Saturday, 10 November 2012

Ornament Exchange @ One Artsy Mama

Lately I'm not doing much crafting as I'm trying to prepare myself and my house for the arrival of my baby (3 weeks left! although I really hope he'll get out of me sooner :P). I'm piling up on crochet snowfalkes, hoping for a nice sun someday soon so I can take some nice photos of them and put them in my Etsy shop...

In a meantime I made my present for the ornament exchane @ One Artsy Mama. It's already on it's way to USA :) I really hope the recipent will like it :)

I didn't want to wait for good weather to take proper photos of it, as I wanted to ship it quickly, before I'll have no time to do anything (I mean - before the baby comes ;) ), so here it is - Poor-Quality-Bad-Lightening-iPhone-photos:

And here is my instagram photo :)

Have a nice day! xx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Cowl/infinity scarf

Hello everyone :)
Here it is, the cowl I was talking about :)
I need to make another one for myself from this yarn (Wendy Serenity Super Chunky), it's so nice and warm!
I was surprised how hard it is to work with such chunky yarn, I thought it'll be much easier than working with smaller one!

I adapted the pattern for a square from The Crochet Bible (alternating shell and V stitch) and I think it came up really nicely :)

Here you can find this cowl on Ravelry and here you can buy it on Etsy.

It's lenght when it lays flat is 93cm and the width is 18cm.

I'm still working on my blanket... It takes so much time... I'm so tired of granny stitch :P


Thursday, 1 November 2012

phone sock/cover

I really wanted to show today a cowl/infinity scarf that I made yesterday, but the weather today was so bad and it get dark so early, that I wasn't able to take a photo of it... Hopefully tomorrow the weather will be a bit nicer and I'll catch some sun :)

Couple of days ago I made myself a phone sock. I was planning on making it a long time ago, but I couldn't decide on the pattern. Last week I was searching for newblogs to read and I came across one blog (I have no idea what blog was it... :( ) where I saw a blanket with a nice looking edging. I thought it'll look awesome as a phone sock - and I was right :)
Here's what I made:

Here you can find this phone sock on Ravelry.

So many ends to wave in in such a small project... That was the worst part :P

I used 4mm hook, two colors of Hayfield Bonus DK yarn and some yarn that I don't know the name of (sparkly one).

Today I recived set of bamboo hooks that I oredered on eBay. I was very curious how different it will be, working with bamboo hooks instead of metal/plastic ones. As I'm still slowly (very slowly) working on my Giant Granny Square blanket I decided to try it on this project. I was very disappointed and I find it easier to work with metal hook. Maybe it's because the hook I tried was only 4mm as it looks like with larger hooks (7-10mm) I shouldn't find it so hard to work with them... Well, I'll try them later on.