lagrancostanza is now tabeakatharina

Guys, I suck at this internet thing. I’ve wanted to change my blog name from lagrancostanza to tabeakatharina and register it as a domain for a while. I just worried about the broken links this change would cause, but I figured I could purchase a redirect from lagrancostanza.wordpress.com to tabeakatharina.com and be done with it.…

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Garden Paradise

It all started on a shopping trip to Stuttgart. We were at the Manufactum store there. It’s a store for high-end household goods using traditional manufacturing methods and materials. We always go there to look at all the stuff we can’t afford. It’s the way we roll! We were browsing their gardening stuff because I…

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Embrace, or: I definitely lack moderation

It really sucks when your hobby literally causes you physical pain. I love knitting. It calms my neurotic brain, plus there’s nothing better than wearing clothes you’ve made for yourself. Unfortunately, knitting longer than about half an hour makes my neck and back pain worse, and every knitter knows you can’t just knit half an hour…

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My boyfriend is a vampire

I’m fundamentally a selfish knitter. Yes, I like making stuff for people I love, but to be honest I’m always so happy when I can go back to knitting for myself. I’m not even sorry. That’s why, after months of knitting presents, I was glad to finally start working on these socks. I don’t normally…

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Jasmine, I’m so glad we’re done

Don’t get me wrong. I love this scarf. It’s stunningly beautiful. It still was a pain in the ass to knit it. I guess I would’ve finished the scarf sooner if I hadn’t been in so much pain the past months. It was supposed to be the Christmas gift for my mom (cough). Unfortunately, I could…

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