Follow-up Friday

maRRose - CCC --- stack of happy socks-02It’s been a busy old week, and as far as working on the wip-list it was a good week too!

Carter’s still in Canada with my in-laws – after a last medical check-up late yesterday, we’re finally allowed/able to bring him back home. My husband is flying out tomorrow to pick him up, and if everything goes according to schedule, they’ll both be back in Amsterdam next Wednesday. We cannot wait to have him home again and take-over the – beyond excellent – special care from our in-laws.

So apart from being busy with the things that were going on regarding Carter, I’ve mainly been “Crafting as Therapy”, and not just crocheting and knitting as a mad woman, trying to finish my old wips.
As I told you last week, I had the privilege to moderate the “Craft as Therapy” Instagram account this week and I have thoroughly enjoyed doing this!
Going through the “Craft as Therapy”-gallery (over 8000 posts!) has been nothing short of a tremendous pleasure – there’s an unbelievable amount of gorgeous projects living under this hashtag. The really hard part, of course, was that I was only able to choose a limited amount of projects for my daily posts.

I also enjoyed looking for quotes, and my first quote-post simply had to be this one: so true!
do-more-of-what-makes-you-happy-picture-quote-02Due to my own “craft as therapy”, I’m able to tell you I’ve finished my blue socks! As you can see at the top of this post, I now have a short stack of self knitted happy socks and I’m pleased as punch! Who would have thought when I blogged about my first pair of knitted socks?
maRRose - CCC --- happy socks in blue-01I also made great progress on the black shawl, the body of which is finished now too. I’m happy to move on to the real fun part of this particular wip: the border. I’ve picked my main colors and have made a small start.
maRRose - CCC --- Lana Grossa Shawl-01In addition to this, I’m half way through a special project that’s a new design collaboration between Wollsinn and Made with Loops to be launched in September – very proud to be part of the tester team. There’s one big disadvantage …… I can’t show you the project involved…… well, maybe just a few teaser photos …..
maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-03 maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-05What I am able to show you, is the gorgeous yarn I’m working with on this project: 100% organic Moya yarn.
You can find out more on this fabulous yarn and its origin here, and where to buy here.
maRRose - CCC --- Moya Star Shaw-01Wishing you a wonderful, craft filled weekend!
Love,
Marianne xx

Treasury Tuesday

maRRose - CCC: Treasury Tuesday: Ceremic Yarn BowlsOf course I’ve seen fellow crocheters/knitters using yarn bowls, but I do not own one myself …… yet. I do see how practical they can be, although I have to admit that my trusty yarn winder does the practical trick pretty well too.
However, some of them are simply so beautiful, that this could easily be the sole reason to buy such a bowl.

Searching Etsy for handsome yarn bowls, I decided that this maker was going to be one of my two weekly favorites, even before I had finished making the list.
I simply love all her work – and how smart is that handle?
maRRose - CCC: Treasury Tuesday: Ceremic Yarn BowlsmaRRose - CCC: Treasury Tuesday: Ceremic Yarn BowlsAs is the case every week – I know, it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it 😉 – it was not easy to narrow things down to just two favorites, but the simplicity of my second favorite made me decide for the “wool”-bowl.

Do you use a yarn bowl? And what’s your favorite?

Have a happy week – filled with lots of yarn time!

Love,
Marianne xx