Reseting My Brain

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Really nothing fancy – just some small, quick, no counting, no swatching, no intense thinking project after finishing a big one. In order to reset my brain and make some space for new ideas!

Though I’m starting to wonder were am I going to put all those “resetters”… Oh, but let’s enjoy the process and not bother ourselves with such details😀

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Tiny yet important piece of clothing

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Sometimes in a little ladies wardrobe you can find tiny, often invisible, yet very important pieces. These little panties, for example. “Nothing special” you might say. But just think – wearing these panties means now you can sit down on the (still cold) ground and explore what’s happening under those old grass leaves ( you are mistaken if you think there’s nothing of interest there😉 ). Continue reading

A little something for home again

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Sometimes I squeeze in some little project in between the big ones. Just something you can make like in one brief and reset your mind:)

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Bohus Challenge

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Finally – I have it. It took me a month to turn the colorful yarn parcel into this cheerful and warm knitwear. Of course, I managed to complete a couple of smaller project during that time, and had a few knitting-free weekend as well… I chose Drops alpaca for this project, because it is a rather hairy yarn. This pullover is knit using Scandinavian technique called Bohus Stickning – it requires fine gauge, hairy yarn (best would be a blend with angora), and the motives are not the traditional deers and snowflakes, but rather some abstract colorful compositions. And, it often uses purl stitches. I image it would look wonderful to use close colors – hairy yarn and purling would create an amazing color traditions in the pattern. One more thing making this technique a bit challenging is the use of more than 2 colors in one row – it can lead you to managing 5 colors at a time. Can you imagine this colorful mess?

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My pullover is a  modern version. The yarn is fine, but the gauge is looser, colors are contrasting. And yet I have a strong feeling I might find myself making a more traditional version ad using some kind of angora blend for the next cold season!

So how did it go for me with this Bohus thing? The colored pattern was slow… I had to concentrate not to get lost between colors, knit and purl stitches and increases at first. But  once the pattern was in my head, the only slow thing was keeping the wrong side tidy and not getting all tangled up😀 All the rest went like a breeze. Oh, yes and I caught myself  cursing while knitting the pattern on the sleeves using magic loop. I didn’t have DPNs of the ritgh size… Oh well, it all went away once I could get dressed!

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And one more thing – I love alpaca. It is so warm, yet so light, and there’s no need to put multiple layers underneath!

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(Thank You, Reda! www.animalsindresses.com)

 

Code: Armonika Cowl

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One more cowl for one more friend! Finally, I had a chance to try this pattern by a Lithuanian designer. The texture looks amazing, yet it is as simple as it can be! The only modification I made was adding a 3 st i-cord edge. Simple and quick, yet really beautiful!

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(Credits go to Reda from www.animalsindresses.com)

 

 

Little pony

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Here comes the second present from thise year’s Santa’s bag – little pony for a really big pony fan! Giving handmade gifts to little ones is a serious matter – they do not sugar coat, if they don’t like it, they show it. But as I received a really strong hug and a big smile accompanied by happy sparkles in her eyes, I may conclude that I succeeded. Hurray!

This pony comes from the designer Heidi Bears creations, like previously shown Mr. Botis, and is a real pleasure to make!

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(photo credit goes to my friend Reda | www.animalsindresses.com )

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