• Happened,  Planned

    Why I couldn’t control myself this time

    In my previous post I already mentioned that I had a shopping spree in a yarn shop. This was triggered by a single pattern that had been on my mind for a while now. Until last Thursday I had been able to control myself, but then I saw some other patterns that really made my fingers itch. And then, yes, I caved and splurged on yarn for 4 patterns. The yarn was bought in a small Belgian webshop called Miete Confiete. I hadn’t bought there before, but I must say I’m extremely happy with the service. Very quick and efficient! So what was in my package? Only 32 skeins and…

  • Happened

    The ever growing list and the yarn trap

    I have a lot of yarn. A whole lot of yarn. According to my stash on Ravelry I have 84719 meters lying around the house. That’s about 33 kilos. Oh dear, that’s really a lot! And still, still I never have what I need. You’re probably familiar with this issue? I have the obnoxious habbit of using free hours by browsing through patterns. On Raverly or Pinterest or just through Google, whatever strikes my fancy. And more often of not I come across a pattern that immediately speaks to me. And then I head to my stash on Ravelry, looking if I have the yarn to make that appealing pattern.…

  • Happened

    Charami is bilingual!

    It took a while to set it up, but Charami.com is now officially bilingual, making english.charami.com obsolete! Thanks to a super useful plugin, I can now easily write posts in two languages, while keeping the languages completely separated visually, but without the hassle of having to maintain two separate blogs. Once you have chosen the language you want to see here, only the content available in that language will be displayed for you. All other languages will be invisible for you! To change the displayed language, just click one of the new buttons you can see in the upper right corner, just below the navigation bar. So if you were…

  • Happened

    Sorry!

    Some of you know that in order to see my posts in English, you need to head over to this site . I have been neglecting this site for a while however, because I found it a bit tedious to maintain two separate website. Recently however I discovered a plugin which would allow me to make this site multilingual, without losing its structure and keep all languages separated. This seemed like a perfect solution for me, so I joyfully started the transfer. But – yes, there is a but – I now discovered that e-mail subscribers now receive a double e-mail for new posts made in two languages. Also when…

  • Happened

    Christmas 2012

    Hello all! Finally I managed to dive into the pictures I made of all the Christmas present that rolled of my crochet hook this year. So a couple of blog posts are on their way πŸ™‚ In the picture above you can already see how I wrapped all my presents, with the exception from the present wrapped in the shop (the blank one on the left). I wrapped most presents with plain brown paper en decorated them with red accents, like ribbons, rice paper, napkin flowers, paper doilies and kitchen cord in red and white. The labels were made with a pinch from cheap Christmas cards. Not all of these…

  • Happened

    Going overboard

    I’m already planning my Christmas presents. A bit early perhaps, but the earlier the better I think. Especially with my erratic hooking abilities πŸ˜‰ Anyway, no better excuse than to splurge on yarn than planned presents. So I bought some yarn last week. A LOT of yarn… On August 30th my first order was a fact. I have a very special project in mind for a very special someone, about which I’ll be very mysterious. For this very special project I needed a particular colour and this colour was spotted in the popular Stylecraft Special DK. OkΓ©, perhaps it was wish-fulfilment of me to find this particular shade in this…

  • Happened

    If you can’t appreciate the small…

    I’m really pleased with my latest purchase. Like a small child. Yes, this ordinary looking basket really made me happy. You can probably guess the purpose of this basket, no? Keeping together skeins of yarn, of course. The yarns I’m currently working with in particularly. Before, I always used plastic backs to keep together the yarn of my current project. This worked, but it wasn’t very tidy or practical. All the colours were in disarray, which caused me long digs in search of the next colour. And then I saw this basket on sale. I was immediately sold and I must say, now that I have been using the basket…

  • Happened

    Vacation

    The summer has finally arrived in Belgium, which is why it was so quiet here ^_^ . And this night I’m leaving on vacation, so I’ll be away for a week. I’ll be responding to the incoming messages when I’m back! Cheers, Charlotte