August Review

August 2022 saw my return to this blog, after my efforts in this area had been sporadic to say the least for months. I did some knitting, I did some sewing, and then I documented the results for all the internet to see! Why yes, I’m patting myself on the shoulder here. More importantly, it’s…

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Valentine’s Day Cloths

Sometimes you just need a quick satisfying knitting project while you catch up on the past two seasons of The Blacklist. 🙂 Project Overview Pattern: Valentine’s Day Cloths by Kris Knits Yarn: Rico Design Essentials Organic Cotton Aran

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44 patches!

I haven’t written about my sock yarn blanket in years, even though I’ve steadily added to it. I started the blanket (pattern here) in 2012 in order to use up my leftover sock yarn. Here‘s my first post about it. Above is one of the pictures I took when writing for the second time about…

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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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