Saturday, February 22, 2014

Small sunday mittens

I've made these mittens once before, and loved the look and fit. Hoping to make the same pattern fit my grandmother's smaller hands, I've made these in DROPS Lace, which is a considerably thinner yarn. Let's hope that worked well... My gauge on the stockinette section is 50 stitches per 10 cm! That’s a new record. Ravelry link.

Beautiful cable and fan pattern, smooth stockinette with nice thumb shaping.
Below: how to block mittens without special tools: Nibble away at a big chocolate bar and wet block on that! Any excuse to eat chocolate is welcome (not that I need one). :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Elin 60 years

This one was made for a friend, she wanted something flowery, pink and purple for her lovely step mother's birthday. Terrible picture taken with my mobile phone, I'm afraid... Not exactly an innovative design, but hey, it works!

Friday, February 14, 2014

On this important day

On an important day, it is nice to get a card. This one was, if memory serves, made for a confirmation day. I thought wedding at first, because it adheres to my standard, go-to wedding colour scheme, but I rather suspect that the colours of this one was tailored to fit the invitation. It's a little too long ago to be sure, I'm afraid. Anyway, congratulations it is!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy birthday!

More Project Life supplies in action! In fact, all paper except the kraft base is Project Life. I cut two of the biggest ones down a bit to fit my format, inked the edges and stuck the whole thing together. Easy peasy, and really fast. Again, these cards look better in real life than on this flat picture...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mini short-sleeved cardigan

I've had a go at making the 1-2 year size in a slightly thicker yarn than specified in the pattern, hoping it would be a nice fit for a girl that’s 2,5 years old. It's probably a bit big... But better too big than too small! Because the little lady who is to receive this thing tends to become very hot when wearing wool, I decided to ditch the sleeves and just did a few rows of garter stitch to finish the arm holes. I like the look. :) Ravelry link.

Love the look of this yarn! A simple pattern was definitely the way to go - the stockinette section really shows off the changes in colour and thickness.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Project Life supplies used in a different way

Now this card doesn't look like much in this picture, I know. These simple cards are so much nicer in real life! You'll have to take my word for it, I guess. Just trust me. :) I recently bought some Project Life stuff, not because I have any intention of doing a Project Life, but because I liked the designs and realised they would be lovely on cards and in my regular photo album! So now I try to use them every chance I get.