Bliss and Blisters
The unloved sweater
21. January 2020

Not much words and knitting this Monday… I have migraines for days and was not very successful in finishing anything. It’s not only the misbehaving head, also that I will have a group exhibition on February the 8th and I am still working on some paintings. One fits so well into the #needleworkmonday that I […]

Beware: overly long post how I recreated a bought sweater with puff sleeves, entwined with literature allusions and bouts of hubris. Have you ever felt afraid that a fashion trend may end? For some years you were confident to wear a low rise jean which suited your body type and made shopping for trousers a […]

What I must sew in 2020 (and knit and crochet)
7. January 2020

Here is my ambitious list of sewing and knitting goals for 2020. Pleas read it carefully because I will hold you responsible if I fail… someone must be responsible and it cannot be me 😀
On my list are trousers, puff-sleeve sweaters, a blouse and a reversible knitted cardigan.

Non-existent yarn shops and a Christmas market
17. December 2019

What a day… I was prepared like a pro. Backpack, several bags, my current knitting project, an apple and a water bottle – what could possibly go wrong?
Read on my #steemit or #Wordpress blog about me on the Christmas market, fighting the masses in search of a yarn store….

I knitted a wrap cardigan …
10. December 2019

The sewing hotline has closed because of Christmas overwork, Silvi had a very successful exhibition this weekend (so I did not dare to force her into taking photos), my parents in law visited and I made a short dance film (perhaps I can interest you? It’s a melancholic performance about the sea and loosing ones […]

The Eden Dress part two
2. December 2019

The Eden Dress part two – or how not to treat your handsewn clothes Hotline: Welcome to the sewing hotline, how can I help you? Me: Good morning and I am so happy to have finally reached you. I made a dress and it does not fit. Again. What shall I do, please, I need […]

The Eden Dress – beautiful but I ripped it apart
25. November 2019

There will be no heroic and proud post today. The words do not flow freely from my keyboard. I must fight to write them down. I would rather run to the sewing machine and try to fix my mistake, but on the same time I am not sure I will be able to achieve the […]

The most practical knitting and crochet cases
18. November 2019

I am a squirrel. I have so many needles and hooks and stitch markers and stoppers and and and and. Like a good squirrel I hide them in our whole flat: under cushions in the living room, on my desk, next to my sewing machine (which is not so weird or?) but also on a […]

I am in love with the Mira Dress from Fibremood
11. November 2019

Dear readers, I have hubris. I have made a dress out of woven fabric and it fits. I have not sewn in the sleeves inside out nor made it too short, too small or simply ugly. Now you will think ‘why is she so arrogant? Did she make a tailored dress with collar, buttons, folds […]

Knitting a cowl in three countries
4. November 2019

Last week I told you of my new love Maastricht a wonderful town I visited per chance because the weather during our short vacation was gruesome. Our original travel destination was Aachen, which by the way is also amazing, but this will be a topic for another post. One reason we have chosen Aachen was, […]