Bliss and Blisters
The gloomy fabric market
5. March 2019

Not much ado on the knitting front, spring is also gone and perhaps tomorrow the world is coming to an end. You don‘t believe me??!!! Than you are a wise human being, because that’s only my inner grumbler speaking. Actually, nothing especially bad happened. But the wonderful sunny spring weather is replaced by storm and […]

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 […]

I am an attention seeker. I want fame and honour. An applauding audience at every step I make. I want to be seen in my glorious beauty (by now you perhaps notice the irony). No pedestrian nor driver should pass me without admiring my outfit (yes @cryptocariad I remember your comment ) and with these […]

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 […]

Knitting to get well
16. April 2018

How knitting and crochet helps to cope with migraine and depression Warning: four paragraphs of whining and self-pity are following. If you want to read about the health benefits of knitting jump down to the part “Solution” As you perhaps suspected already after reading the title – this will not be a funny post. I […]

How to develope a cardigan: crochet is art!
19. July 2017

In the last months I developed the pattern, figured out the math for the different sizes, wrote the instruction and made the photos and I thought, maybe it is nice for you to get a little insight in the designing process. Like creating a painting, it all starts with an idea, with an image in […]

The am I naked or wearing a shirt shirt
8. June 2017

Hier ist es warm, so richtig warm und das, obwohl es gerade eine Woche früher gefühlt noch Winter war. Mein Kleiderschrank ist verwirrt und ich auch. Ich habe erst vor wenigen Tagen begonnen einen schönen gestreiften Pulli zu stricken und jetzt? Viel zu warm und natürlich noch nicht fertig, da ich leider im Schneckentempo stricke. […]