How do you motivate yourself?

I’m having a situation right now. A WIP situation. It’s very frustrating. Sage Cardigan Remember my Sage cardigan? I started it over the summer, then took a break because the cables in the two front pieces didn’t line up correctly. Calm Sweater Or my Calm sweater? It’s the second time I tried to make this…

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Travel Diary: Vienna, Once More (Coffeehouses & Shopping)

Welcome to the second part of my Vienna travel diary! You can find the first part here and the post with my initial plans for this trip here. This post is about cake, second hand shopping and two huge splurges! LET ME HAVE CAKE If you visit Vienna, you obviously have to go to the…

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November WIP

I have a nemesis. It’s this sweater. It’s a pattern by Kim Hargreaves called “Calm”. I’m, sadly, not calm when it comes to this project! I’m extremely annoyed. Years ago, this was supposed to be the first piece of clothing I’d knit. I bought white mohair yarn, got to knitting, then gave up because turns…

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April Works in Progress

Now that spring has officially started, I’m making good progress on this winter pullover. It’s how I roll! I’m nearly done with the body, I just need to do the whip stitch hem. Which I’ve been procrastinating on for some reason – sometimes I’m reluctant to learn some new casting-on or casting-off technique because I’d…

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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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March Works in Progress

I learnt a new fiber art! I’ve had this crazy idea for a while to make a carpet for our bedroom (spurred by the prize point of commercial carpets). Before committing to such a huge project I figured I’d try the knotted-pile technique on something smaller to see it’s something I’d actually like to do…

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The Sweater That Almost Wasn’t

Oh boy. The process of knitting this sweater was a veritable comedy of errors, or rather: a comedy of one error: I didn’t buy enough yarn. But let’s go back a few steps and start at the beginning. In autumn last year, I knitted this adorable little cardigan in a happy orange cotton yarn. Before,…

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