How to invisibly join yarns using a Russian Splint

There are moments when just starting with a new ball of yarn and later weaving in the ends just won’t do it. This is the case with very open lace work or – for example drop stitch. The Russian Splint is a useful way to join the ends of two balls of yarn when felting them together just isn’t an option. So this is great …

Alte Liebe

Yes, I’m still working on my jeans. Last weekend I spent quite some time on the waistband. After a failed attempt I hand basted it first which lead me to regret that I never learned to use a thimble properly (they just fall off my finger so I end up not using them and finally have the eye of the basting needle in my thumb…). …

Ja, ja, der Sommer

Eigentlich ist ja grad Hochsommer und ganz langsam sieht es so aus, als würde der Sommer sich endlich kooperativ zeigen. Ich hatte allerdings pünktlich zum Augustbeginn mit Fausthandschuhen begonnen und bekomme nun so ein Gefühl, dass das der Sommer doch nicht auf sich sitzen lassen will. 😉 Actually now is the time when summer should be blazing and slowly it seems like it is trying …

Self-Stitched-September 2011

Here I come: “I, Christina of http://herrlichkeiten.net, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept ’11. I endeavour to wear all handmade except for lingerie & hosiery and one bonus piece each day for the duration of September 2011.” Having a pair of jeans almost completed and a jacket in the planning made me daring. 🙂 Ich werde dieses Jahr wieder am Self-Stitched-September von Zoe teilnehmen. …