Tag Archive for Crochet

Finished project: crocodile stitch baby booties

I like crocheting/knitting stuff for babies, because it is fast, you don’t need much yarn, it is a nice way to learn new techniques and you can always make people happy with the project as a gift.

Crocodile Stitch Baby Booties

Homemade by Ena as well: garden and crafts

Food is not the only thing I make. I knit and crochet, and grow all kinds of produce in my garden. I decided that these things also deserve a place on my blog. Therefore you can expect regular garden updates from now on, and posts about finished knit/crochet projects.

At our new house we have a much larger garden than at our old house. But the person living here before us did not grow fruit, vegetables and herbs, so it will take loads of work to change part of the garden to a vegetable plot. We decided to wait with this big project until next year, so that we can get to know the garden this year, and will know better if the plans we have will work. For now, I created a small herb garden by removing some ornamental plants, and I will create some space for vegetables by moving some ornamental plants to other spots. I’m really happy that I do have the space to grow some (cutting) flowers, something I did not have in our old garden. I love flowers, but I always hesitate to buy them, so growing them myself would probably work very good.

The little herb garden I created; there is some space to sow a few more herbs when the weather is warmer.

The little herb garden I created; there is some space to sow a few more herbs when the weather is warmer. At the moment it contains thyme, rosemary, oregano, leaf celery, flat and curly parsley and chives. It all looks a bit barren because it still is quite early in the year, but the plants were outside the whole winter (in containers), so I expect them to survive.

The past few weeks there was a promotion where you got a small pot with earth and seeds at the supermarket. It's not great quality, but I've sown them anyway, and will see what comes of it.

The past few weeks there was a promotion where you got a small pot with earth and seeds at the supermarket. It’s not great quality, but I’ve sown them anyway, and will see what comes of it. And yes, I miss a few (I had quite some varieties double).

 

Generally I work on one crochet project and one knitting project at the same time, so that I can switch between them. I try not to work on more than two projects at a time, because I do like to finish things every once in a while. I’ve got quite a stash of beautiful yarns and a long list of projects for them, and it is lovely to finish something, but most of the fun is in the knitting/crocheting itself. I find it very relaxing.

Shell Mesh Scarf from 100% silk yarn (crochet)

My most recent finished project, a scarf from 100% silk yarn (crochet)