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!
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
I mean, yes, I’ve knitted two hats lately. They were already an attempt to get out of the knitting funk, however! You see, after my poll a couple of weeks ago I decided to knit the Storm cardigan by Kim Hargreaves. I bought the Polar yarn I mentioned in said post, although I purchased it… Read More How do I get out of my knitting funk?
Guys! Look what I got! A few weeks back, I filled out a survey on the Wolle Rödel website. I usually don’t do surveys, but the promise of a 10€ coupon give-away amongst the participants was too tempting to resist. To my great surprise, I actually won a coupon! Wooooooooo! Of course, this is a large-scale, long-term… Read More Oh, What to Buy: The Coupon Conundrum
Hi there guys! I’m back from a week in the Alps, but I’ve been keeping busy there too! I finally finished the Effie sweater that I’ve started back in May. Knitting the body and the sleeves was fairly quick, you see, but the ruffles and the finishing were a royal pain in the ass. You have… Read More Effie in the Alps
Okay, guys. You know what? I’m done with this shit. DONE, I tell you. This sweater has been on my WIP pile so long I don’t even remember how long. Five, six years? It was supposed to be my first-ever sweater. I was so excited. And then …… a mistake happened. I realized how hard it… Read More Sometimes, it’s not meant to be.
A while ago I gave my mother this hat for Christmas (click on picture to go to the original post): She initially liked it, but this winter I heard through the grapevines (well, my Dad) that she had complained it wasn’t warm enough on account of the lace. At first I planned to make her… Read More Kim Hargreaves’ Starr
I finally did it! I finished my first knitted piece of clothing! You see, I’ve been knitting hats, scarves, shawls, socks and whathaveyou for years now, but I’ve never been brave enough to tackle a cardigan or sweater. What if I made it too small? Too big? What if I made a mistake in the… Read More My first cardigan!