Bliss and Blisters

Beware: overly long post how I recreated a bought sweater with puff sleeves, entwined with literature allusions and bouts of hubris. Have you ever felt afraid that a fashion trend may end? For some years you were confident to wear a low rise jean which suited your body type and made shopping for trousers a […]

What I must sew in 2020 (and knit and crochet)
7. January 2020

Here is my ambitious list of sewing and knitting goals for 2020. Pleas read it carefully because I will hold you responsible if I fail… someone must be responsible and it cannot be me 😀
On my list are trousers, puff-sleeve sweaters, a blouse and a reversible knitted cardigan.

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 […]

Oh no – my knitting is outdated
9. April 2019

The first two paragraphs arey a very long intro. If you want to read about my meagre progress with the lila knitted sweater and are interested in Kitchener stitch: skip and jump forward 😀 Oh No… I am outdated, outdated by my own knitting. Wow what an avowal. I must accept I will never be […]

The dark side of the sweater – an experiment
12. March 2019

It did not work out. In the end I had a sweater I will not make again. I lost my precious fabric to the realm of destruction. Above my sewing machine dark clouds are gathering. Far away I can hear thunder rumbling and while looking down on the seems of my sweater I notice small […]

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 […]

Sewing the Stella Sweater from Fibremood
26. February 2019

I am boring. And a coward. Now it is out. And as it is #nedleworkmonday you have guessed right, I spoke of my sewing abilities. Last year I think I have made approximately a million half circle skirts with an elastic waistband. At least if not more 😀 This year started with an orgy in […]

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 […]

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