Lately I have been thinking about my blog. Am I doing this right? I don’t have many followers and to be honest, I haven’t got a clue how many people actually read my blog. I know some of my family members don’t read it because I write it in English and not in Dutch. Is it okay what I write? Should I write about other stuff then just –superficial?- crochet and simple things about my life? Should I write about war? About my dad’s Alzheimer? The fact that he does know who I am but can’t say my name because he doesn’t remember what it is? About not having a job? About the incredible shitty year I had, the loneliness I felt and about how to learn who the real friends are in that shitty year? Who wants to read about all that negative stuff? And then I think: no. Nobody wants to read that. And I want to, and like to write, about crochet because it is something I am (still my very own surprise!) passion about. I want to write about the little things in life that bring joy. That brings a smile to my face, like the hilarious things my nieces sometimes say (my youngest niece, 7 years old: “I am smart, but it doesn’t show.”),
my cats who fall asleep in the wastebasket, my yummy-in-my-tummy cupcakes, or those eight green beans in my vegetable garden.
I want to write about fun stuff, because there are other blogs or websites who write about the bad things in this world. I want to write because that is my first passion. So new goals are on its way. I will continue to write about the little daily happenings, I will finish my manuscripts this year (well, at least one) and I will continue to write this blog I prefer. And I will continue with my psychology studies. Man, I’ll be busy!
After bringing back a lot of balls of yarn (the saleslady’s don’t like me anymore, one of them even got a bit nasty) I deserved a reward. I bought two t-shirts in the sale. I reaaaaally needed light blue t-shirts and these two sweeties only costed me 3 euros and 2 euros. The one that was 2 euros also had an extra 30% discount, so I only had to pay €1,40. No need to feel guilty about that shopping spree, money-diet wise. Oh, and I bought a cafetière. Of course I only purchased that one so that I can now make a cafetière cover, like this one. This one is from Nicki Trenches book. Lovely, it sure is.But the pattern just didn’t work out for me and I decided to use my own pattern again, a pattern I came up with when making my tin cover, although I did change it a bit for my cafetière. It’s really simply, actually, and it goes pretty fast. The flower takes longer than the actual cover.Now, measuring the cafetière is most important as every cafemaker has its own size, or/and handle.
First I had to figure out which colours I wanted to use. Yet again, I did the same as with my tin cover. Greens on the bottom, blues on the other half so that it looks a bit like grass and sky. And some flowers. I used blended yarn, a leftover I got from my Mum. She thinks it’s Katia Merino, but is not sure. The yarn feels utterly soft, so she could be right.
And here it is: my first cafetière cozy …. tadaaaahhh!!! Not perfect, I might make another one. It was so much fun to make.
Yep, pleased with it. I LoVe It!! Warm coffee. ♥
Edit to add: Thank you all so very, very much for your kind words, your advise about blogging, and your compliments regarding my cafetiere cozy! I really appreciate it al so much!