Whatever will be, will be

I’m trying to be a good knitter at the moment. A really, really good knitter. And it takes all my willpower to do so. What I mean by that, you ask? Well. I’m trying to knit my stash before I buy anymore yarn. What’s more, I’m trying to finish projects that have been living in…

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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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Casual in teal

It has been rather quiet here! The reason for my silence is that I moved in together with my boyfriend back in November. We spent the past few months renovating, furnishing and decorating our new apartment. It’s a lot of work and we’re not even done yet! Our kitchen will be delivered only at the…

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Tangled Yoke, Confused Knitting

Boy. That was some knitting project. I started the Tangled Yoke Cardigan in March of this year and worked on it on and off until now. It’s a great pattern, don’t get me wrong! It’s challenging, but I loved the little technical details. I can truly say I learnt much knitting this cardigan. It just…

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This sweater warms my heart (and everything else)

In German, we call people like me a Frostbeule. That is, literally, a chilblain – and means a person that is always cold. That’s why I use four blankets in bed, coupled with a lot of pillows and knit socks. That’s also why I love this sweater, made from gloriously warm and cozy super bulky alpaca…

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On the value of overestimating yourself

Back in September I got really into visible mending. For my first project I prudently chose a cardigan with a tiny little hole that didn’t need much skill to cover up. After that, I got … too big for my own boots. You see, I spent a week in Austria hiking with friends, during which…

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