Scrap Sunday: Back to the roots

This used to be a blog about knitting and it really is time to go back to its origins. I haven’t given up on knitting yet, don’t worry. In fact I am mainly working on the second attempt of a baby blanket for my niece. The first one got lost in the mail…. or shipped to Australia rather than Austria. So maybe there is now a cute baby kangaroo who had lost its mum wrapped up nicely in that blanket.

36 squares out of 49 are already done so I can soonish show you a result, before investing in the extra costs for guaranteed delivery.

For now, it will be a small scrap project, a knitted phone case.

Do you remember when I made a christmas present which was roughly 3 months delayed? A rather beautiful bag with lining and lots of pockets? IMG_3263

This time I made a birthday present for the same person, two weeks early. So I thought the logic asks for something really small 🙂 Also due to the stress and lack of time of the last few months, I had cancelled all birthday presents, my own parents included. So actually getting a small phone case meant quite a lot I guess.


I had once written a pattern for very simple phone cases, a bit intended as knit and purl and joining pieces practise for my knitting students. For this phone case I used the same idea, but I made a much more advanced version with a flap and a stretchy lining. I also made it bigger as the original Balduin was done for my own phone which is – these days at last – on the small side. I wonder if I should add the big version and the flap to the original pattern. Hmm.


Colourwise I meant to keep the colour scheme of the lining of the Christmas bag which was red and orange but I do wonder now if that wasn’t a bit silly as clearly it will be hard to find in a sea of red and orange.

The lining of the phone case had to be a contrasting colour, obviously. Unfortunately I had no nice small patterned jersey in my boxes so plain blue it was.

As we are already talking about knitting, I will have to knit two other baby blankets in the next month…. 2015 will be another big baby year in our family. Then a little baptism cardigan for my niece and future goddaughter most likely using a pattern by Georgie Hallam, I just love her designs. And I was thinking of another jumper for me. I have realised that the past year I have basically been wearing two jumpers whenever a clean one was required and both were knitted. Basically, I had one for winter IMG_1739

and one for summer.IMG_1856

I have already since a while downloaded another pattern from atelier alfa, another very cool designer and I have already invested hours (well, minutes really) into choosing colour combinations however, knowing that I will be covered in baby vomit for another winter, I don’t think I will wear precious hand knitted jumpers that often, unless I used different shades of cream of course 🙂

2 thoughts on “Scrap Sunday: Back to the roots

  1. Woohooo!!! Juhuuuuu!!!!
    Soooo tolle Neuigkeiten! Ich freu mich sehr für euch! Und werd ein paar mehr Details wohl per Email aus dir quetschen müssen. Dickes Bussi!

    • Danke 🙂 Aber nur dass du dich da jetzt nicht in was rein steigerst, Babydecke Nr. 3 wird fuer ein mir noch unbekanntes Neffen/Nichtenkind sein, das ungefaehr zur gleichen Zeit schluepfen wird wie mein Bauchbewohner.

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