• 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 […]

  • Completely seasonal knitting

    Completely seasonal knitting

    At over 30°C this is probably not the most the seasonal knitting work, but I wanted to finally finish it! It was supposed to be a gift for my mother for Christmas, but a wrist tendinitis threw a wrench in these plans for several months. Typing my PhD thesis kinda ruins my health, huh? Since […]

  • Eek, spiders!

    Eek, spiders!

    DROPS Flora is the gift that keeps on giving. I bought it originally to knit a hat for my uncle in 2017, then tried to use up the leftover yarn by making a scarf for Phil. Unbelievably, I still had one skein left afterwards. (I could have used it up in the scarf, but I […]

  • Burda Oven Mitts

    Burda Oven Mitts

    Ever since we moved into our apartment, I find myself nesting hardcore. I guess it’s because before it was always just me, and now I have a little human-feline family. It’s fun making things for us. The pattern I used for Phil’s apron came in a package with other kitchen accessory patterns. These oven mitts […]

  • Confession: I still haven’t watched Star Wars.

    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, […]

  • Ready for Autumn: Veyla (Ysolda Teague)

    Ready for Autumn: Veyla (Ysolda Teague)

    Pattern: Veyla by Ysolda Teague from Whimsical Little Knits 2 Yarn: DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk For anyone in the English knitting community this probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but Ysolda Teague’s patterns are awesome. Written with great care and very easily understandable plus every design from her I’ve knitted gets tons of compliments. […]

  • Wood Elves Gloves

    Wood Elves Gloves

    I don’t know if you noticed, but I like giving hand-made gifts. Really, you say sarcastically, that must have escaped my attention. Yes, really, I say. BUT. There’s a decided drawback to hand-made gifts, that is you have to actually make them. Like, it’s a lot of effort! And, to be honest, I don’t really […]

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

    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. […]