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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Me-Made-May ’15 – Week One

I know we’re talking about a very short week here, but I’m too excited about Me-Made-May to wait until next Sunday. 😛 Day 1 Jumper: This one for parties Hat: Dark Green Hat (unblogged, link to Ravelry) Warm and beautiful! Though I do need more skirts to go with it. The hat I’ve come to love, even…

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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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