Bliss and Blisters
The cute but impractical knitted coat
16. March 2021

Since some weeks we are having weather which promises spring on one day and winter the next (its called April weather in Germany, and it seems nobody likes April… :-D). My fingers are itching to plant and enjoy the garden and I am more than happy to finally start wearing less thick clothes. I hate […]

I went crazy: knitting with toilet paper
26. January 2021

The virus is flying around, zombies walk the earth and I have time to kill, so what better to do than knit with: TOILET PAPER Yes, dear reader, last week I lost my mind and exchanged the yarn with toilet paper. Not only is it still in high demand in our local supermarket, no I […]

Tiny life and knitting update
12. January 2021

I am back with a tiny life and knitting update.In mid December I had the fantastic illusion that the winter holidays will be relaxing and full of joyful tea-drinking and knitting sessions. And in between I would finish easily the Christmas projects and even paint a bit and prepare our exhibition in January. HaHahaMuahahaaaaa (this […]

The Praise of Raglan Knitting
22. December 2020

A fair warning at the beginning: if you read this and can knit, crochet or sew, you will perhaps immediately start a new project with raglan sleeves 😀 Some people relax with a good book, some use a stiff drink, some do yoga or go for a walk. Me, I do raglan 😀 Knitting or […]

My blue Monday knitting project
8. December 2020

I do not want to break the Monday spell, but I really do not have a lot to show you right now, as I am mostly working for the exhibition and if I don’t paint I work plan on Christmas gifts which I cannot show you here because my loved ones read my blog. So, […]

Knitting with hot needles – ahem headaches
3. November 2020

In German there is this saying, “knitted with hot needles” (mit heißen Nadeln gestrickt) which means you did a project hasted and sloppy. And this is what I did with my knitted slipover. Today, dear readers you will get another whining post, as I have headaches since Thursday and the slipover fits strangely. I some […]

My second box of shame
13. October 2020

It’s this time of the year, the one moment of clarity, my awakening to the light, the epiphany of introspection… were I notice that I have roughly a million wip’s spread out through our flat. There are these two (yes, two) boxes of shame in our living room. And maybe the content of these boxes […]

When knitting less is a good sign…
5. May 2020

Often, I hear form friends admiring words about the huge amount of needlework I do, how much I can knit, crochet or sew. And although I know these words are genuine prise or even a bit of envy of my possibility (free time) to follow my passion, there is a drop of sadness hidden for […]

Free sewing, knitting and crochet patterns
17. March 2020

Free sewing, knitting and crochet patterns to soothe you in times of covid-19 You all know I lost my father and a good friend last year and I now fear intensely for my mother, who is at risk because of her age. I am sure you all have loved ones (or perhaps yourself) who need […]

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