Or simply a Happypotamus, but my kid always gives such a funny names, so at home we call this creature Mr. Botis. Continue reading
You know what? I think I like Autumn! With it’s golden colors and warm wool coming up from the bottom of the boxes after a long summer sleep. Even that rigorous weather doesn’t look that bad when colored in soft skeins of yarn! After all, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing. And this post is just about it – the perfect piece of clothing for Autumns (and Winter of course) A HAT. Continue reading
Yes, it Turns out one can crochet a whole blouse with set in sleeves simply by accident :D
I had a few balls of linen/silk blend yarn in my stash and it was starting to seriously irritate me by just being there and doing nothing. So I plunged into Ravelry to look for a “solution for my problem”. I wanted something absolutely new, something I hadn’t done before and didn’t care a bit that the result might be useless. Continue reading
I’m back and continue on presenting my FO’s of this summer! Usually I have a rather reserved opinion about self striping yarns. It always seems to me that it would be too hard to manage it and not to end up with a vertigo causing mix of colors. But looks like this summer was a summer of experiments! Continue reading
I have finished this dress a while ago, but it took quite some time to find a proper underdress. Continue reading
Hurray! The weather is just what it is supposed to be at summer (at least for now), so took the chance and photogaphed another linen FO. I’m in love with this deep blue color, which takes my mind off to the see, white sand and tropical fishes…
And again, I was knitting linen on circulars, but thanks to the lace pattern it does not twist like Mr. Shapeless… But there’s one more thing that happens almost always with linen for me – it groooooows. Despite of all the swatches, the final garment usually turns out to be way longer than my calculations predicted and after wearing it grows even more… let’s say this blue sweater was already some 10 cm longer than what You see now after washing and treating it with hot steam, and after wearing it wasn’t far from a mini dress… BUT (and I do not suggest You trying this at home!) I found a solution. Instead of hand washing, I put it into a washing machine and after that (the horrible part) – into tumble dryer. It turns out perfect :)
A few words about knitting. I tried a wooden cubics for this knit, and liked it even more than carbonz. The knit was looong, going endless rounds, so I kept finding something else to do. But finally the only thing left was to seem shoulder and hope that I’l have a chance to wear it this Summer.
By the way, linen fabric after tumble drying becomes extremely soft and drapery. Yet, do not try this at home, and if You do – I’m not to blame :)
- Pattern: Lace Batwing Top, from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2013 (my changes: did 2 pattern repeats without incs before starting the sleeves).
- Yarn: Lithuanian linen 4-ply, single strand. 220 g.
- Needles: 3.5 mm
It is a rather simple pullover knit in round with no seems, with just a little bit of “spice” at the shoulders. Those zig zags are knitted in different direction.
- Pattern: Eastbound Sweater
- Yarn: Scheepjeswol Stone washed, color “Crystal Quartz”, 330 g.
- Needle: 5mm
Hi, everyone! It’s been a long since my last post. I keep knitting/ crocheting, but when it comes to taking photos of finished projects… well, theres’s either no time or good weather, or the mood… But step by step I will make it up to You. So lets’ start with Mr.Shapeless. Continue reading
When in need of something beautiful, useful and, preferably, not time consuming it is best to grab a crochet hook and make something for Your home. I recommend crocheting not only because it is more suitable for small things, but it also goes well in a combination “mommy’s crocheting, while her little boys is sitting on her laps reading a book” :) Continue reading
But after washing and blocking turned out to be a doily! It was too big…
I’ve crocheted it last summer, but it had to wait for the T-pins to until now. I had found this pattern somewhere on the World Wide Web, but didn’t save it… Tried Browsing for it, but no luck, so if anyone of You stumbles upon it anywhere, please, give me a notice. I really need such a pillowcase. Of the appropriate size… If my memories are correct the Yarn used for this pillow-doily was the leftovers of Fresco lino and lithuanian linen (a bit more beige on the edges).
That’s it for today!