Bliss and Blisters
Crocheting a Frankencoinster
18. June 2019

I am afraid… I am afraid that you will notice that I am an imposter, that I am barely able to hold a hook… Because I crocheted a Frankencoinster. Last week I tried myself at this alleged „relaxing“ woven mandala. And it relaxed me so intensely that I needed some sweet balm tee and many […]

Weaving a Mandala
11. June 2019

Today is Whitsun day (Pfingsten in German) so I have a little holiday. My mother visited with friends a nearby monastery to attend the service, which was held outside. And for us – being Protestant – it is always impressing to observe all the rituals and elaborate garments (the Bishop of the next big town […]

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 […]

The bloody scrubbies
19. March 2019

Stress testing sustainable crochet scrubbies Look I crocheted some fossils. These are face scrubby fossils. They are made from organic sea shell which will purify your face by cutting away everything that’s reaches more than 2 mm over your skin. Like your nose or your eyelids… This purification will draw a bit of blood which […]

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 […]

Who wants to knit the second sock?
5. February 2019

Sock knitting, children’s games and racism You already know me and my long introductions and my utilizing needlework to write about something completely different. So, if you are here only for the yarn related jump to the text beneath the next photo (although I would recommend to also read the graver introduction) In my youth […]

The sock sequel
8. January 2019

Remember my grandiose Christmas present idea – the handknitted socks for my husband. I finished them. Really. All adverse conditions notwithstanding, e.g. me never having knitted a sock before, only having a week left to finish the socks, me knitting in combination style so nobody near me could help etc. I felt like a hero […]

How to spit out a handmade Christmas present
4. January 2019

Dear Readers: you are reading this belated, because the socks were a secret Christmas present for my husband and he is clever enough to read my blog :DDD Now we have January and the socks are long finished (I did not make it in time, but managed it shortly after Christmas). Nevertheless, here is my […]

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 […]

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