I wanted to knit something for really hot summer, so I ordered 100 % organic linen yarn . It is rather difficult to knit since there is no stretch to the yarn and it shows every mistake you make but I just love the feel of linen and it’s coolness when it is hot.
Unfortunately we have had very few warm days so far. Hot? None.
But us knitters won’t freeze! I finally finished my blue fair isle sweater. After two years planning, trying out different color (always blues) combinations, calculating stitches and ribbing out numerous times it is finally finished:
won’t freezy, no. Not me. I hope you neither, have a nice, warm summer
A brake so relaxing in such beautiful surroundings did all us wonders. I have a very soft spot for Italy ( not though for their politics ). I can’t help but LOVE their food, wine and gelato, so we enjoyed all of that:
and as we arrived home the spring had come back!Bella fin d’eivna, have a nice weekend
This week it snowed almost two days non-stop. I love snow in winter but in spring …
It can snow any month of the year in the mountains. We have hiked in snowstorm in July and snow in June happens every now and then but I have to admit it is frustrating. Just when the first field flowers started to decorate all the fields, the snow came.
I always have one pair of winter boots, winter jacket, mittens and a hat around, no matter which month it is and lucky me since it is also really cold again.
But now we are packing some summer clothes and head to Italy!
I hope where ever you are, that you had a lovely weekend. Here in the mountains the spring has just arrived and we just had to get out early in the morning to enjoy the beauty around usI wish you a nice start to the new week
since February the renovations has been going on in our house. We restore as much as possible. Some parts of the house just brake down when you touch them, they are in so bad condition. But it is slowly starting to take shape.
Actually we did not want to have a new ceiling to save the costs but the old one just fell down. And we are more than happy now because we decided not to replace it, instead we lift up the ceiling and so we got the clover-windows for the rooms instead of them being in the attic.
way to go…but feeling confident that everything will be okay
I think choosing the colors is the most fun part in knitting. I just love to play around with the different color combinations and try out whatever. I used to knit everything in blue or gray shades but I have learned to add more colors to my range.
Here the latest finished works. As you see, most of the time the inspiration comes from the nature around me.
The spring is not quite yet here but I am looking forward to the flowers on the fields and the richness of the colors.
as you might know, Daniel and I work at a senior care center with 68 elderly people living there in need for care. We have about 85 people in staff and it was a month ago we had Noro-Virus at work. About a half of the inhabitants and half of the staff got infected.
The staff (those who were not ill) worked almost two weeks without a brake and really long hours in rather hard conditions wearing protecting clothing (it is hot to work wearing them!), having to obey strict hygienic rules and having loads of extra work.
But we won, after two weeks it was all over and we could get back to normal again
It was time to say thank you for all our staff for their hard and extremely good work. We went out for a dinner and had a real party with DJ Blackie
and boy did we dance!
the time of Noro-Virus was hard but it was a good experience, we learned a lot and it brought us closer, it was us all together which made the difference and we were able to beat the virus just in two weeks. I am so happy I am allowed to work with this team.
It was absolutely a perfect winter day for our staff day out. We had chosen Motta Naluns as a place to be, since you can do all sorts of winter sports there. We were about thirty of us and the most went skiing, some walking and some sledging.
We all met for lunch again and enjoyed the food, the weather, the scenery and being together
almost all of us
Our ski-ass from South Tyrol, Sabine
Helen, an assistant nurse, world champion in Slalom and Downhill from the seventies and still a devil on the slopes!
Sandra, Juliana, Helen, Daniele, Jana, Karl-Heinz, Eva, Arno and Sabine
In the end of the day Charlie, our cook, had organized a small Apéro for us at the Station of Motta Naluns
and then there was the Aprés-Ski in Mar Motta…
It was such a fun day, next year definitely again!