Who is Pysselofix? I am a creative 2 child mum who loves to craft and create.
Are you knitting, crochet or maybe both? I both knit and crochet. However, beginner when it comes to pattern writing to knits. When it comes to crocheting, it is probably just clothes that scare me a little and that I have kept away from. Creating a copy is probably not very difficult, but then redoing it in several sizes to fit gives me a headache just to think about it. I've only made knitting easier things in, like shawls, where fit in different forms has not been so important.
If you switch to a completely different creative activity, what do you do? Then I prefer to bake. And toddler with the kids.
How did you learn to crochet / knit and when did you start creating your own design? Much of my creativity comes from my grandmother. She taught me to knit, embroider and bake. When I was pregnant with my first child, when I was 26, I started with the classic, crocheting a baby blanket. And then I was stuck, crochet became a part of my everyday life. I invented a lot myself from the beginning, but it was not until a couple of years later that I started writing patterns.
What is your best advice for someone who would like to start creating their own design? Write down notes while crocheting / knitting, it makes it easier when it's time to re-write. Dare to try and not be afraid that there will be many mistakes and repetitions, it will be for all of us.
How does a design idea become a finished design and how do you best put together nice color combinations? Many of my ideas never become patterns, sometimes the whole process feels too big. What helps me is to focus on one step at a time. First crochet, then take photos, then clean and possibly crochet and at the same time take step-by-step pictures. I also often save pictures of other people's projects when I find a color combination that I like. Then I often sit with a bunch of balls and lay as in different orders to test shades and contrasting colors.
What is your favorite color? Turquoise and gray are two of my favorites. But then all pastel colors are absolutely wonderful.
What kind of yarn do you prefer? I prefer cotton yarn but have recently also started to appreciate more natural yarns. The thickness of the yarn is up to the project to decide, but creating patterns in the thicker yarns is something I aim for.
Which is your biggest knitting or crochet tab? I've crocheted a whole dress because when it's done, realize that I didn't like the color, however wonderful it was.
Which one are you most proud of? My dream catcher with the yarn springs.