Sunday, March 10, 2019

Crochetting a stuffed animal on the go

During our drive back from Paris, I started crochetting a stuffed animal to decorate the playpen of our little one that is on the way (counting down... 10 weeks left :)). I want to make a colorful fantasy animal that in the same colors as our playpen storage bags which I’m making from granny squares. 

Monday, April 02, 2018

Growing granny square throw

My granny square throw is getting bigger and bigger! I’m at 1/3th of the planned size now (15 x 12 squares), but maybe I ll make the throw a little bigger. The squares are really nice to make, especially because they are small projects that you can take along when you travel of visit family. Joining the squares on the other hand is rather tideous and it takes much more time than I expected. But... I love the result! And I even bought some more of the same yarn to make 2 or 3 matching pillows. 

Crochet was something I only used to join the pieces of my knitting projects, but the more I m crochetting, the more I like it... Much more versatile than I thought ☺️ 

Happy knitting! (Or crochetting ☺️)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Granny square throw

Although I usually prefer knitting, I chose to crochet a granny square throw for once. I used a simple granny square pattern resembling the traditional granny square pattern, which is almost identical except for the openings in de corners. I’ve finished about 1/4th of the squares and crochet them together in one direction. The throw looks a little schrappy because I havent finished the seams that run in the other direction yet, but I wanted to show you this work in progress anyway :)

Happy knitting! And crochetting too :)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hat knitting

It has been quite a while, but I have recently picked up knitting again..: Now I’m using this nice and soft blue and gray wool/acrylic yarn mix to knit a simple rib stitch hat. Can’t wait to finish this tiny project ☺️

Monday, March 02, 2015

Raspberry stitch cardigan

A girl can never have enough cardigans, right? :) I just love knitting and wearing them... I bought some purple yarn about a month ago to make a simple cardigan... It's turning out well and it actually fit me the first time round. I guess I am getting better at this :p (and maybe a bit more patient too).

Sorry for the picture, the color is not at all what it looks like here, it's really vibrant purple. I'll take a better one when the sleeves are finished.

What also helped me a lot with this project is this great tutorial from Tasha at (

I'm going to use this method for all of my projects from now on! Works out very well.

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Almost finished!

And it should be, because Autumn has really started over here right now. But it is nice to be indoors and knit a bit when the weather outside is cold and windy...

I sewed two buttons onto the neckwarmer. They are fake, because I forgot the buttons holes. But it's not really a problem because the neck warmer is big enough to fit over nu head with ease. I steam blocked the brim. When it's completely dry I'll post a picture of the neck warmer 'in action' :-)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Still working on that neckwarmer

I finished the knitting part. Well, i had to because i ran out of yarn :) So now i only have to weave in the ends and sew on some buttons. I added some extra length at the bottom of the neckwarmer to tugg into my coat.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Oversized cardigan

Knitting the front panels of my oversized cardigan. I want to have drop shoulder sleeves. I think it looks good with the slightly baggy look, and it is easy to knit... Eventhough the double seed stitch is time consuming, I really like the relief of the pattern. So far, so good! Happy knitting!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Swatching for a new cardigan

I bought some coral colored yarn about a month ago to make a sweater or a cardigan. I decided I would like to have a cozy, slightly oversized, easy to knit cardigan. So I got some skeins from the same lot, and started swatching...

I tried several knit and purl patterns. I found seed stitch to messy and moss stitch to square, so I decided to go with double seed stitch:

Friday, October 03, 2014

Poppy Winter Sun Hat

Knitting Pattern
 Poppy Winter Sun Hat
Sizes:small (56 cm), medium (59 cm), and large (62 cm)
Needle size:US#6 - 4 mm
Yarn Weight:DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
Yardage:246 - 328 yards
A floppy sun hat is a classic winter look, so why not try this knit version of it! It is a quick knit and it is easy to adjust to any head size. The brim is knit sideways, and stitches are taken up out of the side of the brim as a base for the top part of the hat. The cable band is knitted as a separate piece.
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