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Wellcome to my blog

My name is Martina Staniek, and I make OOAK (One Of A Kind) Teddy Bears and other soft sculptures.
I also knit and crochet - i always on the search for those very diffrent and fantastic pattern.
Last year i learned to Spin, and now i also create wonderfull and unique yarn.

I would like to introduce to you my creations and keep you updated with other happenings which are important to me.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

wednesday, a sad day

 

started the day knitting a few more row
just to find out, i made a mistake … and couldnt find out what or wehre or why, it must be in the chart somewhere
so - unpicking it all 13 rows :( :( now i am really annoyed and frustrated, because i have nooo clue where i went wrong
expect a few days - or more - to pass before i can knit on here

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so i sat down and knitted more squares and finished the 4th batt of merino silk mix, its now all ready to be spun

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then the first try to card the big pile of grey wool, and this works fantastic, i really like how it looks so far
and before bedtime, i spun a tiny tiny bit :D

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

a sunny thuesday

 

i was in the beergarden in the afternoon, so i didnt knit as much as i could have
but, i managed the 1st cm of the body :D
started row 9
and made 2 more batts, 1 to go, this will be done on wednesday

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

rainy monday

 

i made the spikes for the arms or my yellow top, and started the body round,
this made my brain smoke, so i blocked the spikes, and knitted a bit more of my shawl, 8th row started

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and then i was bored enough of all my going projects, i dragged down my drumcarder
and my 100 g black merino, and 100 g black merino/mulberrysilk mix, and started to blend them together
why you ask, well i got some blue bats in the same mix, and i got a shawl in mind, which i gonna do with this
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/phoenix-wing---phoenix-flugel

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Monday, March 23, 2015

sunday

 

yesterday i finished the top part of my summer tank top
the next few days will be spent to knit the little arm accents, and then 40 or 50 cm of body … this will be sooo boring

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then i played with my box of wool - made a sample strand of each for a friend
braided them all, and spun a tiny little 4ply sample - maybe you can see it on the gray pack in the foto ?
its just enough to feel if i want to cuddle or not :D

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and i started the 7th row of my shawl

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

saturday

 

saturday was rainy and grey in grey :(
but my parcelman brought me 2,4 kilos of wool !
100 gram each, of 22 diffrent fibers (and 200 gram black for a future projekt)
then i knit an other 10 rows, just 10 to go, i count the stitches by now
and i filled the 3rd bobbin, just 1 to go - then i can ply them :)

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

fridays …. i like them

 

i spent the morning again at the docs, and finished row nr 6

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then i moved out into the sunshine and did some spinning

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later on i watched tv and knitted an other 2 cm of my top, just 20 rows to go now !

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testspun a sample of some nice alpaka, but its not babyquality, and i am sooo spoiled by now

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now THIS is again baby suri alpaka, and it is not just the baby quality, no its really a baby first cut *giggles*
its a tad paler in real, sadly i couldnt get the colour right

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and this is my todays cup of coffee

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Friday, March 20, 2015

thursday - oh so tired

 

and thats the reason why i didnt do very much

a tiny bit of knitting - a cm takes ages already

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a little bit of spinning, which shows not at all - so no foto :)

and playing a bit with my grey wool … which is really fascinating
its rough … but it doesnt scratch at all !
and so many shades of grey

this is a 4 ply - which i knitted with 8mm needles
below a little sample, crocheted with a 4mm hook, was just a 2 ply
and a pile of fluff with the patches on it  - to show the colours

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