Bliss and Blisters

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 […]

The cute but impractical knitted coat
16. March 2021

Since some weeks we are having weather which promises spring on one day and winter the next (its called April weather in Germany, and it seems nobody likes April… :-D). My fingers are itching to plant and enjoy the garden and I am more than happy to finally start wearing less thick clothes. I hate […]

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 […]

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