Sylvie Damey

crochet with a french twist

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Archive for February, 2011

Jehanne hooded capelet: progress report

Posted: Sunday, February 13th, 2011 @ 6:10 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, matryoshka, Sewing | No Comments »

The hood for the long-awaited adult version of the Ermeline is now done, and I reaaaaally like it. Especially when worn loose on your back. (sorry, couldn’t take any decent pics) It’s actually so pretty I thought of getting directly into the cardigan version, except I don’t have enough of that red yarn to change […]

Ice-skating on a frozen lake

Posted: Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 @ 2:58 pm in Family, french | No Comments »

My in-laws live by a lake here near Grenoble, and every 5 or 10 years, the lake freezes deep enough to make it safe to walk and skate on it. Lucky for us, this time we didn’t miss it. It was amazing. I never liked ice-skating before, you know, boring. This was sooooo different. We […]

Nuno felting: first experiment

Posted: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 @ 7:45 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Felting | No Comments »

I recently bought several books on felting, and decided it was time to experiment with this dyed-and-accidentally-felted wool batt I’ve kept for years( Dying a merino batt with the microwave method doesn’t work… unless your purpose is to make pretty felt ! :-) Anyways, so I got a piece of pretty orange sheer fabric. Set […]

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