• 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 […]

  • A Sunny Afternoon in Violet

    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 […]

  • The lady in red is dancing with me

    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 […]

  • Raluca’s Cowl & Adventures in Romania

    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 […]

  • Sunset Cowl and Hat

    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 […]

  • A Noble Cowl for Swanje

    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 […]