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

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Off the needles

My sister loves hand knit socks, I love to knit socks...
The long car rides were the perfect time to make her some. :-)

Mein Schwesterherz liebt gestrickte Socken, ich liebe es Socken zu stricken...
Die vielen Stunden im Auto waren perfekt um ihr einige Paare zu stricken. :-)




30 comments:

  1. *wow*
    Wieviele Stunden warst du Unterwegs ? ;o)
    Du hast so tolle Socken gestrickt, bin begeistert, Anke!
    Deine Schwester wird begeistert sein und sich riesig freuen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Swaani

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    1. 8 Stunden nach Tybee und 8 wieder zurueck. Dazu noch die Fahrerei waehrend wir dort waren, Abends mal ein bissl beim Fernseh schauen... Die Socken hat sie alle schon im Koffer mit nach Hause genommen. :-)

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    1. I'm the lucky one, I got to spend three weeks with her. :-)

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  3. Such beautiful socks made with love and I know your sister will think of you every time she wears s a pair.

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    1. Thank you Tracey. I know you understand how it feels when you knit something for someone special.

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  4. I love them all (but the first pair---LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!)
    You are amazing

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    1. Thank you Sue. Those self striping yarns are such fun to knit with.

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  5. New visitor coming over from Karen's blog. I love your socks. They are beautiful! You are very talented. I love that your blog is bi-lingual. I speak a little German, so reading the English and German was fun. Thanks. I'll be back to follow along!

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  6. liebe anke,
    schöne socken hast du für deine schwester gestrickt.mit jedem paar socken hat sie eine schöne erinnerung an eure gemeinsame zeit.
    liebe grüße,
    regina

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    1. Dankeschoen Regina. Wir hatten viel Spass miteinander. :-)

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  7. So sweet! Love that self-striping yarn and I'll bet your sister will love her new socks. :)

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    1. I love the self striping yarns, too and I do think she was happy with them.

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  8. Very cool socks! :) I wish I could make them. Someday for sure! I will not give up trying.

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    1. It just takes a bit of practice, you'll get it. :-)

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  9. I loved them all, Anke! Your sister will feel your love every time she puts on a pair.

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    1. Thank you Dianna. I enjoyed making them for her and knowing she'll be nice and warm this winter.

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  10. Hi Anke, I knitted my first pair of socks this year and am currently on my second pair. Some of us on the Down to Earth Simple Living https://simpleliving.forums.net/Forum who haven't knitted them before have had a Knit- Along to encourage each other. Talk about a learning curve. I love the ones you have made.

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    1. Sock knitting is addictive! :-) It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but once you figured it out, you'll be hooked. Joining a knit along sounds like a fantastic idea!

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  11. Wow...Anke, those socks are great!! I am thinking that one of these days I will have to make a few pairs myself!! You have really been an inspiration to me....thanks!!

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    1. Thank you Bev! It really is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. I wish we could sit down together and just knit. :-) You have been an inspiration to me with your gardening, chicken keeping, crafting...

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  12. You have been busy. Love all that sock yarn - here the choice is so limited. Just cast on a pair for my dad in plain grey.

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    1. The first pair was knit with yarn purchased from Knit Picks. My sister picked out the other yarn at JoAnn's while she was here,

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  13. Wow so many beautiful pairs of socks!

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    1. Thank you. Those German winters are cold... ;-)

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  14. Beautiful!!! :) Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  15. Lucky sister. That is a lot of socks. You must knit fast

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    1. I had three weeks to knit them and quite a few hours in the car... ;-)

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