Author Archives: alycevr

About alycevr

Academic, translator & maker of things

Autumnal Beanies

It’s November. I moved back to Wiesbaden in June, but I’ve still not unpacked my stuff as I’m still not in my own flat. This situation has decided drawbacks, one of them a surprising one: I can’t for the life … Continue reading

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Sockmania 2017 has begun

Making socks has become an annual ritual since I realised just how wonderful real, home-made socks are. They come with an inbuilt temperature gauge, for one. They keep my feet nice and toasty when it’s cold but they don’t make … Continue reading

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Pippi Longstocking skirt

I freely admit that my sense of fashion, such as it is, has been crucially influenced by one childhood heroine of mine: Pippi Långstrump, or Pippi Longstocking. I’ve hitherto resisted re-creating that pinafore, although I’ve been tempted… But the last garment … Continue reading

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Giving something back-scarf

Sometimes things come to an end. And then new things can begin. A little while ago, the mother of a friend died. As with quite a few mother-child-relationships, this one would have had the tagline ‘It’s complicated’ on Facebook. I … Continue reading

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Going away homecoming quilt

There is such pleasure in making something for someone else. One day many months ago, a lovely friend from my schooldays spoke to me on Messenger and soliloquised about how strange it was that her eldest daughter was about to … Continue reading

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The things that are under things #2

After a lengthy wait for the local telecommunications company to connect my landline and wifi I am now online again. And not a moment too soon, as I’ve used the enforced break to make things. Lots of things. Lots of … Continue reading

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Happy to be home

About six weeks ago I turned my life upside down & set it down again. But in a different country. Reader: I moved house and country – from Brexit-Britain back to Germany, which I’ve learnt to call home again. Indeed, … Continue reading

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