Spring flowers(!), and progress on my herb garden

Look at my little plant nursery! Isn’t it adorable? In order to make them transportable, I put the pots on a tray before because I keep the seedlings inside overnight and set them outside during the day, a) so they can get some sun, and b) to start hardening them off a bit. I was…

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April Works in Progress

Now that spring has officially started, I’m making good progress on this winter pullover. It’s how I roll! I’m nearly done with the body, I just need to do the whip stitch hem. Which I’ve been procrastinating on for some reason – sometimes I’m reluctant to learn some new casting-on or casting-off technique because I’d…

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March Books: Stefan Zweig, how to clean your house, and some PhD stuff

I got some reading done this month! (Three of those books are admittedly context reading for my thesis, but I’m counting them because I read them cover to cover.) It’s super motivating to see that stack of books! Sometimes I need to force myself to sit down and just read for a couple of minutes,…

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Gertie’s Lamour Dress Pt. 1: Cutting the pattern

After I told you at the beginning of the month that I planned to sew the Lamour Dress (Charm Patterns by Gertie), I procrastinated until today to actually start doing so. Why? Laziness, probably. Also dread at having to crawl around on the floor when cutting the pattern and the fabric. For one, Oscar loves…

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Pasta, Revisited

I cash in my Deutsche Bahn points regularly for the GU cookbooks on offer. I figure I pay a lot for train rides each month anyway so might as well get a cookbook out of it! 1 Nudel – 50 Saucen by Martin Kintrup is my favourite so far. It’s levelled up my pasta game,…

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Art déco knotted pile pillow

I’m still excited about learning a new fiber art! However, I need your help, native English speakers – is it called handknotting or weaving or another term entirely? This is what you get for not blogging in your mother tongue. 😉 Anyway. I’m pleased with this pillow, and ever so glad I started small instead…

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