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Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Buttons on green Manayunk Cardigan | naehzimmerblog.de

I KNIT A SWEATUUUUUR!!! *

Guys, I’m so insanely proud. After all the trouble with my Snowflake sweater, I finally finished plan B, the green cardigan. I don’t know whether to be surprised or shocked, because IT FITS PERFECTLY!!! Actually: When I finished this one and put it on for the first time, I did a little happy dance in front of the mirror. Okay, more like […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Snowflake Sweater: Close Up of the Lace Yoke | naehzimmerblog.de

Snowflake Sweater:
current state and lessons learned

Hey guys, it’s knitting season and I thought I’d give you a small update on the knitting project I started way back in August: The Snowflake Sweater (I posted a small preview on instagram). Long story short: This project was a great learning experience desaster. It started with the lace yoke taking forever, because it was my first ever lace pattern. I guess I needed about three tries per row. […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Green Vega Knit Hat | naehzimmerblog.de

The Vega Hat:
My first time Fair Isle Knitting

When deciding upon my next knitting project, I knew I wanted to learn something new. So, feeling all courageous and daring, I bought the Vega Hat pattern by Brooklyn Tweed. The skill level was a 2 out of 5 and the hat looked beautiful and intimidating, which seemed just right to expand my skill set. I was prepared for everything: cryptical abbrevations, decoding hard-to-understand descriptions and and making a million mistakes until I got the pattern right …

Handmade Stuff, Knitting

A handmade cowl
and more thoughts on knitting

While making this cowl, I thought a lot about the difference between sewing and knitting. Knitting takes time. And comparing the size of a garment to the time you need for making it, it’s not at all comparable to sewing (where you can just whip up a t-shirt in a few hours). For that, knitting – even more than sewing – requires me to really think about what I want […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Green Knit Hat

Knit Hat #2 and further knitting plans

Okay, so I obviously caught the knitting bug. Shortly after my first hat was finished, I ran to the yarn shop 15 minutes before closing time to pick up wool for the next project. How cool is it that there’s a yarn shop right across my street? It’s next to a small fabric store … Although, on second thought, I am not so sure whether that’s a good or bad […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
learning to knit

January Goal Progress: Learning to knit

I told you in my “2015 plans” post that I wanted to approach some long-term-goals this year, one or two every month. My january goal was to learn how to knit. I wanted to do this ages ago. It seems like the perfect addition to sewing. My first project was this simple hat with ribbing on the bottom and decreasing stitches towards the top. After just five rows I felt […]