How I grew to love crochet

For years now, crochet has been my main daily occupation. It started as a regular hobby, but has grown to be a very special skill to me. Five years ago, I was a med student, with a part-time job, barely having time to crochet. My life felt great and very rewarding, and I had nothing else to ask for. And then it all fell apart. I was hospitalized with depression after a particularly hard year, in which my family moved to another country. Not long after that I was diagnosed with autism. Med school proved too demanding for the time…

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What’s going on: new pattern and more!

Hi! I want to share some exciting news as I’m working towards a new pattern! These past months I’ve been working towards the winter with help of two Scheepjes Whirls and a Whirlette 🙂 And this is the result:

As soon as I have this pattern tested it will be available in my Ravelry store.
The other news is I am currently staying in the US for a 5 week vacation. And what would a vacation be without yarn shopping? Oh the selections available, it’s so different from Holland. In the Netherlands, I mostly work with either whirls or 100% cotton, and in the US, there is much more acrylic yarn. I thought acrylic yarn was all pretty much the same, guess what: I couln’t be more wrong! I fell in love with Woolike yarn by Loops and Threads, not surprising since I almost exclusive work with fingering weight yarn. But it’s so soft, I love it’s feel! So I’m working on a couple of projects just for myself and trying my hand at crochet video’s. You’ll probably hear more about this as I’m liking it so far!

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New pattern: DNA Shawl

It has been a while since I last posted, but my crochet hooks haven’t been collecting dust! I’ve been working on multiple patterns, and today I will present the first one to you 🙂 When I first learned about filet crochet, my mind took off thinking about all the different possible projects. Endless repeats of a pattern, images or words and sentences, this sort of inverse to popcorn patterns is perfect for the more subtle project, let’s say, a shawl for example 😉 My geeky self didn’t wait long to combine art and science, and here it is: the DNA…

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