A second motif from my 2016 Advent Calendar. What would you like to make with this one? In my Advent calendars, the mini projects are presented step by step over 4 or 5 days (depending on complexity). It a mini mystery CAL and sometimes, I build in a small surprise. Here, the motif starts out […]
At the start of a crochet stitch, you have only one loop on your hook, and you can insert the hook wherever you like – that’s the magic of crochet! This allows for thousands of variations, 3D artistry, and endless creativity. However, this freedom also brings uncertainty. If nothing is explicitly stated in the pattern, […]
If you’re like me, in these strange and troubled times, there are moments in your day when the feelings of anxiety and stress peak. This happens to me around 4 a.m. – I wake up and can’t go back to sleep. To cope and feel a bit better, for the past few days, I have […]
No yarn at home thick enough for that little project you want to whip up with a large hook? Check out this article from 2010 (!) about my experiments with yarn mixes, i.e. yarns held double.
You know that I firmly believe that playing with yarn is a very efficient way to relieve anxiety – and this is something I think most of us need right now. However, you might want to start a project for which you do not have the prescribed yarn at home. And for many of us, […]
Here is my little layered flower, made using the tutorial I discussed yesterday. I made it with some leftover Zauberball yarn. Since this yarn changes colours slowly, I took out some yarn between the layers to get better contrast. So now I have a couple of tiny yarn balls. I might use them to make […]
Make a little something with leftover yarn and a hook. Use your hands to feel better. At least it helps me! Try my flower brooch! It’s an introduction to layered flowers if you have never made them, and in any case, it’s a quick little project that can make you smile. Also, there is a […]
As of today, France is in lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In order to minimize all risks, and not put a strain on postal services in the current situation, I am suspending all shipping of physical products. This is a difficult and unprecedented situation, causing much anxiety. These past few days, I […]
Swatching the yarn Balayage, col 610 Machu Picchu. I think I will go for a 4 mm (US G-6) hook. The yarn Balayage is available in the shop.