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...my daily discoveries, Cafés, Shops or Spaceinvaders in Vienna, but also elswhere...

AND katmakes - DIY in progress and success...


WWKIP-day, Vienna, AUT


der nächste WWKIP-day steht vor der Tür, es gibt wie üblich etliche Treffen, siehe die offizielle Liste (leider muß man sich einloggen um die Liste zu sehen) oder man schaut auf Ravelry nach!

In Wien werden wir uns am Sonntag, 16.Juni.2013 im Stadtpark, auf der zweiten Liegewiese vom Eingang Stubentor, treffen!

Bringt Essen, Trinken, was zum Stricken oder Häkeln und noch eine Decke o.ä. zum im Gras sitzen mit!

lg, kathi



this year's WWKIP-day is nearly here, there are a lot of meetings already listed, can be found at the official page (unfortunately you have to register to see the list) or on ravelry!

In Vienna, we will meeton on Sunday, 16.June.2013 in Stadtpark, on the second big patch of lawn when entering from Stubentor.

Don't forget to bring foods & drinks, something to knit or crochet and maybe also a blanket or so to sit on the grass.

cheers, kat

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MMM13 - Textil Müller

now its really the last day of may!

this morning i realized its still may, wonder o wonder. I did not manage to put on something memade though, but instead i will post one of the secret or not so secret tips on getting affordable fabric in Vienna:

Textil Müller

Textil Müller @KarmelitermarktThe main store is in Kritzendorf, a bit outside the city, but they have a smaller store next to the Karmelitermarkt in the second district. This is not your typical fabric store, its more like the second hand store of fabrics, rather chaotic and unpredictable regarding the selection. Looking for something special can be a challenge here but you are sure to find something you hadn't been looking for.
Their prices are crazy cheap and they even sell notions, like zippers or buttons.

Textil MüllerI also recommend a trip to the Kritzendorf store just for the sheer fun and level of adventure it involves!

Have fun shopping!




Ach ja, heute war also der wirklich letzte Tag im Mai..

Keine Ahnung, warum ich gestern dachte es beginnt schon der Juni... Deshalb hab ich heute auch in Sachen MeMadeMay13 versagt, aber als Ersatz gibts jetzt einen geheimen oder nicht so geheimen Tip zum Stoffe kaufen in Wien:

Textil Müller

Das Hauptgeschäft is in Kritzendorf, in der Nähe von Wien, aber es gibt auch eine Filiale am Karmelitermarkt, im zweiten Bezirk.
Textil Müller ist kein normales Stoffgeschäft, eher so was wie der SecondHandLaden der Stoffgeschäfte. Es ist auch immer etwas chaotisch und unvorhersehbar, etwas bestimmtes dort zu finden ist recht schwierig, aber man findet immer etwas, das man vielleicht nicht erwartet hatte. Großartig sind die günstigen Preise und es gibt etliches an Zubehör, z.B. Zips oder Knöpfe.

Das Hauptgeschäft in Kritzendorf ist auch auf jeden Fall ein Besuch wert, einfach weils ein kleines Abenteuer ist/ sein kann.

Also, viel Spaß beim Wühlen,


 Textil Müller


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MMM13 last days

so this was MMM13

i can't believe it's nearly June again! where did may go? and what about MeMadeMay?

My self set challenge - to wear something selfmade 4 days/week did not work out all that great. It turns out i do have a lot of knit items, but not so many garments. And if its warm in Vienna - as it should be in May, handknits often are too warm. The last couple of weeks it has been cold again, autumn like, and it turns out most of my selfmade garments are skirts...
Bottom line, my memade wardrobe needs to be enlarged!

Therefore i will keep trying to incorporate selfmade items into my wardrobe on a more regular basis and also will post here every now and then about it!


day 29

day 29 - my clapotis

voila, my Clapotis, made out of 2 full skeins of Zauberwolle! i remember knitting something like forever (actually only a month or so) on this skein and using a gadzillion of stitchmarkers to keep track of the dropped stitches...

But at the end it is a great scarf/shawl for spring and autumn! oh, and the pattern, by Kate Gilbert, was published in Knitty and is free!


day 30

day 30to honor my first memademay, i decided today to try on a very old selfmade item - corduroy pants. i had a favorite pair of pants and when they finally were worn out, i took them apart and traced the pieces and made myself a new pair. unfortunately it has been several years now and i am not sure about the fit anymore... i probably should just donate them to charity aka humana, but that also seems somehow strange... maybe i should try and let them out a bit - in true mend and make do spirit...

oh, and also starring in this pic are superold handknit socks - they are just great to wear around the house on such a rainy and sad day...

so, this was it, bye bye may,
i am looking forward to next year's MeMadeMay project!

cheers, kat


MMM13 - day 26&27

the end is nigh...

day 26 - back to the standards, the breezy cardigan (pattern by Hannah Fettig)

kat's breezy cardigan

day 27 -  the lacy summer sweater

Kat's lacy summersweaterThis was one of my first successful handknit sweaters (there were some horrendously ugly trials before that) and it still is from my pre-ravelry days. Remember?

In my case this sweater is from 2007 maybe 2008. The pattern is vintage, if you want to call a pattern book from 1981 vintage.

the bookit is full of different patterns, knitting, crochet, embroidery, for all ages and sizes, it even includes bikinis (yes, more than one pattern for a bikini!) and babybibs. the patterns are still not uploaded to the Ravelry pattern database, maybe i should at least add my sweater there - for the fun of it.


Yesterday also was spent with tracing a pattern, cutting and sewing it, but time was too short and the nearly finished skirt still needs hemming. more on the skirt once the hemming is done and i can take good pics!

now, if the weather could finally get back to be summery, i could actually wear my other selfmade skirts!

cheers, kat



Besuch bei der Wollmeise in Pfaffenhofen

Jaja, da gibts mal wieder einen Blogpost, in dem es nicht um Memademay13 geht und dann gehts um ein Wollgeschäftl!

Aber es geht ja um die Wollmeise bzw. um Rohrspatz&Wollmeise in Pfaffenhofen, Bayern. Wo man Wolle in den wunderbarsten und intensivesten Farben überhaupt kaufen kann.

Es ist ganz einfach, wenn man Wolle mag, in der Nähe von München ist und Zeit zu einem Ausflug nach Pfaffenhofen hat, und dann noch an einem Tag, an dem das Geschäft offen hat, dann gibts wohl keinen Weg um einen Besuch herum.

Ach, und die Toilette sollte auch besucht werden - da sieht man dann die Welt in Rosarot!
Mehr mag ich zu Wollmeise gar nicht mehr schreiben, wurde ja schon alles zigmal auf anderen Blogs geschrieben. Hinfahren, anschauen und danach auf ein Weißbier ins Gasthaus und den Einkauf bewundern!

lg, Kathi

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