December 2015


  • My Top 5 Crafting Hits and Misses 2015

    My Top 5 Crafting Hits and Misses 2015

    I recently came across this end of the year challenge and thought it sounded fun. Of course I won’t only talk about sewing, I have plenty of knitting projects I’m proud of/not so proud of this year! I don’t feel particularily inspired to write about highlights, reflections and goals, so I’ll limit myself to my top […]


  • This sweater warms my heart (and everything else)

    This sweater warms my heart (and everything else)

    In German, we call people like me a Frostbeule. That is, literally, a chilblain – and means a person that is always cold. That’s why I use four blankets in bed, coupled with a lot of pillows and knit socks. That’s also why I love this sweater, made from gloriously warm and cozy super bulky alpaca […]


  • On the value of overestimating yourself

    On the value of overestimating yourself

    Back in September I got really into visible mending. For my first project I prudently chose a cardigan with a tiny little hole that didn’t need much skill to cover up. After that, I got … too big for my own boots. You see, I spent a week in Austria hiking with friends, during which […]


  • Finally: A Christmas dress

    Finally: A Christmas dress

    My friend Patricia has been trying to convince me to sew a Christmas dress for a couple of years now. You have a dress for autumn and for spring, why not one for Christmas, she’d ask. Finally, I ran out of arguments when I made my Halloween dress this year. If I had a dress for […]


  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    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 […]


  • In Which My Butt Looks Fiiiine (If I Do Say So Myself)

    In Which My Butt Looks Fiiiine (If I Do Say So Myself)

    Yes, you read that right. The butt in question looks like this in those trousers: I mean, I’d hit that. Okay, okay, I’ll stop perving on myself right now. It’s just that I’m so extraordinarily pleased that I sewed a pair of trousers and they look good. To be honest, I was fully prepared to chuck […]


  • I’m just chilling over here

    I’m just chilling over here

    Hello there! Is everyone having a wonderful Advent season? I took a little blogging break on account of my oral examination for my master’s degree. Now that it’s over and done with (successfully!) and I have caught up on my sleep so that I feel like an actual, real-life person again, I’m going to show […]