A Sunny Afternoon in Violet

My friend Lisa is very pretty and very fashionable – in fact, she has a really awesome fashion and lifestyle blog, Mrs. O.Gehry And Her Curves. It’s in German, but the outfit posts alone are worth a look. My favourite is this 50s inspired skirt and striped shirt combo! I think that’s the only clue…

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The lady in red is dancing with me

This yarn was a gift from my friend Jasmin, she of the Darth Vader mittens and Sheep Heid fame.  I’ve had it in my stash for a while, because I wasn’t completely sure what to do with it. I really love the deep red colour and the little pailettes – that, however, also means that the yarn could…

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Raluca’s Cowl & Adventures in Romania

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been in Romania for a week. I’ve been to Timișoara a few times over the last six years or so, but I never had as much fun there as this time. I enjoyed taking time for myself to do nothing: I spent a lot of time just…

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Sunset Cowl and Hat

I’m in a knitting and sewing slump lately … I’ve started the sleeves for my Summer Suit jumper and all that moss stitch honestly bums me out. Then I picked up the Calm jumper, almost finished it, only to realize my head wouldn’t fit through the neck opening. In a nutshell: I needed some mindless knitting…

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A Noble Cowl for Swanje

My friend Swanje had her birthday recently. I wanted to give her something handmade – these days, when I can find the time and there’s not another obvious choice that I know the person will love, I tend to go the handmade presents route. It’s just so much more personal and special. That also means…

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WIP Wednesday: Plans, plans, plans!

Like most knitters, I have an incredible backlog of unfinished projects. You know how it is: you get frustrated or bored with something, there’s a new shiny thing that seems so much more interesting, and then you end up with a bunch of half-finished stuff packed away in boxes everywhere. And don’t get my started…

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A Winter Project for a Cold Spring: The Seawall Cowl

I bought this yarn at a tiny little shop on a dirty side street in Budapest that mainly sold baby clothes and toys, but had a shelf with exquisite yarn in the farthest corner of the room. Malabrigo, Manos del Uruguay … everything I can only get over the internets in my little provincial town…

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The Advantages of Grey

Long time no see, guys! I’ve been busy with exams and papers and all that pesky university stuff. But on Monday I just couldn’t help myself and cast on this little beauty: I used the left-over from the sheep heid, because I fell in love with the anthrazit colourway. I’ve never been a fan of…

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