(Je vindt de Nederlandse samenvatting aan het einde van dit bericht)
A few weeks ago, Maaike van Koert (known as Crejjtion) presented her latest book: Natuurlijk Haken. Maaike explained that this book is a kind of follow up of her very popular first book Puur Haken which was published in 2014. In both books, she mainly uses natural fibres for her lovely projects. At the moment, the book is only available in Dutch (see end of post for details).
Maaike really threw in a lot of creativity to fill her new book with beautiful designs. There are shawls, socks, a blanket, a scarf, a bag, a cardigan and a jacket. Just to name a few! All of the designs definitely carry the Crejjtion signature. The book is absolutely beautiful! And guess what? I have a book to give away! Read on to find out about the details…
There was a party at Wolplein and I was one of the lucky guests that were invited to the private part of this launch party! All projects from the book were beautifully displayed and there was a decorated table waiting for 10 invited guests.
A very lovely surprise was waiting for us as well… Maaike created a goody basket for all of us. Of course, including her book in which she wrote a personal message. That is so kind! I’ll show you what was in the basket:
Durable kindly provided some of their Chunky yarn, the Double four yarn and a ball of Colourful. Wolplein generously gave us two crochet hooks and the publisher Kosmos Uitgevers, of course, provided the book. Maaike added a few postcards and a personalised name tag.
The yarns and hooks in the goody basket were picked in such a way that we could actually start to make two of the crochet projects in the book right away. I have been chatting too much to get anything done at the party!
There is enough Durable Chunky yarn to make the mittens in the book… don’t they look cosy and warm?
And the ball of Durable Colourful has just the right amount of yarn to make one of the shawls that Maaike designed. That’s the project I immediately started when I got home and I am making good progress.
The pattern is really lovely and, once you understand the rhythm, it is the perfect project to work on in the evening in front of the TV or while listening some music.
Prepared to Start
My favourite project in the book must be the Linen Jacket… Isn’t that beautiful! Since all of the projects were present at the party I got to try on. That convinced me to give it a go!
The pattern uses Rowan Creative Linen and I chose to use the same yarn, but in a different colourway. I have picked a colour named Stormy which is a steel blue shade.
I love it already and I would like to start right away… but it has to wait for a little while. I think that it is a perfect project to make over the holidays.
And now on to the good news for you… Kosmos Uitgevers very generously sent me one book to give to one of you lucky blog readers! Isn’t that very kind?
What do you have to do? That is very simple… Just leave a comment below and tell me whether you know the author Maaike van Koert (Crejjtion) and what your favourite design of her is.
The giveaway is open worldwide and I will throw in a little something as well! Please do keep in mind that the book is completely in Dutch only and you can only partially rely on the diagrams! The giveaway will close on 10th of December at midnight (CET/UTC+1). The winner will be announced here on the website after a few days. Good luck!
Voor de Nederlandse lezers:
Kosmos Uitgevers heeft mij één exemplaar van Natuurlijk Haken van Maaike van Koert (Crejjtion) ter beschikking gesteld om weg te geven.
Wat moet je doen? Dat is heel eenvoudig… Laat een reactie achter onder dit bericht en vertel mij of je Maaike al kent en wat je favoriete ontwerp van haar is.
Ik verstuur het boek internationaal en doe er zelf ook nog wat leuks bij. Je kunt meedoen tot en met 10 december (middernacht, CET/UTC+1). De winnaar wordt een paar dagen later hier op de website bekend gemaakt. Veel succes!
About the book
Title: Natuurlijk haken
Author: Maaike van Koert
Publisher: Kosmos Uitgevers