• Inspired

    Clay

    Lately I’ve been completely mesmerized by clay. I’ve always had a fondness for polymer clay. I can look hours at projects on Pinterest or watch countless videos on YouTube. There are some real artists out there. The reason why I’ve never tried polymer is because you need to bake it in the oven. Now, they do say it is not…

  • Work in Progress

    Phildar

    With all my posts on whether or not I should make the Moana dress in Catania, you would forget that I only recently made a large purchase for a number of other plans. And in the mean time I’ve made a start with one of these plans.     I saw this dress for the first time on Ravelry, were else?…

  • Work in Progress

    Stubborn

    That I can be pretty stubborn sometimes might be something you’ve picked up on already. I ask a question here, a couple of people reply this and then I still decide to do that. Yes, sometimes I have to see before I believe 😉 So indeed, I have already started knitting the Moana dress in Catania. And this dress will…

  • Happened

    Noses and needles

    If I had bothered to look further than the length of my nose, I would have been able to answer my own question about Catania from my previous post. Can you remember this dress from last year? Well, I crocheted this with exactly 6 skeins of Catania cotton and the end result wasn’t too heavy for my then 4-year-old goddaughter,…

  • Happened

    Summer yarn question

    Good morning all! Have a nice Pentecostal Monday ^_^ In reaction to my previous post, Myriam asked me if Catania cotton is well suited to make summery clothes with. I had always assumed it is. It can’t only be meant for amigurumi, right? But due to another reaction, by Marianne, I’m starting to have doubts. Marianne asked if clothing made…

  • Planned,  Work in Progress

    The Queue experiment

    After my last yarn splurge resulting into 32 new skeins for my already substantial stash, I started working with the QUEUE option on Ravelry. I walked through my stash, trying to link each skein to a pattern I could and want to make with it, hoping I could reduce that stash. While looking for the ideal pattern for these skeins…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Work in Progress

    Out of sheer frustration

    I’m still unsuccesful with the stipey shawl. I just can’t get the edges right. I’m done wanting perfection. I would just really like to have both sides even, I don’t even care if it still looks ugly. I’m now aiming for uniform ugliness. *cough* But even that is out of my reach 🙁 . Out of sheer frustration, I started…

  • 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…