And the winners are…

The Christmas raffle is over and has picked the winners.

Remember, the prizes were these three items

The order of your posts correspond to the numbers 1 to 9 (First post 1, last post 9)

Under the supervision of my impartial husband, picked the numbers 9, 3 and 8

Christmas Raffle

Congratulations to

Milena, who has won the green cowl

Claus, who has won the hairband

Jane, who has won the phone case

Winners will be notified by email as well.

For all those who haven’t been lucky this time, don’t be sad, there will be other opportunities 🙂

I hope it has been as exiting and fun for you as it has been for me. Thanks for taking part. 🙂

New Years Resolution

Firstly, just a quick reminder that you can still take part in my Christmas raffle if you want to win one of my knits.

Up until today, I was hoping to still be able to fly back home and as I had bought Make them yourself – Christmas crackers to use them at the Family reunion, I thought I could start early with my New Years resolution which is not to be mentally lazy but trying out new things.

So I started to make tiny things to put in the Christmas crackers. To be honest, I came only about half way. I could have knitted a sweater in the same time 🙂

I have made a few finger puppets for all the children in my family.

In theory there is still one missing and I gave the pig already to leaving mother in law as a New Years lucky charm plus the other four got nicked by my own children. So I guess, it’s back to the start.

I have started a bit randomly following cute patterns for a snowman or a snail or just improvise for example a little beer bottle or a bag, this is how far I got in this few and busy days.


I am unsure how to proceed, I might finish the project and just send it to everybody or keep the ones that I have already made for other purposes and stop now as I can tick the box of knitting tiny objects.

I wish you all a “good slide” or Guten Rutsch as we would say and a very Happy and healthy new year.

and the best of it…

Living in between cultures has one big advantage, you can choose the best of both 🙂

So, yesterday, I got presents from Baby Jesus (from my husband a voucher for a trip to a yarn shop where I can buy as much as I can carry 🙂 ) and today it was time for Father Christmas bringing presents.  So I thought it is my turn to give away something. (Ok, the actual plan was to do that as a last Door of my blog advent calendar but I got too busy with my plans having changed so dramatically)

So here is my first ever raffle.

I will be giving away one green super chunky cowl with buttons, one brown moss stitch hairband with flower and one purple phone case.

This is only meant to be a fun Christmas treat so the rules are simple and since this blog hasn’t got too many followers yet, your chances to win are not bad at all:

If you want to take part, just leave a comment (a quick hello will be enough) until the 6/1/2014

Only leave ONE comment, I will delete duplicates

Every real person can take part, a part from my husband (that would be really silly)

I will pick the three lucky winners  on the 7/1/2014 using the random number generator .

I will post the result here and will contact the winners via email (so please make sure you leave your correct email address when taking part)

The result of the raffle draw is final.

The give-aways are not exchangeable, transferable or redeemable for cash

MERRY CHRISTMAS again to all of you, I hope you are all having a lovely time with your family and good luck for the raffle