Second Sock Syndrome – What It Is and How to Fight It

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Second Sock Syndrome - stockphoto of sock project

If you’re a sock knitter you’ve undoubtedly heard of it before: SSS or Second Sock Syndrome. Another affliction plaguing many knitters. But what can you do if you have it? Which strategies can you attempt to cope with it and which ones have the best chances of working for you? What is the Second Sock Syndrome? SSS usually refers to… Read more »

10 Lovely and Easy Hats for You to Knit

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Lovely and easy hats - Persian Windows by Sarah Schira

It may not feel like it yet, but Fall is coming. It’s a busy season for us knitters: in fall we put out item after item to keep our loved ones and ourselves warm. That does not only hold true for veteran knitters but also for the newbies among us. There are plenty of small accessories that you can practice your… Read more »

How to Make Knitting Through the Summer Heat Painless

knitting through the summer heat - Can anyone guess what this pile of yarn is supposed to turn into? A bigger project but lightweight and hopefully the heat wave will end before it gets too uncomfortable

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling like a roast in the oven. A heat wave has come to stay over Germany (and pretty much the entire northern hemisphere). With temperatures over 34°C (93.2°F), no air conditioning (typical for German homes) and us living right under the roof and with 30°C in our flat even at night – I’m… Read more »

About My Love of Knitting and What It Means to Me

Today is my birthday. Another year has come and gone. Little Wolf is five now, and Tiny Wolf is not so tiny anymore and just turned three. This year was also my 10th wedding anniversary – which also means that in fall it will be 11 years since knitting has re-entered my life. And so I find myself thinking about… Read more »

How to Get Stuff Done – Time Management and Planning for Knitters

time management and project planning for knitters

A while ago I received a question about how one could better divide their time between multiple knitting projects. I replied with a few quick ideas and tips, but I thought it would make an excellent subject for the blog. So I did some more research. And apparently, there isn’t that much find on the subject of time management and… Read more »

Aerial Lines – Free Sock Pattern for Beautiful, Colorful Yarns

Aerial Lines - new free sock pattern by Nadja of sheepamongwolves.net

Aerial Lines sock pattern is my second pattern so far. As I’ve said before, I enjoy making up my own designs and want to do more of it! But this one didn’t come from a conscious decision of “I want to design a sock pattern.” It kind of just happened. I’ve been slowly working on cataloging my stash over the… Read more »

10 Cool Things I Loved in May

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Things I loved in May - Tidal Bore by Shireen Nadir published in Country House Knits by The Blue Brick

May was a horrible month for me productivity-wise. The wolflings were home a lot more than usual (a lot of holidays and such). I was sick for a while. And now we have the first real heatwave of the year with temperatures of 30°C (86°F) and up, no rain for weeks but high humidity anyway and very little cooling wind…. Read more »

8 Stunning, Free Shawls You’ll Love to Knit for Summer

Summer shawls - Scrappy Bias Shawl by Emily Clawson

Shawls are the perfect accessory for summer. Lightweight and airy, they warm you just enough when you’re in the shade. You can take them off and stash them quickly if it should get too warm. And with a pretty pin, you can even still wear them while at the seaside without it flying off. (At least here being close to… Read more »

10 Awesome Things I Loved in April

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Things I loved - Mix & Mingle by Andrea Mowry

Another month is over. And this one was quite a ride. So I’ll dive right in with my favorite things of April. For the top two things in April I have no links. The very best thing that happened this month was Little Wolf’s 5th birthday. His birthday party was a blast (mostly for him) and exhausting (mostly for Papa… Read more »