Confession: I still haven’t watched Star Wars.

Sooooo I should really finally watch Star Wars, huh? (Well, technically I did watch Episode III, but only because the movie we wanted to see was sold out or something, and I have basically zero memory of it.) My personal nerd failure aside, these mittens were too awesome to not make them for my friend Jasmin,…

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Moi j’voulais une moustache

Now I’m not sure if I should claim that this project was inspired by Twin Twin’s Eurovision Song Contest contribution. On the one hand, it’s a very fun song – on the other hand, our poor neighbours lost abominably … … but in the end, I started this pullover weeks before I even heard this…

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Kim Hargreaves’ Starr

A while ago I gave my mother this hat for Christmas (click on picture to go to the original post): She initially liked it, but this winter I heard through the grapevines (well, my Dad) that she had complained it wasn’t warm enough on account of the lace. At first I planned to make her…

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Audrey B’s Bird’s Eye

When Minxy wrote about her thoughts, discoveries and roadbumps on the way to a colourwork project, I commented that I found colourwork fascinating but overall too much of a hassle. Since then, colourwork has been stuck on my mind, which lead to a typical me thing: I filtered my Ravelry queue for colourwork projects. I’m not…

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My first colourwork project, and it has a lot of sheep!

I’ve never done this kind of intricate colourwork before, but when I saw Kate Davies’ sheep heid I just knew I had to make one for a friend who loves sheep! The pattern originally uses nine colour, but I decided to reduce it to four because I didn’t feel confident enough for more. I also…

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Last-minute presents! Or, how to make two gifts within 24 hours

These are quick little gifts for my aunt and uncle, who invited me over for Christmas Eve on short notice. So I decided to make matching handwarmers for them! I made up the pattern as I went along (well, it isn’t that complicated, is it) and used yarn I had left over from other projects.…

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Astronomer (Birthday/Christmas Presents 2/10)

I adore knitwear for babies and children! But I’m too slow for it. Everytime I finish something for my goddaughter, she has already outgrown it or will in approx. 2 seconds. This time though she’ll have to try very hard, because I can wear that hat! It’s unfortunate that it ended up being so big,…

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