My most favourite WiP!

Hi everyone,

I know, I know, it's been a long time... But I'm back and full of plans and inspiration for new blog posts! Later this week I have a lovely announcement to make (not a career move, not getting married, not getting divorced either, not relocating to a tropical island), but if you follow me on instagram, you probably know already what I'm talking about. ;-)

Meanwhile I really would like to share my favourite work in progress of this moment. And quite possibly my favourite work in progress EVER.

byHaafner, crochet, flower, pastel, bamboo yarn

In short the story behind it. I love sourcing new yarn, yes I do! And a while back I had the luck of revisiting my favourite yarn store: The Craft Company in Cascais, Portugal. (Here's their facebook and here the website.) If you're ever near, it's well worth a detour. Actually, I have a picture of (a small part of) the shop! Isn't this just pure eye candy...

byHaafner, Craft Company Cascais, knitting supplies, yarn

So I came back with  lovely new yarns, among which BioBamboo of the Portuguese brand Rosários4. Incredibly soft, and the colours... Oh my word, they seemed to be made just for me. ;-)

byHaafner, yarn, bamboo yarn, BioBamboo, Rosários4

But as I had no idea what to make yet, I just purchased one ball of each desired colour. I thought this would be a brilliant yarn for a pattern of one my Japanese crochet books. (We all LOVE those, don't we?) After some pondering the subject and browsing through the books I choose a lovely pattern from a book of which the English subtitle reads Crochet motif of 27 items. I thought it would make a wonderful scarf.

byHaafner, crochet, pastel, bamboo yarn, Japanese crochet book

So I started crocheting. Soon however I fell head over heels in love EVEN MORE with both yarn and pattern, and most of all the wonderful combination of the two. Really, they work magic together.

It seemed pity to stick to the scarf idea. I mean, a scarf is okay and nice enough, but a BLANKET, well a blanket, that's just all comfort and snuggliness caught in yarn.

byHaafner, crochet, pastel, bamboo yarn, Japanese crochet book

Luckily enough  for me I could order more of this lovely yarn at the Craft Company (thank you!) and soon I can continue crocheting the blanket. I can't wait to finish this one.

Anyway! I guess that's it for now. Hopefully we'll catch up later this week. :-)

Have a good day & thank you so much for your lovely visit.


  1. Leuk om weer een blogpost van je voorbij te zien komen! Je sjaal wordt prachtig. Wat een kunstwerkje!

    Madelief x

  2. LOve them both too! Can't wait to see the blanket finished

  3. Haafner, the subtle colors of your current crocheting are sublime. I can see why you'd love that yarn shop. Their selections are all delicious.

    Having clicked over to your Instagram (I don't yet belong to Instagram, so don't see a lot of what's beautiful to see there) I send you congratulations and look forward to seeing more of your achievement.


  4. I know this beauty!!!!!
    xxxxx Ale
    .... the yarns are simple gorgeous!!!

  5. I think I'm going to have to order some myself, really beautiful!

    1. I can really recommend that gorgeous yarn. I'm in love with it!

  6. Wat een heerlijke kleuren en wat een mooi garen!
    Groetjes van Ellebel

  7. Beautiful pastel colours.

  8. Prachtige kleuren gebruik je en het garen lijkt me heerlijk om mee te werken. Soms is het dan gewoon jammer als een werkstuk af is.

  9. Ik heb op diverse internetsites naar dit boek gezocht maar blijkbaar is het niet meer verkrijgbaar, het wordt niet meer gedrukt (boek is uit de handel, is van 2009). Als dat het geval is zou jij dan dit patroon mogen publiceren? Of zelf uitgeven/verkopen als los patroon via Etsy bijvoorbeeld? Ik denk dat ik niet de enige ben die dit patroon heel graag wil hebben. Ben benieuwd dat mogelijk is.