2021-10-15

Pattern Release for Midnight in North Shawl- PART III

Midnight in North shawl.pngIt has been a while…

It has been a while since I designed, written the pattern, had it tested, learned how to make charts and made one for this pattern, did advertising and now I am now at the end of this part of the road…

THE PATTERN IS PUBLISHED. [Read More…]

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2021-07-23

My first pattern to publish-PART I

I have always played around with free hand crochet and with adjusting the pattern I am using to my liking (being a bit extra creative) but I have rarely wrote anything down as once I am on a roll I like to just go with a flow…
So when I started doing this more seriously and by this meaning to give this hobby a serious go as a small business it was a no brainer that I would also do some designing. I have found out that this is quite DIFFICULT even if you are having even a bit of talent, as it requires A LOT of concentration, math and editing skills, but most of all it requires PATIENCE…
I had to frog so many times I lost count…
I had to multiply and count the stitches so many times I dreamed numbers and rows…
I had to stop and write down and take photos when all I wanted was just to continue into the next row…
But learning was exponential! I felt so energized when I was finally done, instead of feeling exhausted and happy it was all over…
Then onto the testing. [Read More…]

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2021-07-12

Using crochet around the house

I find that crochet can be used in practical purposes beyond a cover for when you’re cold, baskets to hide stuff or holders for pots… 

I tried several solutions for the metal legs of the chairs we have that are not just four tips of legs on the floor, but full U ‘pipes’ (as I’m lacking a better word to describe it) that were driving me crazy every time the would be pulled out from under the table or be pushed to under the table. Even with a pre warning to be gentle and to be careful of scratching our new beautiful wooden floor, my family as well as my guests just didn’t know how to do it properly… And I know! It is our fault to have such chairs on such floor, to even choose such floor in a room where we spend the most time, that the floors will see damage no matter what and not only from the chairs…. [Read More…]

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My France crochet Romance-part I

I feel very lucky as my husband’s parents own a small but cute house in one of the most magical parts of France, Dordogne. And the most magical time to crochet is in the spring when everything is super green and smells divine and the most magical place for me is in the backyard. With a cup of coffee, snack, my husband next to me on his PC and the doggies rolling in the grass or sunbathing. [Read More…]

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2021-07-11

Where am I now

Since the time described in the first blog entry, I focused on carrier and making life in another country and less on crochet. When my husband and I moved into an new house I immediately picked a room I wanted to use for my yarn and a corner I can imagine myself crocheting in. My husband took all I said in a stride as he still couldn’t imagine what I was dreaming about… But soon he learned. [Read More…]

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