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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A pillow and a kitty

Sometimes life gives you lemons. I’ve had problems with my neck and back ever since my hospital stay last June. The constant pain keeps me from doing a lot of things, not least of them knitting and sewing. I can’t keep away from crafting completely, of course. I just have to do it slower. A…

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I’m just chilling over here

Hello there! Is everyone having a wonderful Advent season? I took a little blogging break on account of my oral examination for my master’s degree. Now that it’s over and done with (successfully!) and I have caught up on my sleep so that I feel like an actual, real-life person again, I’m going to show…

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Neutrals for my Sock Yarn Blanket

It’s been a while since I updated on the progress of my sock yarn blanket! This is a project I started way in 2012 and have been adding to faithfully everytime I had some leftovers from knitting a pair of socks. It’s a great way to tackle that leftover stash! (Has yours assumed vast proportions…

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An IPad Case … Or Not

My mother always has modern gadgets about five years before I even think about owning one. I’m slow like that. Anyway, it does make for good opportunities for handmade gifts; these gadgets need cozy little homes, after all. I found this e-Reader cover pattern via How About Orange on Craftbuds. It’s a good tutorial, well-written…

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