January 2, 2009

Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh!

Filed under:News!,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 12:06

… and a happy new year to everyone else! I ended up taking a break over Christmas even though I didn’t intend to at all. There was not much knitting of note completed – a sleeve and a hem – but I took the opportunity to really get stuck into some other things.

The Ravel is ‘Ma Mere L’oye’ (Mother Goose Suite), a piano duet that I will be playing in the spring with a friend. The Mahler is a set of four songs that I will be playing, among many other things, with another friend, a tenor (high male voice). They are a brilliant set of songs but not at all easy. The Rice Krispies book is a German primer to help with the translation of Mahler and other related activities. Between the sleeve (above) and the hem (below), I got a lot done.

Satisfying though it may be, it doesn’t make for an interesting read so here’s something for you to think about: Verena, the German knitting magazine, is now publishing in English. I have never seen it for sale in Ireland so I was chuffed to see that they are offering a digital subscription for just $15 a year. I think it’s a great way to save a few pennies and be that bit greener at the same time! I really like Verena because they publish a really good variety of fashion, leisure and business knits, all in the one magazine.



  1. Interesting, I’ll have to take a look.

    Comment by Yvonne — January 2, 2009 @ 12:58

  2. happy new year!

    Comment by elise — January 2, 2009 @ 23:49

  3. Thanks for that link to Verena – I’d never heard of it before, but 15 dollars for a year’s subscription seems a great deal.

    Athbhliain faoi shean is faoi mhaise duit fein (agus go raibh mile maith agat as ucht do bhronntanas iontach a fuair me inniu!)

    Comment by Mairin — January 3, 2009 @ 00:19

  4. Happy New Year!

    thanks for the link to Verena (they don’t offer the online subscription for the German version of the magazine, bummer… argh, will have to buy a German mag in English in order to be able to get it for a good price and without having to count on the notoriously late and unreliable French mail).

    wishing you good music making!


    Comment by Lara900 — January 5, 2009 @ 16:55

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