Making Vegetable Stock Yourself

I’ve started making vegetable stock myself. Well, it’s more of a vegetable paste that you can use as stock! I got the recipe from Utopia, but since it’s in German I thought I’d show you how to do it. I slightly adapted the recipe by using lovage instead of garden cress and shallots instead of…

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The state of the Sage cardigan

Before posting about a smaller knitting project I’ve finished in the past week, I wanted to show you why I’m taking a break on making my Sage cardigan. It’s pretty simple: the cables on the front pieces don’t line up with each other. It’s difficult to photograph, but I think you can see the issue…

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Meet Marchesa.

Our household has a new member! We’ve been thinking about getting a little companion for Oscar for a couple months now. While he overall seemed happy with his situation, it’s obviously better for inside cats if there are two of them. Even more so because I might be at home with him most of the…

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Lamour Dress

I’ve been feeling uncomfortable in my body for … quite a while, actually. This is why I tend to sew wide garments lately instead of the pretty dresses that made me start sewing in the first place! While it’s okay to experiment with shape and form, or prioritize comfort over aesthetics, it’s more an unwillingness…

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Progress on my Sage cardigan

I picked up my Sage cardigan (pattern by Kim Hargreaves) again! I’m still knitting the back piece, but I made a few centimetres of progress. The armhole decreases are done, now I just need to knit about two pattern repeats straight and I can start on shaping the shoulders and back neck part. I know…

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Shopping for summer shoes

It’s been a while since I wrote about my shopping adventures, right? I haven’t really bought many items of clothing since then to be honest, but I did add to my shoe wardrobe. It was sadly lacking in summer shoes to the point where one of the children in my class asked if my black…

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Sunday walks in the countryside

We took a Sunday walk to the new observation tower near our town. There’s a hot debate regarding its design, usefulness, and construction costs raging here, but we’ll leave the local affairs out of this blog post. I actually quite like the light wooden lattices on its walls, and think it’s a fitting piece of…

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