everydaily life · living the American way ^^

Aus dem Land der Höflichkeit…

…gibt es viel zu berichten. Denn der Amerikaner (oder soweit ich bisher feststelle, der Ohio-aner) ist ja grundsätzlich und in erster Linie höflich. Oberste Maxime: Be polite! Es handelt sich hierbei jedoch nicht um die, sagen wir mal, zurückhaltende, bescheidene, zuweilen etwas scheue Höflichkeit gegenüber völlig unbekannten Menschen, wie ich sie aus meiner Heimat kenne.… Continue reading Aus dem Land der Höflichkeit…

crochet · everydaily life · needeling · stuff I finished - yay! (Dinge die ich fertiggestellt habe!)

Pineapple love

Today, I truly  fell in love with the pineapple motif <3. It’s one of the classics of crochet, and for a long time, I’ve been wanting to try it. Now I did! It’s a wonderfully repetitive, logical pattern that really shows your progress well as you go on. This was not the last pineapple shawl… Continue reading Pineapple love

crochet · crochet patterns · needeling

Cat in the hat pencil toppers – free crochet pattern

‘Cat in the hat’ pencil toppers, easy and quick to make! Dr. Seuss’ Birthday is coming up on March 2nd! I really enjoy his books, and so do my children. We just moved to the United States last year and are still adapting to all the things people do here…so my children brought all those… Continue reading Cat in the hat pencil toppers – free crochet pattern

crochet · everydaily life · needeling

What if… (random crochet thoughts)

…one – two – three — one – two – three — one – two – three — one – two – three… This is my  (I admit, fairly simple) mantra when I’m working single crochet stitches. Sometimes it’s easy to get into ‘the zone’, which to me means…no thinking, no wondering, no considering…no nothing… Continue reading What if… (random crochet thoughts)

crochet · handmade · knitting · needeling · stuff I finished - yay! (Dinge die ich fertiggestellt habe!)

Accomplishments of 2016

This is an ongoing post, listing the things I’ve finished in 2016. I usually feel bad for working on SO many different pojects, oh man. But I do finish things, too. Maybe keeping the list updated will make me feel a little better about my obsessive compulsive needeling 😛 Diesen Blogpost möchte ich fortlaufend aktualisieren.… Continue reading Accomplishments of 2016

handmade · knitting · needeling

and I knit….and knit…and knit

It’s still cold enough for huge icicles – here comes another picture since they have grown since last time:   On the other side of the icicle window, needle obsession has taken over again. Especially since I started these socks, I can barely concentrate on anything but thinking about them, hehehe. But of course, working… Continue reading and I knit….and knit…and knit

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Sock knitting strategies and muscle memory – Männersocken stricken mit neuer Strategie

It’s coooold in Ohio…and oh so snowy – brr! Look at those icicles, growing on the front of our house! At least they are making my son very happy 😀 After reading some inspiring sock knitter’s blogs, I decided to make a pair of socks for my man. You can always use a warm pair… Continue reading Sock knitting strategies and muscle memory – Männersocken stricken mit neuer Strategie