Saturday, 28 February 2015

Crocheted bag alla Attic24

 I was in need of a project, as I often am.
- and had looked at Lucy's crocheted bag here some time ago, and made a mental note.
I looked through my yarn stash, and found several small bundles of yarn + several assorted balls of yarn in green and blue colours.
Perfect for lucy's bag I thought.

So I started out.
As you can see in the picture, it is not even in colours, because for the bottom I used scraps of yarn, and  for the body I used actual balls of yarn from my stash.
Not the most perfect result, but I still like it.

I made the mistakes of moving the place I joined the yarn, when going from the bottom to the body of the bag. Which isn't overly pretty, but it is in the side, so you don't actually see it.
The perfectionist in me, now, wish that I had unravelled it, and started again.
How could I make something imperfect, and let it leave my hands! -Darn.

Anyways, I made it for my mom, so she got it now...




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It is the weekend, hurrah. Only I am not excited.
I got far too much I ought to do, but which I really don't wanna do.
-When is it not like that?!
So I will be using to today, trying to pull myself together.
Am also feeling bad about all the unhealthy things I have eaten the last few days.
Again a very normal thing for me.

I can promise, that I will drink masses of tea and pet my cat.
But that is about it, no more promises from me.

I am off, to drink tea, and watch a bit of TV or a film.
Maybe a happy ending will help my mood along a bit:)

 


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Cross stitch iphone case

Looked at tons of iphone cases at etsy, but couldn't find the perfect one.
So the solution was to get a cross stitch case.

First off I just put it on and forgot about it.

But after some time, I was in need of a project, and remembered this one.
So I searched for birds, the tit in particular, on pinterest.
Found the one on the picture below.
I drew it because it was over 2 pictures, and I wanted to make it, without having to look at my computer screen.
Actually drew it about 3 times because I kept making mistakes. 
In the end I got it right.


At first I did cross stitching ( 3 strands), but the threads kept breaking, as well as the needles.
Then I decided on making a single stitch ( 6 strands) instead. 
The treads still broke once in a while, and the needles, but it went a lot better.

Changed the design a little bit, so not an axact copy. 
Anyays, the result you see below.

Did consider covering the whole thing in stitches, but I think it would look a bit odd, because if you look at the case, it is not completely pierced at the edges- so I don't think it would look so good...

Not completely fond of the result. Really was planning to cover it all with stitches. So a bit dissapointed with the piercing of the case.nBut it was the only case I could get my hands on.
Better than nothing I suppose..

I might just do something to the background. Not filling it completely out, but adding something so it is not so emty.


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Just now

Working on dishcloths for my mother, 
also finally found the pattern I wanna use for the doilies I am making for my parents, 
well my mother I should say. Don't think my father is much excited by new doilies!

Have made 3 dishcloths so far, the rest of the yarn lies in that plastic bag you can see, 
so got some more to make.

The branches (forsythia) are from my parents garden, they are just starting to bloom:)

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Just now

 Have been neglecting the creative for some time now.
But, I have been doing a tiny little bit, or at least trying with the doily below.
 
Have been trying to find the perfect doily pattern you see.
It has almost completely eluded me.
I have tried maybe 7 different kinds, but either they are too big or too small for the yarn.
Very annoying.
Have been browsing pinterest and ravelry, and almost found a perfect pattern, 
but I am not completely satisfied I am afraid.

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Also, last night I finally started on my blue cardigan again.

I started around the new year and just speeded a head, until I reached the sleeve after a few days
Because I didn't quite understand the description in the pattern so I had to just try my own thing.
The pattern is this one, by Andi Satterlund.
Well, and then I just stopped.
Annd then I took it up again last night.
And guess what, I ended unravelling what I was doing more than once;)
A mixture of doing it wrong, and doing it correct but not liking it.
I am not completely satisfied actually, but I will try and go with it.

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Been working hard on a school assignment, not completely done, but needed a breather.
So I have been sleeping a lot he last few days, and to tell you the truth, I just wanna sleep now again.

I will however make an other cup of tea, and try and stay awake - yawn.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Crochet covered hangers



 Many years ago I decided to paint my parents wooden hangers, only I never finished the job.
Which left my parents with some half done ugly hangers.

Then at some point 2014, I decided it was time to finish the job.
Only with yarn this time
In September I had finished 6 hangers, you can see the post here.
Slowly I crocheted some more, for the 12 last hangers.
In the end I got there, and it was time to sew them on.

Above you see the 12 finished covers. Finished them in October.
I think I made them 13 chains wide, which I was convinced was enough.
But eventually, sewing them on, left me feeling it was not perfect.
I had to stretch them a bit to much, which wasn't pretty.

Sigh

 
Starting to unravel them all again.

 So nothing else to do, but to unravel.
Something I do very often.
I hope I get just a tad more clever every time, at least that is what I tell myself!

So I started making them again.
This time 14-15 chains wide, 
depending on whether it was cotton yarn that was slightly ticker than the mixed yarn I also used.
The length varied a bit also depending on the yarn I used.
 Around 26 coloured row. Where I did 2 rows per colour before changing.

It dragged on a bit, but with a bit more of my patience, I managed to finish them.
I do love a finished project:)

Above you see the 12 finished hangers.
Love the colours:)

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Making a large assignment for school at the moment.
Read a lot of chapters in different books, am now at the writing part.
Just how do you boil down all of that knowlegde down to 5 pages?!
At least I am actually working on it now. Had several days where I couldn't get anything done.
So hopefully I will get a lot of work done the next few days:)

Now I just have to get into the groove of doing something creative!
I have been neclecting that as well you see..

Oh, and got up at 8 this morning, complete victory
- trying out a new app, called "If u can sleep"
Fingers crossed for tomorrow:)