Bliss and Blisters
Reverse engineering a dress with an amazing collar
16. February 2021

The whole last week was bitter cold, full of snow, ice and sunshine and I loved it. Being outside wrapped in multiple layers of warm clothes, wandering through the silent landscape. (Not so fun was/is, that our heater stopped working every other night and -14 degrees Celsius without heater is a tad uncomfortable in my […]

Mending and knitting for Valentine’s love
9. February 2021

It’s a Valentines post and I start it with HATE. You read it: HATE! In this Valentine’s post you will find soft pink items but no cute heart shaped gifts only broken skirts and i-cords full of mistakes. Let me explain.I am one of these persons that has a huge wardrobe full of skirts and […]

I went crazy: knitting with toilet paper
26. January 2021

The virus is flying around, zombies walk the earth and I have time to kill, so what better to do than knit with: TOILET PAPER Yes, dear reader, last week I lost my mind and exchanged the yarn with toilet paper. Not only is it still in high demand in our local supermarket, no I […]

Tiny life and knitting update
12. January 2021

I am back with a tiny life and knitting update.In mid December I had the fantastic illusion that the winter holidays will be relaxing and full of joyful tea-drinking and knitting sessions. And in between I would finish easily the Christmas projects and even paint a bit and prepare our exhibition in January. HaHahaMuahahaaaaa (this […]

The Praise of Raglan Knitting
22. December 2020

A fair warning at the beginning: if you read this and can knit, crochet or sew, you will perhaps immediately start a new project with raglan sleeves 😀 Some people relax with a good book, some use a stiff drink, some do yoga or go for a walk. Me, I do raglan 😀 Knitting or […]

My blue Monday knitting project
8. December 2020

I do not want to break the Monday spell, but I really do not have a lot to show you right now, as I am mostly working for the exhibition and if I don’t paint I work plan on Christmas gifts which I cannot show you here because my loved ones read my blog. So, […]

The sustainable statement shawl
1. December 2020

Finally, Winter is coming (you may notice I haven’t re-watched Game of thrones for a long time, or I would not rejoice over signs of winter). Outside the air smells of burned wood and coldness, the roofs are white and frozen over and the grass is crisp and hard because every single drop of dew […]

Dearing to wear Unfinished – a crochet shawl
24. November 2020

Its Monday morning and after the fabulous Barbie contest I am still in a glow about all the creativity and skill in this community. But what’s going on with me? No Barbie clothes, no finished slipover…. Do I have nothing to show you? This would be a horrible situation. So, I took heart, sat down […]

Procrastination – sewing a cute Peter Pan sweater
17. November 2020

After last weeks total miss because of migraines, I woke up this weekend with sweat on my face fearing I will not be in time with my art project (I know, me worrying about something is not new to you, dear needleworkers). I rolled out the huge canvas I bought and started to work… for […]

Knitting with hot needles – ahem headaches
3. November 2020

In German there is this saying, “knitted with hot needles” (mit heißen Nadeln gestrickt) which means you did a project hasted and sloppy. And this is what I did with my knitted slipover. Today, dear readers you will get another whining post, as I have headaches since Thursday and the slipover fits strangely. I some […]

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