• September Works in Progress

    September Works in Progress

    Ruby by Joan McGowan-Michaels This cardigan pattern has been in my queue ever since I joined Ravelry over ten years ago. I always dreamed about knitting it once I was skilled enough. Ever since I finally downloaded it though, I’ve been struggling with it. I just have a hard time reading it, I seem to […]

  • This year in crafting

    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 […]

  • Foreigner


    Moving has changed my life a lot. I felt established in Heidelberg – I had a lovely little apartment, a job, a place at university to go to work/write everyday, and most importantly, a great group of friends. Now I have a beautiful apartment, a cat and most importantly, can spend my life with the […]

  • Jasmine, I’m so glad we’re done

    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 […]

  • A first outing, a giant scarf and DUCKLINGS!

    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 […]

  • Mum’s Shifting Sands Scarf

    Mum’s Shifting Sands Scarf

    Grumperina’s Shifting Sands Scarf has been in my Ravelry queue pretty much since I made an account there. A lot of scarf patterns languish in my queue from that time where I still thought I had enough patience for scarves. Besides, I have plenty of scarves and shawls to keep my neck warm. That said, when […]

  • A Slytherin Scarf for my favourite Draco Malfoy!

    A Slytherin Scarf for my favourite Draco Malfoy!

    Every once in a while people ask me if I do commissions (or straight up ask me to knit or sew them something), and I always shoot them down. Knitting and sewing is my hobby and shouldn’t turn into another daily chore. It is, however, possible to drop very specific hints if, say, your birthday […]

  • More colours, more fun

    More colours, more fun

    I know we knitters tend to avoid synthetic fibres (for, amongst others, the very valid reason that they’re horrid for the environment), but sometimes the little girl in me just can’t resist the sparkly. Ever since I saw the yarn in my LYS’s bi-annual yarn magazine, I had known I needed to knit with it. I […]