Bliss and Blisters

Dear needleworkers, I will make a little writing holiday for two weeks. My husband has a bit of free time and we want to reorganize our flat, watch some films, visit museums and care for my parents. But I did not want to leave without telling you… I will frog the pink cardigan (please readers […]

“One step forward, two steps backward” is not only Max Romeos way to describe how he is entangled in the swamp of Babylon, no it is me and my relationship with the Fake Frankie cardigan. Everything with this cardigan is bumpy. First, I could not get the neckline width right. I unraveled several times to […]

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Oh no – my knitting is outdated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progress with the lila knitted sweater and are interested in Kitchener stitch: skip and jump forward 😀 Oh No… I am outdated, outdated by my own knitting.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 […]

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