3D crochet purse in yellow, pink and grey

I was traveling quite a lot this past autumn, and some travels included a little bit of crochet. Here’s a purse I was working on in Zambia in the beginning of December. This is the best kind of entertainment for a lonely business traveller in a hotel: a few balls of yarn, light hook and…

Optical crochet purse – ready

You remember the optical crochet purse from some weeks back? The fab pattern by Molla Mills, from the book Virkkuri II? I was so eager to share pictures of the crochet pattern that I just blogged away even though I hadn’t really finished making the actual purse. Well, I was happy to finish all the…

Optical crochet purse

Here’s the first optical crochet pattern I’ve ever tried out. It’s from Virkkuri II, a crochet book by Molla Mills. As you may remember, counting stitches is not my forte, but I really wanted to see if I had the patience to work through this. Normally I watch movies or TV while crocheting, but this pattern required a…

Plan A

You know that feeling, when your dreams are slowly starting to shift towards reality? Perhaps ever so slightly, but still? That’s how I feel every time I start crocheting something. Here’s a doily rug in the making, a pattern called Asteri. It’s refreshing to follow a pattern every once in a while! I recently read an interesting…

The Happiness project, part II

Time seems to fly, when there’s daylight. I can’t believe it’s been almost one month since my previous post. Spring equinox is tomorrow. Already? I’ve stopped using my Wake-up light in the mornings only this week, as the day starts to dawn around 6 a.m. and I don’t need to wake up to pitch black darkness…

The happiness project

Ten good things from today. The good news from Ukraine, where violence has ceased and people are slowly returning to normal life. I’ve heard so many inspirational radio interviews on people who may have suffered significant losses, and yet, they speak with such poetic beauty about their country, their fellow citizens, democracy, truth, human rights…

Upgrade old glass jars with electrical tape

I’ve wanted to combine electrical tape and DIY projects for a long time. Yes, may sound a little funny, but ever since I saw this fabulous wall decoration by Molla Mills, I’ve wanted to see what I could do with the tape. Of course, my plan was to start with something slightly less ambitious than an entire…

Virkkuri – stylish Finnish book on crochet

This is the first cool crochet book in Finnish. It’s called Virkkuri and made by a stylish lady called Molla Mills, who actually owns a crochetterie. Yes, a crochetterie. Who ever came up with that word, is a genius to begin with. And when you look at the patterns in the book, you’ll understand the…