Bliss and Blisters
Bright and woolly dyeing experiments
2. July 2019

I needed a dye injection, colour, wool and experimentations. So, I dived into my stash and found some skeins of an organic wool I purchased at eBay which are a tad scratchy (read: fells like luffa sponge on the skin). These skeins are form a liquidation of a German wool brand and I bought the […]

Weaving a Mandala
11. June 2019

Today is Whitsun day (Pfingsten in German) so I have a little holiday. My mother visited with friends a nearby monastery to attend the service, which was held outside. And for us – being Protestant – it is always impressing to observe all the rituals and elaborate garments (the Bishop of the next big town […]

Who wants to knit the second sock?
5. February 2019

Sock knitting, children’s games and racism You already know me and my long introductions and my utilizing needlework to write about something completely different. So, if you are here only for the yarn related jump to the text beneath the next photo (although I would recommend to also read the graver introduction) In my youth […]

Last week I asked for your advice regarding my grey Miette cardigan  from Andi Satterlund (1). And you lovingly helped me with your button- and sleeve-wisdom. So, I wanted to let you know, I (mostly) followed your hints. Today I present you my finished Miette cardigan. I started with the neckline update: I worked two […]

Last Monday on steemit I promised you a pattern, the pattern of a top-down crocheted baby jacket. And guess what, I do not find my notes anymore (that’s a lie: I found my notes, but they are horrendous incomplete and as if this wasn’t embarrassing enough, I cannot find my photos of the finished jacket. […]

How to sew a half circle skirt out of panels
16. May 2018

This time you will not laugh at me – no humour in this post –  only success 😀 I will show you an easy method to sew a panel skirt. If you want to skip my fantastic story why I made this skirt and only want to read the tutorial, jump to the headline “the […]

Knitting to get well
16. April 2018

How knitting and crochet helps to cope with migraine and depression Warning: four paragraphs of whining and self-pity are following. If you want to read about the health benefits of knitting jump down to the part “Solution” As you perhaps suspected already after reading the title – this will not be a funny post. I […]

My crafting walk of shame
26. March 2018

Today I will not spoil you with beautiful photos of finished sweaters or humorous explanations of knitting stitches – no today is my day of shame: I am the queen of unfinished objects (and maybe I watched to much GOT) Not only do I really dislike knitting or crochet for other people, I also do […]

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