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    Book unhaul #2

    In 2024 I want to make a bigger effort to find books that I no longer care about a new home. At the end of 2023 I already made a first move by unhauling a set to a little free library. In that post I also talked about the idea of starting a Vinted shop, to try and recover a…

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    On the go #10

    While reading initially appealed less to me in January, the creative itch for once persisted well after the Christmas making frenzy, resulting in me starting a couple of new things or continuing with the old. At Christmas the subject of relaxation activities came up. You probably know what I mean: puzzles, coloring books for adults, diamond painting, etc. My niece…

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    Read in January 2024

    January didn’t start well in terms of reading. The first week of the month I didn’t even pick up a book. I didn’t read a letter and I didn’t feel like reading either. Then I started listening to a book sporadically, specifically for a readathon I didn’t want to fall behind on. This boosted my appetite again and I ended…

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    First Law Along #6: Red Country

    The First Law Along readathon continues in 2024. This sixth book in the series was scheduled for November/December last year, but I procrastinated on it and only read it in January. Still, in time for the discussion in the live show of January 14, but this of course caused me to postpone writing and publishing my review, since I was…

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    Sentimental Laura Vest

    At the beginning of January I finished the Laura vest for fellow student C.. Or rather, a combination of the fact that sewing classes started again after the Christmas holidays and I could no longer postpone it and a very big prayer gave me the courage to finish this sentimental piece. This project had previously been started by C.’s mother…

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    Reading journal November 2023

    Before I start a new reading journal for 2024, I want to finish the one for 2023. For November I managed to finish my spreads somewhere towards the end of December. I had picked out the different elements I wanted to use quite early on – pictures, papers, stickers, colours, etc. – but I dawdled quite a while putting it…

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    Read in December 2023

    December is always a bit of a strange reading month for me. On the one hand, I am in a kind of completionist phase, where I still want to complete as many series as possible so that I can cross them off my list. On the other hand, I also feel a kind of brake, where I feel like reading…

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    Day of the week sweater vest

    A while ago I showed that I had let myself go again and, despite the fact that I can almost start a shop at home, I had still bought a load of new skeins of yarn. I also let you know that I had a very specific plan in mind for one third of the skeins, for which I had…

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    Granny Square Vest

    Finally! FI.NAL.LY! There’s nothing like gift giving season to make me jump into action and finish projects I’ve been working on for too long! The story of this vest started in the early spring of 2023, when I spotted this model in the Terre Bleue window. I immediately felt the urge to start crocheting again and I started planning diligently.…

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    Flaxosaurus

    In my posts about my projects on the go, I regularly talked about a knitting project that I didn’t want to reveal too much about yet. But now I’m going to reveal everything! Based on the photos I shared, you could probably deduce that I had knitted two green sweaters. The (free) pattern I used for this is Flax by…