• 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, who isn’t exactly the largest child of her age. So yeah, against the general advise received here, I think I will take my changes on knitting the summer dress with Catania. You’ll definitely hear about it here and I will make a note for future reference if Catania should be…

  • 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 with 100% cotton wouldn’t be too heavy. :huh: Weeeeell, to be honest, I never even considered that. Another thing to add to my undecided mind: Will a dress of 300g be too heavy for a child? No idea. So dear people, I have two questions for you: Will a childs…

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    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…

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    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…