Tuesday 18 November 2014

Liebster Blog Award


First of all: Welcome to our new followers! Good to see you here!

This week something really exciting happened.

1. What is the name of your blog? And what does the name mean?

Crochet Between Worlds - crochetbetweenworlds.blogspot.com.au

This blog is shared by us, that is Michelle and Anne. The name is meant to reflect this and also the fact that we are connected through crochet even though we live on different continents.

2. How much time per week do you spend on your blog?

Michelle - about 4 hours all up, depending on what kind of post I'm doing. If it's a pattern with lots of photos, it takes longer!

Anne - About 4-5 hours too. As Michelle said: It really depends on the kind of post. I like to take my time with the pictures and edit them (most of the time) before I put them on the blog. That is fun but it also takes quite some time. Plus it takes more time if I do layout changes and such.

3. What is your favourite colour?

Michelle - If it's not related to crochet, I love teal and indigo. For crochet, I adore rainbows and variegated yarns - hard to pick just one favourite colour!

Anne - Red. Navy Blue is a close second though. If you ask for yarn colours though: Pomegranate  from Stylecraft Special DK. I could spent hours drooling over this colour.
4. What is your favourite craft activity?

Michelle - I think crochet is my favourite, but I also love doing cross-stitch and patchwork.
Anne - Without any doubt: Crochet! I like to work with paper too though (be prepared to see some of my current paper projects on the blog soonish!)

5. How many blogs do you follow?

Michelle - I'm not sure! There are about 20 that I read semi-regularly, but I am terrible at keeping up :P

Anne - Uh, good question? I follow between 40 and 50 regularly and quite a few more semi-regularly. Woah. That is quite a huge number. I didn't realize it were thhhatt many. Still, every single one is worth the reading time!

6. Have you a creative soul?

Michelle - Until recently I would have said no, but I think I do! I love to make things that are useful, practical, and above all, actually used!

Anne - I mused about that topic a couple of weeks ago in this post. I do indeed consider myself a creative being but it took some time to realize that.

7. Do you have a specific material that you like to work with?

Michelle - I usually stick to acrylic yarns as I get terribly itchy when working with pure wool. For my animals, I particularly like an acrylic/nylon blend (lovely and smooth), but for scarves and slippers, 100% acrylic or 50/50 wool acrylic blend is my favourite :)

Anne - I adore Merino Blend yarns. Like Cotton Merino or Acrylic/Merino. I really like the feel of Merino yarn (and also the sound of the word... I am such a word-lady).

8. Yarn and you ....

Michelle - It's accumulating at an alarming rate, along with my dream project list. I'm going to have to live a very long time!
Anne - ... are in love! Other women buy shoes, I buy yarn!

9. At what age did you learn to crochet or knit?

Michelle - I learned to crochet at 4 or 5 years old, and had to learn to knit for school when I was 8. However, I never really enjoyed knitting - it took too long to get anything done and crochet is much faster.
Anne - I learned to crochet in primary school, so I must have been around 7-8 years old. I only got back into it when I was 23. As for knitting, I was taught when I was 24 but never really got into it.

10. Who taught you?

Michelle - my Nan taught me how to do most crafts - she was a dressmaker and always had a houseful of projects and fabric and yarn and ideas!

Anne - my mum. Apparently she was really into crochet when she was a teenager. She doesn't crochet anymore though (which is sad)

11. What are your future projects?

Michelle - In the short term, I have a whole zoo-ful of animals to finish for Christmas. After that, I am hoping to have time to build up some stock for my market stall next June! 

Anne - Well, I need to finish  a whole basket of crochet fruit and veggies til christmas. Plus there is a beanie on my hook. I would also like to make some christmas decorations. Oh and I need more time... My head is full of ideas and I could easily crochet every day for about two years and wouldn't be finished. 

Now, on with the nominations!

Lucie from Vivre au Crochet
 Alison from Farmhouse Traditions
Angela from Get Knotted
Andrea from Kokopelli Design
Helen from Woollybluebells
Ingrid from FunkyCrochet
Jodi from Lupey Loops
Darrah from Button Buffalo

And we would love to have the following questions answered...

1. What is the name of your blog? And what does the name mean?
2. How many blogs do you follow?
3. Do you have a creative soul? 
4. At what age did you learn to crochet or knit?
5. What are your future projects?
6. Why do you blog?
7. What will your Christmas look like this year?
8. What are your plans for 2015?
9. If you could travel anywhere, which 3 places would you visit and why? 
10.What made you smile today?
11. What do you do on a rainy Sunday?

Looking forward to read your answers!
Take care! 

P.S. Pictures were taken at the Zeche Zollern (Old Coal Mining Plant)


  1. Aww, thanks for the nomination! I'll answer the questions soon.

  2. Thanks for the nomination. I'll get right on it!
    Get Knotted Yarn Craft

  3. Thank you for the nomination! This will be fun!

    1. Looking forward to read your answers! :-)

  4. Good to hear more about you both. I've also been nominated but am having some computer problems so won't be able to do my post for a while.

    1. Good luck with your computer problems! Computers can be soo annoying, especially when they aren't working....

    2. Funny, I had computer problems too this week - Google Chrome crashed and in the end, I had to reinstall it from scratch. Bleah! In the meantime I was using Explorer and that was so painfully slooow! I hope everyone's computers smarten themselves up and behave!

  5. Bravo! It's always a pleasure to read your blog!

    1. Thank you Lucie! Writing the blog brings lots of pleasure to Michelle and me!

  6. Hi Anne! Thanks for nominating me - I only just did a new post, but I'm going to sort out the questions in one of the next posts...

    Ingrid xx

    1. Looking forward to read your take on the questions :)

  7. Happy to read more about you and happy you enjoyed your award !! see you !

    1. Thanks again for the nomination! :-)

    2. Good choice, Géraldine! I would have also nominated Anne & Michelle if you hadn't beaten me to it! :-) FYI I've linked back to your blog on this post: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/liebster-blog-award.html
      Cheers :-)

  8. Congratulations! You are very deserving of the Liebster Award, and thank you for nominating Lupey Loops! I am delighted to accept and wish I could nominate you right back (is more than one nomination allowed?). In any case, I have given you a mention along with some of the people you have nominated that would have also been on my list.
    I look forward to visiting everyone on your Liebster Award list very soon and congratulations to all!
    Cheers xx

  9. Wow I am so thrilled and flattered to be asked to join in with this Anne and Michelle-thank you! I will definitely be answering the questions and linking back to you. Reading your responses is so interesting as well and I will be taking a look at some of the other recommended blogs.Vielen Dank! xx

    1. Looking forward to read your answers :-)