Bliss and Blisters

“One step forward, two steps backward” is not only Max Romeos way to describe how he is entangled in the swamp of Babylon, no it is me and my relationship with the Fake Frankie cardigan. Everything with this cardigan is bumpy. First, I could not get the neckline width right. I unraveled several times to […]

Frogging and baking
16. July 2019

Last week I proudly presented you my Fake Frankie cardigan. An easy top-down raglan cardigan with a simple pattern of garter stitch rows on stockinette background. Last week I may have bragged how experienced I am in knitting (and crocheting) such top-down constructions. This week I frogged the Fake Frankie cardigan… No, don’t be afraid, […]

I am addicted to raglan cardigans. I find them sooooo relaxing. Perhaps because I know exactly what I must do… … … Are you laughing already? Me, knowing exactly what I must do? I have to admit this time my pompous claim to know everything was not as exaggerated as many other things I have […]

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 […]

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 […]