Something Simple

When I wrote about my knitting frustrations a few posts ago, I received very helpful advice from you how I could motivate myself when everything seems to go wrong. Thank you! itwasjudith suggested I start with the project that was the easiest to fix. Jess recommended to knit something very simple to get my knitting…

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It wasn’t a handmade Christmas

For a couple of years now, I’ve prided myself in knitting or sewing most of my Christmas presents. My late grandmother, my mother, my uncle: they’d all receive something handmade from me. My father is the only exception, because I usually give him books. This Christmas, though? I just didn’t have the energy, to be…

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My cherry red argyle hat :3

This wasn’t planned. Originally, I bought the yarn to knit a Christmas gift, but because of time issues that didn’t work out. Plus, I hated the pattern – too many cables. As a result, I found myself with two balls of Wolle Rödel Siena in one of my favourite colours. After skimming my knitting books,…

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It really is no use

Sometimes it happens. A failed project. If, for example, you’re really excited about your vintage yarn stash and you spontaneously decide to combine a beautiful wool/linen/silk blend with a hat pattern you’ve wanted to knit for a few years now, and then you realize that the pattern doesn’t work with the yarn and vice versa.…

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Breaking news: my mom approved this hat!

My mom is the harshest judge of crafting shenanigans, and especially the hats that I make for her. Her utmost priority is that they’re warm, and that the brim of the hat covers her ears. That’s two rather sensible demands, to be honest, but at least my first hat for her did not meet them and…

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