• 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

    Random 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 goddaughter and Sunday I gave it to her on her birthday party. I had been tempted a couple of times to give the blanket sooner, because…

  • 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 πŸ˜‰ 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,…