It’s been six years since we had to leave our Berlin apartment. At the same time, I was offered a job in Illinois. One might call this fate – we did not. Instead, we discussed, considered and dreamed for weeks, … Continue reading
Was it really June 2015 that I tried to spin yarn for the first time? Two and a half years?! It does not feel that long ago. Especially, since I did not pursue spinning yarn at all after that. Until … Continue reading
Jessica is dead. I keep saying that to myself to make it sound more real. However, it does not. Jessica is dead. She passed away last week after living with cancer for almost three years. It wore down her body, … Continue reading
Have you heard about The 100 Women Project? Amy Reader is the artist. Currently, she is completing her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at the University of Richmond, VA. The project is part of her senior exhibition. Amy needs you … Continue reading
Lately, I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find the perfect knitting journal. (I have found quite a few but they weren’t perfect, at least not for me) as I want to keep track of all the … Continue reading
In late November the caretaker at work (remember I introduced you to him? He is the one who gave me the yellow yarn) wanted to build a wooden St. Nicholas. In fact, he wanted us to make two: one for … Continue reading
It’s been a while – I know. What can I say? Life has been (and still is!) busy and somehow I never got around to write lately. However, there has been a lot I wanted to write about! First and … Continue reading
I am done with knitting water. No more! Over and out! However, here are pictures of the dark blue water for you to see. As always, J is modelling for me and – again – he prefers to be a bird … Continue reading
Still working on water, occasionally knitting squids or making jam when tired of crafting. Amy is busy bringing the huge red octopus into being. Same old, same old … J has been gone for a week now (he is in … Continue reading
In need of stitch markers I have made my own.
So far, they’re only prototypes: some are too long, the two on the very right may be too sharp-edged (depending on the yarn), and the little ring is too small on all of them (whereas the top loop is too big … sigh …).
I found these beads in the streets of Chicago when walking along. 17 beads all in. So I would pick them up, wondering what to do with them whenever I saw them again in my purse. Stitch markers were (and still are) the perfect solution. And guess what – they do the trick: they mark stitches 🙂