Author Archives: Kirsten Ballering

  • Ta-dah: This is the Origami Blanket!

    Inspiration Ideas don’t always form overnight. For me, they often start in the form of an impression. I can tell something vague is cooking in my mind’s eye, and I sometimes catch a glimpse of it. It’s like an idea forms in a second and then fades away really quick again. It happens especially when …

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  • Scheepjes YARN 7 bookazine ‘Reef’ is here!

    Big news this Friday: Scheepjes released a new YARN bookazine! The theme for the 7th issue is ‘Reef’, which is a promise of colourful designs with a delicate flow to them. As always, it was a delight to see the new issue landing on my doorstep and flicking it through for the first time. Care …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/scheepjes-yarn-winder-a-review/; I've tested out the new luxury yarn winder by Scheepjes. Read the full review on haakmaarraak.nl! #Crochet #yarn #diy

    Scheepjes Yarn winder: a review

    If you’re a yarn addict like me, chances are you have quite a couple of hanks lying around. And before you can work those hanks up into something, you’ll need to wind them into a ball or cake. I remember sitting in the kitchen with my grandma, having to hold up two hands so she …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/rainbow-in-the-making/; The Larksfoot stitch lends itself perfectly for a rainbow project!

    Rainbow in the making

    If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’ve been working on a new rainbow project. A lucky coincidence lined up the right colours of Scheepjes Riverwashed for me to take to the other side of the world to get started on this project. Back home, I ordered some more balls to grow my …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/new-crochet-pattern-the-xoxo-pillow: The XOXO pillow is a big, chunky and lovable crocheted pillow. Perfect for your summer garden bench!

    New crochet pattern: the XOXO Pillow!

    My XOXO pillow pattern is here! This crochet pattern has been teased and teased and teased, ever since I showed sneak peeks of the design last year. The XOXO pillow was originally designed as a kit for the XOXO Be Inspired tour through South Africa last year, and now it is also available as a …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/rainbow-projects-roundup/; 9 Rainbow crochet and knit patterns that you instantly want to save (and make)!

    Rainbow Projects Roundup

      My last post got me super excited for Rainbows! After posting I ended up browsing Pinterest for some rainbow ideas, and I immediately longed for the colourful season to begin again (not that it has officially ended, but in my mind, Spring and Summer are the most colourful seasons)! To get you in the …

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