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
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
While I am merely a knitter, Meike of Schnitterling is interested in all stages of yarn production. She’s recently even bought herself a spinning wheel! (Yes. I immediately tried to use it when I visited her last week. It was awesome.) During one of our weekly knitting meetings last year, she told me that you… Read More Yarn to dye for
When we cleaned out my Grandma’s house after her death, I immediately called dibs on her yarn stash. (Then again, nobody else in my family is a knitter, so it was quite obvious that it’d go to me.) We packed it in boxes that we moved in my room at my Dad’s house, and that… Read More A Woolen Treasure Hunt
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
This yarn was a gift from my friend Jasmin, she of the Darth Vader mittens and Sheep Heid fame. I’ve had it in my stash for a while, because I wasn’t completely sure what to do with it. I really love the deep red colour and the little pailettes – that, however, also means that the yarn could… Read More The lady in red is dancing with me
This yarn traveled long and far to meet me, all the way from China. My Chinese friend Peiyi, who’s studying here in Germany (although we met sharing a room at summer university in Budapest), brought it back as a present for me. Isn’t she the sweetest? This was such a great gift, and I was… Read More A Stitch in Time: Such Flattering Puff Sleeves
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.
My friends Angela and Teodora from Serbia were staying at my place a couple of weeks ago because they were working at a festival in my home town. When they left, they gave this huuuuge bag of goodies! Aren’t they such sweethearts? There’s a bunch of snacks and sweets, a jar of homemade marmelade and… Read More Yarn with a Story
Like most knitters, I have an incredible backlog of unfinished projects. You know how it is: you get frustrated or bored with something, there’s a new shiny thing that seems so much more interesting, and then you end up with a bunch of half-finished stuff packed away in boxes everywhere. And don’t get my started… Read More WIP Wednesday: Plans, plans, plans!