Tent Poles and Knitting Needles

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I just came back from a very relaxing, mind wise, holiday in the Saksische Schweiz. An area in Germany with beautiful sand-stone formations. We did loads of hiking/crawling up and downhill with beautiful sights as a reward. When back at the camp site where we put our tent, the best days ended with board games and knitting.

Knitting Virus

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Last 2 weeks I could do a lot of knitting, because I was having a cold and wasn’t able to do more than hang around on the couch and knit my way through the day.

In that time I finished a sweater and immediately casted on 3 other projects. So far for my policy of ‘only cast on a project if another one is finished’. I looked for the boundaries of my own rules and figured this (still) wasn’t rulebreaking. I will show you my new projects, but first the finished ones:

Vegan Meringues

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I made some curry last weekend (this is my go to recipe) and when I was adding the chickpeas I figured I could use the chickpea-water (also known as aquafaba) to make some meringue. I tried it once before and it was a huge success. Literally, because the whipped aquafaba grew bigger than my kitchen machine could handle.

Cat in a Box

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As I probably mentioned before: we have a small house and a big garden. And it is much easier to plant more trees and flowers in a spacious garden than it is to coordinate items in a house that is smaller than the places we lived before.

We see it as a challenge and try to create storage place in a small space. For our first (and only above ground level) floor, we had to think of a solution for the slanted roof. On one side there were already cabinets created by installing sliding doors.

Sew It (for) Myself

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In this house we try not to buy a lot of clothes. And if we do buy a piece of clothing almost all the times it is fair-trade, eco or both. Just because we don’t want to fuel the system that does harm to people and environment.

It sometimes can be hard, because, when you are looking for a specific item, it can be that the (growing number of) eco/fair clothing shops don’t have it in store. A big help in our search is always Project CeCe – a platform where they combine conscious clothing brands and you can search their stock (I know it is a Dutch and German platform, but I am sure more platforms like this exist in other countries).


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Recently I discovered bouldering and now I am the proud owner of a pair of climbing shoes and a subscription to the bouldering hall in the area.

Sour Dough Bread making – part 1

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Before we lived in Germany I didn’t like sour dough bread. The first few years I even baked my own ‘yeast’ bread because it was hard to find ‘normal’ bread where we lived.

My Dude

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The Dude cardigan knitting

Starting the new year, I can also start a new knitting project, yeah! That is, because I finished a big item, a cardigan for the boyfriend just in time for Christmas. And I almost finished a sweater for a friend.

A nice way to give

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This month marks our 1 year anniversary of living in the new house! We still need more time to completely settle, but the holiday decorations really help. We put a tiny Christmas tree inside and decorated trees outside with lights. I even hang ornaments in ‘normal’ plants in the house to let them blend in.

Warm Ears

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Yesterday the family was expanded, of animal hats that is. With the colder weather I figured a little mouse and a cute fox should be created to keep some ears warm. They are for sale in my webshop https://studios.ilovegreengrass.net/shop/