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

Sonntag, 14. Januar 2018

Sunday Morning Ideas – Ideen am Sonntagmorgen

Dear friends,

I've got this really bad habit of reading/leafing through books, magazines or advertizing leaflets while having breakfast on weekends. So I did this morning too. But let's start at the beginning...

Yesterday evening after our evening bite, the hubby and I tackled one of the cupboards in the living room. We've been patchworking since 2011 and never really sorted things through ever since. So we tackled this cupboard, discarded quite a few things and I stumbled upon a huge pile of magazines.

Great! Got something to leaf through for the next few weeks. Leaf through and discard it afterwards – was (and still is) my plan. After all I hadn't missed these magazines these last few years...

Montag, 8. Januar 2018

Happy Birthday! + Give-Away! + Preisausschreiben!

Header from 2015


Dear friends,

I can hardly believe it, but my blog just turned 3! Very quietly and hardly noticed – not even by me.

Lucienne's Summer Mandala
As so often my decision to blog was very spontaneous and because of that I cannot really remember which day I actually started. Must have been the 5th or the 6th of January 2015 – as my first post was published on the 7th - but I'm just guessing.

Be it as it may. A lot has happened since then: I've written quite a few patterns and tutorials, opened an Etsy-shop and even started a Link-Up Party! AND! My little crochet space has reached 500.000 views! I certainly didn't dare dreaming any of this when I started blogging.

Samstag, 6. Januar 2018


Welcome to the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

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. 

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

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.

Dienstag, 2. Januar 2018

Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!


Dear friends,


In case you didn't know yet: there won't be any Granny-Spiration Challenges in 2018. Even tough stressful at times, the GSC was fun and I thought it would be a shame to let it die.
With the consent of Alexandra (it was her idea after all) I've made up my mind and I'll sort of carry the GSC on, though differently.