Crafting books: Socks, the 2000s, and my favourite knitting books ever!

There’s an abundance of free knitting patterns out there, of which I regularly make use of myself. It’s great if you don’t have much extra money to spend on your hobby, where even the cost of the material can be rather expensive. However, I like supporting designers whose work I love too. Plus, I love…

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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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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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My boyfriend is a vampire

I’m fundamentally a selfish knitter. Yes, I like making stuff for people I love, but to be honest I’m always so happy when I can go back to knitting for myself. I’m not even sorry. That’s why, after months of knitting presents, I was glad to finally start working on these socks. I don’t normally…

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For the fourth time

Taylor’s Orange Toe-Up Socks has become my go-to pattern when it comes to knitting socks for men in a thicker yarn. This is why I can’t say much about these socks that I haven’t said before here and here except that this is the first time I actually knit them in two colours as intended! Since…

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Wait, these two socks don’t look the same!

There’s something so enjoyable about plain vanilla socks. I think it’s part nostalgia: I remember when my Grandma was teaching me how to knit my first pair of socks. We were sitting in her dining room, I was knitting in her old armchair where she used to read to me when I was little, and…

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Who knew sock knitting was such an adventure?

Meike of Schnitterling, Patricia and I have been meeting up weekly for a knitting evening the last few months. It’s been extremely fun knitting together while drinking tea, eating cookies and watching the guys play videogames. (Apparently we like our conservative gender roles.) (Just kidding, I have played like 112 hours of Witcher 2 according…

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