November 27, 2011

My 1st Multicoloured Afghan

It took me almost a year to finish this afghan but I finially did so. This is how it turned out:

Wool: Schachenmayr Bravo in various colours, black for joining and the edging


November 26, 2011

Marimekko Pop-Up Card

There's nothing like sending self-made holiday cards!
Lately, it became some kind of a tradition that a very special friend of mine - Kristin she's called - gets a Marimekko card from me for Easter. I made this pop-up card for her in 2010. The pattern I used is the famous Unikko, definitely my most favourite one.

- Uta -

November 25, 2011

Crocheting: Seamless Join

I'm currently joining a couple of rounds, that's what inspired me to do this post.
Normally, joining rounds is done by slip stiching into the top of the beginning 3 ch. Well, unfortunately that normally turns out looking not that nice. Luckily I came across a great technique thanks to a blog post by Sarah London, a seamless join.

Check it out here: Seamless Join by Sarah London

- Uta -

Paper, Wool & Yarn

I love to craft, I love to crochet and I love to give presents - and that is what this blog is about. I'll try to post regular updates on crafting and/or crocheting projects I'm working on, give tips on certain techniques, tell you about great patterns, etc.

I know that at this very moment my blog is far from being 'ready for go-live'. It doesn't have a proper header, there's no real background picture, no colour, no nothing and the list of links on the right side contains only one tiny entry so far. Well, I promise things will get better during the next days/weeks. But yet, despite of all the things that are still missing here, I decided to make this blog public at this stage. For me, crocheting and crafting means therapy. I'm neither physically nor psychologically ill, I'm just that average person whose soul needs some relaxing, some downtime from real life, some therapy from time to time. That's it, that's my excuse.

- Uta -