqued cats from the book "Claire's Cats" that has been in my collection for ages. I will use 30s reproduction fabrics from my stash. I only have to decide if I'd rather applique per hand or use the machine.

Feline Friday

Mr. Frankie
Mr. Leo

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Blankets for the Cancer Center

One of my goals for 2016 is to make lap blankets and comfort shawls for the cancer center in our hospital. They have two knitting groups but since I can't drive and don't really do well in groups I will just happily knit and crochet away at home and then deliver them when I have a few ready. For now my goal is 6 blankets and 6 comfort shawls. This way I can indulge in my love of yarn crafts and not have to find room for more woolens in my house.

These are the first two finished blankets.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Feline Friday

The Red-Haired League
Pretty Miss Precious

Tuesday, January 05, 2016


A new year, new hopes and dreams and plans, and not to forget - new craft projects.

Well, I have a gazillion of UFOs in all stages from just started to almost finished and they will be my main focus for this year. I will only start something new if I already have the material for it or if it is for charity. Cross stitch projects are a different story altogether. I have some that are ongoing, some that need finishing and I will start a few new ones (I do have the materials, just need to buy the pattern).

My charity projects for this year are knitting hats and scarves for the homeless shelter and making shawls and lapghans for the cancer center. This lets me play with different patterns, yarns and color combinations without filling my own closets with woolens. I mean, how many blankets does one really need?

I got a head start over the holidays and here is what I have so far. Two lapghans are finished, three more are on the needles and hooks.

I must confess that I find myself in a bit of a blogging slump. I no longer feel the urge to tell the world what I am up to and the cats said they don't want their pictures taken anymore either. Maybe they are just a little grumpy at the moment because Winter is finally making an appearance here and it is quite cold. For now I am just going to take it easy and see if my mojo returns.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Feline Friday

On behalf of the Cherry Family, MamaCat wishes you all a very

 Happy New Year!