Bliss and Blisters
The Unplanned Lavender WIp
19. July 2022

It’s Monday: I had one week to try out tiny habits, nibble on an imprisoned wip, and then write a glorious blogpost about my success. Only that did not happen. Ok, the week happened I did not learn spontaneously to time-travel, but the rest, the rest did not happen. No habits, no dungeon wips, no […]

How to unmask an alien with knitting
15. March 2022

If you are an avid watcher of science fiction or horror movies you are aware of the very real possibility of body snatchers, clones, aliens, or evil twins living in direct vicinity. Beings who are known for having dangerous attitudes regarding human body parts. Beings who may want to transform first your neighborhood, then your […]

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, […]

Unbelievable but I got it done: The Karlene blouse is finished and fits. Ok… there may be some little details I don’t like but overall, for a garment made in my hated woven fabric, it is a success. But the victory was not bought easy, my sewing help elf and I had to fight hard […]

Sometimes things are really simple, but your over complicated thinking process leads you away from the solution. Far away, like into a deep forest were wild boars try to eat your toes and squirrels throw nuts at your head. While I still admired moss and leaves and tree-trunks, my fibre friend @muscara already found the […]

“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 […]