Crochet, Knit, Other nutty stuff

Holiday Crochet Plans

The school year is coming to a close, which always seems to result in a last minute sprint to get everything done before the holiday. My eldest son is finishing primary school, which means we are moving into a new phase; a son in high school. But before we jump into that new adventure, it's… Continue reading Holiday Crochet Plans

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Simple toe-up socks that fit!

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I am learning how to knit, and particularly learning how to knit socks. I can knit socks, and now I can actually knit socks that fit! I am so chuffed with myself, I can't suppress smiling. I have had quite some… Continue reading Simple toe-up socks that fit!

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Socks that don’t fit

I consider myself a reasonably good crocheter, but I can't say the same for my knitting skills. I can do knit stitches, and I can do purl stitches, and I guess that means I can knit, but somehow I am having trouble knitting socks that fit! Let me show you some of my struggles. Too… Continue reading Socks that don’t fit

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Hand knitted socks in 10 easy steps

I have knitted my first pair of socks. Remember when I shared my first knitted project ever, the Shawl of Secrets, that I said I wanted to learn to knit socks. I can honestly say that I can knit socks. Let me show you the process I went through in a photo heavy post, showing… Continue reading Hand knitted socks in 10 easy steps

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YARN5 Woman

Our world is full of strong women and I am sure that you can name a few in your immediate circle. However, today I want to challenge you to see the strength in you. Many times we mistake strength for arrogance. No! Knowing what you are good at and living your gift is not being… Continue reading YARN5 Woman

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Knitted Shawl of Secrets

I can knit! Totally! My KNITTED Shawl of Secrets is all done, and it is totally stunning, even if I say so myself. Knitting is not as hard as it looks, if I can do it, you can do it. Resources Shawl of Secrets Pattern - English Print, Dutch Print (Nederlands),  Digital download on Ravelry… Continue reading Knitted Shawl of Secrets

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My knitting adventure

Wow, what a response I got from my first post in which I told you I was going to learn to knit. You gave me so much encouragement, I felt so special. You were giving me tips to help me get started and you shared your experiences with learning to knit. I'm sure you want… Continue reading My knitting adventure

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Something totally different

Sometimes I need a challenge, something totally new that I have not done before and that I see others doing and I want to be able to do to.  It has happened again, I am seeing such lovely knitted creations all over my Instagram, and I can't knit! Time to change all of that. I… Continue reading Something totally different