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Today the third Multilingual Fairy Tales got cataloged. It consists of 20 wonderful fairy tales from all over the world.

Multilingual Fairy Tales
Multilingual Fairy Tales

There are wonderful fairy tales in English, German, Italian, Portugese, Russian and Hungarian.

I’m quite proud with how it turned out, for I was MC and BC and did a lot of the PLing myself. And of course I read a couple of the German ones.

Here is my version of Rumpelstilzchen:

and of Jorinde and Joringel:

Listen! It’s fun! 😀

http://librivox.org/multilingual-fairy-tale-collection-003-by-various/

(Of course all fairy tales are in the public domain, which means you can download them for free!)

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Today I finished a pair of socks for K.:

Summer socks for K.

I think, I’ve finally found the PERFECT sock yarn. It’s soft and stretchy and absolutely wonderful to work with. Also the colors are so pretty and the socks are wonderfully comfortable to wear… at least that’s what K. says. 😉

All details are on my Ravelry page: http://ravel.me/aravis83/sfk and more pics are on my flickr account. (You can find a direct link to it on the right side of this page.)

Actually I’m totally in love with the yarn. It’s perfect in every way! Here are the other colors I treated myself to:

sock yarn

Guess you can expect more raving about the perfect sock yarn in the future.   😉

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I had only a tiny bit of time today and so I recorded this fortnight’s poetry. It’s called “Ballad of the Tempest” by James T. Field and of course is in the public domain. 😉

WE were crowded in the cabin,
Not a soul would dare to sleep,–
It was midnight on the waters,
And a storm was on the deep.

‘Tis a fearful thing in winter
To be shattered by the blast,
And to hear the rattling trumpet
Thunder, “Cut away the mast!”

So we shuddered there in silence,–
For the stoutest held his breath,
While the hungry sea was roaring
And the breakers talked with death.

As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
“We are lost!” the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

But his little daughter whispered,
As she took his icy hand,
“Isn’t God upon the ocean,
Just the same as on the land?”

Then we kissed the little maiden,
And we spake in better cheer,
And we anchored safe in harbor
When the morn was shining clear

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Whoa, it’s been ages and ages since I posted the last time…. so it’s the perfect time to start blogging again by showing off my latest knitting projects. I’ve just finished this black hat for K.:

simple black hat

It was quite simple to knit but lots of fun. As he as a HUGE head (62 cm… I measured) it’s worked on 152 stitches on size 3 needles. It’s quite a simple pattern of knit 2, purl 2 and then decrease in 8 places. It turned out much better than I’d hoped for and fits him perfectly, though it’s perhaps a tiny bit too long.

More details are on my ravelry.com page: http://ravel.me/aravis83/sbh

Another knitting project, I recently completed are some more socks for me. Here are any pink-blue-self-striping-summer-socks:

pink-blue-self-striping-summer-socks

They turned out wonderfully and are incredibly comfortable to wear. 😀

Next time I’ll tell you about the world’s best sock wool ever!!!!

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