Sunday, April 10, 2016

Water - 52 Weeks of Creativity

 Water - one of the most important elements we need for life. Trying to capture it on a photo is sometimes not so easy, as I have experienced over the years. Be it from the comfort of home,
 in a park on a Sunday walk,
 or in the rain.
Winter makes water hold still, but your fingers freeze.
And then there is the mystical late summer morning, when the mist is slowly lifting and uncovers a perfect mirror.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Fiber Friday

A day late but 82 gr and 247 meters done. That is all I have of this fiber and I hope to be able to finish my "Dragonriders of Pern" shawl:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Contact - 52 Weeks of Creativity

Contact - if you walk around with open eyes, you can see, how important it is to all of us!





Friday, April 1, 2016

Fiber Friday

I think it has been quite noticable that I have added a new passion to painting, cooking and quilting: spinning.
To get myself motivated to blog more, I have decided to join in another link up: Fiber Friday.
So to start, here is my most recent project. I  joined a SAL/KAL from Regenbogenwolle on Ravelry. The Challenge was to spin a gradient, either a special dye job Charlene offered for this SAL or other fibers one chose in the time of February 20th to March 20th:
I decided on a different colourscheme - Dragonseye and had to work with two different kind of fibers. One is pure Wensleydale and the other, shown above, is a mix of Cheviot, Lycocel and milk fiber. I spun those separately and then plyed them together. For the second colour I decided on 100 % grey merino.
 

I managed to finish spinning in time and even won a € 10,-- voucher for Charlene's shop! Happy dance!
I started knitting but had to slow down, due to troubles with my hands and I had also used up all the Dragonseye without the shawl being as long as I wanted it. My hands are getting better soI decided to spin more than the 200 gr. which were the original challenge, to get my "Dragonriders of Pern" as big as I want it. I have one more strand of pure Wensleydale left and I hope that the change in fibercontent will not be too noticable.
As I am still being careful not to overuse my poor hands, this will take some time, but as I already won for the spinning part, I do not intend to enter the knitting challenge anyway.
Let's see, how many weeks I will show you the same spinning job!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Mark - 52 Weeks of Creativity

Mark - to mark something, to leave a mark,....
Another weakness of mine: buying stamps, but I hardly ever use them to leave marks on paper or fabric. When I do take them out, I enjoy playing with them, like with my newest aquisitions - stamps I bought at aweavers market.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Vienna - 52 Weeks of Creativity

Vienna, my hometown, has so much to offer, so many beautiful places. Hidden secrets but also interesting details to discover at one of the busiest markets - Naschmarkt:
 historical architecture,
musicians and their audience,
a wonderfull fleamarket, offering art and kitsch side by side,
a place to rest and
the memory of the most well known spice shop - now only the sign above the entrance reminds us of all the times when "special" treats were bought there.
And of course the main thing to be found on a market - vegetables!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Food - 52 Weeks of Creativity

For about two years now I try to eat primarily plantstrong.
 
Stumbling over the video "Forks over knives" litteraly changed the way I see food and the way I eat.
A very positive side effekt of no longer eating any kind of milk product and very little meat is that my allergy symptoms are nearly gone - a small price to pay for no longer having to take medication every day.
That does not necessarily mean that I do not eat meat now and then, when I am  a guest somewhere or I feel like it. You will hardly catch me saying "no" to a good burger or breaded fried liver!
And when I am travelling, I am eating everything that sounds interesting!
 Cheers!