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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

fridays …. i like them


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


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 !


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


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


and this is my todays cup of coffee


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


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


Thursday, March 19, 2015

wonderfull sunny wednesday


and i spent it ouside, seperating little samples of alpaka wool
those here are ready washed, and i know, i need to get more of these :D

thursday will be spent outside again, and prepare some more for washing


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday - part 2


i spun a tiny bit on my 3rd bobbin
and knitted quite a bit on the top


tuesday - part 1


mailman brought me the long awaited swift - my sweetone needs to attach me somehow some counter now


then i got a HUGE box with about 3 kilo each of texel and rhöne sheep
the smaller bat is some dirty texel, the other some dirty rhöne


after washing it shows quite a bit of vegetation :D
but 3 passes with the combs got rid of that

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sadly it is rougher then i can handle it … it soaks now in some lanolin shampoo,  but i fear, this wont be usable for me
but then, the rhöne sheep is very long, i might give it a try to make some bouclee … it does remind me at older mohair fibers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

on and on it goes


yesterday i spent a long time with sorting and washing the grey fleece again, all 3,5 dirty kilos are now washed - finaly - more
fleeces are coming soon


after washing the wool, i knitted a few golden rows again, and then a few squares of row 6


and before i went to bed, i did a little bit of spinning again


Monday, March 16, 2015

sundays work


i knitted 4 !!! square on the entrlac shawl
'and then a few rows on my golden  top :)
love how its going
sadly no way to see if it is right till i finished all 20 cm of the top of top :D


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saturday a spinning day


yesterday i sorted a bit of raw wool and washed it - boy thats a slow job !
then i knitted 2 rows, and desided its not a knitting day
and finished the 2nd bobbin :D