I'm still standing

Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

Updates have been few and far between in June, as I was struggling with some motivation-, inspiration- and energy issues. But I'm still crocheting and knitting, and hope to return to beading and needle felting soon.

These are my current WiPs:

A stash-busting project, using the pattern Apache Tears by Sarah London

An irrisistible little dragon by Zij Maakt Het (Dutch blog)

What is it with me and dragons?
First and foremost, the dragon is my Chinese zodiac. Not quite water, not quite air, not quite real, not quite there. If I ever get a second tattoo (and I do want one), it'll be dragon-related. Often, they're green, and green is one of my happy colours. Scales are sexy.


A doubting creative

I did this little quiz on the Jen Lee Productions journal and surprise, surprise, the result reads as follows:

What kind of creative are YOU?


New page - enter at your own risk

After graduating from highschool in June 1995, I started my studies to become a German and Geography teacher for 10 to 14 year-olds. One day we had to write a poem. A little later, I fell in love with a Belgian guy, who was quite proud of his poetry and so I filled a couple of notebooks with ideas and poems. I lost or destroyed these notebooks while moving to Belgium, but a selection survived on an old website of mine.



WWKiP or World Wide Knit in Public takes place every year in June and I try to attend at least one of the events. I also harass everybody about attending on Ravelry.

So despite not really knitting lately, I joined two friends on the train to Ghent yesterday, where we met up with the local groups and some of our Ostend friends arrived at the venue (Stoffenidee, Burgstraat 38a) eventually.

The lovely Yarnlot took a lot of pictures, which she published on KnitFlanders:

Read the blog

Thank you for the hospitality and see you next year!



My most time-consuming critter so far is Lalupe, the little dragon.

I used the brown country sheep roving as core material. Normally I stick to my starter kit selection of merino for the top layer, but I had green "felting yarn" and thought I'd give it a try.


- embellishing with contrasting fibre