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Almost woven

Time’s flying fast these days and I’m stressed out with the deadlines hanging upon me even though I’m enjoying my work at the same time. But no matter how much there is to be done professionally, I just can’t stay away from crocheting. I’m completely addicted – hooked is the better word I guess.

I realise, looking back at the last year, that it’s been crocheting that kept me going. There have been some worse days and even months, especially summer was rough for me as I have a chronic disease and I was in a flare up then. Luckily not the real strong flare up, but still it wasn’t quite as pain-free and careless summer as I’d like it to be. I also didn’t feel very strong and couldn’t really enjoy the sunny days fully, even though I had a lot of free time, as summer is a work-free period of the year for me. But crocheting, the power to create, was something that gave me strength. I know it probably sounds like such a cliche, and I generally dislike such big statements and words, but it’s true. I’m so glad I re-discovered it after all those years! There is just something so special about turning the thread into a finished product with my own hands.

So, to keep on track of what this post was to meant to be about, I wanted to share my simple projects made while working. I used up nearly all of the aran weight cotton (different brands) that’s been in my stash for months and I had no idea what to do with it, as it turned out to be too thick for amigurumi. But it worked just great for dishcloths and hand towels that I can use to dry my hands after washing up in the kitchen. Cotton absorbs water well (mercerised cotton wouldn’t do the trick so well though) and it’s nice and friendly even for sensitive skin.

Some of the dishcloths and a towel made just this past week:


The background picture is to show the detail of one of my favourite stitches – woven stitch. It’s so simple, yet looks so awesome, especially for towels, dishcloths and placemats. A bit rustic and vintage, almost as if the towel was not crocheted but woven indeed. And it has this great texture, different than the typical crochet stitches.

In other news – my order from Loveknitting was delivered yesterday, so I can now continue crocheting the golden shawl.

And these two different lace yarns arrived too:


This is Malabrigo Lace, in the glazed carrot colourway, and Lana Grossa Lace Merino in three colours. Oh, all those shawls and wraps I’m going to make… I thought that I am too obsessed and maybe it’s good to focus on something else, but having browsed through many patterns I just realised that no: I simply want to make shawls, period ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t even feel like crocheting toys these days, I just want to wrap myself if the beautiful, very colourful wraps made by myself.

And so I will ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy crocheting everyone!


7 thoughts on “Almost woven

  1. What lovely post. I understand what you mean when you say that crochet keeps you going. I make dish cloths too and I’m going to have to try the woven stitch. It’s really pretty. I love the glazed carrot yarn! Thanks for a great post. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ


    1. Thank you Julie! I never thought I would feel this way about any craft, but here I am, crocheting whenever I can and looking forward to all the new projects ๐Ÿ™‚
      And I love the glazed carrot yarn too, already imagining wearing the shawl and obligatory matching lipstick ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Ooh the sheer joy a new batch of yarn brings when it arrives! ๐Ÿ˜
    Woven stitch looks similar to linen stitch in knitting! If you ever decide to make knitted dish cloths, you could use it. โ˜บ

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    1. Thank you Anita! I might try that one day, for now I’m just trying to master knit and purl – I’m at the very beginning of my knitting adventure ๐Ÿ˜‰ and excited to think of all those new things to learn ahead of me!

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