Wednesday, 29 August 2012

WIP-I am back

After one week visit by my cousin, a weekend visit by my parents-in-law, and two weeks super-busy-work, I can finally sit down and enjoy some crochet time.

Here is what I got: a coin purse

 Something made of Granny Squares. Granny Squares seem to be always in hit. I would like to have a try!


There are still some work to do, which occupy my mind and prevent me from sitting in the park totally in peace.

Luckily my husband finally handed in his PhD dissertation. We can start to enjoy our weekends filled with little excursions. Last weekend we went to a forest which is not far from Hamburg. This weekend we will try Ratzeburg with two friends of mine. Getting out of this city always refresches me:) Maybe we don't need wait so long, until we can move out of the city...

Cannot wait to be part of the WIP party again!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Postcards party

I love crochet, and recieving postcards.
My husband loves what I crochet, postcards and stamps.
Would there be anything better than a combination of crochet and postcard from abroad with real stamp? We doubt it!

Thank you so much Alice! It was such a surprise this morning!
 sorry for the not clear photo for such a lovely stamp...

My cousin is coming tomorrow, and will stay until next Wednesday. So...possibly no more time for crochet and blog. See you next week!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

WIP- Christmas in August

Since I decided to use up all the yarn I have, I worked with green, red last week. It seems that I am preparing for X'mas in August...:)

As you can see, I still have almost half ball of the rose red yarn, what can I do with it, any suggestions?

I got some unbelieble terrible pain in my back last midnight. And today is a big day for us to celebrate. I still have a lot in the list to finish, gift, letter, make up, do my hair and dress up etc. more lang boring report today.:P

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WIP-calm down and new start

Another Wednesday, and already August!

I finished a pot holder last week: The characters mean: red and fire. When you say "red red fire fire 红红火火(hong hong huo huo)", it means "wish your life or business goes great and as blooming red fire."
So is it a set:

I also crocheted a cosy for my cellphone. There is already some scratches on the screen. My husband has been asking me why didn't I make something for the cellphone. Finally here it is:

I would like to make another one for a friend who is also as careless as me. 

J always wants to show me a shopping center where she got so many good deals. So we went together one afternoon. Then one club night and two and half days accompany a chinese girl introduced by one of my best friends in China. 
And also because that the Olympic Game has started! We spent most of the evenings since last Friday at home watching swimming. Although we don't approve the Chinese way of training champions and players, it is still great fun to feel the passion. 

1. walk and park
That is why we only went once in the park last week, even though the weather was so nice--like real summer. We finally found the Japanese tea house in a park. There will be a tea ceremony given by the Japanese tea ceremony master next Sunday. That is also the weekend when my cousin is here. We plan to go together. 
We went to a markt last week. After my visit of my eyesdoctor.
It is said to be the biggest free-air markt in Europe, it is 950 meters long. We saw several handcraft stands. I talked to the lovely ladies, they were all so friendly and kind! I need to show my cousin this markt, too!

2. book and food
I am still reading the same book. 
We decided to send each other a book this month. My husband already got an idea. I am still searching. Maybe another book from Kazuo Ishiguro. His "The Remains of the Day" moved me a lot. Then I read his "Never Let Me Go" in the library, which was not so good as the first one. 

We also found one sweet local  Hamburg restaurant. It is quite hiden in St. Georg, but is really good. We plan to show my cousin there and also invite J and her boyfriend to get a real local taste.

3. old and new
The new shampoos and body lotions finally arrived  today!! I waited for a whole week! 

I got a new pair of glasses. It was another struggle. Firstly my doctor told me that I might need some surgery with my eyelash. Because Asians have different eyelashes from Europeans-- they don't curl up but stay straight down, which might scratch the eyeball from time to time. I have heard of this when I was in Korea. Many girls do that, not out of the reason I mentioned, but to "look better". I guess I will just leave it, since I really feel nothing and there are millions of Chinese who have never heard of such problems.:) Then I went to opticians. We spent hours there, because of my nose. The gap between the glassframe and my nose is too big. It made many glassframe really look wierd! Because the asian noses are lower. :) (which is also a  reason that so many girls do plastic surgery to higher their noses...)

4. use up
I finished one whole package of rose tea. Now it is turn for so called "golden-and-silver-flower tea" which picked up by my father when he climbed moutain. 
One German learning magzine is done, with lots of help from my husband.:P

After two days of raining, it is sunny again. Time to take a walk and find some new beauty of life.:)