new free pattern: DollyDoll

July 16, 2014


I made a couple of these to give away to charity a few months ago and liked them so much that i decided to write down the pattern. beware, it is not tested! well, by me, of course, but i can make these pretty much standing on my head with a blindfold on, so i […]

Posted in: crochet

yarn review – gradient yarns

September 3, 2013


some time ago i fell in love with gradient yarns. here are my thoughts on some i knitted with. zauberball schoppel wolle zauberball has vibrant, unreal colours. love at first sight. but the yarn is not as soft as i want it to be, making it itchy next to my wool-sensitive skin. i knitted a […]

Posted in: basics

new pattern – geometry, a lace shawl

August 7, 2013


a new pattern is up: the geometry lace shawl (see patterns) this classical lace shawl has a very simple pattern repeat that is difficult to write down, but incredibly easy to knit. really a project you can bring along for a night of pen-and-paper rpging or a chat in the café. another asset: it can […]

Posted in: knitting, projects

must … stop … buying … yarn

March 24, 2013


i spent another 100 euro on yarn. again. and march isn’t over yet. first i discovered a british etsy seller who does beautiful gradients and yesterday i caught a wollmeise update: DKs in deep red. i will review the gradients here, when they get to me. maybe i start a yarn review on this blog, […]

Posted in: yarn

the accident – a cowl that happend

October 8, 2012


this is an accident that uses one precious skein of handdyed novelty yarn and fits amazingly well. here is the story: stage one i saw this wonderful atelier zitron blickfang in my local yarn shop and decided to treat me to it. it was the only skein left of its colourway. at home, i thought […]

Posted in: knitting, projects

first attempt at weaving

March 29, 2012


the story: i have a neighbour who recently gave me half her yarn stash. why? she suffered a stroke a few years ago and cannot move most of the right side of her body. it was heartbreaking to see her give away so much of her cherished yarn, so i did a little research and […]

Posted in: other

reverse, also true

March 13, 2012


how is it, that once you find the perfect yarn, there’s suddenly and inexplicably a shotrage of perfect patterns? and vice versa?

Posted in: random chat