pondělí 19. června 2017

Spring ZOO

Hi, my dear readers ♥

One nice sunny May weekend we decided to visit Munich ZOO again after a while. We haven't been there since we got Satan, because I thought dogs are not allowed there, but to my surprise it's fine to take them with you and you don't even need to show certificat of vaccination (like in Prague).

We got annoyed a bit at the beginning because there was an enormous line for the tickets - why open all five ticket-windows when you can open just two and let all these people wait in the sun ?

But as soon as we got inside the crowd spread through the whole ZOO and it wasn't as full of people as we feared it would be.

I really wanted to see the new polar bear baby and (as always) elephants, though the little Ludwig is not so little anymore :D We also watched red pandas and I discovered how cute they are ! (they are in Prague ZOO as well, but they're always hidden so I never really saw them). My favourite part of the day was watching majestic lions feasting on goat leg, while Satan was growling on them from behind the glass :D (from the distance they looked small to him)








I wanted to wear something nice and the weather was just perfect for this dress I bought from Veni. Those who remember her outfit posts know it for sure :) It has a deer print and it matches perfectly with my knitted mint tights - not knitted by myself, but I would love to have the skill !






I'm back from Greece, so get ready for travel-adventure post soon !


Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



pátek 9. června 2017

Bolero Mori

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Short outfit post again ♪
This time mori-kei after a while !

When we met with Rommily for a bit of shopping I used the opportunity of a nice spring day and no need for bike-friendly clothes to dress up in skirt and earth tones again. I miss wearing mori, but without proper mori pants I just can't wear it on a bike :D
(*writes on wishlist* Hobbit-like mori pants)

I couldn't wait to wear this "Shelob" bolero again ! I really like the brown, handspun naturally-dyed yarn I bought at medieval fair ♥ And it works so good with my new shawl pin !

Also this skirt is lying around in my wardrobe most of the time, because I really like how it looks, but I'm not so sure if I like how it looks on me ...I made it from IKEA fabric btw. 

Unfortunatelly I forgot to take better photo of my socks, because I was wearing my steampunk over-knee socks from Ergi *o* (I finally decided to stop saving them for lolita coords, because I simply don't have anything steampunk-lolita in the same shade of brown)





As I said at the beginning, we went for just a bit of shopping - Rommily wanted to buy yarn for her new knitting project, so we stopped by at Die Mercerie (and I managed to walk away without buying anything !!!) and I needed to replenish my Yankee Candle stash :D
I love cinnamon-scented candles, but it feels a bit weird to burn them in May ... so I bought some more spring/summer fragrances ♪


I'm leaving for an adventure in Greece, so there will be one-week break from posts ♪

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



neděle 4. června 2017

Shawl Shirt and Inglenook Socks

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Today I want to show you two of my latest finished knitting projects ♪
One was a "commission" of sort and the other one for me (as always).
Let's start with the one for me !

This one happened very spontaneously - I was looking through my Instagram feed and sunddenly discovered Susanne Sommer, German knitting designer who I didn't know yet. And I instatnly fell in love with her colourful patterns ♥ Her designs remind me of Stephen West and they are great for my relatively small stash - I have a lot of different yarns, but never enough yardage for a sweater or one-coloured shawl.

My favourite was immedietly the Hoodie Shawl Cardigan but I didn't have some nice matching colours so I decided to leave it for later. Unlike with Shawl Shirt, which was just perfect for combination of the "fairy" handspun and hand-dyed yarn from Han + Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal I bought in London last September + additional Drops Alpaca in natural colour ♥


I started with knitting right away and enjoyed every row. Seriously, this pattern is addictive - just as the description says :D
I was knitting every day, not going back to my other project, until it was finished ... (which was relatively fast for my knitting pace)

We took some photos on dog walk with Satan, but it was quite a challenge - I can pose for some witch-themed, flowy shawl photos, but normal shirt and jeans ? No... I looked like derp on so many photos :D also the sun was really strong and the camera settings were weird and argghhh  ! Sometimes we take photos in ten minutes and I don't know which one to pick, because all of them are great and then there are these days when we spend like an hour trying to find the right spot, light, face expression, we are angry on each other, I'm hugry, it's starting to rain, Satan is misbehaving and 100 other things :D ha ha 






As I said before - this project is fun - the idea of triangle shawl as a base for shirt is great and the yardage of yarn not big. So I would definitely recomend this pattern for itermediate knitters, who already have some experience with triangle-shaped shawl and sweater knitting :)
There is also an unlimited number of colour combinations of stripes and solid body, or you can make it in just two-coloured version, or in just one colour ♥ 

My version ended up a bit more oversized than the original, because the handspun is not exactly fingering weight. But since I like oversized clothes, it's perfect for me like this ♪

I made the size S and didn't make any adjustments (just a few mistakes)


The second project were socks !
But not just a usual pair - a beautiful, chunky, petrol-coloured, cabled socks for my favourite magical perfume maker - Vala's Enchanted Perfumery
She asked me to knit a pair of "house socks" and in exchange I picked one of her amazing perfumes as a gift for my husband's birthday :) great deal !

I must say that this was challenge for me - so many cables, the need of making an exact size and measurements and double-point needles ! I think that I had to start the first sock two or three times until I finally achieved the desired lenght....... and I also fell in love with petrol blue *o* I already have an idea for a sweater from this same yarn with combination of handspun from Han (surprise, I know :D) ♥

The thing I don't like about socks is the same as with sleeves - you have to do two of them. Which sometimes takes a great deal of determination, especially with complicated patterns.





The pattern is called Inglenook on Ravelry and I used Drops Karisma in colour 75 



Yesterday I started something new, because I felt like I need to take a little break from the Sous Sous sweater (yes, I'm still knitting this thing). And even though I had something else planned, I just couldn't resist the new pattern from Joji Locatelli - Linho
Unfortunatelly it got eaten by our Roomba and I had start again, but now I'm back at the same point where I was before the "accident" ...so it's fine :)


Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥



pondělí 29. května 2017

Alte Pinakothek II

Hi, my dear readers ♥

On another one of our museum outing Sundays we decided to go back to Alte Pinakothek which was the ever first Munich museum we visited a few years ago when we were still living in Ingolstadt.
Back then we managed to see only half of the whole museum, because there's just TOO MUCH for one afternoon !

Little did we know that the Pinakothek is currently in process of reconstruction and the second half (which we didn't see last time) was closed...
So we went to take a look at old masters again, had a snack at the museum café and went home :D ha ha

Not very succesful museum Sunday, but at least we went outside !



 beautiful Slytherin frame decoration

 funny whale

this painting is so weird, I love it
(just look at the walking egg in the middle, a guy climbing into a cloud in the background and...I don't know - roof made of cakes ??)


It was quite cold on that day, so I used the opportunity to wear my bell-bottoms one last time before spring/summer ♪
I think they match quite nice with the Enchanted Mesa pullover :)








Enchanted Mesa pullover - knitted by me
bell-bottoms - The Velvet Cave
punk Harry Potter bag - art of Pan


I hope you're all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥




pátek 19. května 2017

Yarn Adventures: Rauwerk

Hi, my dear readers ♪

Ever since I "infected" Rommily with knitting we meet almost weekly for a knitting chat at café and make trips to local yarn stores :D ho hoo

In April Rommily discovered a new ETHICAL yarn shop in Munich, so we had to go there immediately. The place is called "Rauwerk" and it's a tiny little shop with a super-kind owner who enthusiastically told us about origins of every fibre and where are the sheep from and what dyes were used and what plans she has with the shop for the future (th original Rauwerk yarn from Munich sheep is something I'm incredibly looking forward to ♥).

We were there almost an hour, maybe more ? And I touched all the yarn :D mu ha ha ...and of course I couldn't leave with bare hands ! But it was so hard to choose something, because whaaa ETHICAL-YARN-NATURAL-DYES-ALL-THESE-COLOURS !

In the end I picked four skeins of Semilla Extra Fine from BC GARN in beautiful ash-blue and I plant to knit this Mini Pullover from Teti on Ravelry . Seriously, I can't wait to cast on ...♥


With owner's approval I snapped a few pictures of the shop, so you can have one more reason to visit Munich (¬‿¬)






Of course I had to wear one of my own knits when I knew we're going to yarn store ! It's something like a little ritual of mine :D ha ha
I was super-happy when the Rauwerk owner instatnly recognized what pattern my pullover is ! It's great to meet people who understand you (✿◠‿◠) ♪







badger pins: AnEnglishGarden on Etsy
tote bag: Lush cosmetics
pullover: "Breathing Space" knitted by me
leggins: BlackMilk Clothing
shoes: Vagabond


I hope you're all doing fine ♥
Have a beautiful day, everyone !



čtvrtek 11. května 2017

Elweera Style

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Today it's just a simple outfit post ♪ I don't know if it's still interesting to do these? But I like to keep this "online fashion diary" because I easily forget what combinations I made up or what looks terrible and I should never wear it again :D

So here's one from April. We went to Ikea just for "a few things and look around" and of course we came home with a car full of new stuff, plants and candles ...

I like wearing these big shirts instead of cardigan when the weather is warm already, but I still don't trust it enough with just a t-shirt ! Combined with highwaist shorts and dark tights I achieved a perfect Elweera look and the only thing which was missing to look exactly my dragon-girl OC were gold horns :D ha ha

Also you can see my new tattoo from Striga quite well on these photos ♥






And after a while I tried to draw my outfit again, but adlkjfdkj it's so hard to draw... myself?!! I can't see my distinctive features or anything D:
Our art class teacher always told us that it's the hardest thing to draw people you know best and she was so right !



I hope you're all doing fine ♪
Have a beautiful day, everyone