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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am “KnitsWithKnopf”, the Ravelry Designer.

On this blog I try to accumulate all my creative projects, involving yarn, fabric, words and many other materials. I will be adding current projects as well as projects from the past, once I get around to write about them.

Have a look around in the different categories, find out more about me, and leave a comment, if you like what you see. Happy Crafting!

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in General

 

Pinned to Gorgeous Recipes – tried and proven good on Pinterest

Description: Birnen-Zupfkuchen
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Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Recipes

 

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Pinned to Gorgeous Recipes – tried and proven good on Pinterest

Description: Sie lässt sich prima auf Vorrat machen und einfrieren. Toll zu Fisch und Fleisch vom Grill. Oder zu den Ofenkartoffeln (siehe Rezept).
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Posted by on October 11, 2015 in Recipes

 

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Pinned to Gorgeous Recipes – tried and proven good on Pinterest

Description: Rosmarin-Orangen-Butter Rezept | Küchengötter
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Posted by on October 11, 2015 in Recipes

 

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Pinned to Gorgeous Recipes – tried and proven good on Pinterest

Description: Mini-Frikadellen mit Senf-Dip Ohne Dip, dafür mit Zaziki
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Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Recipes

 

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Pinned to Gorgeous Recipes – tried and proven good on Pinterest

Description: Spanische Muffins Chorizo ist zäh/fettig, aber schmackhaft. Beim nächsten Mal mit Speckwürfeln?
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Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Recipes

 

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StashDash Commitment

Edit: So I had this post waiting to be finished for some time now. But instead of wasting more time trying to edit it and polish it, I’ll just get it out there now and start fresh with everything else. 

Here we go with some of my newfound topics, in no particular order:

Can you hold this for a minute?: Well, this time, I have not actually put anything on hold, but rather have a serious case of finishitis. While not that much has been finished yet, I plan to do quite a lot of finishing soon. Why now? Well, I’ve been finally caught up in the StashDash fever. This year, the Knit Girllls host this event for the fourth time and I’ve been infected with that bug now, too.

So, any project that has been knit on and finished between May 22nd and August 14th 2015 counts (For a complete set of rules, check the Ravelry Group thread!). And, lo and behold, I have already 767 meters in, and another 350ish that I need to properly measure. So, I’m well above the 1k already and there are still two more months. Due to a link in the Rav thread, I also found a cute little tracker, that I’m adding here:


Right now, I’ll be aiming for the new 3k category, but who knows what knitting bug will get to me in the next 60-odd days. Maybe, I’ll even manage the 5k, with some strategising.

Whatcha Hearing?: In the last episode of Knitting a story, the hosts talk about hand hygiene and how often we fail to think about it. The entire episode is interesting, but if you’re looking for just that tidbit, fast forward to 21:50.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2015 in Knitting

 

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Finally, content!

Yay! I’ve got content for the first few new categories. Find below in random order, what has happend since the last post.*

Play It Again, Sam!:

  • I have been testknitting a pair of toe-up socks for a Ravelry designer in the last month. Fortunately for the designer, the necessecity to frog and re-knit parts of it, did not stem from a faulty pattern, but solely from my un-ability to read patterns. For the first sock (the original testing sock), I happily knit along from the toe up until I had the lenght I needed for the entire foot. Yes, the entire foot. But I had not considered the increases for the heel. So I had to rip back about 30 rounds of foot to add those increases.
  • The second disaster with this sock was averted just barely before it happened. I am knitting the sock for a friend who has larger feet than I have. Additionally, the sock is knit on US 1 / 2.25mm needles over 78 stitches. Usually, I need about 40g / 175m of sock yarn for a sock for me (64 st, slightly smaller feet, 2.25-2.5mm needles). I had not considered how much more yarn I would need for the larger foot, higher stitch count and smaller needles. Usually, I knit about as many pattern repeats on the shaft of the sock as I have knit on foot (or vice versa). On this sock, I had knit about 2.5 repeats for the foot. I had just about reached 1,5 repeats, when I realised that my remaining skein was getting very light. I weighed it and it was at just about 55g, so I had already knit almost half of my yarn and still needed to knit the ribbing. I had caught it just in time.
  • The third time, that the sock (the second one this time) allowed me to play it again was once more at the heel increases. First, I felt smart, because I had noted in my pattern on which row I needed to start the increases. What I had not remebered was that the patterns called for two regular rows without increases instead of the one I am usually knitting. So, 20 rounds to frog and re-knit.

Soul Food:

  • While browsing through a newsletter from a website specialising in US-like foods for the German speaking population in Europe, I found a fantastic and fairly easy recipe for barbecue sauce. We’ve tried it together with the Armadillio Eggs from the same page and we were both totally thrilled. The Armadillios have made it onto our “to make again”-list, and the BBQ sauce will be replacing all the store-bought stuff we had, but still didn’t especially like.

Making All the Things:

Whatcha Hearing?: Right now, I’m cathcing up with a whole lot of podcast episodes. But so far, none have given me the AHA-moment that I really need to share. But, for Audiobooks, well. I can definitely recommend a few:

That will be all for now. Anything else, I’ll keep for the next edition. Happy Crafting!

* Ok, I cheated. I started writing this post right after that last one about the second Makeover. But at least, I finally have some content!

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Cooking, Knitting

 

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