Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Germany and knitting for babies

Still in Germany, enjoying the hot weather - or rather, hiding from it. I love the sun, and I love the heat, but right now it is making me incredibly slow, so I've spent hours and hours indoors, when really I should be outside, enjoying it while it lasts. I'm off back to the UK tomorrow (with an overnight stop in France to break up the journey and prevent me from being over-cooked after 10 hours of sitting in a car without air conditioning), so I should really soak up all the sun I can get!

I have been busy here, though. There will be more pictures when I get back home and after the house move, which is bound to mess things up for a while (I don't have an internet connection sorted for the new house yet... come to think of it, we don't have a phoneline yet either!), but for now, I have to say that even after years of living in the UK and really getting to love the country, I am in love with my beautiful hometown. Isn't it pretty?

Above is a street in the centre, and below is the view I enjoy from the balcony of my childhood room:

I've met up with some friends while here, including an old school friend of mine whose baby is due in 3 weeks. We even managed a big belly picture! Other than meeting up with family and friends, I've been knitting. My sockapaloooza socks are finally in the making, and I even have an FO to show for - the baby cardigan for the friend of mine who gave birth to a little girl a few weeks ago:

The pattern is the Baby Yoda Sweater from Dogs Steal Yarn, and I have found it a quick and satisfying pattern to knit up - hopefully it won't be too warm to wear, though. I have used a 100% cotton yarn (Debbie Bliss), but it still seems rather thick and warm to me...

Other than a quick hat and booties a while back for another friend, this is the first bigger baby item I have knitted, and I love it. Soooo quick and rewarding! I can see lots of baby wear in my knitting future!!

I have also managed to go through all the stuff I have kept here - isn't it amazing how easy it is to forget what you have stored somewhere? While going through my old wardrobe I came across all the different fabrics I have collected over the years. How could such a load of goodies just slip my mind?!

Needless to say, I am taking all of it back to the UK, plus a whole load of other things I have not photographed yet, such as three old suitcases, all turn-of-the-century, which used to belong to my gran and an old aunt, and which I was never able to take with me before, because they are not particularly suitable for transport on a plane.

Right, and that is it for now, more when I get back to the UK and things have calmed down a bit after the move...


  1. What lovely buildings! I look forward to hearing more about your trip. Looks like you are having a good time.

  2. What a lovely view.

    The baby cardi is adorable.

  3. I love the view from your room. What a magical sight for a child to see every day!

    Glad you're enjoying your break.

  4. Anonymous4:43 pm

    What a fabulous view! Balconies are definitely one of the things I miss about Germany.

  5. I just checked in and Oh! Oh! congratulations on the the little-one to be!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!

  6. Your hometown is beautiful! That cardigan is also really cute.

  7. Anonymous11:29 pm

    I love that baby sweater. Thanks for the link!