Today’s photoshoot was my first outing after a couple of days spent in bed! I’m recovering from pyelitis, followed by a nasty inflammation at the arm because of negligence with the cannula they had inserted at the hospital. I’m still weak, but I couldn’t stand staring at the same walls anymore! I had finished this… Read More A first outing, a giant scarf and DUCKLINGS!
For a couple of years now, I’ve prided myself in knitting or sewing most of my Christmas presents. My late grandmother, my mother, my uncle: they’d all receive something handmade from me. My father is the only exception, because I usually give him books. This Christmas, though? I just didn’t have the energy, to be… Read More It wasn’t a handmade Christmas
Taylor’s Orange Toe-Up Socks has become my go-to pattern when it comes to knitting socks for men in a thicker yarn. This is why I can’t say much about these socks that I haven’t said before here and here except that this is the first time I actually knit them in two colours as intended! Since… Read More For the fourth time
Grumperina’s Shifting Sands Scarf has been in my Ravelry queue pretty much since I made an account there. A lot of scarf patterns languish in my queue from that time where I still thought I had enough patience for scarves. Besides, I have plenty of scarves and shawls to keep my neck warm. That said, when… Read More Mum’s Shifting Sands Scarf
Over the years I have created many things I was proud of and thought lovely, but I think my yellow Adamas shawl is my most beautiful creation yet. I’ve always loved looking at intricate shawl designs and put a lot of them on my Ravelry queue, although a little voice called Common Sense told me… Read More The most beautiful thing I’ve ever made
Oh boy. The process of knitting this sweater was a veritable comedy of errors, or rather: a comedy of one error: I didn’t buy enough yarn. But let’s go back a few steps and start at the beginning. In autumn last year, I knitted this adorable little cardigan in a happy orange cotton yarn. Before,… Read More The Sweater That Almost Wasn’t
I’ve complained so much about Kim Hargreaves’ patterns that it’s sort of become a hobby. Nevertheless, I can’t say too many bad things about this one! Sure, the pattern could be written and arranged more clearly, but I’ve learnt to decipher 18th century cadastres: I can deal with Kim Hargreaves, as well. No, more importantly,… Read More Lilacs, or: The one where I don’t complain about a Kim Hargreaves pattern
Good morning my lovelies! I’m in a very good mood today because I just had 11 hours of sleep and feel incredibly refreshed and energetic. I’m also loving this weekly update thing where I can just ramble randomly about recent crafting exploits or personal stories! First things first: I’m now on Facebook! You can add… Read More Weekend Update: Biased
What is the worst thing ever, you ask? Obviously, it’s when I discovered that I had run out of yarn for my sweater! I went to the Wolle Rödel in Ulm at once, but they didn’t have the right colourway there. Two days later, I asked at their branch in Heidelberg, but they didn’t have it either… Read More Weekend Update: The Worst. Thing. Ever!
Procrastination is my middle name. Mostly that comes back to bite me in the arse, but sometimes it turns out to be a blessing in disguise! This sweater had been finished weeks ago, but I put off taking pictures again and again. When Patricia, Meike and I planned a girls’ night, I asked if we could… Read More Velvet hugs from Malabrigo