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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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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Taylor’s Toe-Up Socks (Pt. 5 and 6)

I’ve got to admit that I’m usually one of those people who start on Christmas gifts at the very last minute. But not this year! I’ve already bought the majority of presents, and I’m finished with the first half of the handmade ones. As mentioned, I made them a couple of times over the last…

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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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Jasmine, I’m so glad we’re done

Don’t get me wrong. I love this scarf. It’s stunningly beautiful. It still was a pain in the ass to knit it. I guess I would’ve finished the scarf sooner if I hadn’t been in so much pain the past months. It was supposed to be the Christmas gift for my mom (cough). Unfortunately, I could…

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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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