I'm back with some more updates, finally!!! How have you all been? Hope you had a chance to enjoy the first warm rays of sunshine. We had some lovely spring days, but now it seems we are back to colder weather again.
For me it has been a busy time, but it seems there have been too many WIPs. I have ideas aplenty, but never enough time! Isn't that the problem for any crafter? Let's see what I have made recently?!
A new Japanese crochet flower pattern
I came across a wonderful crochet pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-japanese-flower. The pattern is free and easy to follow! If you like the look of it, why not try it out?
Here are some photos of my flowers:
|Japanese crochet flower|
I will probably need to make evern more, not sure whether to make them into a long shawl or a triangle one.
A tiny Crochet Basket Pendant
On further crochet news, I was inspired by some small crochet baskets which were made as pendants I saw on Pinterest. I thought to myself that I wanted to try this! So I used some strong thread and a tiny crochet hook and made my own crochet basket pendant! It's smaller than one cent!
|My Crochet Basket Pendant|
On the knitting front, I made this piece from the Rowan Colourscape yarn I bought recently.
|Rowan Colourscape Chunky|
|Knitted up in a 4 row rib|
|Here next to an old WIP (right) from the same yarn, in a different colourway|
What am I making? Well, I knitted the first part maybe 3-4 years ago and it was left as a WIP because I moved to Belgium and forgot about it. As I decided that this year I would try and complete some of my WIPs, I dug it out again. Initially I wanted to make a cowl. After knitting up the second piece I thought this is too nice just to make a cowl from, so I will make a sleeveless cardigan from it instead. Unfortunately it has to be put on hold for now, until I can get more of this yarn! I just love the colours!!!
A new Baby Alpaca Beanie Hat
Remember the yarn I bought last winter in the LN Knits shop in Antwerp? I knitted it up in a cosy soft Beanie with a sort of basket weave pattern!
|Trying on my new Beanie|
|100% Pure Baby Alpaca Love|
A Neon Linen Stitch Cowl
A while ago, I got greatly inspired by another blogger, the lovely Roobeedoo because she made a most amazing cowl, read about it on her blogpost here! I vowed to myself that I also wanted to try this linen stitch and use some very bright yarn! I struck lucky with two different sock yarns.
They are quite different from each other, so I thought the result should be very interesting!
I love knitting it because it is so vibrant, the only thing is that it grows incredibly slowly, because 421 stitches per row and 3mm needles and the stitch itself makes knitting slower than usual. However, the result is more like a woven fabric and fascinating.
If you check out ravelry, there are a number of ideas when you search 'linen stitch'.
Oh, and do follow Roobeedoo if you enjoy knitting and/or clothesmaking!
|This yarn was just calling out to me!!!|
|421 colourful stitches on the needles|
|A little bit of balcony knitting with Cleo|
And back to more crochet...
I'm in the middle of making and designing my own baby cardigan for a friend. It's all a bit of trial and error at the moment!!
|Another WIP : Working on a baby cardigan|
I made these 10 little Heart Key rings yesterday, it was a fun project. They are made with Scheepjeswol Stone Washed yarn.
|Crochet Heart Key Rings|
And finally I started on a new crochet project last night: Making a Crochet Jumper, something I have not done before. I chose Scheepjeswol Stone Washed XL yarn and I am using a 5.5mm hook.
This is how far I got by now:
New Crochet Shellstitch Jumper
|New WIP: Crochet Shell Stitch Jumper|
Well, it has been a good thing to list all my WIPs! Here I thought I hadn't achieved very much during the last 2 weeks, but looking back, it was more than I assumed!
Oh, and I nearly forgot: I got hooked on watching 'The Great British Sewing Bee' which was very inspiring and fun, also gripping! Did you watch it? If you haven't seen it yet and get the opportunity I highly recommend it to you all! It doesn't matter if you sew much or not, it is thrilling to watch!
I wish you all a lovely and happy weekend ahead, enjoy the sunshine if you can!
What will you be making?
Let me know! Leave me a comment, I love reading them all! Thanks for your time! :)