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Ikea is catching, totally

Every year spring seems to bring with it a strong urge to start some redecorating, to sort out old stuff and to rearrange some furniture. And maybe finally getting around to painting the darned staircase and get rid of the ugly terracotta color the previous owners had in the bedroom. This year things got even Read More

Glindle Spindle

I’ve been lusting after one of those special support spindles made by Bristlecone over at ArtFibre. He calls them Glindles – a composition of ‘glass’ and ‘spindle’, I suppose. I asked for a custom spindle with a glass bead that’s got some magenta or pink in there. Obviously the posed quite the challenge for Chris. Read More

On a spinning kick

As far as craft hobbies go I always seem to be on one kick or another. Probably mostly because while I might have time to extensively knit I wouldn’t man  age to do large crochet stuff on top of that AND spinning yarn at the same time. Days with 24 hours only and all that 😉 Read More

EDC: Keychain gadgets

For the better part of this year I’ve been tumbling down the slippery slope of EDC carrying. What’s EDC? Here’s how Bernard Capulong, founder of the Everyday Carry Blog puts it: “Everyday Carry, or EDC, generally refers to small items or gadgets worn, carried, or made available in pockets, holsters, or bags on a daily Read More

The merit of keeping swatches

While washing some of my woolen garments for winter I was shocked to find my beloved Wollmeise cardigan with two holes and a thin spot on the collar. How can this be? I frantically searched my wardrobe for other signs of moth infestation but couldn’t find any. Which is good, of course. But what happened Read More

The quiet season officially begins

Yesterday the best husband of all took part in the last autocross events on this year’s schedule. The weather even though mighty cold in the morning warmed up nicely during the day and made the last day of the season a huge success. The number of participants was astonishing and it seemed like everyone wanted Read More

Altweibersommer / Old Wives’ summer

“Wake Me Up When September Ends” Summer has come and passed The innocent can never last wake me up when September ends I’ve probably quoted this before but somehow this time of the year always brings this particular Green Day song to mind. After a summer that mostly seems to have left a cold and Read More

Car Geekery

Our family car, a Subaru Impreza 2.0 R, had been fitted Eibach Springs Pro Kit a while ago. While the 2008 model already looks awesome on its own the lowered suspension makes it stand out even more in a sea of nondescript Volkswagen clones. But apart from that the lowered body also makes it handle Read More

Spindle Gallery :: Bosworth Midi Canarywood ::

Bosworth Midi Spindle Whorl: Canarywood Shaft: Bloodwood Whorl diameter: 6 cm Length: 27 cm Weight: 25 g Maker: Jonathan Bosworth at Journeywheel.com Fiber: hand-painted Corriedale top by Sunset Fibers Read More

Spindle Gallery :: Bosworth Moosie ::

Ich dachte mir, für die Tage, an denen es stricktechnisch nicht sonderlich viel Aufregendes oder Neues gibt, könnte ich an dieser Stelle ja mal ein paar schöne Bildchen von meiner Spindel-Herde zeigen. Den Anfang macht ein sehr seltenes Exemplar: meine heißgeliebte Moosie von Jonathan Bosworth. Der Wirtel ist tatsächlich aus Elchgeweih (engl. moose antler) hergestellt. Read More

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