Thursday, 30 June 2011

Tada moment

Well, here it finally is. My Tada moment of my summer butterfly blanket. It is with only four colors, but I still really like the way it turned out. It's pretty big! I can wrap it around me when I want to sit on my balkony watching the sun go down or just with a hot cup of tea on the couch during a storm (they seem to pop up here once in a while). So, are you ready? Are you sure? Well then, here it is:

Look at Puck trying his very best to claim my blanket! Well no way jose, even if you give me those puppy eyes! Or...maybe....noooo! He cannot! He will just slowly turn it into little bits of yarn :p. It's all mine, moehahaha. Just one more picture * I just cannot get enough of it! *



I REALLY love it!

If you also want to make this little cuty, you can find the pattern on Ravelry here or directly on the webpage here. Let me know if you do, I might be able to help you out if you run into trouble and I am very curious how it looks in different colors! I did add another row of double crochets to each square, but that's just a matter of taste. Now back to my tiny secret project.....Can you figure what it is yet?

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

On my way

Today I visit a dear friend who lives in a different town. So I got up early to catch a train. I love it when the train drives you through huge amounts of grass, water and some cows. Faster and faster, until the first houses show up again and the next station follows.

I will be in the train for over an hour, so guess what I'm doing? Sewing my blanket together!

Ooeh, I will also show you a part of a little secret project I'm working on!
Well, my blanket is getting to a tadaaaa moment, so hang on a bit more ;-). Working on the edge now.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Getting there

Just a quick post on the progress of the blanket. I'm getting there! Can't wait to put on the edge of this cuty.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Sun is shining, weather is sweet...

Another day with so much to enjoy. The sun was peaking finally through the grey clouds, birds were singing again and I could smell these cute little pink roses and freshly cut grass *I luuuuv this smell*. It's amazing how nature finds her way in the concrete jungle of Rotterdam. That's what I like most, the little pleasures that can be found and since nature has to fight here, it feels even more like a treasure when you find something. 

But not all is well in the city centre. When I do my groceries or go to work, I always come across escalators. And to be honest, I am a bit phobic for these moving stairs. The scariest is the moment when you go on the escalator and off it. I'm paranoiac that something will stick in the moving horror. Luckily I didn't have shoelaces in my boots today! 

I survived, time to get that blanket done! 

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Back to square one...

Hi you,

It feels like a new start, writing in English instead of writing in Dutch. It should be good for the development of my writing skills haha, so I apologize in advance for all the mistakes I will doubtlessly make. 
It has been raining cats and dogs in Holland, all is grey and dark. Even Puck is bored *let’s face it, going to the park for hours appeals less when lightning strikes*. But I look at the bright side, its perfect weather for crochet. And although I have some unfinished projects I found a pattern that I just couldn’t resist. 

I love squares and I love quick projects, so this pattern is perfect for me. Also, I still badly wanted a nice blanket to cover my couch. I choose slightly different colors. I wanted it to be more bright and but in some white.  

Look at the squares piling up! I decided that I need 40 squares in total. I now have 35 already and maybe I will find some time today to sit down with a cuppa tea and hook the last ones too. Can’t wait to finish it and wrap it around me.

Nederlands vs. Dutch

Hier een klein berichtje uit Rotterdam. Ik heb besloten om mijn blog voort te zetten in het Engels.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Schaapje, schaapje

Even een klein haak projectje tussendoor. Ik vond een schattig patroon op ravelry van een amigurumi schaapje. Het is geen ingewikkeld patroon en besloot hem te maken voor een vriendin. Maar, naar mate het schaapje meer vorm begon te krijgen ging ik me meer en meer aan hem hechten. Heel ego├»stisch zit hij nu bij me op de bank. Ik weet het, ik ga me schamen haha. Maar kijk nou hoe schattig hij is!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Converse me

Met mijn allstars aan voel ik me altijd helemaal in mijn nopjes. Het mooiste aan deze relaxte stappers is dat ze op hun best zijn als ze helemaal vol zitten met zichtbare herinneringen. Verbleekt door de zon in spanje, smoezig door de modder van een weekend weg, plakkerig van het bier uit je favoriete kroeg.

Des te pijnlijker was het dan ook toen ik de mijne moest laten glijden door de stortkoker....

Na een periode van rouw was het tijd voor een nieuwe converse era. Nu ik de 24 gepasseerd ben is het tijd voor andere, nieuwe herinneringen die mijn nieuwe lichtgrijze varianten langzaam zullen veranderen in grauwe, versleten gympies.

Wat voor herinneringen moet nog blijken. Een ding is wel zeker, ze zijn nog veel te wit!