Bliss and Blisters

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 a breast enlargement ;-)
30. April 2018

Knitting a top-down sweater – again. I could’t resist to cast on… I tried and tried: like putting the new yarn away and forbidding myself to research ravelry – but to no avail. Although I have some project resting in the already mentioned box, I casted on for a new sweater. To be honest I […]

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 […]

Watercolour painting as meditation
23. July 2017

Painting with watercolour is like a meditation for me. I can experience the variety of colours, from subtle to bold from opaque to transparent easily by mixing the colours with more or less water. It’s an immediate feedback. But because there is more than me and my brush – namely the water, I think watercolour […]

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. […]

Squeasy Sweater
11. May 2017

Square + Easy = Squeasy (lacht schon jemand?) Jaja, ich weiß, ein englischer Titel und dann noch ein Wortspiel, das ist nicht gerade super clever. Aber ganz ehrlich: das ist das Oberteil auch nicht. Eigentlich ist es so einfach zu machen, dass ich mich nicht nur für den Titel schämen sollte, sondern auch es aufzuschreiben. […]