The shelf I am keeping my wool stash really needed some sorting – this happens when you put all kind of things (snippets of wool from the last finished project, new wool I needed to buy and so on) in there “for now” and “put it away properly later”.
Enchanted Mesa Sweater
A difficult start
When you find a pattern that really gets your attention cause it is constructed very differently to all the others and are intrigued but a bit intimidated, too. What do you do?
My reaction to the Enchanted Mesa from Westknits was stalling and tiptoeing around all the beautiful versions I could find on Instagram. That did not make it easier to start – everybody seemed to have put so much thought in the colours, on the arrangement of them that I felt I never could decide which to use and when to change.
Luckily there came the Mistery Knit along my way which helped me to loose my intimidation (read about that here) and finally I began plotting my own version of the Enchanted Mesa!Continue reading Enchanted Mesa Sweater
Design Process: Wrap „Sunset at the sea“
Last month I took a look inside my wardrobe and decided that it was time to reorganize and declutter a bit – I get this need for cleaning up every now and then.
In this process I stumbled across my wrap I knitted last year with some of my first selfspun yarn and realized that I never told you about what I had done with it!
So here it goes:
In my mind having tons of WIPs – works in progress – is a sign of a creative mind. At least that is what I am telling myself.
Today I spent an hour frogging some of the WIPs I have been dragging around for years, finally giving up on them. I found things I haven’t seen in a year (last January I shifted through my WIPs for the last time). And I can honestly tell you: I have no idea if I even finished one of the WIPs I had lying around last January. My plan for this year: doing better.Continue reading WIP madness
Starflake MKAL Westknits 2019
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„Finally the right timing!“ was my exact thought when I looked at the picture of the 10th MKAL hosted by Westknits. I have been wanting to take part in some kind of KAL/CAL for a while now but either I had enough WIPs on the needles or the project wasn’t quite to my liking.
But this was just perfect becauseContinue reading Starflake MKAL Westknits 2019