Thursday, 18 January 2018

tooterphants

Aren't they cute, these tooterphants ? It's a crochet pattern by Lucy Ravenscar. You can buy the pattern here on Ravelry. I got it from a magazine called 'Adorable animals', from the Creative Craft-series, published in 2015.
I made two tooterphants at the same time. As they were my first amigurumi, it took a while to finish them. But it was fun to do and I think they turned out quite nice...


 







Thursday, 11 January 2018

a little bird told me...

These egg cozies are simply irresistible I think. It's a pattern from the book 'Cute and easy knitting' by Fiona Goble. And they are really easy, and supercute!. The pair of them make a nice present.
I used some acrylic yarn from my stash. I don't buy acrylics anymore, but having it in my stash, I think I made good use of it here.



Friday, 5 January 2018

make do and mend

I can't throw anything away... even a badly made pair of cheap socks. Both the socks ripped and were ready for the bin. That was one of these moments I started thinking and planning how to "make it better than before"...
I decided to sew up the tear of each sock with different colours of embroidery thread. To my very humble opinion, my socks are saved and better than before ;-)




Friday, 15 December 2017

recycle!

Somewhere last year I found myself the proud owner of a stack of T-shirts that were really too worn out for anything but cleaning windows with... Now is the time to make a confession about my condition : I find it sooo difficult to throw away any textiles. Since I don't like cleaning windows, I decided to make t-shirt yarn! A lot of work that produces a lot of dust, but I must say, it was rewarding. And with this yarn, I knitted different bowls. The bowls are in use and serve their purpose well, and there is less waste... What's not to like?





Monday, 11 December 2017

Snore and peace...

My needle-felted fox : he is sound asleep on my dad’s desk. So far no complaints about snoring....










Monday, 4 December 2017

spindrift shawl by Helen Stewart

Helen Stewart is a knitwear designer and the host of the podcast 'Curious Handmade'. The podcast is very friendly, really interesting and entertaining. I have been listening for some time now and Helens enthousiasm is so contagious. The spindrift shawl is a free pattern you receive when you subscribe to her newsletter. More information on her designs and podcast you can find here : http://curioushandmade.com/
the Spindrift was my first shawl and I really enjoyed the proces of making it. It was wonderful to see it grow and find its shape. I only knitted one row of lace, because I was afraid of running out of yarn. So it's slightly smaller than intended, but I don't mind.
The yarn is Schoppel crazy zauberball, I bought at Loop London : so many stunning yarns, knitting supplies, haberdashery, patterns, a truly fantastic shop (http://www.loopknittingshop.com/)






Tuesday, 28 November 2017

felted slippers

There is this old newspaper cutting I always kept : a pattern to make slippers from knitted squares. It reminds me of the slippers my grandmother once made me. And so it's my turn to make these. I used wash+filz-it by Schachenmayr. After the knitting and the sewing, I put the slippers in the washing machine and they felted nicely into these cosy friends for my feet : another happy thing!
I found a similar pattern in 'Knitted & crocheted slippers', by Alison Howard, p.14.




tooterphants

Aren't they cute, these tooterphants ? It's a crochet pattern by Lucy Ravenscar. You can buy the pattern  here on Ravelry. I got it...