Who says we don’t like computer games? ^^
Well I started this project of the Crystal Lake Stole right before Christmas, but only now, when I am not able to walk and work (due to a surgery on my left foot) I found the time and inspiration to continue it. Hopefully I’ll get it soon finished because I have already another project for a friend queued up 😉
As usual I added a little alteration to the original pattern, I added a 4 stitches fringe all around and I am going to finish with the first 4 rows of purled stitches to have a neat looking frame all around the wavy lake pattern. Well, I’ll add pics as soon as I am finished with the stole 😀
I am using “Handstrickgarn 50g- 75% pure wool, 25% polyamide”, colour no:2 (dark brown) with a 5mm needle- to get an aerier result for the stole. But I guess you can use any wool you like 😉
In the meantime, enjoy the snow and the hot chocolates 😉
Yes I know, I should continue with my Sister’s Shawl- project or at least correct those errors in the Smock Overall for MM, but I rather start another top for MinnieMouse 😛
One thing I learned over the last few weeks is that it is more reliable to design a piece and knit it yourself than relying on a pattern, even those you can buy! And then it is something unique 😉
Maybe I’ll become a knitting designer and pattern seller? *dreammodeon*
Well, I have an interesting chat with my best friend going on via ICQ (my #: 20988894) and some stitches are awaiting eagerly their knitting into a dream in orange and green, to become a Tulip on an Open Leaf.
Well, at least I have found the name for MM’s new project: Tulip on an Open Leaf 😉
Have a nice night!
Gosh, those beads I have would have fitted the bodice just so well, but they are simply too small for my yarn!
Either I am going to get some bigger beads or delaying the beading project for the next piece…
I am pretty undecided yet, but luckily I have to knit some more rounds before I finally have to make that decision!
Gosh, am I going slightly mad?
It started yesterday, actually I wanted to start making my own stitch markers. I just don’t like using scrap yarn any longer, somehow it never lasts to the last stitch of a pattern *grr*…
So I decided to make my own and to get the material for it. But then I stumbled over beads, crystalls and silver rings and clasps and I got the idea to design my own jewelery….
NOW I have only to figure out, what I will need and then what? Just start? Well, I’ll give it a try as I did with knitting 😀
Ah and yes, how does knitting with beads work? I’d love to give the bodice of MM’s dress a heart shaped finish with beads, to match the hearts on her skirt. But at the moment I just don’t have a clue how to do that..
Recommendations and advice will be highly appreciated!!
Here comes my first project, a nice warm but light weighing poncho for my witch- girl.
I used a microfibre wool by Schachenmayr Non Motta, because she has a very sensitive skin and pure wool gives her (her brother and me) the ‘itch’. And I really like microfibres because they are light but warm and not that bulky.
I used the “Horizontal Lace Stitch” (HLS) as a basic pattern. I did a repetition of 3 times and then a brake of 24 rows, so that the poncho did not get too permeable, it is supposed to be warm 😉
I really enjoyed the process of knitting this pattern. I used the basic pattern found in my *knitting bible*, then let my imagination take over and started the poncho. I know it is a simple project, but for almost all my life I believed I had hands made only of thumbs, so I am quite glad that I am able to knit at all 😉
My knitting ‘career’ is a constant on and off. I tried it as a child in school, hated ist and let it rest for a while (20 yrs). Then I started again for a few months, found the german patterns and explanations too difficult to understand and quit again. But then last summer my best friend did get me back on the knitting track with ravelry.com, an online knitting community and I found out that my hands weren’t all thumbs and that I am better at understanding english pattern explanations 😀
So this poncho is my first real project. I did not just repeat a pattern designed by someone else, but did my own!
Soooo, grab your wool, your favourite drink and knit on!