Bliss and Blisters

Dear needleworkers, I will make a little writing holiday for two weeks. My husband has a bit of free time and we want to reorganize our flat, watch some films, visit museums and care for my parents. But I did not want to leave without telling you… I will frog the pink cardigan (please readers […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Daily bits of tangled yarn
4. June 2019

And suddenly its summer. Summer in the Ruhr area means temperatures rise spontaneously over 30 degrees with lots of rain and thunder. Oh fun… it feels as if we life in a tropical greenhouse only the air is charged with exhaust fumes. And in this wet-hot climate what better to do than knit some warm […]

How to sew an easy bag
21. May 2019

Take some strings and look what you get: a string art contest – ahem no – you get Tantra, the famous/infamous Indian philosophy of self-realization and ritualistic practices as Tantra literally means fabric referring to a fabric of words – ahhhh no – what I really want to say is, take some strings and you […]

Me Made May 2019
15. May 2019

It’s May. The sun is shining, birds chirping happily in the blooming trees. Bees are hunting for the best flower and this – my friends – is me: flowered out in handmade garments ?. It is the first time I participate on MeMadeMay. This initiative was founded by Zoe from So, Zo… What do you […]

Knitting without Marie Kondo 2
19. February 2019

I think Marie Kondo silently left our flat. My guess is that she, after being happy about my attempt of tidying my box of shame (read about it here), went into our kitchen for a nice cup of tea, and there she found my tension squares. I imagine her sighing softly and then wandering of […]

Tidying up my knitting
11. February 2019

Tiding up my knitting without Marie Kondo Last week I whined about my second sock… and I think this whining got on my own nerves: I could no longer listen my own inner voice, it was too annoying. Solution: I started the second coral sock. I am still on the leg, but it is growing […]

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 […]