13 March, 2012

Hexipuff Madness - or - What would you do with all those odds and ends of sock yarn?

Knitting involves leftovers of yarn from time to time. If you're like me you just can't throw them away. That's why I started to knit little hexagon-shaped pads. They're about 5cm in diameter and I stuff them a little bit with polyester wool because I want them to be somewhat "puffy". Once I have knit a bazillion of these, I plan to sew them together on the edges to create a quilt. 
At the moment I have about 14 Hexipuffs. Not really that much, I know.. It will take me ages to finish this one! But since this is a long term project, I don't care about the time. ;-) I'll keep you updated!

Oh, I forgot! You can find the pattern here or here

Have a nice day! :-)

Once I'm done, the quilt should look like this one, except the colours. I plan to keep mine more autumn style.

( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt)

06 March, 2012

Stripy WiP...

Did I mention that I love stripes...? :-)

Prettify a diary the simple way

Well, the only thing you need is some nice coloured fabric tape, some lace and 10 minutes of free time. Really, super quick and easy and the result is worth it! The tape is from here. The Treehouse Fairy is really nice and shipping was super quick!

My "new" diary, retro stile...

...and my notebook, now having in a new, romantic look.

03 March, 2012

upon my personal cloud...

Yeah, I know, spring is coming and everything.. But here it's still winter. And this means it can still be cold in the evenings and we have to start a fire in our oven every now and then. As you can imagine, it takes some time until our living room is reheated properly. And this is where my new cosy and large shawl comes in handy!

The pattern's name is "Nuvem" which means "Cloud". I used an entire skein of Wollmeise Lace yarn in Feldmaus and it took me a whole month to finish this one! I mean, we're talking about 1500something meters of yarn.... For me this is not a shawl to wear when I go out, but I love to snuggle up to it when I sit on the couch or at my desk. We'll see if I make another one.. Maybe not in the next months, but somewhere down the road... We'll see! :-)