I totally know, that it is sewing sunday but I haven't sewn a stitch today.
At the moment I'm surfing thru the internet and comparing car prices. Our car went to the garage (again) on friday and it came out, that it leaks oil (just because I insisted, that the drops on the parking space are from our car....) and the exhaust pipe is broken too. Fixing it would cost over 1000 Euro, more than the car is worth.
Plus there is this money-back program from the state at the moment. The first 600.000 people selling an old car (over 9 yrs old) that had belonged to them for over a year will get a 2.500 Euro refund. So that would make our car (11 yrs old) worth 2.500 Euro instead of just a thousand. And since my Dad is working for Opel (GM), we would get a good deal.
The car that caught our eye is the Astra Caravan, which will be just a wee bit more expensive than a newer version of our small car and since we hope to have a family in the nearer future, a slightly bigger car would be awesome. We had hoped though, that our current car would live a few more years and I really wanted to have a hybrid car next, but those are really out of our pricerange at the moment.
The downside of buying a new, more efficent car is, that we won't be able to travel this year. Scottland adé. But I guess Scottland will be still there, when we have saved enough money to travel there again. We hope to get to the UK nevertheless this year and visit our friends Frank and Anne in Leighton Buzzard.
I will have to cut down my yarn, fabric and book purchases though, so knitting and sewing from stash it is. I have plenty of books to read still and I have a lot of friends with a similar book taste.
But since this is a knitting and sewing blog, here are some pictures of my latest FOs.
La Parisenne beret
I think it's more a hat than a beret, but that might be because my yarn (Sivilla by wetterhoff from Finland)is a tad thinner than normal sockyarn
Pattern: La Parisenne beret by sockpixie
Babysocks for a friends little newborn son
Made out of leftovers from another project. I just have 1o meter left now, so that was a good project to use up those remnants.
Me in the February Lady sweater
And finally "Hey, Teach!" now 50% done
I hope to get a picture from Heiko in his new poet shirt (wedding outfit for the fantasy wedding) today.
Enough for today! I will go to the sewing machine now and sew some blocks for the quilt.