Confessions of a Dutchophile

***Warning: This post contains blatant stereotyping and enabling pics of yarn... and tulips***

There's no doubt about it - I am a Dutchophile. I suppose the writing has been on the wall for some time, but it wasn't until I was photographing my new Dutch yarn - which just happened to match my favourite flowers - that it struck me.
Scheepjes Vinci
It's not just the yarn and tulips. (Here's the stereotyping) I have far too many pairs of clogs, a growing number of Dutch friends - in real life and via some of my favourite blogs - and I'm planning a trip to the Netherlands later this year. I'd really like to go to  the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and thanks to Instagram, I've also found a Dutch tattooist I'd love to visit.

Anyway, the point of this post - now somewhat de-railed by my realisation / confession - is that I have a new project on the go... and it's not knitted! Inspired by the lovely Dutch crocheters I follow, I've dusted off an 8mm hook for this beautiful yarn
Scheepjes Vinci

It's Scheepjes Vinci (60% wool / 40% acrylic) colourway 004, and is available in yarn stores throughout the Netherlands. Luckily it's also available via Deramores (who offer worldwide shipping) for £5.79 per 100g / 184m. I have six scrumptious balls and am making something I'm hoping to wear to Unravel... which I'm going to with my Dutch friend Wink.

As a relatively novice crocheter I'm using a very simple stitch pattern - next week, when I've done a bit more, I'll show you what it is going to be and how it's coming along! 

6 comments

  1. The yarn is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you are going to make with it.

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  2. Looove the yarn!! Thought it was Invicta Colour at first, the colourway is very similar!

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  3. Lovely yarn and I can recommend the Van Gogh museum, I loved it when I went there!

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  4. The wool looks scrumptious, can't wait to see what you make with it.

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  5. What a perfect match of yarn to tulips.

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  6. LOL!! If I had known I would've brought you a bag full of Dutch treats... maybe I'll bring them to you in Februari?? ;-)

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