Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Entrelac Scarf, Redux

I recently got commissioned to knit an entrelac scarf. This project completely ate my life for over three weeks, but I think the end result was damn worth it.


I used a multi-colored yarn this time, instead of three different colors of yarn like last time, and I am definitely in love with the result. Much less fussy, and the result is quite stunning.




This yarn is particularly pretty, and has great variation in color. I am actually making a second scarf like this right now in another colorway, and I am still so in love with how different the colors come out. The yarn is quite perfect for entrelac.




Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Rainbow

Incidentally, this is how much embroidery thread I have now:


Fun to make bracelets with, and arrange in pretty ways.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

New crafting obsession

I know, I know. Long time no see on the craft blog.

One of my goals this year is to be more active over here; to worry less about making perfect posts of super unique things, and just post more about, well, things I am actually making on the regular.

So I'm kicking off the new year with a post about my newest crafting obsession - friendship bracelets.


I know, such a throwback to middle school. However, this time, I have discovered friendship-bracelets.net and braceletbook.com and all their lovely, lovely patterns.


I can't stop making them! I have acquired way too much embroidery thread, and even a bobbin winder so I would have no more horrible tangled messes of thread.


The above pattern is by my currently favourite user on braceletbook.com, Mikkomix. I don't actually know her, but I've fallen in love with her patterns and colour schemes. She also has a shop and other cool things on her website, like cool free fonts! Do check her out!


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Tree Beanie: the pattern!

Remember this?



I promised to write the pattern for it ages ago, but then life happened (as it does, which is also the reason this blog has been inactive for so long). But I finally, finally wrote the pattern and put it up on Ravelry. So if you need to make a last-minute gift, or something festive to keep you warm in the following weeks, check it out! It's a super simple, super quick project.

Here's the link again.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Spring scarf

I found this gorgeous lightweight linen-viscose yarn on sale at the yarn store the other day, so I grabbed some to make a nice lacy spring scarf.





I really love this yarn. It's light and soft and drapey, and it's that wonderful cream color that makes every outfit look amazing.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Simple Crocheted Cowl

I've had this wonderfully soft thick-and-thin yarn in my stash for ages now, and I hadn't thought of anything cool to do with it, but since it's really, really cold right now, I thought it was time I made myself a cowl.



I didn't use a pattern for this. I just used a large hook and the woven crochet stitch, and made a large rectangle. I didn't make an actual buttonhole either, the gaps in this are large enough for the button to comfortably slip through.





I really like how warm and soft this is, and how it can look different depending on where I button it. For example, sometimes I like folding down the top edge of the cowl so it's a bit collar-like:

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

(Very belated) Christmas tree beanie

Hey, all! I finished this project during the holidays, as the title implies, but I've been once again procrastinating and just now got around to posting about it. Christmas might be over, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy a nice holiday project ;)

(Apologies for the mediocre photo quality, it was way too bright in my room when I took these.)



I spent all of December watching the Yogscast charity livestreams, and everyone kept wearing these adorable Christmas tree hats. I loved them so much that I couldn't resist trying to knit one for my very own. The livestreams were perfect to knit to as well!





I completely improvised the pattern, and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out (even though I wish I had used a less soft acrylic yarn so the beanie wasn't so droopy. On the plus side, though, it's super comfy). It's knitted on straight needles and sewed up at the back, and the star is crocheted and stuffed so it's all puffy and squishy :D

I'm thinking about maybe writing up a pattern for this, but it's still a while until next Christmas, so we'll see.