Made some small pouches as well. The (recycled) denim started as a 7" square, the other two as a 9" square of upholstery fabric. Those were unlined and have rather raw edges. The denim ones have a thin quilted lining. I decorated the on my sewing mac
Jumper. After the combined thin yarns which I knitted by hand, I wanted to use the knitting machine using a 'normal' hand knitting yarn. So I went through my stash and found some blue and white leftovers and a ball of red (100 gr) of Bergelle100
Progress stash reduction. I crocheted another C2C blanket. see picture#1. I used the colours on top and mixed them two a number of different shades - 3 threads each - 2 col A plus 1 col B in varying combinations, 1A+1B+1C or 3 whites. And a few rows wi
Been trying to reduce my stash. So after the white I introduced some colour: the two whites plus two light blues which were used for a cardigan and a C2C 1m square blanket. And two whites plus one green for another. Then I thought of dying the ya
Two of the white cones of machine knitting yarn were used to do some knitting and stash reducing. As the threads were rather thin I decided to get my knitting machine out of the moth balls. So I did some (read: a lot of) cleaning and oiling, set the machi
Again used remnants. I did not have enough for long sleeves, so this needs a long sleeved T underneath. I saw a picture of the sheep somewhere on the internet and put that on. In Dutch the same word ('mazen') is used for grafting and for stitchi
I finished this one, ready for the gift/charity drawer. What appears to be a blue-ish stripe on the sleeve is a just shadow. I did not do myself a favour when I started at the bottom, knitting in the round and then added the sleeves. It's very hard to
Overlap in designs. When you digitise openings in an object overlaps at some place are unavoidable. The number of them depends on several factors: - the shape of the object - the shape of the opening(s) - start and end points of the object
I finally knitted the top and sleeves of this guernsey - I started in April right after I knitted one for his brother, went as far as the armholes and then left it gathering dust over summer (and fall and winter) to pick it up again on Monday. Picture
When I saw baydreamer's Virus meet Granny Square shawl I had to have a go at it. And I love the result. I still had three cones of red machine embroidery thread left. I knitted a jersey for my granddaughter, a throw/blanket and the SouthBay shawl
We have had a few conversations in the past on how to prove a design is yours. I said that when possible I add my initials as part of the underlay, sometimes very small, but in the case of this shield quite large.Here's an animation of what I mean.
Last year my husband bought me a book called Visserstruien - there's an English edition too. It offers patterns used in several fishing towns, including the one I was born. My grandmother used to knit ganseys by the dozen for my uncles and cousins, but n
Tried some more top-down and this time wrote down what I did so I now have a basic pattern. And my stash is reduced by 2 1/2 balls. That came from my mother's stash. Question now is knit a hat to go with it or use the yarn in another odd ball project.
Thanks to my spilling tea over the laptop and a new keyboard having to be imported from the USA I have done little embroidery, digitising etc. Out of sheer frustration I bought a loose keyboard today, so that solved my problem. In the meantime I knitt