• Happened

    It’s already over

    The lion’s share of my vacation has already passed by. But a glorious vacation it was! My goddaughter’s sleepover and planned visit to an amusement park was a rounding success. Definitely worth repeating! Then followed the travelling portion of my vacation. My parents were staying with the caravan in Saint RΓ©my de Provence for a couple of weeks. Since I…

  • Happened

    Vacation!

    Boy, oh, boy, I thought I would never get here, but now it’s finally happening. I’m on vacation!!!! Jeij!!!! Starting tomorrow my goddaughter is coming to stay for the first stime, so that’s very exciting! She’s been looking forward to it a lot and has been crossing off days on the calendar for a month now. Of course I’m also…

  • Made

    Moana ta-dah!

    Finished! The knit dress in Catania is finished! As I mentioned before, the dress turned out a little smaller than I had hoped. The chest size is only 57cm, while I had hoped for 61cm. Therefore I also compensated in the length and knit to 51cm. You can see a couple of sloppy areas, especially where I had to begin…

  • Read

    July book haul

    I do most of my reading on my e-reader nowadays. I bought it almost 3 years ago and since then it has claimed its place in my purse. But that doesn’t mean that I no longer buy paper books. I adore buying books, just as much as I adore buying yarn! This month alone I already bought more books than…

  • Made

    Almost two years later

    In a previous message I mentioned I was thinking about starting a new crochet project, but instead I picked up an old unfinished project! This bolero was started over 2 years ago from a free pattern found through Ravelry. It’s made from 10 squares, which I finished and assembled on the go. And then I got stuck on the border.…

  • Read

    The Miniaturist

    I bought The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton in February through Bookdepository. I had read about the book on Goodreads. The cover is beautiful, the synopsis intriguing and the reviews mostly positive. So when I felt like buying books from my favourite online bookshop again, I didn’t hesitate too long to add it to my cart. The Miniaturist is set in…

  • Happened

    Sport and salads

    Lately I’ve been eating a lot of salads. This is due to the fact that I no longer lunch in our cafetaria at work every day. I’ve been bringing my own lunches, which are mostly salads. Much healthier than the dishes served in the canteen, which are often greasy and salty. The reason why I no longer go for lunch…

  • Work in Progress

    On the needle

    Hmm, I’m not so good at blogging about my current projects. At the moment I’m working on 3 knits and am swatching for a 4th. Seems I’m good at blogging about all my doubts before starting a project, but keeping you up to date on the knitting or crochet process is a weak point. So let me catch up! Because…

  • Read

    The Girl with all the Gifts

    For 3 months I’ve been suffering from a reading-block. Not a single book could entice me, but not by lack of trying from my part. I don’t think it was the books’ fault, but mostly due to my state of mind. Eventually, I forced myself to pick a book and stick by it. Therefore I picked one that I had…

  • Made

    Janne’s ripple blanket: Ta-dah!

    I’ve finished it for a while now, but I wanted to wait to show it here until I had given it to its recipient. I made this ripple as a special request by my god-daughter and Sunday I gave it to her on her birthday party. I can’t believe she’s 5 already! I had been tempted a couple of times…