This day is called: Adobe Monday 

Today started off with browsing for pretty fonts. Why? Because Makers’ plans to produce a needle holder that includes little tags with the particular sizes of the needles. And for these tags I was supposed to search for some pretty fonts. 

IMG_0441The challenge connected to the task has been organizing the tags in Adobe Illustrator, so they get printed in the right size, then be laminated and put into the needle holder. I have not worked with Adobe Illustrator before, at least a serious task instead of playing around and testing some parts of the program. So I kind of made my way through it by “trial and error”, as well as googling in some way or other. It may have taken me a longer time than a professional, but I learned a lot about the program and was able to finish the task! 

For tomorrow there is only the task to print all of the tags, laminate and cut them. Except that, I most likely did a lot of work for the blog, so that you are able to continuously read the news about my internship and what’s going on!

I hope that all of you curious readers happily continue following this blog. I will keep you updated!

Friday, or what I call it: the twist and twirl day

The day started off with some more buttons, that wanted to be string on a ring. Still, I was not able to finish all of the buttons because we don’t have enough rings at the moment. So I sat in the conference room, listening to my music, sorting these buttons and putting them on the rings during the morning.

After this I started a race. Not a real race but I might have collected some miles on this task: There were a lot of boxes filled with plastic tubes, which had buttons on their lids. My task was to remove the buttons from the lids as the tubs are not needed anymore. Therefor, I untwisted each wire so that I could take off the buttons and bring them into the bottom room in the correct storage. There are two button rooms next to each other and I switched between them for the rest of the day. As this was not the most awesome task, I wanted to finish it on that day. And so I did. Of course internships are supposed to teach you things, but there are also tasks that just need to be done by someone and I’m always happy if I can help my coworkers by doing some time consuming tasks for them. Good thing I wore my comfortable sneakers this day!

Thursday, or Rather a Rest-Day?

Honestly, I am very tired this morning as the baseball game last night took very long and I have been home quite late. But do not worry, I can handle this! Even if I do not drink coffee, black tea is my best friend this morning…

Afterwards we, that means my boss Karin and me, headed to the Makers’ shop to prepare everything for the Vogue Knitting live show on September 21st until September 23rd. We are training on how to build up the booth so that it doesn’t take us too long to build it up on the event itself. Building up the booth has been quite funny as it was something practical, doing some hands on stuff for the whole afternoon.

I am so excited to go to San Francisco for the weekend! How cool is that? I even have the possibility to explore the city, at least a little bit. That is just great!

Wednesday, Halftime!

Can’t believe that half of my internship is already over! Wow. Time passes quickly 🙁

This day, again, is based on some Lynda learning and I continued checking the list of participating shops at the 10,000 New Knitters project on the website with the list of retailers that we have here at Skacel. I was surprised how many shops actually take part in this project. So, this is great!

This whole project is supposed to teach “newbies”, beginners or even people that don’t knit (just like me) how to knit. The retail stores will be delivered with free knitting kits, so that everyone who wants to take part can easily take part on this special knitting event on November 10th. Sadly I won’t be in the us anymore when the event takes place, otherwise I probably would have started a newbie in the #10000NewKnitters project as well!

I saw a baseball game of the Seattle Mariners this evening, so this has been very exciting as I saw the football game of the Seattle Seahawks last week. I must say that I prefer watching a football game rather than a baseball game. I just prefer the quicker sports, having more action, as I used to play handball for a long time.

photo-2018-09-17-10-06-34.jpgNot to forget that there was the event called “Bark at the Park”, where everyone is allowed to bring their dogs to the stadium. Long story short: So many cute puppies!

You may or may not recognize Rylie. She has been on some other pictures in this blog and you may know her from her bakery she used to have at Makers’. She is Karin’s daughter and we have a lot of fun together, especially when I get to try some of her home baked sweets! Oh and of course her dog, Barkley, belongs to this picture, too!

Please Remind Me that this is a Tuesday!

Once there has been a long weekend, also known as Labor Day weekend…

I really enjoyed having a long weekend including Labor Day and that is in fact why my 16th day is on a Tuesday instead of a Monday. I have been scared for a short moment because I thought I would have forgotten to write a blog post for Monday, but then my calendar reminded me about Labor Day…

The day basically was structured by a lot of Lynda learning, writing on this blog and then even more Lynda learning. It was not the busiest day so I tried to get some knowledge about creating an infographic with the usual programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I still might not know the techniques behind using these programs for creating an infographic, but at least I know now the theoretical part behind it: How it has to be structured to provide a good understanding and why infographics are helpful in general.


My highlight this weekend has definitely been Sunday, when Karin, her husband and I went to Alki beach for dinner. We had fish and chips which were really good! But the stop we made at one of the observation deck has been even better! I already told you that I love photography, so I got very excited standing on the deck while taking lots of pictures, not only at the deck but also at Alki beach itself…


It is Friday again!

…And I miss the cheesecake in the kitchen 🙁 I think I am gonna bake some on my own and bring it to work, so everybody’s day gets sweetened up.

Today, believe it or not, the button project continued about putting the buttons up on the rings. Sadly there has not been enough rings, so I have to split the task for the next days. I am not sure if it is based in my German roots, but I prefer finishing a task on one day, kind of efficient.

Afterwards I worked on the monthly newsletter for all the truthful knitters out there. Therefor, we look up for interesting patterns on Revelry, put them in a bundle and add them to the monthly newsletter. That way, all of you are always up to date with the newest patterns and trend!

Please do not get confused that there is not blog post for day 14. Day 14 was my day off, as I have been to a Macklemore concert on Wednesday evening and to a Seahawks football game on Thursday evening. I had a day off on Thursday to regenerate after and for all these awesome and exciting experiences!

The football game yesterday night was very cool. It has been my first football game ever and watching the Seahawks as one of the most famous football teams in the US has been great! I have been very impressed by the size of the stadium, like…WOW! I have never been in a stadium that big. I was very impressed even before the game had started. I will not say I have not been familiar with football in general, what made it a little easier to get into the rules and the strategies. As it got darker and the sun began to set, the view from or rather of stadium got even more impressive. I really enjoyed this experience.

Wednesday, more like a wow-day!

Today, again, was quite much about translation. I translated a text about the Atelier Zitron in which they explain their production and their values to their costumers, kind of a newsletter.

Before and afterwards as well, I did some research on Ravelry, Instagram and Pinterest, as usual adding some pins, creating bundles and liking or answering to comments.

The day ended a little bit earlier as I went to a Macklemore concert this evening. And tomorrow evening will be reserved for a Seahawks game. So, busy week! And as it will get quite late this evening, my boss kindly told me to take Thursday off, because the the football game will get quite late, too.


The concert was so much fun! It took place at a winery which has been a very cool location for a concert.

Alright guys, nothing special to tell you about this day. You will hear from me on Friday 😉


Someone brought cheesecake to work today! Whoever brought this cheesecake to work today…you made my day! Thank you 🙂

Today, everyone was kind of exhausted from the photo shooting yesterday. So some of my coworkers were especially quiet and I have seen some tired figures sneaking through the office, my person included. The photo shooting was unexpectedly demanding, so we are all happy to have a calm Tuesday.

The pictures might give you a little impression of the results that are about to be published in the Look Book, but also how much fun we had doing this photo shooting. Thanks again to my coworkers and of course to Karin!

My day started off with wiring the blog entry for the photo shooting yesterday, as we have not been in the office after. Actually, it did not cost me that much effort to write the text as it is easier to write about busy days.

Afterwards I did some Lynda learning until Candice, our graphic designer and now well worked out photographer, showed me some pictures of the shooting from yesterday. We compared the pictures that have been taken with Karin’s favorites. She took part in the photo shooting as a model, too.

The cutest Burrito around

This day has been so much fun! I did not have such a cool workday for a long time. This day we had the photo shooting for the look book by Skacel and I got to take part in it as a model. It was just so much fun with among these awesome people doing some great work.

The day started at 7:30 o’clock, carrying all the stuff down to the beach house in Burien, where the photo shooting took place. It felt like starting the day off with a little workout. In general, this day was not about skipping leg day at all… 😀 We carried all the stuff down to the beach and tried to start taking the pictures as soon as possible, because we knew that there would be a lot of sun in the afternoon, which would not make it easier for us to take the pictures as well as modeling in the warm sweaters in the afternoon heat.

I expected this day to be physically demanding, but after a short lunch break I already felt like taking a long nap to load up some energy. It has been pretty exhausting for us, the models, to run in and out of the building down to beach with all the changing. But for Candice, our graphic designer and our photographer for this day, it has been even more exhausting. She did some serious squats out there, trying to get the perfect angle. Candice did such a great job, she was able to manage around our goofiness for taking good pictures, even if none of us models is a professional. Now I know, Candice is a professional!

Hank, who has been with us down at the beach house has been very exhausted at the end of the day, too. That is why we took a little break to cuddle and to regenerate some of our resources…

Dear Candice, if you read this, from a photographer to another photographer: You did an awesome job out there! Thank you for your leg-workout and all the squads you did to catch us in the perfect lightning!

First it was a little bit weird to stand in front of a camera and being expected to do some posing. That is why most of us have been even more goofy early in the morning to conceal our insecurity of standing in front of a camera. For me, it has not been the first time doing a photo shooting, but I has been the first time modeling professionally for a company to advertise a product. Because, what you may or may not have recognized flicking around the Skacel look book, the models are never professionals. They are always employees or friends of the company. That is what makes it so fun to take the pictures and makes it a little bit harder for the photographer to handle the models through their (insecure) goofiness for achieving good pictures at the end.


As time goes by, one gets more comfortable in front of the camera so our “posing” got a little more serious as well. But still, I had such a lot of fun doing this. It was an awesome experience and I am already excited thinking about taking the Look Book back with me to Germany, having all this cool pictures with my friends and some lasting memories of this internship at Skacel.

If you wonder what the title is about:  We took a picture with a very big shawl and I have been wrapped into it as a little burrito. That’s when Katie came up with the quote “The cutest burrito around”. You will probably find that picture in the look book, so stay curious!

Day 10, like a tent, but without a T at the end

Well, I guess my jokes are getting worse…

It is Friday everyone!

Today began pretty smooth with some browsing on social media to spot the newest trends and everything else that is happening out there in this big and beautiful knitting-world. Afterwards, I began to write the newsletter. Therefor, I used an existing template on WordPress that had already been prepared by Katie. In this newsletter, we inform you about the newest and trendiest patterns spotted on Ravelry. Each month we search for new and interesting patterns, which can be knitted with our yarn. And we always connect the newsletter with a lot of links, so that you are able to find these awesome pattern, that we picked for you.

The day continued with some online learning. I started to watch a online course that talks about writing a press release. I think this could be good for my general writing skills, as well as general knowledge in the PR. Especially because there are always tasks in the marketing that are part of the PR. So now, if you are curious about some information on how to write a (good) press release, just ask me 😉

img_0235.jpgAnd BIG NEWS: I got my own stapler today! Before, I always had to ask Rob to borrow his stapler, but now I proudly can announce, that this beauty is all mine. Well, it belongs to the company but it is on my desk now 😀

If you are curious to try an internship at Skacel, you will not only get a well equipped desk, but great coworkers and cool tasks!