Getting used to…
Look what my mail lady has brought me: A very cute package to sweeten our arrival in our new home! Everything prettily wrapped and a joy to look at – a real treat! A knitter from Leipzig (who is accidentally – or not? – also a member of Strickmich! Club has surprised me with handmade stitch markers and this treasure here:
Crafting magazines from the GDR! I love those, because I like to look at old knitting patterns and gather some inspiration. Most patterns are not as detailed as the ones we are used to, but sometimes there are some interesting details or construction methods that can be useful. My pattern “Pepita” for example is inspired by a romper that I found in a crafting book from the 1950s. The magazines from the package are almost all from the 80s – which is fortunate, as the house we have moved into was last remodeled in the 80s as well, so there’s that vibe in our house anyway. I predict that that decade is coming back big time – and dolman sleeves are already here! Thanks a lot for the lovely package and the good wishes. We surely need them!
There’s still a lot going on in our house-slash-construction-site: The roof of the barn is leaking and must be replaced, we had a dripping pipe that caused some dripping from the ceiling in Peter’s office, which then had to be opened and is currently being dried by four very noisy machines, there are still lots of walls to paint and even some boxes to be unpacked. My future studio now looks like this, after lots of painting and cleaning:
And I could not resist decorating the window:
And while there is so much work and every day a new thing pops up that needs urgent repair, I have never lived in a place that felt so much like home. If you walk or bike a couple of minutes, there’s lakes, woods, fields, horizons, nature. That amazes me every day, and I can’t get enough of it (if you follow me on Instagram, you know what I mean). I am home, and I will never leave.