Bliss and Blisters
The world best knitted sock heel
14. December 2021

Did you miss me? I kind of missed myself on #needleworkmonday last week and I still have not see half of all the fabulous tiny outfit entries of our contest. But as so often I had a lot of headaches which held me back (do you hear this, stupid migraines, go away!) and when the […]

How to sew in yarn-ends and “wintering”
30. November 2021

This post is about sewing in yarn-ends in knitting, but because I rant about a lot of other things beforehand, you will only notice this at the last paragraphs 😀 Last week I wrote about my Fibre mood Leona addiction. I told you that I already made two of these comfy sweaters and that I […]

How negative thoughts destroy creativity
16. November 2021

Word of warning: this is a post about me sometimes having pretty negative thoughts while working creatively. If you need something lighter today, please skip this post. There is a lot of darkness inside of me. You read my (hopefully) funny text, see me laugh during our #needleworkmonday video chats, but this is only the […]

Just back from a City Tour to Leipzig, our bathroom full of stinky clothes which are soaked in museum sweat I notice we have a competition running in the Needleworkmonday community on Hive: writing about freeneedling. Perfect opportunity for me to scream in capital letters „NOOOOOOO“ because I love this idea and had no time […]

Remember how I whined about my impaired sense of choosing fitting colors in yarn and fabric to create a wearable handmade wardrobe? I cried about my lovely, knitted sweaters in bright colors and vivid patterns which fit with absolutely nothing else than black. I complained about a lot of dresses, tops, and skirts I made […]

Two steps forward, one step backwards
22. June 2021

Searching for the perfect yarn I shortly pondered if I should change the proverb into “two steps backwards and one step forward”, because I got near to nothing done this week (on the crafting side). You remember I was so excited about the hexagon crochet pattern I saw on Instagram and about my own design […]

Grey cardigan, grey days (metaphorical)
8. June 2021

(Trigger and boredom warning: I only start to write about knitting in paragraph five. If you want to avoid reading about migraines and my whining, jump further down to the headline “the knitting”) I just yesterday wrote how much I love to read more about the daily life of you all, to learn about your […]

How to design a flat knitted cardigan
25. May 2021

My orange jacket is nearly done, and I should feel satisfied and proud, but dear needleworkers, with me there is always a “but”. More to this in a minute. What I did with the orange cardigan This orange cardigan is made after a pattern from a Danish book by Birgitta Forslund which has a lot […]

Mysterious Mistakes in Knitted Cardigan
27. April 2021

Do you believe me when I tell you I do not want to write about mistakes I make while crafting? Again…? While I woke up today, I envisioned this wonderful post about a cardigan I knitted. It is a pattern from this lovely book: I started the cardigan a long time ago, but for some […]

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