Bliss and Blisters

Last week I asked for your advice regarding my grey Miette cardigan  from Andi Satterlund (1). And you lovingly helped me with your button- and sleeve-wisdom. So, I wanted to let you know, I (mostly) followed your hints. Today I present you my finished Miette cardigan. I started with the neckline update: I worked two […]

Diving deep into buttonland
18. September 2018

Some month ago I told you about Randolph Carter , about the crazy dreamlands of H.P. Lovecraft. I described you some of the gruesome tales Lovecraft spun for his readers: rats in the walls, alien entities in the sea, strange scribblings in old and musty books. But the biggest horrors of all Lovecraft probably never […]

What to gift a master crafter
11. September 2018

Do you like to buy or make birthday presents? I love this… If the job of a ‘present-buyer’ would exist, it should be mine (if you also want it, no problem, I would share :-D) Naturally there are some basic parameters which should be fulfilled, like me not being broke and having a bit of […]

The unexcited knitting progress post
4. September 2018

Nothing exciting on the knitting front to announce… My green and very tight vintage sweater is finished and waiting for someone who will sew in the last yarn ends. The yellow sweater is currently sleeping in a box, because the ‘in-the-round-knitting’ hurts my fingers … no idea why. I hope this will go away, so […]

Peace is death – a fibersculpture
28. August 2018

Peace is death, 18 x 12 cm (mask) and 25 x 30 cm (knitting), Clay, nails, knitted fabric Peace is Death – a fibresculpture Peace is death, is standstill, is nothingness, is everything. Peace is hurting, the loss is hurting, you are frightening me, everything is frightening me. There is loss in every ancient stone, […]

The cutting of the dreadful dress
22. August 2018

I did it! And no, I am not Britney Spears and shaved my head or played with my lover’s emotions, which is the context of her song as I learned while googling for this post… Perhaps I should have been clearer and written ‘Ups I did it again’ but this would have been a lie. […]

Two cropped sweaters for fall
14. August 2018

Still not ready with nothing… My mother’s dress is waiting to be cut and sewn, and my cropped pullover is also not finished. But I can whitewash explain my slow progress. With the dress you perhaps guessed already right: I am frightened to destroy it. As the warm weather is slowly ending, I must hurry […]

Finally … may I present you the little No Grey Mouse baby cardigan? An easy top-down crochet pattern. Do you remember that I showed you a photo of this little Baby cardigan and asked if you would like the pattern and you said yes? As I gifted this cardigan to a good friend I had […]

How to knit or crochet a top-down cardigan
17. July 2018

In this third part of my presentation (and hopefully explanation) of various methods to knit or crochet a cardigan we reached my favourite technique: working top-down. You may ask why I love this method so much and I could tell you it’s due to me being lazy and impatient but most likely it is due […]

Last Monday on steemit I promised you a pattern, the pattern of a top-down crocheted baby jacket. And guess what, I do not find my notes anymore (that’s a lie: I found my notes, but they are horrendous incomplete and as if this wasn’t embarrassing enough, I cannot find my photos of the finished jacket. […]