die linse strickt (me, knitting)

Book addict, photography addict, photo podcaster and (again) - after years of abstinence - knitter.

von einer die liest, fotografiert, podcastet, kocht und nun auch noch strickt.

Where to find me / wo man mich sonst noch so findet:

on ravelry,
on monikaandrae.com (Photography, German only),
on monis motivklingel (Photography Podcast, German only),
on Kruste & Krümel (Cooking & Baking, German only),


An meine deutschen Leser und Leserinnen. Ich werde hier mehr und mehr in Englisch posten, zum Üben und weil ich selbst viel auf englischen & amerikanischen Blogs lese. Kommentare sind aber auch in Deutsch jederzeit willkommen. :-)


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    Lookie … I was allowed to assist when Chris Marquardt took the IceBucketChallenge. :-P

    Batt Transformation

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    This is my second true woolen yarn. I’ve spun it long draw from the fold on my Schacht Reeves and (OMG!) fulled it slightly. It has been spun from four - 21 mic merino/tussah - batts, created by Candy and Laura from nunoco.

    The finished 2-ply is reasonably consistent (at least for a newbie in woolen spinning). It’s a light worsted yarn with a meterage 488m/200g. And it is super fluffy. I loooove it!

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    And then one of your handspun yarns makes it onto the ravelry start page

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    So that’s why there are suddenly comments on one of my spinning projects :-)

    Becky Stern - Disruptive Wearable Technology at HOPE X

    Totally awesome! … Maker, Knitting, Privacy

    Tour de Fleece 2014, the final

    I’ve plied aaaaaaaall day long and finished my last two yarns. The blue one (75% mulberry silk, 25% BFL) is 320 grams and 538 meters distributed to two skeins. The big skein is a classic 3-ply, the small skein is made from the “leftovers” ans has been chain-plied. (the “blue” photos have been taken pre-wash)

    The second skein is Three Waters Farm Merino/Tussah silk in the colorway “Cheerful Disposition”, 130g with a yardage of 415 meters, chain-plied. 

    My tour total is:

    • total fiber weight: 570 g
    • finished yarn: 1326 m
    • singles spun: 3978 m

    Tour de Fleece 2014, day 20

    Day 20 was travel day and I’ve spend many hours on the autobahn, so no spinning in the afternoon. Luckily I did manage to finish the second bobbin of the blue fiber in the morning. Yay!

    Tour de Fleece 2014, day 19

    … without words

    Tour de Fleece 2014, day 18

    … brings the first skein of  finished (and washed) yarn and more spinning on the blue mulberry silk / BFL top

    Knitting during Tour de Fleece

    Even during Tour de Fleece, you need time to knit. At least I do. So I’ve started a pair of socks from one of my handspun yarns. The pattern is Rettangolo and I think it is especially suitable for handspun.

    Laden