Lace Top from handspun linen yarn

A year ago I knitted a summer top for the first time. What a revelation! Since then I have been on the look out for an affordable 100 % linen yarn. And I haven’t found it yet. For a time I was eyeballing with Quince and Co. Sparrow. Though the yarn is produced in Italy it is sold from the US, which makes it very expensive here in Europe. And what nonsense to transport a yarn from Europe to the US and than back to Europe, what an unnecessary waste of energy. Continue reading

Knitting Necklace

Cooperation
From time to time people/companies ask me if I was interested in reviewing their products on my blog. Most of the time I say no and only if I really like the product and the conditions I say yes. Because I know how hard it is to stay objective and write something negative but honest about something that I feel I got ‘for free’.

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On the Alpaca Farm

It seems to be anew thing with me that each time I go somewhere I know exactly where the next alpaca far is located. How convenient! So when we last spend a week in a holiday apartment in the black forest there was the Kreuzmatthof only 10 km away  from where we stayed, which of course was totally coincidental. So I wrote an email to Sabine asking if I may visit and maybe buy some wool, she almost immediately answered that I may :) Continue reading

MeMadeMay Week 2

We are more than halfway through May and I want to show you what I wore last week. Carolyn asked me if I dress differently for MeMadeMay than usual and I thought about that. Knowing that I have a chance to show off my outfit I put more care into choosing it. Usually I just go with the first thing I see that I like. During May I think about what new combination I could wear and I try to rotate my garments as much as possible. So when the weather is a little colder I pick things that I cannot wear any longer once it is warmer. Continue reading

Suri Cardigan

I tried to get my hands on some local Alpaca fibre, but my favorite dealer (we often go there and take a walk with the alpacas) didn’t have any left when I started spinning and he referred my to another alpaca farm not far from here. I phoned with the lovely owner and she sent me 900g of already washed and carded fibre of her Suri Alpacas. And this is were the story of Marvin’s new Alpaca Cardigan starts. Continue reading

Sailor Jeans

Last weekend I had a revelation. I have been thinking about sailor pants for while now, because I frequently  get asked about a pair of Sailor shorts that I made a while ago. They didn’t fit properly and the pattern was a little shitty too. So when people asked me about it, I always advise against the pattern and suggest trying this Burda pattern instead. I have this pattern at home, but I never tried it. The pants are a little too tight and also a little too short for my taste. Continue reading