Friday, March 29, 2013

progressreport - BigBrightBlanket :)

I have the first corner!
and the second one is not that far away... unbelievable! I can actually see myself finishing it at some point this year :)

I am thinking about a block with my name, the name of blanket and probably the year (years) I was making it. have you ever crocheted something like that? do you have any suggestions about this kind of block?

Here some close-ups from my Big Bright Blanket :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Easter bunny is on his way!

Easter is coming!!!
Have you noticed the spring in the air?
I feel a bit like a cat .. well I am not planning to scream aloud in the yard at night - it would be too creepy, but I love the long walks in the middle of the day with my babyboy in the sling :) unfortunately the snow is gone here but temperature is somewhere around zero and sun is shining so inviting that even the plants and trees are beginning to wake up after the long sleep... that's definitely an upside for a spring :) I really love winter though .. So tomorrow we are going to the mountains! a week in Slovakia, mountains full of snow, snowboarding all day long ... it's gonna be legendary!!!

But before we leave I wanted to introduce you all with our Easter bunny! ;)
At first I wanted to make a nice basket for the colored eggs .. but with this yarn that would take up more time than it should so I made something like a bottle warmer for an Easter wine :)

In the background of this picture you can see our vintage wallpaper ..
It's a bit depressing because it's blue and ripped in some parts..
I hope we will get it changed soon :)

The scheme for bunny ->

The only problem with this is that the crochet stitches is not right on top of each other and after a while you might think that the bunny is kind of falling ... This happens because I am crocheting around the bottle not forward/backward..

and a short picture tutorial for color changing ;)
1st step 
you crochet with both yarns at te same time.. well not exactly but you crochet over the yarn you do not use at the moment so when the time comes to change the color it's right there!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

ZigZag infinity scarf

As you may have heard I love math!, but making this scarf I realized that I was having hard times with the basics .. such as counting! I blame the government!
This was the first time I ever knitted by reading the pattern in english .. but the problem for me was to count to 10 ... isn't this kind of funny?
As I see now I just need more knitting experience! because I have some places where there instead of ten stitches are nine or eleven .. and there are some problems with the row count as well, but nevertheless the infinity scarf looks wonderful and if I wouldn't have said anything about that counting no one would have noticed.. I hope :)

Pattern is called ten stich ZigZag and can be found on ravelry as free download. 
Have fun!

As I wanted an infinity scarf rather than another blanket, then I knitted long zigzag and instead of turning and going back I kept knitting forward using the other end of scarf as first "row"..

note to self: next time crocheting infinity scarf this way keep in mind that the first "row" should be way longer than intended scarf - after attaching the second "row" the scarf will shrink a bit ..