A couple of weeks ago I held a little refresher knitting class for the women of our village. Some brought their own knitting needles, others borrowed some of mine. One experienced knitter who had already made a Hitchhiker… Read More
Here’s a confession: I love to be alone. Just love it! When I am on my own, I do what I feel like, I knit, I sit down with my notepad and make sketches, I look at pictures… Read More
These skeins are probably overweight Every now and then I browse the forums on Ravelry, and in almost every group one topic emerges every few weeks like the full moon over our village: the stash diet. Knitters all… Read More
Striking and intense, dramatic color and contrast, and fascinating geometric shapes are what you can see if you board a ship in Puerto Montt in the very South of Chile and travel a few nautic miles to the… Read More
Knitting many things at once is the way to go! I cannot imagine a better moment in a knitter’s life than the one when that huge shawl is finally bound off, the last seam is sewn and the… Read More
Knitters often ask me about blocking knitted items: Do I steam, wash or dampen? Which method is best? And what tools do I actually need? Well, blocking is a big topic! I am no expert for every method,… Read More
Here is the video for the first virtual Cast-on-Event of Strickmich! Club 2017. Enjoy!
My new favorite shawl: great colors, fun stripes, interesting construction, generous measurements – and the yarn is so soft and feels so good that I think I will never take this off! “Corners, Edges, Stripes” is the striped… Read More
In 2008 I stopped using a paper calendar/planner. I had my appointments on my computer, also a non-organized notebook, to-do-lists and post-its flying around. Plus the nagging feeling that chaos was taking over. That was kind of okay… Read More
Here’s our 4th virtual Cast-On-Event for Strickmich! Club 2016. Enjoy! Anstrick-16-4-ENGLISH from Martina Behm on Vimeo.
This is probably the one single thing that I have designed that makes me most proud – because Smooth Sailor is whatever you would like it to be: Put your arms through the holes and wear it as a… Read More
This was the first pattern of Strickmich! Club 2016. Tiny snowflakes are my favorite things in nature: They are fascinating geometric little creatures, delicate and short- lived. When I take a walk in winter and the wind blows… Read More
Surprise! Our fourth dyer is a true superstar in the world of handdyed yarns: Babs Ausherman aka Miss Babs from Mountain City, Tennessee. Do I really have to say it? To me, it’s a dream come true having… Read More
… and here she is, our third dyer for Strickmich! Club 2017: Zsofi Csongor and her insanely beautiful handdyed gradient Bilum yarns. They are truly special, as producing yarns with long color changes by hand is a very… Read More
Our beloved Mondschaf (“Moon-Sheep”) is back and will dye for Strickmich! Club 2017! I am really excited about this, as Sabrina Gleiß has already proved in Strickmich! Club 2015 that she is able to produce the most intensive,… Read More
Danica Mäder Jully has an unmatched instinct to find luxury and beauty – that’s what you will notice when you… Read More
Our summer vacation last year was a dream come true: I admired the colorful ponds in Yellowstone National Park, we saw bisons and moose and exquisite stone formations in Arches National Park. For me, however, visiting the legendary… Read More
Cast-on3-2016 from Martina Behm on Vimeo.
Am Samstag Nachmittag hatte ich das große Vergnügen, beim Wollfest Hamburg eine Kleine Lesung zu halten – hier ist der Text nochmal zum Nachlesen. Viel Spaß dabei! Martina •••••••••• Stricken in schwierigen Zeiten – oder auch: Draußen geht die Welt… Read More
Hey, is that a Hitchhiker? No wait, something is different… There are teeth all around your neck! And many more than 42! And it’s symmetric! How did you do that? Simple: This is not a Hitchhiker, but a… Read More