Happy Wednesday everyone!
I have mentioned in my yearly goals that I would like to design more this year, and I’ve really been enjoying designing amigurumi so far. I have had an idea for a knitted shawl in my head since last week though, and so I’ve started on it using some super soft possum/merino/silk yarn I bought while in New-Zealand. The yarn is Zealana Kauri and it’s just amazing. I’ve been using my new interchangeable needles from Knitpro too, and I have to say that they are great, the transition from cable to needle is just so smooth. Anyway, the shawl is in three colours and I am doing a simple lace pattern with the green/mustardy colour.
I really love the overall effect, I’m hoping to have this finished by next week and I’m hoping that the blocking really makes the lace stand out 🙂 I think it’s pretty good for my first ‘freestyle’ knitting project.
Have you ever designed a project on a whim? I’d love to know!
Happy Wednesday readers!
I have to say it’s been a bit hard to knit or crochet today, as it’s been super hot in Melbourne! But I realised that there is a project I have yet to share with you.
A little while back, I may have mentioned that my lovely nana sent some yarn in a parcel and I have decided to follow the current fashion and use it to make a lacy kimono. I feel like kimonos have been everywhere this season, and I’m very happy to me making one (which I probably won’t use until autumn, but that’s okay!).
The pattern I’m following is a free pattern by Kaitlin Blasing from Originally Lovely. I love this pattern, the only issue is that the gauge was a bit confusing to me. It read 16 stitches = 10 cm , but I’m not sure how many rows, or even if that was using stockinette. Oh well, I’ve started and I shall see, but it seems good so far, I think I will definitely fit in (I’ve tried wrapping it around me and so far so good!)
Here it is, isn’t the pattern lovely?
I’m really looking forward to finishing it, it’s supposed to be knitted in one piece starting from the bottom and I’m almost at the neck, yay!
What have you been working on this week? I’d love to know ☺️
The title says it all! I’ve finished my pineapple doily. Now I need to figure out how to pack it as it is a Christmas gift.
I’m pretty proud of myself, this is definitely the biggest doily I’ve ever made and it didn’t even take me that long (okay still a few weeks but that’s pretty good!)
What’s the thing you’re the most proud of making?
A few weeks back I showed you some lovely dark blue cotton I bought in Burano, Italy and I was not too sure what to make with it. A few hours browsing Pinterest later, I found this really cool doily pattern that includes gondolas! Considering that Burano is one of the Venitian islands, how perfect is that?
Im pretty excited to make a start on this one, it should turn our lovely.
During my trip, I also bought a pre marked table centre, all ready to get embroidered, from Prague in Czech Republic. The markings call for very large cross stitches and I hope it turns out good 🙂 the design has roses and leaves, which I think are pretty typical Czech motives, and I’m planning on using 3 different shades of pink and 2-3 different shades of green.
As always I’ll post more about those two projects as I get some progress done.
Have you even brought back crafty souvenirs from trips? I’d love to hear about them 🙂
You may have noticed that I have been a bit more quiet those past few weeks, maybe I haven’t replied to messages, liked you posts or commented on all the lovely things you post on your blogs. You see, I have been very busy during this time: I finally got to go on honey moon!
I’ve seen some pretty amazing things so far, but I just could not wait to share some of the things I’ve bought in Italy.
We went on a trip to Burano, a tiny island off Venice, which is very famous for its lace work. I think most of it is actually tatting, and after seeing all those beautiful things, I really want to learn how to.
So I bought an owl bookmark, then I fell in love with a little lace fish, and of course, I had to get some Italian crochet cotton, in navy blue. I don’t quite know what I will make with it but hopefully something that will remind me of Venice and Burano.
Hello lovely people!
One of my goals this year was to enter my first craft fair, and this is now done! Last Saturday was the entry day for the Brookfield show and I made a teapot cosy just for this fair. The theme of the competition was ‘Country’.
I’ve added a lot more flowers since I lasted showed this to you guys. I really like how it ended looking, although I don’t really like the look of the actual teapot.
My second entry for the show was my lace doily, the one I made from my nana’s old crochet magazine 🙂 Here are some pictures to refresh your memory
For entering the craft competition, we all got given a lovely booklet with lots of embroidery projects for all seasons. I’m definitely excited to try a few of those out!
Wish me luck for the competition! I’m finding out tomorrow 🙂
Hi guys! I’m a bit late but I’d like to wish you all a happy Valentine’s Day!
I’ve had a very fun day at the Gold Coast over the weekend, they had sand sculptures of Dreamworks characters and it was pretty sweet!
There really were some amazing artists out there, and I’m not quite sure which was my favourite! Probably the penguins of Madagascar!
I also got promoted to Pokemon master over the weekend 🙂
And I have finally finished one of my very long due wips, a lace doily from one of my grandma’s old crochet book.
And it’s perfect for my scented candles!
Blocking was super important, it gave my doily it’s nice shape 🙂
I hope you guys had a great weekend!
First, I hope that for those of you who are in France, you and your family and friends are all safe. When I woke up on Saturday morning and got the news of the attacks (Saturday morning in Australia is Friday night in France) I had never been so afraid as my little brother lives in Paris in the area where the attacks happened. Fortunately he is fine and I am so grateful.
But enough of this, there is no point being afraid, we only need to stay strong and united.
On a happier note, I have waaaay to many wips at the moment! I guess I’m just going project crazy because of Christmas!
So here it goes.
I finished my picnic mat, it’s pretty big, it confortably fits 2 persons + some yummy food!
My doll is also coming along, I only need to finish the feet/legs and then I can finally get to the fun part of doing the clothes 🙂
My lace table center is also getting bigger, I love the feel of the tiny crochet hook and of the cotton thread.
And last but not least, my two Mr. Jelly are getting more tentacles.
bag full of tentacles
I wish you all a wonderful week.
Lots of love
Good evening crafters!
My nana is really awesome and sent me a package full of goodies 🙂 I got a new cooking book but what I’m most excited about is the old craft magazines she sent.
This is the one I’m using at the moment. I’m working on my lace skills 🙂 this will be a Christmas present.
I have also finished the top of Mr. Jelly 2. Almost finished this present!
Last thing, I treated myself to an early Christmas present from yarnspirations. I got the Stitch, Stop and Roll CAL kit in the Ocean Breeze colours. The CAL is starting in January and I’m very excited about following a CAL at the same time as a lot of other people 😊
Hope the beginning of your week was exciting too.