Friday, 19 September 2014

Broomstick Lace

Broomstick Lace Craftsy

I am in love with the concept of Broomstick Lace :)
This amazing looking technique is sooo easy it is quite unbelievable!

Yesterday I started on my Craftsy Course - Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace

Beyond broomstick lace

I started in the late afternoon, and one hour later had already finished the first project!

sunglass case

This morning I am raring to go and will be starting the Rebel Lace Cardie -  I am so excited :)

beyond broomstick lace


If you have been wanting to try a Craftsy Course for a while, and you love crochet, this is one I would warmly recommend.

Jennifer Hansen gives you a great lesson, she explains the basics, but also gives you tips on how to correct errors, work gauge and size properly, as well as many other tidbits that you only gain from years of experience.

This weekend would be the best place to signup too as Craftsy are having a Fall Sale which is huge!

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I wish you all a very creative and enjoyable weekend.
I am sharing this with all my lovely Friday Friends :)
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Simple Man Wristlets

Simple Wristlets

Drops Fabel

Here are Hubby's Wristlets.

This is one of my go-to patterns which I change according to who I am knitting for.

If you are interested in making your hubby a pair the pattern is as follows:

Cast on 66st on a size 2.5mm (US 1.5) circular needle, or DPNs with some fingering weight yarn. (roughly about 50 - 100m depending on your required cuff length)

Knit the pattern as follows - knit 3, purl 3 in the round until your desired length has been reached.

For Hubby's Wristlets I knitted 40 rounds.
Cast off in the elastic bind-off method.

List of projects that are still in my queue:

  1. Hat for Jas - Complete
  2. Crochet shorts 
  3. Another Hat for Jas
  4. Another Slouch for Kay - Complete
  5. Julianna for me - WIP
  6. Isis Wrap for me
  7. Winter socks for Jas
  8. Winter socks for Kay
  9. 2 Pairs of socks for Kay
  10. 2 Pairs of socks for Jas
  11. 4 Pairs of socks for hubby
  12. Hubby's Pullover
  13. 2 pairs of socks for me
  14. Rebel Lace Cardi
  15. Wristlets for me - Complete
  16. Wristlets for hubby - Complete
  17. Tardis Socks for Hubby - WIP
  18. Broomstick Lace Sunglasses Case - Complete
I wish you all a great weekend.
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I am sharing this with my lovely Friday Friends.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party

Welcome back to another week of linking fun!

This month there is no theme, and no feature. 

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

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See you again soon.
x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

New Additions

WIP Wednesday

Finally, something new to share with you all :)

First off my regular WIP as of late - my Juliana:

Juliana Drops Baby Merino

I am halfway to the next armhole and then will be on the last stretch - and I mean stretch, of knitting!
At the moment it looks like a very long, odd looking scarf!
I still really like the pattern and if you look in the picture above you will see the great definition those dropped stitches give the piece (on the left they have been dropped already and on the right they will be dropped once I get to the next armhole)
I love the project but I guess I will only be making one of these, for as much fun as it is, it is a huge amount of knitting and it leaves me itching to get on to some other projects.

Which I happily oblige this week :)

This yummy package arrived for me yesterday:


And with that a whole lot of queued projects to start on ;)

Hubby's' wristlets are complete (Will share with you on Friday) and I have merrily chosen two new projects to start with this week.

Another surprise project for hubby - Tardis Socks

Drops Fabel

He and Jas are huge Dr. Who fans and I thought it would be a fun project to knit them each a pair of socks.
I have adjusted this pattern slightly so far as I really like a snug fit around the calf and so I have reduced the number of stitches I cast on.

I would have liked the blue to be a bit more blue, it looks more blue in the picture than it does in reality but I hope that with the other colour patterning it will all come together.

I am knitting this pattern in Drops Fabel.

Next - 

 I have been wanting to get back to my Craftsy courses for a while and with my yarn order I received my Drops Muskat that I have decided to use for my Broomstick Lace Rebel Cardie from the Craftsy course: Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace

The first project is a sunglasses case, and for this project I have chosen to use some Drops Cotton Merino.


Drops Cotton Merino

I can't wait to get going on this project and will be re-watching the course this evening :)

On the reading front things have changed too :D

I have finished "The Boy Who Went to War" and have started reading "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"

So far I am enjoying the story.

How has your week been until now?

See you soon
x
I will be linking with all my lovely Wednesday Friends :)
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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party

Welcome back to another week of linking fun!

This month there is no theme, and no feature. 

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

See you again soon.
x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A little longer....

Juliana

I hope you can see the progress?
I couldn't let myself sit down and write this post until I had some improvement/growth to show you!
I have been knitting the entire day (even though I thought it wouldn't take me more than an hour at the most) to get to the first armhole!

And now....I am finally there.....

Drops Baby merino

I also have dropped my first lot of stitches and to my biggest relief they worked out fine :) This is what the finished pattern will look like:

dropped stitch pattern

So now that I know the pattern works all I have to do is finish the panel, which encompasses another 1,10m of knitting, and then I can finally start on the sleeves! 

Oh boy, I do hope I see the end of this project sometime in the near future!

Hubby's Wristlets have also grown a little since last week, thanks to my hairdresser visit last week ;)

Drops Fabel

Over the weekend I attended a market to sell my soaps. It went really well and I thought I would share what my stand looked like with you:

Seifen Paradies

How has your week been thus far?

See you soon
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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party

The days are beginning to cool down over here and so begins the coolest crafting time of the year - well for me at least!

I love the colours, the bite in the air - it just warms up my creative spirit :)

Do you feel the same?

Which season is your favourite creative season?

Thank you to all of you who linked up your amazing posts last month, it is such a pleasure to visit all that awesome talent out there :)


We are in for another fun-filled, talent-stacked month - I can't wait!

This month there is no theme, and no feature. 

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

See you again soon.
x

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I used to be a homeschool mom, and now that my children go to school, am a mom who has found a creative side and am exploring that with great delight!

I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.