A Beaded Waterfall

  I normally don’t buy magazines as I am quite picky on the designs and patterns I use, but last winter, I couldn’t resist and purchased two Interweave Crochet Issues, Fall 2012 & Summer 2015. The reason: both include very attractive designs, and especially the 2015 issue, an impressive collection of dresses! Both also include…

A Dickson for summer

A Dickson for the summer

Late last summer I started working on a beautifully cabled project. It was the 3rd Norah Gaughan pattern I had been wanting to make for quite some time, Dickson, after Halyard and Beatnik. It took me some time to complete mainly because of the modifications I performed. I changed the yarn weight from worsted to…

Frilly Yarn Experiment #5

I love experimenting. I love experimenting with new techniques and materials. Even if that requires a lot of time and energy. At the end of the process, I may feel exhausted, but I feel like I have discovered something, no matter how small or insignificant. This is how I basically learned to knit. I presented…

A 毛糸だま! poncho

Just as the title suggests, today the post will have a Japanese character. 毛糸だま is pronounced as Keitodama (= let’s knit) and its a combination of kanji and hiragana ‘symbols’*. I have been following the Japanese culture through different media for several years now. I also know a little about the language and aspire to…

One Piece Crochet Swimsuit

Around this time last year, I began working on a special kind of crochet project. One of my blog readers had stumbled upon my lace swimsuit top design and wanted to order a custom piece for herself. After exploring different options, we ended up deciding on a one piece crochet swimsuit inspired by fashion made…

Introduction to Fractals

  The project that I am going to talk about today is rather fascinating. That’s because it incorporates the beautiful concept of fractals as it’s main color work pattern. The second most interesting part is that it is double knitted, creating a double sided, double soft and thick piece of fabric that fends off the…