How to knit gathered stitches

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Influenced by the Haapsalu Shawl book (Estonian lace) the gathered stitches caught my eyes. In my first shawl design I use the gathered stitches. There are many options for gathered … Read More

How to ruin your newest (knitted) garment

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Intrigued by a new mystery KAL I’ve ordered this gorgeous yarn Madelinetosh Tosh DK in the colour “Chamomile”. DK-weight is not new for me, but I knit very rare in … Read More

Why knitting and crochet is healthy

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Recently I found a video together with this article. It explains why knitting and crochet is healthy. Check this video, which is full of interesting scientific information. “Recent neurological research … Read More

Intense fun – my last week in Cape Town

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I took my last chance this season to go to the Old Biscuit Mill Market. With two friends I’ve eaten my way through the market. The advantage is that you … Read More

King of the Air 2014 – kitesurf event at Big Bay

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Last sunday the RedBull event King of the Air was held at Big Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. The world’s top 24 kitesurfers compete each other in 20 minutes … Read More

Going big – my seventh week in Cape Town

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After our paragliding-roadtrip to Wilderness area last week we went back to Cape Town. The wind was back and we enjoyed kitesurfing again. While we went on a roadtrip there … Read More

from dyeing to flying – my sixth week in Cape Town

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Three years ago I’ve met a local indie dyer from South Africa. It’s Nurturing Fibres from which I’ve already bought some skeins two weeks ago. I’ve contacted Carle and she … Read More

vlieg hoog – my fifth week in Cape Town

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Last Saturday I’ve joined the Book Lounge meetup in Cape Town where all crafters meet. I’ve met Liezl from My heart dreaming. Liezl worked on a very nice project: she … Read More

Relaxed and creative – half time in Cape Town

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  It was the first time I brought my boyfriend to a market here in South Africa. Usually they’re held in the mornings but the Bay Harbour Market in Hout … Read More

lekker kos en party – my third week in Cape Town

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Last Sunday I was with my friend Vera at the Hout Bay market. This market is somehow very similar to the Old Biscuit Mill market but less touristic as it … Read More

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