Colors, Flowers, New Tea And A Little Fight (365/39)

colors, flower, new tea and a little fight with flu

When a little sneaky flu virus surprises by me by getting into my life, I usually try to give it no chance. I fight with what works best for me – a warm blanket, lovely colorful happy magazines and a lot of tea. It helps a lot.

Also, today I’ve tried this new Chai thing for the first time. I’ve heard people saying really nice things about this tea and I myself have to say that it offers a wonderful and really elegant combination of different oriental spice flavors. I highly recommend it! Oh, and I am trying it with milk tomorrow.

I wish you a healthy weekend!



Magic (Photography Project 365 – Day 38)

walk and yarn on sunny day

I think that the spring invoking crochet birdies that I showed you yesterday might really possess some magical powers. I have this slight suspicion that it’s them who managed to bring some very lovely spring weather today.

As a result, I happily filled my day with an enjoyable walk in our city and a trip to a yarn store.

Ahh, pure bliss!!

I hope you are having a bright day too.

With love,

Spring Is In The Air

crochet bird


Spring is in the air?

Well, not really.

But at least I can make thousands of these cute little birdies to make me feel that way.

Off to crochet…

And wishing you a colorful day!



Trying To Knit With Chain Of Crochet Stitches

knitting with chain of crochet stitches


Oh, that might easily be the strangest title I have ever used.

Anyhow, the thing is that I decided to make an experiment. I decided to turn a skein of yarn into a chain of crochet stitches and have a look at what it would look like if I used that chain to knit with.


Trying To Knit With Chain Of Crochet Stitches

The inspiration came from this lovely yarn that I recently used to make a knit infinity scarf. This yarn looks a bit like it’s been crocheted, doesn’t it?


Trying To Knit With Chain Of Crochet Stitches

So, I tried it. I turned one skein of light worsted weight yarn into a chain of crochet stitches (the yarn is called Red Heart – Bella, DK). I used a G hook (4 mm) to do that.

And my hands look dry.



knitting with chain of crochet stitches

I then grabbed the largest knitting needles I own (13 mm), cast on 36 stitches and followed a very simple ‘knit 1, purl 1’ pattern.

And this is the result.


knitting with chain of crochet stitches


The plus side I see is that working this way is fun and unusual, the final product is super chunky and warm and the texture is really interesting. But I also see some negatives… like… that a lot of yarn gets used and, well, I imagined the result being a little more neat.

I also thought I could try using a bulky yarn, much larger hook and much larger knitting needles to try this.

If I do do that, I will definitely keep you posted about the result.

Hm, what do you think?


I wish you a great day!

Petra, The Scientist


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