Hemlocks 1, 2 and 3

I really enjoy simple projects right now, among other reasons because they’re usually more suitable for everyday use – consequently I get more wear out of them. I’ve seen a few Hemlocks around, but it was Anushka’s Penitentiary Pyjama version (so fun!) that made me download the pattern eventually. I bought three different jerseys at…

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My cherry red argyle hat :3

This wasn’t planned. Originally, I bought the yarn to knit a Christmas gift, but because of time issues that didn’t work out. Plus, I hated the pattern – too many cables. As a result, I found myself with two balls of Wolle Rödel Siena in one of my favourite colours. After skimming my knitting books,…

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Who knew sock knitting was such an adventure?

Meike of Schnitterling, Patricia and I have been meeting up weekly for a knitting evening the last few months. It’s been extremely fun knitting together while drinking tea, eating cookies and watching the guys play videogames. (Apparently we like our conservative gender roles.) (Just kidding, I have played like 112 hours of Witcher 2 according…

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It really is no use

Sometimes it happens. A failed project. If, for example, you’re really excited about your vintage yarn stash and you spontaneously decide to combine a beautiful wool/linen/silk blend with a hat pattern you’ve wanted to knit for a few years now, and then you realize that the pattern doesn’t work with the yarn and vice versa.…

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Who could say no to sorbet?

There’s a ton of things to sew in winter – coats, jackets, trousers, blouses to name but a few – a sleeveless top, however, isn’t one of them. Yet, here I am, having sewn two sleeveless tops. Why, you could ask, and you’d be entirely in your right to do so! In my defense, I…

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