I have felt like a spider eager to knit his cobweb since the moment I laid my eyes (and hands, and heart) on the wonderful ITO Sensai yarn! Continue reading
Hey fellow Knitters,
today I have great news – my Polar Bear pullover pattern is now available on Ravelry. It has lived through my writing and re-writing it, survived the sharp eye of the tech editor and now is eager to be knitted and warm somebody up🙂 And guess what? You can get it with 20% off the regular price until the end this Sunday – 23:59 (UTC +02:00).
And the story how this fuzzy cutie was born can be found here 🙂
I couldn’t resist – I simply had to get my needles into the new ITO Sensai. There now long contemplation, or difficult calculation – I simply CO 160 st and kept knitting until ball was over🙂 I ended up with a light as feather silky cowl, that has so much warmth in it you wouldn’t believe! Continue reading
Even though it doesn’t like cold weather is coming any time soon ( at least that’s how it seems while being outdoors), I saw a “notification” on Facebook that there are only 14 Mondays left till Christmas (have you notices that 14 Mondays sounds “sooner” than let’s say 14 weeks or 3 months?). Continue reading
I might be repeating myself, but socks are something I simply have to knit when the time comes. Autumn is approaching and soon my not so little anymore prince will be splashing around after rain and exploring damp forests with his rubber boots on. And as the temperature gets nearer to the zero (Celsius) home knit socks is a big advantage! In fact, last year he went on with his rubber boots and socks even with a little bit below zero (Celsius), and only got into his snow boots when it was really really cold, or – as the name suggests – after the snow fell.
So here I am, getting ready for Winter. I thought I was making these socks with some room for growing feet, but looks like I will have to make a larger pair, as these are tight fit now. And I’m talking about width, not foot length which is easily adjustable😀 I will have to CO more…
You might suggest buying a pair at the store and getting on to some more pleasant (for me) knits. But those store-bought socks just doesn’t make it right. Besides, while knitting my little boy manages to entertain me. E.g., I put those sock with needles in them to measure how much do I need to knit for foot and ask him whether he likes it. “Yes, very much, especially the spikes. Please, leave them in”. Do I need to tell You the spikes are my 2.5 mm sharp DPNs?😀 Luckily we came to an agreement for removing those spikes after all…
So that’s my day-to-day knits while waiting for the most colorful season of the year. And a hat, fingerless mitts are queued, and definitely something else will pop up. And who says I’m not working on something for myself? Oh, and my mother already has introduced me to her Christmas wishes😀 How many WIPS do You usually have going on?
- Patten: plain socks with short row heels, CO 52 sys for a 3 year old guy
- Yarn: Sole to Sole
- Needles: 2.5 mm
Hi all!!! I’ve been gone for a while, but been really really busy. I decided I needed a yarn shop (check), then I figured I could try myself at pattern writing (now – check), especially because people where asking for instructions for some of my personal creations. Continue reading
My little boy rarely asks me to make him something, but when hi does it is usually very important and urgent. That was a case this time too. On Sunday afternoon, seeing how I am itching to get into my yarns he asked “Mom, could You make me something?” He quickly chose Amineko Crocheted Cat, when shown Ravelry folder of crocheted toys. Continue reading
This weekend I had a pleasure to congratulate my dear grandmother on her 80th anniversary. I think it is really amazing when at this age one is still full of joy, happiness and energy! So this special occasion required a special gift. I made her this shawl, I hope it’ll keep her warm! Continue reading
While my needles and hooks are busy making yet another project ( well, a couple of them for now) I wanted to show you my first attempt at cross stitch. I’ve done it a few years ago, but only got it frame recently. I bought it as a kit – sorry I do not recall the brand. But I liked the process so much that right after this one came a couple more – a pillow for my mom and a biscornu, which was sold in a Christmas charity fair, and yes I forgot to take a picture of that… Lately I’ve been feeling like I could stitch a thing or two again.
Please, I really need more hands! Anyone?🙂