Embrace, or: I definitely lack moderation

It really sucks when your hobby literally causes you physical pain. I love knitting. It calms my neurotic brain, plus there’s nothing better than wearing clothes you’ve made for yourself. Unfortunately, knitting longer than about half an hour makes my neck and back pain worse, and every knitter knows you can’t just knit half an hour…

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Casual in teal

It has been rather quiet here! The reason for my silence is that I moved in together with my boyfriend back in November. We spent the past few months renovating, furnishing and decorating our new apartment. It’s a lot of work and we’re not even done yet! Our kitchen will be delivered only at the…

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A first outing, a giant scarf and DUCKLINGS!

Today’s photoshoot was my first outing after a couple of days spent in bed! I’m recovering from pyelitis, followed by a nasty inflammation at the arm because of negligence with the cannula they had inserted at the hospital. I’m still weak, but I couldn’t stand staring at the same walls anymore! I had finished this…

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Lilacs, or: The one where I don’t complain about a Kim Hargreaves pattern

I’ve complained so much about Kim Hargreaves’ patterns that it’s sort of become a hobby. Nevertheless, I can’t say too many bad things about this one! Sure, the pattern could be written and arranged more clearly, but I’ve learnt to decipher 18th century cadastres: I can deal with Kim Hargreaves, as well. No, more importantly,…

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How do I get out of my knitting funk?

I mean, yes, I’ve knitted two hats lately. They were already an attempt to get out of the knitting funk, however! You see, after my poll a couple of weeks ago I decided to knit the Storm cardigan by Kim Hargreaves. I bought the Polar yarn I mentioned in said post, although I purchased it…

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Oh, What to Buy: The Coupon Conundrum

Guys! Look what I got! A few weeks back, I filled out a survey on the Wolle Rödel website. I usually don’t do surveys, but the promise of a 10€ coupon give-away amongst the participants was too tempting to resist. To my great surprise, I actually won a coupon! Wooooooooo! Of course, this is a large-scale, long-term…

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Effie in the Alps

Hi there guys! I’m back from a week in the Alps, but I’ve been keeping busy there too! I finally finished the Effie sweater that I’ve started back in May. Knitting the body and the sleeves was fairly quick, you see, but the ruffles and the finishing were a royal pain in the ass. You have…

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Sometimes, it’s not meant to be.

Okay, guys. You know what? I’m done with this shit. DONE, I tell you. This sweater has been on my WIP pile so long I don’t even remember how long. Five, six years? It was supposed to be my first-ever sweater. I was so excited. And then …… a mistake happened. I realized how hard it…

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