Talkin’ ’bout my (Re)generation! – Part I

Hi friends!

Sorry, I couldn’t resist that. 😉

I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas! Today, I want to talk about this:

Lana Fina Merino Lace 1200 violett 02

I will refrain from telling you that this was the yarn I knit my gran’s Christmas present with, because I have told you here. When I bought this lovely, lovely skein at this year’s Handmade Festival, I knew it was going to be a shawl for my gran. I have made her an Ashton Shawlette for her 80th birthday, but never say her wearing it – but I thought that a lovely lace shawl out of warm Merino wool with just a hint of Nylon was better.

As you know, I debated a bit on the pattern and I am very, very glad that I chose Regenerate instead of Continue reading


What would you like to eat?

Hi folks,

I am superbusy with Christmas knitting – it definitely looks like my mum will get one sock and the promise of the second one as soon as possible. I still have 36(!) rows to go on gran’s shawl (this number does not include the cast-off) and I am so, so worried that I won’t make it …

Because of this, just a quick shoutout to you lovely people because of the recipes I promised you.

I can give you the recipe for an apple cake (I have got two recipes for apple cake that are both very good. Both are family ones, but I’ll give you that of my mum’s mother first) and a recipe for an amazing carrot cake without walnuts, but with white chocolate.

I can only translate one of them before Christmas, so which one would you like?

By the way – I know it’s “apple pie” in English. But in German, we say “Apfelkuchen”, because we make a cake with apples. Not a pie. 😉

Okay, I’m off knitting some more rows on that shawl – luckily, I could already start the gusset decreases for the sock!

Lots of love,
Julia 😀

What happened to my gauge?!?

Some things are weird. You think you can always rely on them, and then, one day, WHAM!  They don’t apply any more.

Take this for example. This is exhibit A.

Maschenprobe 4,0 und 3,5

This was the first swatch for the Continue reading