Blocking….

First part of a new project is finished off and blocked….

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…. the crafting will take some more time because my new project foresees sewing so….. please,be patient with me…..in the meantime I’ll do some more crochet or knitting…. :)

(….yeah,yeah,filet lace crochet is contagious…..)…..

Love

xxx

Tajana

FO :: the Fox Scarf

Fox Scarf…. no,no, sorry, it’s a Rocket Scarf!!! Nooooooooooooo,it’s a Space Shuttle Scarf!!!!!This because I’ve just understood,after having had a chat with my SIL, that this will be the only way to make my nephew wear it …… So I have to say sorry to the pattern owner but the change of name in this particular case is quite necessary….. I beg you for a big and kind understanding….

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I’ve found this funny pattern on Raverly while the acrylic yarn is Katia’s:) First time ever that I can say that I like an acrylic yarn at all…. it is great!Soft and comfortable to touch…It will be highly appreciate by my SIL because she will be able to wash the scarf any time needed with no fear of damaging…and I can freely say that I’ve found the raw material for a blanket to be of mine…. ;)

So,from the deep space (better the deep wood but pretend that it is deep space…..) I wave to you wishing a great evening!

Love

xxx

Tajana

Eyeblink

Good evening,my dears!

Isn’t Eyeblink a nice name for a pattern….?well,I’m in love with all the patterns designed by Heidi Alander.They are easy to knit and turn out well and make me feel so good…. :) And I do hope that the below shawl will steal a smile to my artistic SIL…

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It has some imperfections but it doesn’t matter much…. I find this shawl quite romantic and the use of this yarn, wrongly thought for my Mum at first, gives to it a fresh and casual look, fitting to a young nonconformist active woman.

Well,I would prefer to have my companion by my side but during the time he’s away for work crafting is a perfect panacea :)

Love

xxx

Tajana

FO :: Mum’s shawl

Good evening,my dear friends!

My Mum’s shawl is finished off….

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I started something else for her,a colourful scarf knitted in feather and fan stitch but …. it didn’t appeal much to me so,as I mentioned in my last post, one sleepless night…. I found Nurmilintu … and fell so deeply in love… the rest of this love story is told by my photos …. this is my first lace knitting and I’m so happy that the shawl turned out so light and airy… and really do hope that my Mum will like it… :)

Love

xxx

Tajana

Shaping…

…..a triangular shawl for the first time ever….

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There I have a big amount left of the yarn used for my Mum in law’s shawl and have found a nice pattern on Raverly during a sleepless night…. I’ll write about more as I’ll finish off the shawl but wanted to share with you this really beautiful pattern which I’ll use some more times for sure…..

Love

xxx

Tajana

Filet crochet lace edging

Hi,my dears!

I have surprised myself with a small project today, actually I crocheted the edging to another dish towel I put aside as Christmas gifts for my friends…. Surprised because I found myself being in love with a nice chart….

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Eeeeeek……!!!!! FILET CROCHET LACE….. oh, no, no, I’m not sick at that point!!!!

My Mum is used to it not me!!!!NOT ME!!!

Well,as usual,I’m so wrong!!!

I have found the above chart so nice and I have decided to challenge my prejudice!!!! And here follow the photos with the result of my morning work…

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(….I appreciate more and more my laundry as background for my photos….. :) )

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A quick,easy and cheap crochet.You’ll need a really small amount of yarn for it, the remains of previous projects would be perfect :) At first, the lace was thought for a towel of a nice deep pastel blue shade but I made a mistake…. instead of straching and pinning the lace I decided just to iron it (yeah,yeah,you’re right, I’m so lazy….) and I streched it too much….luckily for me,the lenght of my lace fits well the towel from the photos and I prefered to lose the neat outline of the desing but obtain an item of good proportions…

So…. what do you say? Does the lace look ok even if sewed on a towel of a bright colour? Is the overall look of my project contemporary and IN or is it better to leave the filet crochet to our Mums? Hope it is not because I’ve got an idea while crocheting the above edging which I’d like to realize…..

Love

xxx

Tajana

FO and a new WIP

Hello, my dear friends!

How are you?Are you happy that Autumn is already here and that we are all surrounded by beautiful warm colours?As a girl I loved Spring much more because of warm weather and thousands of flowers all around but now…. now Autumn means homespun pleasure and loads and loads of yarn at mine :) Being without a job does not look so bad when you are able to craft, especially if that means that Christmas will not cost us to much thanks to my crafting skills :) Well,good for me :D :D :D LOL Thank God,I was lucky and found a way to be useful :) :) :)

Time to stop straying and show you my last finished projects about which I have already written a lot… let’s start with the pillow cover for my SIL…. its pillow is still missing (have to sew it…) so I’ve pinned it on one of mine just to show you better the shape and  the pattern :)

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The shawl for my Mum in law is finished off too…. and stored…. yeah,it is so chocolate like…..

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….well,I thought a brooch would be a nice accessory…..

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See,that’s why I love Autumn…. not only I find inspiration in nature, but the rainy days and the cold weather make me spend a lot of time indoors :D :D :D :D :D

And,before say you bye and wish you a good afternoon,I’d like to introduce you my new WIP…

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… a scarf for my Mum, knitted using this yarn and a simple feather and fan stitch…. I was thinking about use the colourful yarn for some leg warmers for me but….. the colours are so candy like and it seemed to me that the match with a traditional stitch like the above one could give my Mum some freshness…. we will see… I’ve started it only last night and there’s some more work to do before visulalize the final result….

So…I’m off to knit :)

Love

xxx

Tajana