Category Archives: The Sheep’s Workshop

Behind the Scenes: 2017 – My First Year as a Knitting Blogger

knitting blogger - laptop and knitting

So, this was 2017. A new year has begun. I haven’t been blogging for a full year yet – I started this blog last year on March 1st. But I’ve learned a lot and the beginning of a new year is always a great time to look back and figure out what you want to do in the next year…. Read more »

Mistakes I Still Make After 10 Years of Knitting

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knitting mistakes - just some yarn

We all know them. We’ve all been guilty of at least some of them in the past or even still in the present. Although we may not always admit to them. Sometimes we get away with them. But more often we don’t. You all know what I’m talking about: Knitting mistakes. These mistakes though are not dropped stitches and miss-crossed… Read more »

It’s Here! V-Formation, My First Knitting Pattern (It’s Free!)

V-Formation free sock knitting pattern by Nadja Senoucci

“Was lange währt, wird endlich gut.” That’s what we Germans say. Something that takes a long time will finally turn out well. Or something like that. As per usual expressions like these are hard to translate well. But that is a very fitting expression to use right now. I’ve finally put my very first own pattern on Ravelry. And I can… Read more »

Warning: Contains Crab, Wild Wolves and Knitting

So we’re back. And the vacation was great even though the weather wasn’t as good as it could have been. Tiny Wolf got a cold of course. But she spent more time being wet than dry, really. And she just loves water (in German we say “Wasserratte” to kids like that). Little Wolf can swim now. Actually, I should say, he… Read more »

3 knitting techniques to try out this year

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3 knitting techniques to try out this year

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what knitting techniques I’d like to learn or try out next. I came up with three. That may not seem like much but considering the huge blanket, I’m also working on and that I’d like to try and design some more this year, that’s plenty! 1 – Intarsia / Argyle socks For… Read more »

To knit or not to knit (when you’re sick)

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Papa Wolf's socks still in progress

Just a short post this week. I’m sick – again – and don’t have much energy for anything. I had wanted to show you the finished pair of Papa Wolf’s socks but… Well, I’m still not finished. It’s crazy how long it takes me to knit a pair of socks now. I used to knit them up in a couple… Read more »

Knitting through the chaos

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All together now

And here I return from my unplanned hiatus. My son is now officially a four-year-old. The wolflings have a play room, that used to be our in-home office. Our desks are now in much smaller corners of the living room. The move successfully trashed the entire apartment, which I got to clean up over the week following the move along… Read more »

Too little knitting time

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My current knitting projects

I didn’t get a whole lot of knitting done in the past two weeks. Too much to do in my “free time” that didn’t pair well with knitting. Like laundry, birthday party planning (my son will turn 4 soon and I had to make a couple of invitations that looked like Lego bricks…), going to the playground with the kids… Read more »