White, white and white. These cards looks good in reality, but even with some heavy post processing they never look like much in the photos... I got a request for a condolence card and this was my solution.
For the surprise baby shower that last week's card was for, I had to quickly throw together a gift as well. By a little accident, I didn't receive my invitation until the night before, so completing the already started knitting project was not an option. I must have been mad to start a new project an hour before midnight, but some intense knitting that night and the following morning resulted in this little baby bonnet. -
The pattern is a simple 2x2 rib with eyelets and a spiralling decrease in the back. Have a look at my Ravelry project page for the details. -
Baby showers are becoming more common here in Norway, and I recently attended my first! I assume this is an American tradition that's sneaking in through popular culture and this ever more interconnected world. I have no good Norwegian translation of this term. Anyone?
My good old Prismas came out again for the first time in a loooong time. I had this stamp of a bathing baby that was simply begging to be used for this shower card, and who was I to deny it? :) I'm a little bit out of practice, but it turned out okay in the end.
Just a clean and simple one today, for my father's birthday. These papers are somewhere between green and teal, which can be a tricky combo. Fortunately a mix of random scraps and some PL supplies did the job just right!
I regretted the exclamation marks the moment I added them. Too late, too late... The rest of the card is done after my standard go-to recipe these days. Little thinking required, that's nice too sometimes. :)
I like these scrappy, random cards. The ones that just fall together from cut-offs and tags and stuff that flows around on my desk. The ones that, although they aren't exiting and inventive, still hold their ground and find a nice balance almost on their own. The ones that are dark and earthy and yet has that little bit of glitter and spark that lifts my spirit.
With a phone that's about three years old comes a battery that doesn't quite have the same stamina as before. Sometimes I'm caught a bit off guard and the battery runs very low if my work day is longer than expected. I've decided to keep a charger cable at work so that this problem is easily solved, but that brings the challenge of making sure that charger cable doesn't get "borrowed" more or less permanently by someone else.
Arts&crafts to the rescue! :) There's no question who this cable belongs to. :) Just in case though, I chose the oldest cable, already kept together by duct tape. I did single crochets tightly over the entire length of the cable, crocheting over both ends to hide them and twisting as I went along. Easy peasy. Ravelry link.
Reasons to knit the Beekeper’s Quilt: It’s so cute and squishy!!
Reasons NOT to knit the Beekeper’s Quilt: I have no need for a heavy
blanket. I get bored without lace. I can’t stand seaming. I’m not fond
of mismatching colours. I don’t have a lot of leftover sock yarn lying
around. And I really should be knitting gifts for my nieces instead.
This toddler cardigan was knitted in a frenzy so to be ready for Christmas… The pattern is uncomplicated with an easily memorized repeat, so thankfully
it didn't take long! -
My gauge was ever so slightly larger than in the pattern, so it’s a bit
bigger even though I blocked it very gently, trying to stretch it only
lengthwise. Better too big than too small, I always say. It’s still a
little bit too short though... I also made a couple of other modifications, have a look on my Ravelry project page for the details.
I’ve never knitted with linen before, but Line by Sandes Garn is a linen-cotton blend that I’ve seen
used successfully in lace patterns so I gave it a go and it worked
well. The pattern, Chalice, is actually a baby blanket, but was easily modified to a scarf. For the details, have a look on my Ravelry project page. -
I added clear faceted beads in a triangular pattern at each edge. Even though the yarn is lovely, it just needed that little sparkle of light. -
A provisional cast on enabled me to work the pattern seamlessly from the
centre of the scarf towards the edges. This means the pattern is offset
by half a stitch in the centre, but I think it looks pretty good. Much better than a seam!
I've used nearly every sheet of my BG Wisteria paper pad, but there are a couple of them that I've found to be a colour that just doesn't match anything else in my stash. But look, here they are on a card! Imagine my surprise when this card just kind of fell together all on its own from paper scraps and other leftovers on my desk. I still don't know exactly how that happened...
I love the edging of the triangular shawl Oceanspray, but the body is a bit on the dull side for me. But then I came across this project and realised there was a way to utilise that edging in a different way! I've added a garter stitch border where the main body would be, it is widest at the centre and tapers towards the edges. This, along with some intentionally curved blocking, helps create a crescent shape that falls nicely over the shoulders. -
I made this one for a colleague that started a new job. I often go for arrows as a symbol of moving on, or changing something in our lives. This isn't a topic that's extensively covered in scrapping or card making supplies, so I have to invent my own decorations... -
Those cork arrow stickers are lovely! I used some molding paste and a mask to add another three-dimensional aspect to the card. -
So many projects, so little time. At any given time I'm halfway through at least three different projects. Finishing them all is a different story...
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