Yarn along – Week 36 – Finished!

Guess what: I finally finished my big crochet blanket, the biggest and heaviest thing I’ve ever made in my crochet career! I really wanted to open this blog post with this sentence. I have worked since March on this blanket and finally I’m done! I did four double rows of stars all around the blanket and another one of single crochet to finish it and I think it is absolutely great. It is over 1m wide and about 1.70m long which means it is quite heavy. Now it only needs blocking because the edge is a bit ripply.big-blanket Continue reading

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Katniss Cowl Tutorial

FINALLY it is ready for you to start knitting! After a long quest the Hunger Games cowl, now called Katniss Cowl is uploaded as a pdf download to ravelry because I realised it would be very very difficult to have it here nicely formated and everything and I guess you would like to print it easily too. Here you  used find a photo tutorial on how to do the roped collar. This post has moved to my new blog here.Katniss-Cowl

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Yarn along – Week 35 – I’m back again

Last week we were on holidays so I didn’t participate in the Yarn along but this week I’m back and happy join Ginny and the knitting crowd again. So what happend in the last weeks? First of all no holiday knitting. When I go on holidays with Michael I don’t take my knitting with me. First of all I find it a bit weird (and warm) to knit on a summer holiday and then I think Michael deserves a break from seeing me knitting too… And it gets me back in the spirit of knitting. So I was very productive once  was back home.Back-christmas-sweaterI finished the back of the Christmas sweater for my brother and blocked it already to check that it has the correct size. I had written down the measurements of one of his sweaters to have something to compare my project with as I probably won’t see him until I’ll mail him Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 33 – Less knitting more sewing

This week was more sewing than knitting yet I join Ginny’s Yarn along as I want to boast about my cute little skirts I made for Michael’s nieces…three-girl-skirtsWanting to have a belated birthday present for the girls (two birthdays in the last 7 days and then I can’t bring only two things when there are three girls…) when we see them tomorrow in Mallorca I decided to work with existing material and make simple skirts. They are old business shirts that Michael’s brother gave Michael and now that Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 30 – all those projects

As promised last week I started to take up all those hibernating projects this week. First of all I started crocheting on my big blanket. I’m getting closer to do the edge now but it is so warm here that I can’t stand this big warm blanket in my lap for too long so it is still some way to go to finish this.christmas-jumperThen I took some time to finally work some rows on my brother’s christmas jumper again. I’m already more than half way through Rudolph’s nose! Yet I’m still not in love with the colourwork which makes it hard for me to pick it up. But the back is already half way, I think. The problem I’m facing is that Continue reading

Yarn Along – Week 29 – Design, design, knit, knit, block, block

I’ve been busy at the weekend finishing my Hunger Games Cowl and now it is blocking and blocking and blocking… With four strands of yarn it just needs an enormous amount of time to dry. I also already started to write the pattern down. As I realised I find describing what to do very difficult I made a chart. I think this works better. Also I already found three test knitters. If someone else wants to test knit, leave a comment or send me an email.Yarn-along-week29 And then I also finished the lace socklets, painted my nails several times (I’m preparing posts for a 31 Days Nail Challenge in August). Todays nails are for the Polka Dot Challenge with khaki pastell dots on turquoise nails. And I’m reading “Pride & Prejudice” on my iPad (which’s screen looks weirdly cloudy on my photo, no idea why).

For next week I want to show you all those hibernating projects I have and of course work on them again. Yes, I thought I might finally finish one of them before I start something new. What a pity that they are all long time projects that’ll need more than a week to finish… Joining of course Ginny’s Yarn along I would like to know: what have you been reading and knitting this week?