Author Archives: Katharina

Gunilla Top – Knitting Pattern

Hello there! Long time no see! I have been neglecting the English version of this blog for the last months. I just was lacking motivation and free time. I’m planning on at least translating posts about stuff I really care about in the future. And this post is on of those :) It is about the release of my second knitting pattern. A linen summer top that I have made two times before (here and here) and last summer I found a commercially available yarn that I liked for this pattern and started writing the instructions. The pattern is again only available via Ravelry. You don’t have to be a member to buy it, but you’ll need to pay via PayPal. Continue reading

Spinnmeister 3000

The ‘electric spinning wheel’ project is completed! I thought that Marvin and I would be done much much earlier, because it was so easy and straight forward to build the prototype. In retrospect it was pretty naive thinking that it would be easy to simply buy and install a faster and quieter motor. Live and learn ;) To keep this post as short as possible I will only write about the changes we made to the prototype design. You can find the post on the prototype here. This post also includes the Arduino code, a Fritzing schematic and a shopping list. Continue reading

A Dress Full of Llamas

I made another dress! :) And this time I thought it was worth it taking proper pictures and translating the post. I have neglected the English version of this blog a little, because time is sparse right now with starting a new job. But it’s getting better, so here it is: the post about my new dress. The story started with the fabric which I bought when I was in between jobs and had almost two full month of work free time. It was great! First thing I did was to buy some fabric and this is the third dress I have made from this batch (first dress, second dress). I found this fabric in the patchwork isle of the store. It has llamas on it :) Continue reading

Mauerblümchen

Last March I was at the Wolllandia wool festival in Pforzheim, only 30 km away from my home. It was the first time this particular festival took place and there were hordes of people there. The space was very confined and there were lots of booths and sooo many wool you could buy! All of the sellers were indie dyers or people producing something related to wool and fiber arts. I went hunting for some fibers and I was successful :) Continue reading

Faux Knit Dress

Slowly the temperatures are finally dropping and I can start thinking about wearing knitwear again :) I have knitted over the summer but the things I made were just too warm to wear even just for taking pictures. So I think I will drop them one by one on the blog in next coming weeks :) For the next summer I have taken measures into my own hands: I made a faux knit dress! Continue reading

Rosarí Skirt And Mira Top

As announced last month I made another version of the Rosarí Skirt by Pauline Alice. Temperatures are still unusually high here and there was no way I would wear tights and so I only wore the first Rosarí Skirt I made once when Marvin took the pictures.  The skirt got a little short due to fabric limitations and as I liked the pattern and the skirt a lot I gave the pattern another try. Again I used left over fabric from a pair of pants I made for Marvin to make this skirt. I haven’t blogged about his pants yet, I think the skirt is much more interesting anyway though ;) Continue reading

Spinnmeister 3000: Prototype

I said I would build an electric spinning wheel, and here it is :) In my post about the electric yarn winder I got some very good advice concerning the flyer I could use to build one. So first I wrote Woolmakers to ask if they sold the flyer of the Bliss spinning wheel individually. That would have been nice since I already have a lot of bobbins and other accessories. Unfortunately I never got an answer and so I ordered Ashford parts. Continue reading

Butterick B5748 Retro Dress

I’ve made another dress from a Butterickpattern that Marvin brought back with him from the US. You might remembered that a year ago Marvin stayed for three month in North Carolina and only at the end of his stay I found out that there was a huge sale at Butterick, every pattern could be bought for 2.99 $. I only ordered seven patterns, because it wasn’t clear whether the package would arrive in time. In the end it arrived the evening before Marvin left. One of them is the retro Butterick pattern B5748. I bought it mostly because I liked Andi’s many versions of it a lot (here, here and here are some of them). Continue reading

Rosarí Skirt

So, I decided after finishing Marvin’s Shorts that rather than making him another pair I was going to make myself a new skirt first from the leftovers of the shorts’ fabric. You see, unlike a normal person I do not use bookmarks in my browser, instead I leave tabs open, which results in a lot of open tabs ;) It really is a mess. In one tab I have had the website showing all the beautiful designs of Pauline Alice open for a long time now and now was the change to actually buy a pattern and close that tab :) Continue reading

Jedediah Shorts

Same procedure as every year.. Marvin needs shorts! He seems to need so much more than I can produce. Last year he even bought two pairs. What a waste of fun, if you ask me. Although I have to admit that the fun decreases when I am forced to sew three pairs of shorts in a row. I should start in winter I guess. But who likes to sew shorts in winter? Especially if you also have the option of sewing something fun for yourself! Continue reading