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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

My crafting walk of shame
26. March 2018

Today I will not spoil you with beautiful photos of finished sweaters or humorous explanations of knitting stitches – no today is my day of shame: I am the queen of unfinished objects (and maybe I watched to much GOT) Not only do I really dislike knitting or crochet for other people, I also do […]

How to dye wool – the cheapest version
31. July 2017

I am scared silly to make mistakes (beware, I make them nevertheless). Right now, it would be a big mistake to waste money. On the other hand, although I have this streak of perfectionism, I am curious and like to experiment. And for weeks I want to work with this beautiful and crazy expensive hand […]

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 […]