[autumn] bliss

Pattern: Livingston by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport [colour: Sapphire] Buttons: Yellow Wooden Buttons 15mm via Great British Yarns Needles: 3.5mm [More project details on Ravelry] Here is the next one on the list, this time for a tiny baby boy, born on 30 August. This one was a very fast and enjoyable knit,Continue reading “[autumn] bliss”

Lit Knit 5: “Poets and their Companions” by Joseph von Eichendorff

Believe it or not, I finally wrote a post in our Lit Knit series which is NOT about Terry Pratchett! So, here goes… The author: Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857) was one of the most important writers of German Romanticism. Having been born only 1788, however, meant that he wrote his earliest works at a timeContinue reading “Lit Knit 5: “Poets and their Companions” by Joseph von Eichendorff”

Lit Knit 4: Knitting with Terry. Again

At the risk of becoming repetitive, here’s another one of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, Night Watch (first published 2002), in our Lit Knit series… Like Jingo, it features Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch as the main protagonist. This time, however, Ankh-Morpork isn’t at war with a foreign superpower but, so to speak, withContinue reading “Lit Knit 4: Knitting with Terry. Again”

Lit Knit 3: Jingo by Terry Pratchett

So, another post in our Lit Knit series and guess what, it’s Terry Pratchett again! Hm, I’m beginning to think we ought to rename the series Knitting with Terry or something like that ;-) Anyway, this time the book in question is Jingo, the 21st Discworld novel first published in 1997. In Jingo, the mightyContinue reading “Lit Knit 3: Jingo by Terry Pratchett”

Lit Knit 2: More Terry Pratchett

The problem with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels is that they are highly addictive. Having read six of them over Christmas and New Year, I sincerely thought I’d be good for a while. Then, last week, I made the mistake of blogging about them and right away my interest in them was kindled once again. SinceContinue reading “Lit Knit 2: More Terry Pratchett”

Lit Knit 1: Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett

So, here’s the first post in our Lit Knit series… In order to give some coherence to the entries in this series, they will follow a fixed pattern: First, there will be some basic information about the author, especially about her/his background. This may seem tedious, but if we want to examine how knitting isContinue reading “Lit Knit 1: Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett”

Lit Knit: An Introduction

When [m] recently dug up her long forgotten Sleeping Beauty scarf, finished in January 2008, she mentioned something interesting to me: It was leftover yarn from this very project that I had used for my own first piece of knitting. And I’m not talking about my first finished garment here, but literally about my firstContinue reading “Lit Knit: An Introduction”