Needles, yarn, comfort and sadness

…or how I got back to knitting. First of all, this weather we have here is crazy! It was about 20 degrees for a while, and now it’s considerably cold again, with heavy rain clouds and in some parts of the country – snow! So what does sadness have to do with it? A close…

I’m insatiable!

Or, how you can never have enough skirts! Honestly, skirts are the best things ever, especially when you find the type that fits you perfectly. For me, that’s the A-line (skater) skirt, and possibly a pencil skirt, too, if I trim my tummy a bit more and actually fit into it. It’s hanging in my…

Wheee!!!

Or, how I found the tracing paper! In all honesty, it shouldn’t have taken me the whole week to find the tracing paper, but it did and that’s that. I found a role of 20 pieces for a very small price, so I’ll be able to make at least four items of clothing with that…

Le skirt!

Or, how I finally used the Simplicity pattern! The deal was that I was going to use one of those Burda patterns, but it turned out that I didn’t have a tracing paper big or transparent enough, to actually trace the pattern onto it. I didn’t want to spend the evening not sewing, because it’s…

Look what I have!

Or, in Samantha Jones’s words: “It was an impulse purchase!” I totally didn’t plan on buying it, I only wanted to look and see if it was the English version. Sadly, it isn’t, but it’s just the incentive to refresh my memory of German, and learn new words. The magazine has 47 patterns to choose…

Best FO so far!

…or how I keep surprising myself with the projects I’m making. It’s always difficult to sew for someone else, because I put so much pressure on myself to make it perfect. Of course, there’s no such thing as perfection and I get that, but one keeps hoping, right? I really put my soul into both…

You have to love yourself…

or how I’ve decided to treat myself this Valentine’s day with a fitted bralette. And no, I’m not talking about buying myself one, even though H&M has a Valentine’s day discount on lingerie, but an actual bralette that I can sew myself. I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect pattern since forever, and I…

My most favorite sewn FO…

….or how I’ve set myself up for a challenge! To be honest, I could use this title every time I sew something new, but for now, this makeup pouch is really my absolute favorite, so far! So what’s this challenge all about? Well, there’s a book called Discover Patchwork by Tina Ealovega, in which she…

Extermi…err…crochet?

…or how Skaro’s Secret Army is on the move! Aren’t they adorable? I can safely say that this is my favorite project so far. Knitted with Ice Yarns: even though green is a wool/acrylic blend, and the purple is 100% wool, they work up together just perfectly! The green yarn is only slightly thicker than…

We are “go” for launch!

…or how I couldn’t resist knitting up a NaNoWriMo mascot. For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, let me introduce you to a month of writing furiously, often ignoring your family, friends, bosses (well…maybe not so much), all with the intention to write at least 50 000 words throughout November and, thus,…

Creative update

….or how the things are piling up! Warning: photo heavy! First up we have those little bags finally put to use. One of them holds my medical supplies, the other one stamps, ink and other small stuff: Then we have the big laundry bag, my newest FO, in action as well: Yes, it’s that huge…

Pincushions!

…or how I found use for my ever-growing scrap yarn stash! Honestly, scrap yarn never seems to go away! And since two days ago I came a cross a tutorial on making pattern weights, which is a clever way of avoiding fabric holes made by pins, I knew I had to make them! Now, I…