Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Why I am always here at midnight? must be in bed at that time ...

Any way have been slow because my mum came to visit me and we have to chat all the time.

(is it good excuse ? ;))

There is half sleeve :
My mum give me advice not to increase so much on sides so added stitches every 16th row not 8th row.
Now will increase more and also have to cast on more stitches for front and back.
Will leave the peplum last ,then will see how many stitches I need for it!

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Nice really matters!

I got recently lovely award from Silpsolps :

I would like to nominate


Anneli -she is really great friend of mine!

Gudrun Johnston

Tracy- I love her bags!

But I have to go now to give a tour " Ring of Kerry " to my mum who came visit me!

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Vogue "Silver belle".

Because I have been asked to lead little KAL in estonian handcraft forum I started knitting silver belle cardigan.

Found some yarn from my yarncase,knitted swatch with 5mm needles but wasn't even near asked gauge. then tried with 4mm and 3.5mm needles and got almost what needed.

But the little yarn addict in me forced me to go and buy lovely Debbie Bliss cashmerino yarn.... beautiful......soft ....luxurious...

So started all over again and now the gauge is perfect with 4mm knitting needles.

Like you see the color isn't right either pictures...
gauge swatch

Friday, 17 August 2007

Rocking' Girl Blogger.

I can't believe I forgot something sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo important!!!
Mdm-Beadalot named me as Rockin' Girl Blogger!

The idea is that bloggers would have a chance to support and give some recognition to female bloggers. Roberta Ferguson was the one who started it on the 18th July, you can get more info from here.
And there's a badge that goes with it

If you know somebody who you think deserves it ,just grab the badge and tell a girl blogger out there that she rocks!!

I tag
...they all do amazing works!
There will be more ....

Crochet Irish lace bag.

I'm still in crocheting mood.

This time made simple and fancy mobile phone bag!
Fancy enough to go with evening dress or even for bride...;)

Used mercerised cotton ,crochet hook 2,5mm( I could not find my 3mm hook;) ),pattern from deep bottom of Internet
(Unluckily I don't have anymore this pattern after PC crash. But you could Google Irish crochet lace pattern and make your own. ;)
Or look in Pinterest:
http://www.pinterest.com/janieceltic/irish-crochet-patterns/ ).

When I first time saw this pattern it give me idea to make phone cover:

Irish crochet rose and leaves surrounded with netting and picots.

Monday, 13 August 2007

Sun printing.

I found amazing craft today, it's called sun printing!
Just look yourself: Susa's blog
You have to have 'Setacolor Soleil' paint's ,fabric should be light natural fibre .Then lay feathers, lace, netting, leaves, precut cardboard, flowers or anything on the fabric and let the sun do the rest. The objects you put on the fabric will leave their impressions!
I really would like try it,but it's raining here every day! :(
Once thought about painting silk fabric to sew a dress for myself but this sun printing is much more easier( for somebody who can't draw ;))
Ou,there is a link in English: lainesworld.co.uk or Michael's.com .
Have fun still summer is on!

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Little blue flower necklace.

I got invitation to competition: BIJEWELS IN BLUE
in flickr.com "BiJóias em Tricô, Crochê e Macramê group .

You must make piece of blue jewelry using crochet ,macrame or knitting.

First thought was " I don't have anything blue to use"but after looking over my treasures found some blue cotton thread and some blue beads. It took only few hours !
I wanted to have blue necklace long time. Now I have it finally! ;)

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Story about recycling.

Once upon a time there was a lonely old office chair waiting for last drive to dump. He stayed in back garden,heavy rain poured over his sad face.

But one day came the lady of the house full of energy and said to him:" Don't worry darling! I think you might become useful! You have really beautiful legs, we still can use them!" ;)

And she brought piece of plywood, forced her hubby to cut out nice round and screwed the legs to the wood!

Voila! there also was some little painting work ,few coats of varnish and new shiny garden table was born!

Friday, 3 August 2007

Crochet Irish lace

Here is my this evening's work: crocheted cloves edging for white linen handkerchief.
crochet hook is soooooooooooooooooo tiny ,you almost can't see it.
It's 0.6 mm. Smallest available I think!
Thread is mercerised cotton 60.
I do this kind of work sometimes ,but could not make bedspread with sooooooooooooooooo tiny thread...
Absolutely honour old lace makers who did really great work with even finer thread!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Silver Belle ( Romy ) cardigan pattern by Debbie Bliss

Spent some time surfing in Vogue knitting website, decided to subscribe for next issues! (why they don't send any letters saying "thank you for your subscription!" How do I know it went through?)

And also find some free patterns (my favorite part ;) :
It's a DEBBIE BLISS/KFI"Cashmerino Aran cable and seed-stitch jacket, also called as "Silver Belle" or "Romy"
There is a free pattern available in Vogue Knitting website and Ravelry as a pdf file.
(if I only had free or at least half price gorgeous yarn for it...)
if I only had a few clones of me who could do the knitting...;)

WARNING! be careful what you wish for , your wishes might come true ;)

See my other blog posts about it, by clicking on a tag "Silverbelle".
Happy knitting!


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