Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Something New and Something Old


Usually I’m using Drops Safran for almost every crochet project I work on. This time I was asked to make skirt guards with the exact colours of the rainbow (as a symbol for the LGBT Community), and this wasn’t possible with the Safran. The colours just aren’t bright enough. So I went out to look for a different brand in the same category and I think this just might be right. It is Catania Cotton from Schachenmayr. The skirt guards are going to be different from the usual in the way that I’m going to make 2 rows with small flowers. A new challenge to get this right: different design and different yarn.

I’ve told you before that we are renovating the kitchen. Last weekend it was finally completely stripped; walls, ceiling and floor: all was gone.


And especially the space under the floor was filled with a lot of rubbish, but also something very nice:


A paper half as old as our house


Unfortunately it couldn’t be touched without falling apart to crumbles, so all I could do was quickly make a picture before it was gone. Too bad; I would have loved to read the paper and see not only what the news back then was, but also in what way the language was different from today.

Groetjes, Dorien


Monique van den Berg said...

Wat spannend een nieuwe keuken.
Wat geweldig om zo een oude krant te vinden. Jammer dat ie is vergaan. Gelukkig heb je de foto nog ;-)

Groetjes, Monique

Maxine D said...

That old paper looked intriguing - pity it fell to pieces.
Love the colours of that yarn - I hope the pattern and tension work out for you without too much trouble.