Travel Diary: Vienna 2019

I’m back from Vienna! I spent most of the time in the archive doing research, but I tried to make the most of the time I had left to explore the city. This was important to me because I had felt rather lonely and depressed during previous research stays there, especially in winter. I made…

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Burda Sleeping Mask

I made a sleeping mask. I don’t need a sleeping mask. At least not for its intended purpose! It was actually my mom’s idea to sew myself a sleeping mask. I told her that Oscar would slap me at night to wake me up, and that I was scared he’d accidentally hurt my eyes. He’s…

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I’m working on …

I’m knitting the Manu Cardigan by Kate Davies in DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk right now. I’ve finished the body and started working on the sleeves. As is always the case with Kate Davies’ patterns, Manu is well written and easy to follow. I’ve made a lot of cotton cardigans lately, so it’ll be great to…

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Burda Men’s Apron

I still haven’t shown you the apron I made for Phil! It’s this Burda pattern. After discussing colour choices with my MIL, I decided to buy this beautiful blue Gütermann fabric with a white geometrical pattern. (I thought about plaid at first, but that felt too cliché for a men’s pattern.)It was a quick and…

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DIY kitchen shelves

I love our kitchen, but it is small. This is why I’m on a mission to squeeze as much storage space out of this room as possible! I’ve been pondering for a while what to do with the empty wall on the right of the picture above. At first I toyed with the idea of…

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So what’s new?

I’m super excited about celebrating Christmas season in our apartment together! Technically, we already had Christmas in our apartment last year, but we had moved in only in November and pretty much everything was still a construction site! Now we’re settled in we can actually enjoy the holidays here and start some traditions of our…

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Christmas knitting and sewing

From left to right, my Christmas/birthday knitting projects for 2012: Who? hat – Astronomer hat – Trixie shawl – Parabola hat – Hannover socks – Man Thing hat – Last minute handwarmers – Febuary Lady socks – Sheep heid – All Day Beret – Rose Potholders I used to knit so much for Christmas (plus…

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Curtains? Curtains!

I love a good curtain. I had cheerful yellow ones in my old apartment in Heidelberg. When I’d wake up in the morning, my room would be bathed in the most beautiful sun light peeking through the curtains! Here we have old creeky shutters in our bedroom. I hate them! They effectively shut out any…

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