Samstag, 17. Februar 2018

Craft Swap – Ein Tauschgeschäft

Dear friends,

if you've watched episode 2 of my podcast* you'll know about the craft swap Christina of Garnharmoni initiated.

She proposed to knit me a (most lovely) hat with sheep and an alpaca and I could crochet her anything in return. I'll show you some pictures as soon as I've got the hat, but you might have a look at Christina's facebook or Instagram account to get a glimpse of the hat.

Luckily Christina mentioned she likes sunflowers. Early autumn 2016 I had posted a free pattern of small sunflowers in my blog.

Sonntag, 11. Februar 2018

Episode 2

Dear friends,

a new episode of the Atelier Marie-Lucienne Podcast is now online!

In this (second) episode I show you two FOs (the Folkloristic Valentine's Shawl and the Bright Retro Granny Square Coat), I tell you a little about my trip to Berlin and I talk about the WIPs, I'm currently working on, about stitch markers, about a craft swap with Christina (= Garnharmoni) and about project bags.

Samstag, 3. Februar 2018

Woolgathering / Garn-Verordnung

Dear friends,

these last two weeks have been very busy, and I feel pretty exhausted. There's been a lot of non-yarny-related things to do (next to daily life as well as job), all rather time-consuming as well as stressful, unexpected and demanding.

So instead of recording my second podcast, as I intended to do, I've just prescribed myself a weekend of snug and quiet retreat into the studio. A weekend with some candles, lots of tea, some appeasing music, some mindless crochet, the odd stitch marker or even another project bag and maybe I'll finally feel up to tackling the commission I've been given a while back.

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party #2

Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

It's the 1st Saturday of February! It's time for the second Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

(Hier geht's zu den deutschsprachigen Erläuterungen...)

This Link-Up Party is all about granny squares. You are most welcome to link-up any projects you've made with either the traditional granny square, the solid one or any granny square you love or even have created yourself.

The Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party will start on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. (CET) and will run 20 days. You'll be able to share your finished objects as well as your WIPs with other crocheters from all around the world. The five most popular links will be featured and shared on my social media sites.

Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2018

Bright Retro Granny Square Coat/Jacke

Dear friends,

it's been quite an adventure from the picture which I had in my head (and which I translated into this drawing)

to the finished object.

It took me from the 18th of December 2017 till the 31st of January 2018 to finish the coat. True I haven't been working on it full time – I did take a few breaks (just think of stitch markers, Valentine's Shawl and project bags)...

Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018

A Folkloristic Valentine's Shawl – Ein folkloristischer Schal zu Valentinestag

Dear friends,

it's been a while since I wrote a blogpost about crochet, hasn't it? There's been two about the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party, one (err – two) about the Blogovarsary, one about my very first podcast and even one about postcards.
Guess it's time to concentrate on crochet again, isn't it?

Freitag, 19. Januar 2018

Episode 1

Dear friends,

there's no going back now, is there? I've just uploaded my very first podcast onto YouTube... So, I am a tiny little bit nervous right now...😓

Don't worry: even though I'm babbling and mumbling quite a lot (must do something about that!), I'm doing it in English, not in German - I've explained why.

The podcast isn't awfully long, just a little over 20 minutes, so I would be very grateful if you'd have a look. I'm talking a bit about me, about podcasting and blogging, and about my current WIPs.

Oh dear, I hope you'll enjoy watching the podcast and I hope your verdict won't be too bad. But please, be honest: if the podcast is rubbish, just tell me and I won't be tempted to make any more episodes...

I'll keep in touch!

P.S.: I've just found out: The sound is pretty horrible - it might be a good idea to get your headphones out... Sorry about that (must do something about that too)!

P.S.2: If you'd like to watch a better version - try the second link (still take your headphones along though)...

Liebe Freunde,

oh weh, nun führt kein Weg mehr zurück: Ich habe gerade meinen ersten Podcast bei YouTube hochgeladen... Und ich bin ziemlich aufgeregt und nervös! 😓

Leider gibt es einen Wermutstropfen: Der Podcast ist auf Englisch. Ich habe lange überlegt, welche Sprache ich wählen sollte. Aber die Mehrzahl meiner Follower kommt nicht aus dem Deutschen Sprachraum, und daher habe ich mich letztendlich für Englisch entschieden. Ich hoffe, ihr könnt mir verzeihen.

Trotzdem hoffe ich, dass ihr euch den Podcast mal anschaut, denn ich bin unheimlich gespannt auf euer Fazit. Diese Episode ist auch nicht fürchterlich lang, nur etwas mehr als 20 Minuten... Nimmt aber bitte kein Blatt vor dem Mund, wenn es fürchterlich ist, dann ist es das halt, da hilft nichts, und dann bleibt es auch bei diesem ersten Versuch.

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!

P.S.: Ich habe gerade festgestellt, dass der Ton beim Konvertieren und Hochladen ziemlich gelitten hat - es wäre wahrlich keine schlechte Idee, Kopfhörer zu organisieren (also: Sollte es ein zweites mal geben, muss ich was daran tun...)!

P.S.2:  Nicht wundern: es gibt bereits eine etwas bessere Version, dazu aber bitte den zweiten Link anklicken (trotzdem die Kopfhörer aufsetzen, denn der Ton bleibt dürftig - muss mir ein Mikrofon organisieren)...

Montag, 15. Januar 2018