Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Yarn along

I finally remembered to take pictures of my knitting again this week to participate in Ginny's yarn along.
On my needles right now is "Regatinha Jeans", a sleeveless summer top. I really liked the pattern, but decided to alter it to suit my "wants". For one thing, I am knitting it in the round as opposed to front and back and I am also making it longer. I just cannot see myself wearing a crop top... I am also not sure about the straps yet. The original pattern has i cord straps, but I don't know if that's what I'm going to go with for my top. When I get closer, I'll decide...
The book I am reading right now is "alphabet weekends" and I love the story line! It is about two friends (man and women) who have known each other since childhood. Since they are both single, he proposes the idea of 26 (alphabet) dates to see if they are made for each other. The book was written by a British author and there are lots of words or phrases that are "very British" but it really is a great book!

Endlich habe ich mal wieder daran gedacht Bilder fuer Ginny's yarn along zu machen!
Momentan stricke ich "Regatinha Jeans", ein aermelloses Sommer Top. Das Muster hat mir total gut gefallen, aber ich habe es fuer mich ein bissl abgeaendert. Im Orginal wird das Top in zwei Teilen gestrickt, ich habe aber beschlosses es in einem Teil zu stricken. Ausserdem sollte das Top bauchfrei sein und das  liegt mir auch nicht, also stricke ich es laenger. Es soll eigentlich ein Top mit Spagettitraegern sein, und vielleicht bleibt es das auch - entscheide ich wenn ich soweit bin ob ich das abaendere oder nicht.
Zur Zeit lese ich das Buch "alphabet weekends" und bin davon sehr begeistert. In der Geschichte geht es um zwei Freunde (Mann und Frau) die sich seit Kindheit kennen. Da beide single sind, hat er die Idee sich 26 Mal (fuer jeden Buchstaben des Alphabets) zu treffen um zu sehen ob sie fuer einander geignet sind. Die Authorin ist aus England und man merkt das an vielen Woertern oder Phrasen, aber das tut dem Buch ueberhaupt nichts ab. 



9 comments:

  1. I love the lilac colour of your knitting !!! it is going to look wonderful.

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  2. A lovely color yarn, Anke...and the pattern is beautiful, as well.

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  3. I read that book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Love the lilac color, pretty and it sings spring/summer!!

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  4. Nice color on your top. It must be wonderful to be able to adjust patterns to suit your needs like that.
    That's one of the worst things about BUYING clothing--there's always SOMETHING I hate about the item.

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  5. I do love the premise of your book and I find it fun to read books written in the UK, their phrases make me laugh.
    And your knitting is so pretty and will be lovely on you this summer.

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  6. Your book intrigues me, I will have to check it out. Love that colour!

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  7. die Farbe sieht sehr vielversprechende aus! so frisch und frühlingshaft :) sei herzlich gegrüßt Denise

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  8. That is a gorgeous colour yarn. Love the sound of that book!

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