Friday, 30 September 2016

FO Friday Fun


Welcome back to a new week of Finished Object fun!

This week I would like to share my finished Avalanche with you.


avalanche

handspun merino

sidispinnt

This project took my nearly a year to complete, not because I didn't want to knit on it, but because other smaller things got in the way :)

I really like it and am glad I finished this project.

Here the details for this project:

Pattern: Avalanche
Yarn: Sidispinnt Merino Single
Needle: Knitpro 3.75/4mm

What have you managed to complete this week?

Share your Finished Objects below :)




Thursday, 29 September 2016

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

September is here!

This time of year lends itself to loads of crafting possibilities :)


Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!


I would love to see them, so share them below :)

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


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wednesday


This week I have managed to make some progress on my wips.

I finally managed to finish my Avalanche and will show it to you all on Friday, do come along and link your FOs for the week with me too :)


I worked a bit on Hubby's socks and have turned the heels and am working my way up the legs. I will be knitting until my Regia yarn is finished and then will make a small cuff.


Because I finished my Avalanche, I allowed myself to begin my Grandling :D

I managed to work the first 3 sections last night and am so far enjoying the project.

I am looking forward to beginning with my October Socks on Saturday and hope you will consider joining me?

You can find out more about the Sock-Along HERE

I will be sharing this post with all of my weekly creative friends, so do pop over there and be inspired :)

See you soon.
x

Friday, 23 September 2016

FO Friday Fun - Free Flip Flop Sock Pattern


Welcome back to a new week of Finished Object fun!

This week I have my Flip Flop socks to share with you:


I did mention last week, that I did have a pattern for these once upon a time, but I was not able to find it and so I made up my own.

I would like to share it with you today in case you fancy knitting yourself a pair too :)

Yarn: Fingering
Needles: 2.5mm circular (Magic Loop)

Cast on 60 stitches, join in the round.
Knit 6 rows of 2 x 2 Rib.
Knit 30 rows of stockinette.

Place the last 10 stitches of the front needle and first 10 stitches of back needle onto scrap yarn.
Next row: Knit and at the end of the first needle cast on 4 stitches with a backward loop method.
Decrease Row: Front needle - K1, SSK, knit until picked up stitches, SSK, K2tog.
Back Needle - Knit until 3 st before end, K2tog, K1

Knit 1 Row

 Decrease Row: Front Needle - K1, SSK, knit till end
Back Needle - Knit till 3 stitches before end, K2tog, K1

Knit 1 Row

Bind off with stretchy Bind off

Big Toe:

Place stitches back onto front and back needle.
Knit 1 round and pick up 5 stitches where the toe meets the foot section.
Next Round: Knit and reduce picked up stitches as follows - K2tog, K1, SSK.
Knit 4 more rounds.

Bind off with a stretchy bind off

I hope you enjoy your flip flop socks :)
Let me know if you have any questions.

What have you managed to complete this week?

Feel free to share your finished objects with me below :)




Thursday, 22 September 2016

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

September is here!

This time of year lends itself to loads of crafting possibilities :)


Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!


I would love to see them, so share them below :)

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


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Wooly Wednesdays


The weather has turned!

Last Wednesday they told us on the weather forecast that it was the last day of Summer, but I wasn't so sure as it was quite hot then - 

Come Thursday it was like we had been in Autumn for a while already....BRR.....

I went from having a mediocre knitting Mojo to diving into Ravelry to decide what I should cast on first!

As a knitter I am sure you know the feeling?

How I love the cooler weather :)
I am as happy as a pig in mud!

I did make myself a promise to finish what is already waiting to be finished FIRST before I cast on another thing......

Oh dear, I am now knitting my fingers down to the bone, I just want to cast on!!!!!!

I hope I can resist!

Let me show you what I am busy with and what will be worked on for the rest of this week:

avalanche


I barely remember it....I started this project in December last year :O

Anyway, I have decided it needs to come off the needles, and as such I have been working more-or-less monogamously on this project over the last week.

I am just about done with the sleeves which have roughly 10cm to go, so I am hoping she will be done by the weekend.

When I am done with my pullover, the next big project is just about ready to be put on needles :)

spinnwebstube

Yesterday, I received my gorgeous sock yarn subscription from Rita @ Spinnwebstube

She mentioned in her accompanying letter that the yarn combo would work out well in a Grandling Shawl and I tend to agree with her.


So, as soon as I am finished with my post today, I will be winding up my yarn so that I am ready for a swift cast on for this lovely piece once my Avalanche is done :)

Would you like to join me?

I will be opening up a thread in my Ravelry group for an informal shawl-along should you wish to join in :)

Besides these two projects I will be hopefully finishing hubby's socks before I cast on my October pair.

Talking of October pair, I have found the perfect yarn for the month, the receiver and I hope, the pattern :)

ponderosa autopsie

This is my October yarn

Isn't it delightful?
And the name.....Autopsy :D Perfect for October don't you think?

I have changed the pattern I will be knitting in October as I really need a mindless pattern to work on in the upcoming month and I have been wanting to try a pair of Blueberry Waffles for quite a while now, so I have decided October is Blueberry month!

If you would like to join in the Sock-Along fun, I would love to have you over.
You  can find all the info regarding the KAL HERE

My Flip-Flop socks from last week are finished and i will be sharing them as well as their pattern with you on Friday, so do pop over then and share your lovely FOs for the week with me too :)

I will be sharing this post with all of my lovely creative friends, so do pop on over and be inspired :)

See you soon
x



Friday, 16 September 2016

FO Friday Fun


Welcome back to a new week of Finished Object fun!

This week I have something to share with you too :)

brainless

These are my September socks which I managed to finish last Saturday :)

This was my fastest month so far as it took me just over 10 days to complete this pair!

I really enjoyed knitting these socks and love the detail on the heel.

I knit them according to the pattern, and I think I should have made them a little longer.

As much as I love the heel, I am not too sure about how I feel about the fit. I guess it will grow on me :)

brainless heel

With this pair complete, my tally of socks knit this year is - 11 Pairs!

Here the details of the socks:

Pattern: Brainless
Yarn: Ponderosa Sock
Needles: 2.5mm Knit Pro Nova Metal

Mods: None, knit according to pattern.


What have you managed to complete this week?

Feel free to share your finished objects with me below :)




Thursday, 15 September 2016

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

September is here!

This time of year lends itself to loads of crafting possibilities :)


Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!


I would love to see them, so share them below :)

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


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Busy....


My days and weeks are beginning to blend a little.

Did I tell you that we are still busy with our renovations....no, oh well, they are still underway a whole year later!

As we are trying to do the build on our own we are, and have been, living on a building site since last October. 

The second floor is just about done and then we can start on the floor below....I am just finding that it is wearing my nerves rather thin as of late and I am finding it a little hard to be inspired and motivated to continue most days! 

I just want it done already! 

Have you ever been through something similar?

The things that are keeping me sane, are my needles, my yarn and all my other creative ventures, which help me to dive into a world of relaxation and fun.

I actually find that happens a lot. When I have a lot on my plate, the need to knit gets that much stronger as I feel it is my meditative middle.

So let me share these projects with you now....

flip flop socks

These are my Flip flop socks.

I finished my Brainless socks (Will share them with you on Friday), and decided to use the rest of the yarn to knit up some quick flip flop socks.

These little socks are great for when the mornings have a chill in the air but I am not quite finished wearing my flip flops yet!

Know the feeling?

I did have a pattern for these kind of socks once upon a time, but I have not been able to find it and as such will be making up the pattern as I go along.

When the pair is finished I will share it with you :)

Other than that I have managed to work a little on my sewing project between my hectic soaping session :D

burda 6/2016 103

I am busy making the red dress you see above (Burda 6/2016 Model 103) as a last minute summer/fall project before I get down to sewing more things for the winter season.


This is my fabric for this dress, and I have chosen a black chiffon as the lining.

I am actually really enjoying this project and am almost done with it.

I still need to insert the sleeves and add finishing touches, but I am hoping that I will have it finished to show you next week.

Reading wise: I am still on the same title as before. 

I have decided that 2016 is obviously not my reading year, and I am okay with that.

I prefer to browse through my weaving or sewing magazines and getting inspired that way.

What have you been up to this week?

I will be sharing this with all of my creative weekly link up friends.

See you soon
x

Friday, 9 September 2016

FO Friday Fun


Welcome back to a new week of Finished Object fun!

This week I unfortunately do not have anything much to show you, but hopefully next week that will change.

What have you managed to complete this week?

Feel free to share your finished objects with me below :)




Thursday, 8 September 2016

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

September is here!

This time of year lends itself to loads of crafting possibilities :)


Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!


I would love to see them, so share them below :)

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


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

September

brainless

Life is pretty hectic over here right now, is it the same for you?

I am getting myself ready for a big exhibit that takes place on the first couple of days of November, and as I like my soap to cure for at least 6 weeks before I sell them, so needless to say, I have soap pouring out of every room in the house right now :D

When I have had a moment to sit down, I have been knitting on my socks - monogamously!

I really love these socks. 
They are turning out so well!
I love the colour as well as the pattern, so cute :)

Progress: I am turning the heels on the pair today which is great and I hope to be almost done by the end of the week if I can manage.

Last weekend I did manage to get another place mat done, and a look under my loom kinda shows you what it looks like :)

monk's belt

I have one more place mat to make and then I should be nearing the end of my warp. I look forward to having a different colour working on my loom soon.

Back to my soaps for a moment...

I have made some felted soaps this week for the first time:

felted soap

These are waiting for their final deco, which I will be making shortly.

The little balls in the pic are for our cat who absolutely loves felted balls - he can't get enough of them :D

felted rainbow soap

I will be sharing this post with my creative friends, so pop on over there for some great inspiration!

Friday, 2 September 2016

FO Friday Fun


Welcome back to a new week of Finished Object fun!

This week I unfortunately do not have anything much to show you, but hopefully next week that will change.

What have you managed to complete this week?

Feel free to share your finished objects with me below :)




Thursday, 1 September 2016

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

September is here!

This time of year lends itself to loads of crafting possibilities :)


Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!


I would love to see them, so share them below :)

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


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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.

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