Did you actually think a knitwear designer spends his days knitting?

Believe it or not, but I’m hardly knitting at the moment. There are just so many other (knitting related) things that have to be done and they all are eating my knitting time.


René is on a business trip for three days, so I’m all alone with the kids. I got up at 6:30, dressed them, made breakfast and brought them to kindergarten and to their day nanny. I got time until 12:00 before I have to pick them up again. Four hours, that sounds so much, but actually three of them are over now and I didn’t knit one single stitch.

Instead I prepared a pattern submission for Twist Collective and one for Interweave Knits. I put so much work into both of them, because I love these publications and I enjoy their style and the designs they feature. It would be great if I got accepted, so keep your fingers crossed! 🙂

Also, a long-awaited parcel finally arrived here today!


It’s four amazing skeins of Wisp by Dream in Color, a heavenly soft blend of silk and merino. I’ll be designing a shawl with three of them, there’s gonna be a KAL and I’m free to give the fourth one to one of the participants, so make sure to stay tuned.

So, my todo list is two points shorter now, which is great. Tomorrow and wednesday I’m having four hours time in the morning again, and I’m seriously planning to eliminate all of the others, too! Gotcha!