• Christmas limbo, anxiety edition

    Christmas limbo, anxiety edition

    I’ve heard the time after Christmas be described as a limbo were nothing happens. For some unfathomable reason I decided that this was the perfect moment to work through long-neglected items on my to-do list, with the predicable result that I spent every single morning hyper-ventilating at the massive mountain of tasks that lay before […]

  • 2022 in crafting

    2022 in crafting

    I think we can all agree that 2022 was a shit year, but in comparison to 2021 it came with a mild upswing in my crafting output! Not that this matters much in a global perspective, but. You know. You gotta celebrate the little things. At the beginning of the year, I finished two WIPs […]

  • GAP-tastic Cowl

    GAP-tastic Cowl

    What do you do when your knitting productivity has slowed down considerably over the past couple of years? Well, I can’t really give a perfect solution, but a quick and easy project like the GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley seems to do the trick for me. Also it helps if you bribe yourself with multicolour […]

  • Christmas Gifts

    Christmas Gifts

    … which I’ll hopefully have ready in time! When I was a young and energetic woman, I used to knit so many of my Christmas gifts, but at 33 going on 80 I’ll knit only for a very select sample of people. Two, to be precise. This isn’t necessarily because my handmade knitwear is that […]

  • September Works in Progress

    September Works in Progress

    Ruby by Joan McGowan-Michaels This cardigan pattern has been in my queue ever since I joined Ravelry over ten years ago. I always dreamed about knitting it once I was skilled enough. Ever since I finally downloaded it though, I’ve been struggling with it. I just have a hard time reading it, I seem to […]

  • August Review

    August Review

    August 2022 saw my return to this blog, after my efforts in this area had been sporadic to say the least for months. I did some knitting, I did some sewing, and then I documented the results for all the internet to see! Why yes, I’m patting myself on the shoulder here. More importantly, it’s […]

  • Valentine’s Day Cloths

    Valentine’s Day Cloths

    Sometimes you just need a quick satisfying knitting project while you catch up on the past two seasons of The Blacklist. 🙂 Project Overview Pattern: Valentine’s Day Cloths by Kris Knits Yarn: Rico Design Essentials Organic Cotton Aran

  • Completely seasonal knitting

    Completely seasonal knitting

    At over 30°C this is probably not the most the seasonal knitting work, but I wanted to finally finish it! It was supposed to be a gift for my mother for Christmas, but a wrist tendinitis threw a wrench in these plans for several months. Typing my PhD thesis kinda ruins my health, huh? Since […]