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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Abloom

A lot has changed in our roof garden since my last post! As you might remember, we were overrun by diverse pests like fungus gnat larvae and Greenhouse whiteflys (and greenflys, and leafhoppers … 2019 hasn’t been kind to our gardening ambitions). I killed most of them using nematodes and neem oil, but not every…

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July Works in Progress

This summer’s been heating up over here, and I’ve been a bit lazy crafting-wise because of the temperatures. To be honest, I haven’t touched my Sage cardigan in weeks! I did however finish two sewing projects. I finished the Lamour dress in time for the Rock’n’Roll Weekender in Walldorf, and proudly wore it. Sadly, I…

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A pest infestation and climbing plants

We’ve suffered a bit of a setback in our herb gardening. Some of the plants got sick! Phil googled it after he saw some sort of insect on the leaves, and he says it was probably a Greenhouse whitefly. We’ve been treating the plants with neem oil for two weeks now. They’ve been better (I…

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May Works in Progress

I’ve been planning to knit Sage by Kim Hargreaves in DROPS Belle ever since I bought the yarn for it in spring 2017. It’s been sitting in my stash for two years. Well, actually, I knitted the first row about a year ago, but found the pattern too complicated for my mood back then (which…

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April Books: I’m on a mystery binge

14) Friedrich Ebert. Parteiführer, Reichskanzler, Volksbeauftragter, Reichspräsident, Peter-Christian Witt I recently got accepted for a stipend from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (which I’m so happy and grateful for, because I struggled being unable to contribute my share financially before). The foundation sent me this biography together with the stipend agreement. Friedrich Ebert is the first…

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