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
In my humble opinion, selfknit socks are the perfect Christmas gift. After all, what better represents the Christmas spirit than “I want you to feel warm and toasty so here’s a pair of socks to wrap your feet in”? QED. This pair is for my uncle, who wears my knits faithfully and has therefore earned… Read More Merry Christmas!
Ever since Meike taught me how to knit cables without a cable needle, I’ve been looking at the cable projects in my queue in a completely different light. Previously, I was mostly like “this looks nice, but it has cables – meh, too hard”; now I can’t wait to knit all of them! I started… Read More Lucky Cables
My mom is the harshest judge of crafting shenanigans, and especially the hats that I make for her. Her utmost priority is that they’re warm, and that the brim of the hat covers her ears. That’s two rather sensible demands, to be honest, but at least my first hat for her did not meet them and… Read More Breaking news: my mom approved this hat!
My friend Patricia is crazy smart and I should always listen to her, like, as a general rule in life. I’m just saying, I’d probably avoid a lot of headaches, and papers that make me want to hit my head repeatedly against the wall out of anger/boredom. I adore her slightly 50s inspired, classic style;… Read More Très chic
At some point in a knitter’s life you inevitably run into the problem that you have so many accessories that you can’t possibly wear everything, but a lot of yarn that just hasn’t quite enough yardage for a sweater. This was the case with this yarn given to me by my friends Angela and Teodora.… Read More Ahoy Mateys!
My friend Lisa is very pretty and very fashionable – in fact, she has a really awesome fashion and lifestyle blog, Mrs. O.Gehry And Her Curves. It’s in German, but the outfit posts alone are worth a look. My favourite is this 50s inspired skirt and striped shirt combo! I think that’s the only clue… Read More A Sunny Afternoon in Violet
Sooooo I should really finally watch Star Wars, huh? (Well, technically I did watch Episode III, but only because the movie we wanted to see was sold out or something, and I have basically zero memory of it.) My personal nerd failure aside, these mittens were too awesome to not make them for my friend Jasmin,… Read More Confession: I still haven’t watched Star Wars.