while ago, when I held a pause from blogging because I had so much
other things to do on moving and home improvement, I made this little
cloud for a colleague of mine that needed a baby present for a boy and
wanted something handmade. She found this idea on Instagram and the picture she showed me had crocheted raindrops, but since I had a lot
of small felt balls that I used once for a completely different
project, I thought it a good idea to use them for this cloud. I really love the colors together of the felt balls.
Pattern: I didn't use a pattern, but if you google "crochet, rain cloud, pattern" you find the same pattern by different designers, but I don't know who came first with this design
the last months I saw him on social media regularly: the Plague Doctor, often accompanied by the words 'Wash Your Hands'. I doubt that
plague doctors ever said that, because in their time running water
wasn't available for everyone. Besides: people didn't know about
bacteria and viruses back in the days, so washing your hands wasn't
common use. People
knew you could get sick by having contact with another sick person, though.
The plague doctor wore a leather gown, a mask with glass sight holes and a beak that was stuffed
with flowers and herbs to hide the stench of reeking wounds, all to protect him from contamination by sick people.The
long stick was for poking people to see if they had the plague and if
they were still alive. In a way his gear looks like what we are
still wearing nowadays when we have contact with people that are infected by
dangerous contagious diseases. In my hospital we wear protecting gowns,
special masks and goggles and glove…
One of my best discoveries this year when it comes to crochet patterns is Lakeside Loops. I like the really original ideas of the designer. After making the Neo Herringbone Bag (free pattern), which I carry around almost every day, I started almost immediately with the Esma Escape Cardigan (free pattern). Instead of making a cardigan I altered the pattern to a sweater. Therefore I made only the back side of the pattern, but did this times two. Then I attached shoulders and sides to each other, to form arm holes and neck. After that I crocheted rib trims at the bottom, neck and sleeves. In the bottom rim I decreased in the first row by crocheting each second and third stitch together.
The sweater is mega wide and that was exactly what I wanted. It took me weeks to finish the sweater, but I really love the result. I started over at least 25 times, and that's not an exaggeration at all. The counting of the pattern wasn't difficult, but Netflixing and crocheting at the same just …