Montag, 20. April 2015

April - GG, TSAL, IHSW

I swear I was planning seperate posts for each of my SALs, I really was, but life just kept on rolling and thowing stuff in my way (mostly awesome things though, don't worry), and now they are all due at once and I want to get them done; they'd mostly include the same WIP shots anyway :D

So last week was a bit busy, shopping and a university barbecue and other stuff and hardly a day went by as planned. I was kinda looking forward to a real nice and quiet weekend, but somehow stuff kept piling up again - it was mostly fun, really; shoe shopping with grandma, sushi and an AWESOME film music concert with Felix on Saturday evening, then my grandparents coming over for coffee and cake on Sunday, but sometimes, there is such a thing as too much good and fun and I just need some quiet time to relax and stitch and stuff like that. I still made the most of the time I had, so I do have some progress to show despite everything else :)

Now let's do this in chronological order - first up, Gifted Gorgeousness. So this month I stitched on stuff gifted to me: Dark Force (I won the pattern in a contest), and I got my obligatory column of the week to show. Lady and the tramp (a birthday present by my grand parents), Things Unseen (Christmas present by Felix) and the April Ornament of the Month (the fabric was a gift by my good friend Carla).



I also stitched on a wedding sampler for a friend, using September of Ellen Maurer-Stroh's Flower of the Month patterns. I added about one and two half shades of purple this weekend :D


That aster and Dark Force is also what dominates my TSAL jar for the month...that, and some odd ends of thick cotton yarn from that pair of potholders I finished earlier this month:

So that sums up my stitching and incidentally also what I did for IHSW - working on those asters, mostly. But I also started a new crochet project...some of you may remember that delicios ball of dark navy/petrol sparkly lace yarn I bought a while back - well, I bought a few books about knitting/crocheting lace, and finally found a pattern to use it in. I might need one more ball, but that's okay! I'm doing a shawl called 'Soyeux' from the German book 'Lace häkeln für Einsteiger' (crocheting lace for beginners). It's a triangle shape and a bit off since you start at the long side - so it starts off looking much like a fancy string that slowly turns into a fancy band and I had just reached the fancy belt stage to take this picture, when I realized I had to rip two complete rows due to some mistake I made ad the beginning of this third pattern repeat, ugh! I got the basic pattern down pretty good, but I still get confused by the changing of rows...I hope that by next weeks, I'll get a bit more done so I can actually properly show the lace pattern :)


So that's it for my crafty progress this past week :) As usual, I also have to share what we watched: that was some more Supernatural (S6, E6-15) and How I met your Mother (S1, E2-15). Yesterday Felix wanted to watch Grown Ups 2, since he really liked the first one, but neither of us enjoyed this one much...it has a few funny moments, but for the most part it's just plain, ordenary, Taste-less 'homour'. It's a pitty, they hardly make really enjoyable comedies anymore I think :/

I also did some reading and finally finished The Mazerunner. I wanted to read this series after seeing the trailer for the first movie, and it's nice, but pretty forseeable for the most part - I enjoyed it, but not as much as The Hunger Games or Divergent. I already started the second volume though and that start's of with much more suprises, so I'll see where that will take me :)


Kommentare:

  1. Things unseen is looking so goooood, but that yummy yarn for the lace...EXTREMELY pretty stuff!

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    1. Thank you! It's even prettier in real life, I hope I can get a better picture some time ^_^

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  2. Loving those purples and the yarn is beautiful. Let me know if you like the book, I'm always looking for new ones :)

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    1. Thank you :) So far I like the book, even better than the first one I think, but I'll talk about it a bit more once I'm done :D

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  3. I have the first Maze Runner book because I enjoyed the movie, but haven't got the sequals yet, I agree though not as good as Hunger or Divergent but still an enjoyable read.

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    1. I'll probably see the movie sometime now that I finished the book. There is some potential for the sequels to be even better, so I'll see about that :D

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  4. Awesome progress on everything Leonore. Love your crochet project.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you! I haven't crocheted in a while and really had an urge to do so again now...

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  5. Great progress Leonore. I really love Dark Force, the shading looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you! I adore the pattern as well, Shelley did a great job on that!

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  6. Excellent progress on your stitching. That is a gorgeous yarn you're using for the scarf - looking forward to seeing it grow.

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    1. Thanks :) I fell in love with the yarn the instant I saw it, I'm glad I now have found a good use for it ^_^

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  7. Wonderful you had some fun out and about as well as stitching progress. Even if I'm not much a comedy movie person...I agree that it seems comedy has been going slightly downhill over the years. There are some that get okay laughs too, a recent for me being 22 Jump Street, but I can't really remember one having me in complete tears. Tropic Thunder might have been the last one to do it for me in that aspect. But, to each his own.

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    1. I enjoy a good comedy from time to time, but the focus really is on the 'good'. I thought I might just be wired strangely, being that German comedies are a very different style than American ones, but it seems like it's not just me then. I haven't seen the Jump Streets or Tropic Thunder yet, will have to look into them :)

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  8. Love the purple hues on the flower of the month project.

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  9. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. A good idea to roll the posts into one so you don't forget one!
    You've made some great progress on your projects this month.

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