29 April, 2011

Spring Shrug - First attempt in pattern design

As some of you may already know, I taught myself how to knit some months ago and now made my first self designed piece! I made it for a swap on Craftster and it's now living in Sweden with my lovely swap partner Maria. It was quite a challenge to design, plan, and finally make this shrug, but I managed without ripping it, yay! :-)
I'm currently working on a second shrug for myself, made of a different material, and plotting and improving the pattern. I'm thinking about posting it here and on ravelry as soon as it's finished. What do you think? Would you like to get this pattern? It would be a one size fits most, big enough because I'm a big girl, but easy to make smaller for people with intermediate knitting skills.

26 April, 2011

Afternoon Tea Fingerless Gloves - lacy and victorian inspired

I made these a while ago but couldn't post them because they were a gift and I wouldn't spoil the surprise. They were so easy and so much fun to make! I guess I have to make some more in differen colours for myself. :-P The pattern can be found here

24 April, 2011

Soap Saver on a Budget

I have all this cotton yarn scraps around and finally decided to turn some of them into something useful. Crochet soap savers are easy as pie and fun to make, and they're a perfect public transport project. I made this one in the bus on my way to university.

You'll need:
Cotton yarn
Matching hook

Chain 6, then slip stitch to form a loop. ch1, then sc6 into loop, slip stitch to finish round, ch1, 2 sc in every sc until you have to slip stitch to finish round. Continue until you reach preferred size, slip stitch and fasten off. Attach tread to center and chain about 30 to 40, attach chain to center again, that's your loop.
ET VOILA, here's your brand new soap saver!

Note: you can make it multi coloured if you use different yarns, or you can create different textures. You could even make a spa scrubby with a nice peeling effect...

05 April, 2011

Still alive and kickin'

Life was a bit crazy the last days and there were too many other tasks to deal with.. And no time for blogging or crafting. That's maybe why I decided that it was time for a little something for myself. A girl needs a treat every now and then!

Some flowers and "Alys' Küchengarten" - Original: The Edible Garden
I love Alys Fowler's books. I already have one and it's a pleasure to read it. And Alys shares so many good ideas for small gardens, rich crops and how to have all that on a budget.

BTW: I have some new projects going on and I'll tell you about them soon! ;-)