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witchhazel
near vienna
i'm a mother of two, a boy and a girl, happily married to the most wonderful man and i love to craft, paint, art journal, knit, crochet, sleep and drink juice.
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I'm terribly late in posting this again. I'm not even going to bother explaining why; because I can't. There was some excitement over this box because it was supposed to have arrived by Christmas but it hadn't and then the delivery service wrote to ask if it had arrived yet,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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Last autumn my sister-in-law asked if I could make her some slipper socks so her guests wouldn't get cold feet. (She lives in an old Vienna town house apartment; those can be a little drafty and usually don't have underfloor heating.) She didn't have anything particular in mind so I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2022 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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Pair #205 for R. The yarn is gründl Hot Socks "Simila" 306 which is designed to give you two identical socks. The design actually incorporates some more coloured stripes on the toes too but for R's feet I didn't need that much yarn. Pair #206 is a plain pair of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2022 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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I know I'm terribly, terribly late in posting this - somehow I just didn't get to it... These colours are all bright and vibrant and rather cool. These two are definitely the same design in different colourways (and might therefore be part of an upcoming Opal collection)... ... as well... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2022 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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"I will be a unicorn whatever the cost" seems like a good excuse to squash an ice cream cone on your head... (I'm not sure how I'd react if one of my kids did that though. Depends on the time of day, level of sleep deprivation, temperature and general annoyance... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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Time seems to run away from me recently. I think it is because I spend so much time out in the garden with the little ones. Crochet squares can be taken outside, picked up and put down easily - blog posts need to be written inside at the desk... I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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I didn't have much time for elaborate art work last week but I did manage to create a unicorn for each day even if it was just a small doodle (aka childish line drawing) like this one I made for the 12th. This one I made for my grandma who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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I finished this "Bohemian Oasis" blanket almost exactly three years ago. The pattern is by Drops and you can find it here. It's made up of individual squares which look complex but are really quite simple. The yarn I used for this is Drops Delight which is a sock weight... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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I skipped Junicorn 7th. I wasn't feeling great that day and I said to myself: "Self, this is supposed to be a fun and enjoyable experience and you don't have to force it." So I decided not to force it... My Junicorn 8th picture is this chocolate wrapper. Zotter is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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It's the end of a four-day weekend for us and it's been a really nice but rather busy one. Today has felt quite full as well, even though it wasn't... Sometimes the time just slips away and at the end of the day I don't know where it has gone... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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My daughter draws - a lot! - and every now and then I have to go and extract piles of paper out of her room for sorting. I'm sure most parents know how it is. You'd like to keep every piece of art your kids create but often that's just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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The description on today's page says it all, really. You know these enormous paper pads you're supposed to use as a desk protector? Well, T has one of these and uses it to take notes on (mainly when he's playing computer games that need puzzles solved like you need to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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Have you ever heard of "junicorn"? Maybe not - I hadn't until maybe a year ago, or two. It's a fusion of the month June and the word unicorn. It means that you dedicate the month of June to creating something to do with a unicorn each day - I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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This is the lovely and colourful content of the May subscription box by Opal. (I've explained in detail what these boxes are and how they work in this post and I've posted about the March box here. I always make sure to tell you in my sock posts if a... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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Recently I bought this beautiful old book off a second-hand marketplace website. I was actually looking for something else but found it in the process and couldn't resist. As you can see the corners and the top and bottom of the spine are a little bent and frayed already but... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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How odd: I started writing the previous sock post with the intention of showing you the March Opal subscription box (when it finally arrived - I was beginning to think it had gotten lost on the way) and then I clean forgot! I don't know how that happened and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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You may know (or not) that I'm a Potterhead. I started reading the series when I was 11 and finished when I was 17 - perfect timing. When I was that young there weren't really any cool franchise products available except for wands and a few things I wasn't all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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First of all: this is pair #195 which completely slipped through my fingers in my previous sock post. I had completely forgotten to take a picture of this pair and didn't notice that it was missing... I used this lovely blue gradient which came in my March 2020 Opal subscription... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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Hello and welcome to another sock post. As you may know I took a break from knitting for more than six months last year and I slowly started again this past November, when I decided I just had to make some sparkly Christmas Socks, cost it what it may. (And... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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When I had to abandon knitting last May I stuffed my started projects and my basket, bowl and bags of scrap yarn into one of the higher book shelves (which my husband had cleared out for me when I moved my crafting space into the living room). I extracted the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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If you look closely at the legs of all the above socks you might notice that the pattern is made up of lots of short sections of lots of different patterns or stitch textures. I thought I'd make a list of all the patterns I've used for these socks. Please... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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This was the very first box I got. It's the December 2018 box and I cast on the first sock using one of the yarns immediately after opening it on Christmas morning. (That's why the lighting is very bad... Sorry about that! I didn't think to take another one in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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This is my third mojo sock pattern. The classic full length mojo socks can be found here and the sneaker version here. This one is another variation, one to be better suited to fit children or adults with small feet. The socks above are roughly a EU size 36/37 and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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As you might know I love mojo socks and I've written instructions for them called the mojo sock that fits (better). This is a variation of the classic, long-legged mojos for a sneaker sock - perfect for cool summer evenings or to wear in a pair of low canvas shoes...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel
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I'm back after roughly one-and-a-half years! Oh dear! I'm the worst blogger - hahaha! Although, when I think about it, I've never really seen myself as a true blogger... It's more that I sometimes write about stuff and show you things and sometimes, well, I don't. I've never really gotten... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at zaubernuss - witchhazel