woensdag 8 juli 2015


Hi everyone! I hear you thinking... It is Wednesday today, not Friday! Well, I know.
I do tend to loose track of days in the holiday, thus Friday came and went and I forgot to post ;)
Then I decided to turn WIPWednesday into FOFriday!

woensdag 1 juli 2015

WIPW: Catch-up

Hi everyone! I am back! Can you believe I haven't blogged in like 2 months? Well, school comes first, as my mom always tells me... But my hooks haven't been a quiet as my blog!

maandag 4 mei 2015

Lily Pond CAL - Part 2.2

Did you miss something yesterday? Well, me too... You know, life. It just tends to get in the way.
But not of stitching this lovely blanket!

vrijdag 1 mei 2015

FOF: Birthday Presents Part 2

Hi everyone! Welcome to another FOFriday, that I managed to remember! ;)
Ready for another portion of great cuteness?

zondag 26 april 2015

Lily Pond CAL - Part 2.1

New week, new pattern! Though I haven't quite finished all the blocks from the first part, the second part didn't wait for me... It is a flowery square! A lot more exiting then straight rows and waves ;)

vrijdag 24 april 2015

zondag 19 april 2015

Lily Pond CAL - Part 1.2

Another CAL-post! We have now arrived at the point were you should have your four blocks from Part 1 ready, as the new patterns will appear on Tuesday!

donderdag 9 april 2015

Lily Pond CAL - Part 1.1

Have you seen it going around in the past few weeks? Have you fallen in love with it too?

The Stylecraft Lily Pond Blanket Crochet-ALong! I love Stylecraft, I love blankets... How could I miss out on it? So, I decide to play along and share my enthusiasm and progress with you in special dedicated blogpost, every Sunday!

The CAL will appear in installments that come out every other week, so each part will have two blog posts from me! Hence the 1.1 above ;)

We started this Tuesday, but because I didn't make up my mind about actually participating until last week (I am kinda busy, you might guess from the lack of regular blog posts). So, I was forced to improvise, as this CAL has taken flight, big time and Stylecraft is pretty much sold out everywhere. Not just the original yarns, but also suggested substitutes.

While I do wish/intend to make a blanket in the original alternative, Special DK, some day, I settled for an old familiar yarn friend:

This yarn was my go-to-acrylic when I first started taking crochet seriously! It is lovely, although it doesn't cut it to the smoothness of Stylecraft. But when I saw it on the shelves of my LYS in all it colorful shelve-full glory, my mind was settled. I am participating, and these are my colors!

I made myself a fancy color card, for which I normally don't bother (my memory is more then fine), but I am so absorbed by this project that I did this anyway ;)

And, despite a lack of time, I got a good start also!

I have to make four blocks over a period of two weeks, so I am not in a rush to keep up.
My first thoughts on this project: it is pretty simple, but then, the pattern was written to be and I absolutely don't mind! What I do mind is that my working pattern looks like this:

I don't mind color changes, but this project has learned me that I do, very much, mind hook changes!
Right now, I don't see the point, although I do play along, and it does give some extra trouble. I missed the first hook change, hence the markers (appropriately colored like my hooks) and the colors markings on the pattern. It is easy to overlook. I hope I will find the benefits!

Lastly I want to show you a close up:

Can you guess front from back? I will give it away: lower fold is front, upper fold is back. Do you agree with me liking the effect of the Lily (color) better on the back? It might just be my stitching, but I don't like how the front let's my stitches shine through... I was considering changing it around (quite a bit of extra trouble), but then: you probably didn't notice on the first picture, I posted higher up. So, I just roll...

I am not a very pattern-dedicated crocheter. Although I don't like working without a pattern, I do pretty much wing it. As I often 'enhance' the pattern to my liking as I go, I am determined not to do so this time... So I let it be, for now. I can always attach the blocks backward in the end :P

Have fun stitching!

Note for my Dutch blog readers: I won't be translating these posts into Dutch, but just copy-paste them in English from my English blog, unless I get more then one specific request to do so.
This because I am quite busy, and I do my own translations (you might not have consciously realized, but I don't just throw in Google Translate ;) ).

vrijdag 27 maart 2015

FOF: Blogging 'Spring Break'

Hi everyone! Missed my blogposts? I know I did... Because I simply had nothing to show you! I have been crocheting what feels like no-stop, but not much finished... But today I am doing a little catch-up!

vrijdag 6 maart 2015

FOF: Insects and a Hippo

Hi everyone! Did you miss WIPWednesday? Well, that was because I was too busy finishing stuff!
So let's see what came of my hook this week!

vrijdag 27 februari 2015

FOF: Chameleon

Hi everyone! I didn't get some things finished, that I thought I would... But I did of course finish my chameleon...

woensdag 25 februari 2015

WIPW: Stripes...

Hi everyone! I have a lovely crafty week, so also some lovely things to show!
And it so happens to be: they all share in one of my favorite things in crochet... Stripes!

vrijdag 20 februari 2015

zaterdag 14 februari 2015

FOF: Some Rainbow-y things

Hi everyone! Friday came and went, but I decided not to let you start your weekend without some rainbow-y goodness...

woensdag 11 februari 2015

WIPW: Rainbow

Hi everyone! Welcome back to WIPWednesday! Live is running me over, so I might (like last week) not always be able to post as regularly as I would like. But I will show off my stuff as often as I can, for sure!

vrijdag 30 januari 2015

FOF: Orchid Wreath

Hi everyone! Another quick post today, but with more then I expected... I finished not one, but two projects!

woensdag 28 januari 2015

WIPW: Granny's Birthday Present

Hi everyone! Just dropping in to show off my pride for this week. I have been throughly enjoying working on this project, but I don't have the time for many words... I will let the pictures speak for themselves!

vrijdag 23 januari 2015

FOF: Also very colorful...

Hi everyone! This is a very colorful FOFriday. I promised you some FOs in pural, and I did finish more then one thing!

woensdag 21 januari 2015

WIPW: Colorful

Hi everyone! Welcome to WIPWednesday... I have a few active WIPs (not counting all blankets), and one is really a happy project...

vrijdag 9 januari 2015

woensdag 7 januari 2015

WIPW: Blankets

Hi everyone! How have you been? I am not too late yet too wish you a 'Happy New Year!', right?
I have had some hectic weeks, so blogging kind of slipped, but this first full week of 2015 I want to start out great.
Because I have not been quiet on the crochet-side of things, I have tons to show you...