Friday 21 March 2014

New toys!

A few days ago I bought a pattern for a really pretty colourful owl tote bag on etsy that I want to make for a close friend of mine, and then I placed an order for some crochet supplies, and today everything arrived already. Yay me! I would have loved to try out the Lily Sugar 'N Cream yarn that was recommended for this but sadly they don't sell it in Germany and I found some appropriate replacments at my favourite yarn dealer, so I didn't have to import. And don't you just get excited seeing all these colourful yarn?!

Which reminds me, did I ever show you my awesome crochet hook? It's called 'Swing' from the German brand addi, and since I discovered them about two years ago I don't wanna crochet with a normal hook ever again. I have to admit that I'm a little snobby with my hooks, before that I mostly used ones made from bamboo because of the smooth feeling, but the Swing-hooks are amazing. The got a real 'handle' that looks somewhat like a toothbrush, but it's just sooo comfortable to hold.

I only had a 3.5mm hook until recently because they are somewhat expensive (6-7€), but now I also got a 4mm and 5mm hook that I will need for some of my planned projects - so, no more excuses, with the new yarn and everything a already got, I really should do a lot more crocheting.

But not today, and neither tomorrow, because it's IHSW and I also have a lot of stitching to do! I hope I can get a fair bit done, I hurt my right wrist in karate yesterday, but it's already better, and stitching feels alright at the moment. So happy stitching, everyone!


katjakay said...

That owl bag is awesome, makes me wish I crocheted and so colourful too.

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Love the bag and the new crochet hooks. I've been wondering how awesome they are and you haven ow confirmed it, thank you! I can't wait to see the finished bag :D See you tomorrow!!

Leonore Winterer said... could always learn it ^.~

Leonore Winterer said...

They really are awesome; I don't know if they sell them in the US but if they do, I can really recommend getting one and trying it out :)

Unknown said...

Making me want to learn how to crochet. ^_^ I have yarn and hooks that I inherited from my grandma. Might have to go look up a few youtube videos and learn. :)

Leonore Winterer said...

Yay! It's super easy to make pretty stuff with crochet; and also reallyreally fast if you're used to stitching speed!