Author Archives: kirsten ballering

  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/crafty-christmas-gift-guide-2018/; The Crafty Christmas Gift Guide 2018 is perfect if you need some inspiration for the special crafter in your life! Find the full gift guide on https://haakmaarraak.nl!

    Crafty Christmas Gift Guide 2018

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching, whether you like it or not! Personally, I love Christmas. Or rather the feeling of Christmas. The lights, the happy people, Michael Bublé…. And a gift guide! I enjoyed creating last year’s gift guide a lot, so I’ve set out to make another one for 2018. The gift guide is …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/scheepjes-ombre-whirls-are-here; These ombre Whirls are a great choice for long shawls or blankets. Read more about them on Haak Maar Raak!

    Ombre Whirls have arrived!

    You read that right: Whirl is now being sold in 15 extra delicious ombre shades! When I found out that there would be new shades of Whirl, a longtime wish of mine had been fulfilled. The regular Whirls have beautiful gradients, but sometimes you just wish to stick to one colour, you know? And it …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/free-crochet-pattern-maple-leaf-shawl; The Maple Leaf Shawl is af free crochet pattern on https://haakmaarraak.nl

    Free Crochet Pattern: Maple Leaf Shawl (US terms)

    The pattern for the Maple Leaf Shawl is also available as a printfriendly, styled and advertisement free PDF in the Haak Maar Raak shop.   The leaves are falling and as we’re gearing up for rainstorms and cosy fires, the days are slowly getting shorter. While it’s not quite Winter yet, the weather is getting …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/ombre-5-shades-of-happy/; You can't beat a beautiful ombre! Find more inspiration on haakmaarraak.nl!

    Ombre: 5 shades of happy!

    “Ombre: having colours or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the colour is graduated from light to dark.” – Merriam-Webster dictionary. Ever since ombre became a thing, I’m obsessed with it. The word originates from the Latin word ‘Umbra’, which means shadow. While you can take that very literal in terms …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/yarn-blog-hop-its-time-for-christmas-cuddles/; aren't these Christmas Cuddles the cutest? They're published in YARN bookazine 6 FOLK!

    YARN Blog Hop: It’s time for Christmas Cuddles!

    It’s a happy day when my copy of YARN pops through the mailbox. Scheepjes has just released their YARN bookazine FOLK, the 6th issue thus far. The theme of this issue is FOLK, and the bookazine is a riot of whimsical, colourful and unique designs! To show you all the ins and outs of the …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/peak-along-with-me-in-the-new-yarn-bookazine-6-folk/; The new Scheepjes YARN 6 bookazine FOLK has been released, and it's the best one yet! Care to sneak-peek along with me?

    Peek along with me in the new YARN Bookazine 6 FOLK!

    YARN bookazine 6 FOLK It’s that time of the year again where you get all giddy about Autumn and Winter and Cold and Christmas. For a while I’ve been working with Scheepjes on the new issue of the YARN bookazine and this afternoon it was finally ready: YARN 6 hit the stores! The theme of …

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