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The Big Knit – Das Große Stricken

Habt ihr schon etwas von dem ‘Großen Stricken’ gehört? Da geht es um eine alljährliche Kampagne von Innocent Drinks in verschiedenen europäischen Ländern, um bedürftigen älteren Menschen durch die kalte Jahreszeit zu helfen. In Deutschland findet hierbei eine  Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutschen Roten Kreuz (DRK) statt, während in Irland und der UK  Age Action der Partner ist.

Für mich ist es das zweite Jahr, in dem ich mich mit meinen gestrickten und gehäkeleten Minimützen an dieser Kampagne beteilige. Als Ausdruck von Dankbarkeit an das Land, das mir 20 Jahre lang ein Zuhause war, unterstütze ich hiermit Irland. Und hier sind sie, die kleinen Mützen:

Does anybody of you know of ‘The Big Knit’? It’s a campaign run every year by Innocent Drinks in various European countries in aid of the Elderly in need. In Germany, for example, Innocent Drinks has partnered with the German Red Cross (DRK) while in Ireland and the UK they partner with Age Action.

It’s the second year for me to be contributing with my home-made crocheted/knitted hats. Out of gratitude towards the country that was my home for 20 years I have decided to donate them hats to the Irish campaign. Here’s the result of my knitting and crocheting:



Und hier sind ein paar Links für diejenigen unter euch, die mehr über diese großartige Kampagne herausfinden wollen:

And here is a link for those of you, who’d like to know more about this great campaign:

Sewing for Christmas

One month to go, and the first Christmas markets will already have opened and be ready for business. That makes me dream of little wooden sheds, bratwurst and lebkuchen  (Oh, I can nearly smell them already). And also of snowflakes falling silently to the ground covering and shushing everything it touches with its dazzling sparkling peaceful mass of pure whiteness. And not to forget! Half-frozen hands in snug in wooly gloves holding on tight to steaming hot mugs of glühwein.


I took this shot passing it by on a tourist bus in Vienna.

Shopfront in Vienna.

Anyway… This post is meant to be about sewing. Am I an expert in sewing? Nope. Truth to be told, I am a true novice in this field. But, as I am someone who loves trying out new things, I feel quite confident and can’t wait to get going with this one. The sewing machine is set up, needle and thread are waiting to be engaged, textiles are selected and ready to be cut into shapes and sewn together to form new creations.

It’s definetly gonna be fun. I will start with small things and appropriate to the upcoming season they will be christmasy items like stars and maybe angels, and who knows what else. Once the creativity flows, it’ll take on its own life. So! Watch the space!


Autumn Rose


Diskusscheibe – Disc



Getting started

Weihnachten nähert sich in Riesenschritten, und meiner kreativen Natur juckt es in den Fingern: Sterne, Engel, Karten. Nähen, töpfern, drucken. Stoff, Ton, Papier. Kann es nicht erwarten, zu beginnen.

Christmas is approaching fast, and it gets my creativity going: stars, angels, cards. Sewing, sculpting, printing. Textiles, Clay, Paper. Can’t wait getting started.