How do you motivate yourself?

I’m having a situation right now. A WIP situation. It’s very frustrating. Sage Cardigan Remember my Sage cardigan? I started it over the summer, then took a break because the cables in the two front pieces didn’t line up correctly. Calm Sweater Or my Calm sweater? It’s the second time I tried to make this…

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November WIP

I have a nemesis. It’s this sweater. It’s a pattern by Kim Hargreaves called “Calm”. I’m, sadly, not calm when it comes to this project! I’m extremely annoyed. Years ago, this was supposed to be the first piece of clothing I’d knit. I bought white mohair yarn, got to knitting, then gave up because turns…

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The state of the Sage cardigan

Before posting about a smaller knitting project I’ve finished in the past week, I wanted to show you why I’m taking a break on making my Sage cardigan. It’s pretty simple: the cables on the front pieces don’t line up with each other. It’s difficult to photograph, but I think you can see the issue…

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Progress on my Sage cardigan

I picked up my Sage cardigan (pattern by Kim Hargreaves) again! I’m still knitting the back piece, but I made a few centimetres of progress. The armhole decreases are done, now I just need to knit about two pattern repeats straight and I can start on shaping the shoulders and back neck part. I know…

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July Works in Progress

This summer’s been heating up over here, and I’ve been a bit lazy crafting-wise because of the temperatures. To be honest, I haven’t touched my Sage cardigan in weeks! I did however finish two sewing projects. I finished the Lamour dress in time for the Rock’n’Roll Weekender in Walldorf, and proudly wore it. Sadly, I…

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May Works in Progress

I’ve been planning to knit Sage by Kim Hargreaves in DROPS Belle ever since I bought the yarn for it in spring 2017. It’s been sitting in my stash for two years. Well, actually, I knitted the first row about a year ago, but found the pattern too complicated for my mood back then (which…

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This year in crafting

I haven’t done a lot of knitting and sewing in 2018. This was mostly because we’d just moved into our apartment together. We spent a lot of time furnishing our apartment and figuring out our life in a two person and one cat household. I had health problems limiting my ability to do many things…

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Embrace, or: I definitely lack moderation

It really sucks when your hobby literally causes you physical pain. I┬álove 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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