Lifestyle by Ella
Who are you Lifestyle by Ella? My name is Elisabeth, I work today in an office as a department manager. Crochet is my way of sorting out all the impressions and meetings of the day, my way of stressing down after a working day. I crochet as soon as I can, in the car, at the airport and of course on my sofa. I live with my partner in Vuollerim (Jokkmokk) and also in Stockholm where my job is.
Are you knitting, crochet or maybe both? Crochet, but can knit and do it a little now and then.
If you switch to a completely different creative activity, what do you do? I like to paint, both paintings and porcelain. Then interior design is a big interest.
How did you learn to crochet / knit? My mother and grandmother taught me both knitting and crochet when I was a child. I am left-handed, so my grandmother and mother first learned to crochet with the left to be able to learn.
What is your best advice for someone who would like to start creating their own design? My best advice is to dare, to create your own design is not really difficult, the difficult thing is to write down the pattern I think. Have been designing for a few years now and each time I find it just as difficult to write it down and make it understandable. One piece of advice is to write each round continuously and then crochet it again to get the last little extra.
How does a design idea become a finished design and how do you best put together nice color combinations? I do not do as I learn as they usually say, I often sit down with a ball of yarn and a crochet hook and let it grow, round after round. Then I can sit there with a design that I like. Then I start again, crochet round by round and write it down. When it comes to colors and combination of colors, I usually make it easy for me, ready-made color packages are great to use. Or to take their favorite colors.
Which is your favoritfärg? I love the muted colors, preferably in shades of pink or gray.
What kind of yarn do you prefer? I love cotton for needle 2,5 - 3 mm.
Which is your biggest knitting or crochet tab? Oops, there are a lot of mistakes I made. Hard to say one of all. But feel free to note the consumption of the yarn when designing and the color number used. This is something I often miss.
Which one are you most proud of? My first pattern I designed was Romance, which was updated to Romance 2.0 a year ago