GAL 2014 Designer Interview: Sara Gresbach, FrontPorchKnitting

Sara Gresbach in Flambeau

Sara Gresbach is one of the designers participating in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2014. She blogs over at frontporchknitting.com. She does not only design little treasures to make life a tad more colorful and interesting, she also is a dyer and creates beautiful colourways. To have a look at the portfolio of Sara Gresbach’s designs just follow this link to ravelry. Hi, Sara. Welcome to …

GAL 2014 Designer Interview: Steven Hicks aka RodeoKnits

Bluestone Hat by Steven Hicks

Steven Hicks – also known as RodeoKnits – is one of the designers participating in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2014. He blogs over at rodeoknits.com. He is a very experienced knitter and designs great accessories. To have a look at the portfolio of Steven Hicks’ designs just follow this link to ravelry. Hi Steven, welcome to herrlichkeiten.net. A little known fact is that I started …

Indie-Design Gift-A-Long 2014

Hey there, it’s time again to think about gifts to knit for christmas! (I’m still knitting for a birthday, but that is another story…) To help you with your decision or to make it harder 😉 the Indie-Design Gift-A-Long is here again. It runs from today Thursday, November 13th at 8 pm (US-EST) through Wednesday December 31st at midnight (US-EST). The sale period will run …

What am I knitting now?

Any idea? Looks a bit like parts of a flower like this, doesn’t it? I just started this little project sunday night and last night I almost finished it. All that’s left to do is closing a seam and adding some ties. Any closer? It’s going to be a little baby hat! A friend of mine is having her first baby at the end of …

My favorite outfit september 14

It’s the first day of october and so I thought it might be fun to share with you my favorite me-made outfit of last month. In memory of a past institution called self-stitched september, if you like. So here comes my favorite outfit of september 14: It’s my grey Annie Pullover worn with dark skinny denims. I wore that combination more than once this past …

Finished Objects of Others – Summer 14

Today I want to share with you some pictures that reached me this summer. They are of finished objects that were made with my patterns and made me mightily happy when I saw them. So here are my favorites: A lovely Feathers Shawlette by Theresa Mock. I especially love the colours of the yarn! This beautiful nautical Sainte-Marie Scarf has been knitted by B-Schimbera. She knew the …

Test knit the Melting Ice Sweater!

Here I am again. I finally settled on a name for the pink sweater: Melting Ice Sweater. Very true to the inspiration – dripping icicles that are slowly melting in the winter sun – and also a good name for a winter sweater, I think (obviously). I started a thread in the Free Pattern Testing group to test knit the melting ice sweater, like I planned last …

Sweater knitting and plaid skirt sewing for fall

Autumn is here. The leaves are turning slowly yellow and although it has been a warm weekend, it’s obvious that summer is over. I will tell you in another post what became of my summer sewing plans, for today, let me tell you, what I am up to right now. I have cut the outer layer of a plaid skirt for fall! If that doesn’t scream …

The Twisted Twisted Yoke Tales

It’s been a month now since my last post. It certainly doesn’t feel that long. Especially as the twisted yoke sweater – as I plan on calling it – is still not finished and I have been knitting the yoke part during the whole time. Parts of it three times (!!!). A lot of fun with 240 stitches to a round 😉 But I love …

How to knit horizontal bust darts

I have finished knitting the sleeves and body of my pink sweater and am ready to start the yoke tonight! And as a special treat for you I finally wrote down and took pictures of what I was doing when I started to knit horizontal bust darts during the last few rounds of the body. If you don’t know what I’m talking about: Horizontal bust darts …

Sweater knitting and other progress

pink sweater - knitting the body is almost done

With a little less soccer than last week I naturally made a little less progress with my sweater knitting. But nonetheless I am just a few rows away from finishing the body. It will then have to wait for the sleeves to be completed and then it’s going to be circular yoke time! I’m planning a two-coloured design of my beloved twisted slipped stitches forming …

My sewing plans for summer 2014

My sewing mojo came back once again with the early summer heat we were having here. Going back through the blog it seems that it always works like that for me. But this time I decided to try a new approach and to start more than one project while I have the time this week and my motivation is strong. The start (aka copying the …

Elinor is finally blocking and more

I am having a couple of days off this week and so I finally have some time on my hands again for the more interesting things in life… like crafting and blogging. The big news is already in the title: I blocked my pink Elinor today. I finished knitting it almost four weeks ago, but never made it to weaving in the ends and blocking …

Little Progress on my pink Elinor Shawlette

I made little progress with my pink Elinor Shawlette as the title suggests. Just a few rows here and there. But it’s growing and as the rows are getting shorter now, it feels like I’m making tremendous progress anyway… And I thought, you might like to see the pictures. This post is part of Tami’s Amis WiP Wednesday and Ginny’s

me-made-may 2014 – the pledge

I did make it! I signed up for Zoe’s me-made-may just in time yesterday. As always it took me a while to figure out my pledge. This year I thought I’d go a bit easier on the number of worn me-mades and try not to repeat an outfit for a month instead. This will be rather interesting and might get garments into rotation that I …

Pink again – further progress on my Elinor Shawlette

Elinor Shawlette Progress 7

I finally finished the purple mid-section of my Elinor Shawlette and have begun knitting in the original pink colour-gradient yarn again. I’m really pleased with the way this mid-section turned out and surely will be including instructions for it in the pattern update. Other than that, I haven’t crafted anything this past week. Although the linen I dyed some weeks ago is starting to cause a really bad conscience, …