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An Update


I’ve been away from blogging for a while recently. My first blogiversary is approaching and I’ve been trying to figure out what do I want from my blog. You see, when I first started blogging, it was just to write about crochet and I seriously wanted to try writing amigurumi patterns and to publish them here. But then I started knitting and I am constantly thinking about new things to try, and somehow the initial idea for this blog just ceased to exist. And I’m not really sure where to go now? I enjoy writing about my projects, as much as I love visiting the blogs of other crocheters and knitters and reading about their latest projects and ideas. So I decided to just leave the blog as it is and keep it as my crafty diary. It’s actually quite awesome to look back and read about my first knitting attempts and see all the progress I’ve already made!

However I decided to rename the blog. I’m the worst with titles, and “Kat’s Crochet and Knitting” sounded like a name of a small countryside Bed & Breakfast rather than a title of a blog. My new title is “Cats and Threads” – and while it probably sounds equally strange, I just want to focus on my favourite things here. Sure, there are also other things I love, like reading, hiking, video games or kayaking… but my cats and my yarn, knitting, crochet and sometimes sewing (hence “threads” and not “yarn”) are what I deal with everyday and what always brings me joy. So no worries, this Crazy Cat Lady is still going to focus on her crafts, but she wants to acknowledge her other source of joy too πŸ™‚

Alright, so after this intro let me show you very quickly my latest projects. I won’t write much but if you are curious to see details – like what yarn I used or its yardage – you can see it all on my Ravelry projects website.

Well then, project No 1: Togue Pond Tank Top for my Mum, in her favourite colours:


What I must mention is that I first learned about this pattern on the awesome blog Yards of Happiness – I really recommend checking it to anyone who loves knitting, creativity and vibrant colours!

Project No 2: Campside Cardi:


This is a pre-blocking photo and the cardi looks obviously really bad here. I honestly haven’t blocked it yet (lazy!) but I wore it anyways and I can only ask you to believe that it really looks better on a person than on a hanger. Plus it was super fast and easy to knit and although I was going to knit it in colour blocks, in the end I frogged it and decided to knit it in brown only. I surprised myself with this decision but I don’t regret it – light warm brown, beige and light gray are the only neutrals that I like and it looks good with many of my other garments.

Project No 3 is a Tulip Mandala:


I crocheted it because I craved colours after the brown cardi. I had no clue what to do with a mandala though, so I turned it into yet another colourful cushion. My collections is growing it seems, and I really love it πŸ™‚ It was both crochet and sewing project, as I had to sew the cushion insert and stuff it with fiberfill.


So that’s my quick update. Let’s see what happens next… πŸ˜‰


25 thoughts on “An Update

    1. Thanks! I prepared some “concept art” in Paint, this version was approved by my Mother, and so she’s the one to compliment on it πŸ˜‰


  1. Lovely projects as always, Kat! I understand the color craving after working on a solid color.
    Your cushion collection is indeed growing, and I love all of them! ❀
    I chuckled at how you described your earlier blog title. ☺ I like the new one too, and I think your cats showing up here can’t hurt!

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    1. Thank you Anita! I realised recently that I barely take any other photos than those of my cats and projects πŸ€”so I will certainly share both here sometimes 😏

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  2. great post. thanks for sharing. it’s great to see other people’s projects so I think you made the right decision! 😊 I’ve been looking at the campsite cardie on ravelry for ages wishing whether to give it a go. you’ve tempted me further. even pre-blocking it looks good! thanks!


  3. They all look awesome! And congrats on the new name! I like it. I think the best blogs just come about organically, when the blogger allows themselves to be open and at ease with their little corner of the planet they’ve opened to the rest of the world. Don’t try to set specific goals for posts, just be open and free: celebrate your triumphs and admit when you’ve made mistakes and learn from them. I can’t wait to see your next projects and read about your next adventures!

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    1. Found it? Wow, I’ve been trying to find it too and couldn’t. I feel dumb, I should probably go back to sleep or something πŸ˜‰


      1. I like it too! The only one in DK I found and like is “Briquette” by Alicia Plummer. But it’s not a cardi, can’t be unbuttoned 😦


      2. the first is “sport” I think, which is pretty much dk. moon one is fingering. might make with my old favourite “cascade heritage” 😊

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      3. I have some Drops Lima which is like DK but a little heavier, but not enough to worsted. I like all these patterns, might just buy different yarn for one of them.


      4. yes! you could always just make a different size if the gauge is a bit off I guess! I never make the size I’m supposed to! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


      5. I’m just knitting a cardi and my gauge is a bit off and I’m trying to adjust the pattern and I’m not sure if the stress is worth it πŸ˜‰ I guess we’ll see after this one, if it goes well I may give it a try again!


      6. My gauge was somewhere in between 2 sizes and I just really have no idea how will it all turn out. Guess I’ll find out soon enough πŸ˜‰


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