Eek, spiders!

DROPS Flora is the gift that keeps on giving. I bought it originally to knit a hat for my uncle in 2017, then tried to use up the leftover yarn by making a scarf for Phil. Unbelievably, I still had one skein left afterwards. (I could have used it up in the scarf, but I…

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Burda Oven Mitts

Ever since we moved into our apartment, I find myself nesting hardcore. I guess it’s because before it was always just me, and now I have a little human-feline family. It’s fun making things for us. The pattern I used for Phil’s apron came in a package with other kitchen accessory patterns. These oven mitts…

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February Works in Progress

I’m still working on the Manu cardigan. I’ve finished both sleeves and joined them to the body. The yarn (DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk) is gorgeous! I took the cardigan with me on the train ride to Vienna, and I guess because of all the travel chaos I was absent-minded and didn’t read the pattern properly.…

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Burda Sleeping Mask

I made a sleeping mask. I don’t need a sleeping mask. At least not for its intended purpose! It was actually my mom’s idea to sew myself a sleeping mask. I told her that Oscar would slap me at night to wake me up, and that I was scared he’d accidentally hurt my eyes. He’s…

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Yay for stash-busting!

In my ongoing Sisyphean effort to decrease my fabric stash, I welcome any project that requires small amounts of fabric. That way, I get to use up all that beautiful leftover fabric from previous big projects! (No, I can’t throw anything away. That’d be sad.) Meike graciously sent me the link to Noodlehead’s open wide…

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Who could say no to sorbet?

There’s a ton of things to sew in winter – coats, jackets, trousers, blouses to name but a few – a sleeveless top, however, isn’t one of them. Yet, here I am, having sewn two sleeveless tops. Why, you could ask, and you’d be entirely in your right to do so! In my defense, I…

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I’m just chilling over here

Hello there! Is everyone having a wonderful Advent season? I took a little blogging break on account of my oral examination for my master’s degree. Now that it’s over and done with (successfully!) and I have caught up on my sleep so that I feel like an actual, real-life person again, I’m going to show…

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That time I tried my hand at patchwork

Say hello to Brumm! He came out of retirement temporarily to model for my pictures. Isn’t he quite the gentleman? 60 years old, loved to threads by many generations of children in my family, and still he’s gracious enough to take time from sipping Mai Tais at the beach, finally reading War and Peace (he’s…

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