Bliss and Blisters
Frogging and baking
16. July 2019

Last week I proudly presented you my Fake Frankie cardigan. An easy top-down raglan cardigan with a simple pattern of garter stitch rows on stockinette background. Last week I may have bragged how experienced I am in knitting (and crocheting) such top-down constructions. This week I frogged the Fake Frankie cardigan… No, don’t be afraid, […]

I am addicted to raglan cardigans. I find them sooooo relaxing. Perhaps because I know exactly what I must do… … … Are you laughing already? Me, knowing exactly what I must do? I have to admit this time my pompous claim to know everything was not as exaggerated as many other things I have […]

Daily bits of tangled yarn
4. June 2019

And suddenly its summer. Summer in the Ruhr area means temperatures rise spontaneously over 30 degrees with lots of rain and thunder. Oh fun… it feels as if we life in a tropical greenhouse only the air is charged with exhaust fumes. And in this wet-hot climate what better to do than knit some warm […]

Oh no – my knitting is outdated
9. April 2019

The first two paragraphs arey a very long intro. If you want to read about my meagre progress with the lila knitted sweater and are interested in Kitchener stitch: skip and jump forward 😀 Oh No… I am outdated, outdated by my own knitting. Wow what an avowal. I must accept I will never be […]

Knitting without Marie Kondo 2
19. February 2019

I think Marie Kondo silently left our flat. My guess is that she, after being happy about my attempt of tidying my box of shame (read about it here), went into our kitchen for a nice cup of tea, and there she found my tension squares. I imagine her sighing softly and then wandering of […]

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 […]

The sock sequel
8. January 2019

Remember my grandiose Christmas present idea – the handknitted socks for my husband. I finished them. Really. All adverse conditions notwithstanding, e.g. me never having knitted a sock before, only having a week left to finish the socks, me knitting in combination style so nobody near me could help etc. I felt like a hero […]

How to spit out a handmade Christmas present
4. January 2019

Dear Readers: you are reading this belated, because the socks were a secret Christmas present for my husband and he is clever enough to read my blog :DDD Now we have January and the socks are long finished (I did not make it in time, but managed it shortly after Christmas). Nevertheless, here is my […]

Be fast: Free knitting patterns for Christmas
11. December 2018

The time has come… I feel I have not shared enough free patterns. I must compete with @cryptocariad‘s clever tip of the free knitting magazine Knitty, @marblely‘s wonderful find of expression fiber arts or with @muscara explaining the pattern base of Drops. In my untiring attempt to be admired and loved by absolutely everyone serve […]

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