I've been awfully quiet over here, but there is lots going on at the moment! I was busy stocking up the shop with bounties like these I also have a few orders for knitting project bags (watch this space!) and also mittens... And I need to write this cowl pattern... It does not have a name yet, … Continue reading Winter makes…
This week, I choose a deep powerful book by Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. With all the things happening around us and the surge of intolerance and rejection of differences, I strongly feel we need to do something and resist the nationalisms and protectionisms... This book is amazing for that, … Continue reading Protest and vigilance…
I made cute little zipped bags for this shop update, upcycling denim jeans and using cotton fabric. The perfect pouch to organise a handbag, keep your notions together in a craft bag or tidy a holiday suitcase! And I also have a few handyed skeins, I am in love with this lace alpaca... I just … Continue reading Fabric pouches and delicious yarn!
This week, I am in China with Inspector Chen 😉. I discovered this serie while in France last October and wanted to read the original version - the books are written in English. This is the third book in the serie, lots of poetry, politics and ethnology too. I love to be immersed in a … Continue reading Traveling in my armchair
Summer is here, and even if the temperatures are over 30, I will not complain : I have been waiting for this for so long ! When the sun shines, I have so much more energy, ideas and will to do things ! I missed it... So even if I stay in the shade and … Continue reading Summer reading
I did cast off my teen's jumper this week, and I am really pleased with the results. I started it in January (!) so... well... not a very fast knitting project but, hey, it's the result that count, no? It looks like a winter jumper but I knitted it in cotton (Drops Cotton Light) so … Continue reading Afmaeli Jumper
Hi everyone ! It seems I am keeping this appointment of ours in the week, and I find this very enjoyable. Actually, this is not surprising as I love reading as much as I love playing with yarn... This week, I am reading "Alchemy of Herbs" by Rosalee de la Foret. I downloaded it on … Continue reading Yarning along this week
I am very excited to show you my new logo ! My sister in law is a pro, she did an amzing job ! The hardest part was to chose one out of her three proposals and of course, when I ask my family to vote... it was a tie ! I hope you like … Continue reading New logo !
This week, I am still busy with my Curious Handmade Shawl Society II Sprite's Fen shawl, and I do enjoy the soft alpaca wool, the calming colours and the repetitive pattern. It suits my mood, somehow ! I started a new book, found at my local library on the "new books" shelf. It is called … Continue reading Reading and knitting : yarning along
An Instagram friend and blogger experienced, Rachel, is hosting this #yarningalong idea : posting about what we are reading and making. I love this ! So here goes... (And if you want to read Rachel's post, it's here). This week I am reading Quiet, by Susan Cain, a book to help introverts navigate this noisy world. … Continue reading Yarning along