Wrist warmers in summer

black wrist warmers

Today I have a little WiP Post for you again. At the moment I’m knitting some wrist warmers in Novena, a really warm and soft wool/alpaca/nylon blend. Luckily so far this summer has been only hot for a few days at a time and then goes back to rainy spring weather – so they are coming along rather fast despite the season. I have almost finished the …

Knitted Baby Booties

gestrickte Babyschuhe 1

Today I’m finally writing about knitting again! About tiny cute knitted baby booties to be precise. I have knitted them already twice this year as presents for friends. The knitting pattern is Oh Baby! Baby Booties by DoubleDiamondKnits, which I had laying around here for years. The same goes for the warm merino wool of the two-coloured version and the cotton of the green booties. These are remnants …

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 …

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 …

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 …