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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Knitted christmas balls advents calendar

This knitted christmas balls advents calendar is for my mum, she loves christmas. It's a labor of love, I would say, what have I gotten myself into? 25 christmas balls is a lot. I have now knitted 14, just 11 to go..... the pattern is now published on my Ravelry, so you can start making your own.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-balls-advent-calendar-2015


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Leftovers from Industry

Høken or haken? that's the question. Over the summer I got together with 2 other crafters Ellen from Studio Sillekens and Jaenell haken-en-ogen on Ravelry. Ellen had challenged us to find out what we could make with curtain cord leftovers from Industrial production which was donated by Conny Pasman from Verosol.

It's such a pity to let the beautiful cord go to waste, it has this muted shine which makes it look slightly like silk. We have 2 qualities a thick and a thin quality. Both are quite hard and not suited for clothing. Both can be knitted or crocheted, thick one on needle size 10, though perhaps macrame might be a better technique. it's tricky to work with the cord because it curls, so you have to continuously uncurl it as you work, and still then the finished work has a tendency to twist.

So far we have made bags, a basket and an attempt at a rug. And we have been trying different techniques and stitches. Some that camouflage the curling, and some that enhance it.

Here's what I made,

tote-bag in Industrial Leftover curtain yarn
tote-bag in Industrial Leftover curtain cord

close-up of the tote-bag in Industrial Leftover curtain cord
broomstick lace
work-in-progress broomstick lace totebag in Industrial Leftover curtain cord
a little girls bag in Industrial Leftover curtain cord
breadbasked in Industrial Leftover curtain cord wrapped around a hemp rope

breadbasked in Industrial Leftover curtain cord wrapped around a hemp rope

colours of the thin quality curtain cord


Friday, 2 October 2015

Inge's wrap-around

I also knitted a very chunky wrap-around blanket cardigan for my friend Inge. She had herself been working on a blanket for a very long time. and eventually given up. so she brought me the blanket for unravelling. It was a massive amount of Lana Grossa Regazza Lei yarn. Beautyful soft merino wool. so we settled on a design for her blanket cardigan and I went away and knitted it. Job easy done on needle size 12 :-)




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