Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh!

… 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.

4 thoughts on “Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh!

  1. 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!)

  2. 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!


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