Monday, 3 January 2011

I came up with this idea... a simply wardrobe organizer. I hope you like it!

All you need is an wire hanger and hire circles. I simple crochet them around and together as you see in the picture. You can hang it for your wardrobe and put your belts and/or your scarves. They will be displayed and within easy access.
It is a very quick project, a perfect gift!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Telares de la Tierra spun this beautiful merino wool and silk yarn.

I decided to show it off with a simple long stockinette stitch scarf. It can be wrapped several time around your neck... Very simple but very chic...

I hope you like it!!!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Look what I received on my email today!

I think I will contribute and start giving away cozies!!!

Thanks to Kathleen from Interweave

Get "cozy" with your knitting and some coffee!

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Spacer 15x15 pixelsCoffee Clutch by Ann Budd

Sometimes as I fall asleep at night I think about my first cup of coffee the next morning. I love coffee somuch that I try to fall asleep really fast so the morning comes quicker!

I don't just drink it at home—I get a lot of coffee at coffee shops, too, and when I forget my cup and have to get a paper cup, I feel guilty about the waste created. My favorite coffee house always makes my coffee a little too hot, and I usually forget to ask them not to, so I have to get one of those cardboard sleeves. More waste, more guilt.

As I was planning my posts for the week, I flipped through Ann Budd's book Knitted Gifts ('tis the season!) and I saw a great stash-buster gift that's perfect for coffee lovers and for the environment: The Coffee Clutch.

This pattern is so fun, and I'd be really surprised if you don't have enough yarn leftovers to knit up a bunch of these for everyone on your gift list (it's a perfect knitting pattern for beginners, too!).

I'm knitting these for all of the coffee-drinkers in my family, and I'm going to knit several for myself, too, to place in my glove compartment so I can cut down on my self-inflicted guilt-fest when I forget my reusable to-go cup.

I think you should knit a bunch of cozies, too, so here's the pattern!

Coffee Clutch
by Ann Budd

Instead of adding cardboard cup sleeves to the landfill, make a reusable one with leftover bits of yarn. This wool sleeve is worked in a ribbed pattern that tapers to accommodate most sizes of take-out coffee cups. Change colors, add stripes, or incorporate novelty yarns to personalize one for each of your coffee-drinking friends!

Yarn / gauge / needles: Any worsted-weight yarn / 13 sts and 18 rounds = 2" in k3, p1 rib / Size 5 US DPNs (double-pointed needles) or a long circular needle for the Magic Loop method.

Using the long-tail cast-on, cast on 48 sts. Arrange stitches as evenly as possible on 3 dpns (or use the Magic Loop method), place marker (pm), and join for working in rnds.

Work in k3, p1 rib for 8 rounds.
Inc Rnd 1: *K3, p1, M1, k3, p1; rep from *—54 stitches.
Work in k3, p2, k3, p1 rib for 8 rounds.
Inc Rnd 2: *K3, p2, k3, p1, M1; rep from *—60 stitches.
Work in k3, p2 rib for 8 rounds. Cut yarn, leaving a 28" (71 cm) tail. Bind off all stitchesloosely (so you can slide the cozy easily onto the coffee cup). Weave in loose ends.

What's an M1?

"M1" means "make 1." To do this increase, follow the directions below.

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Figure 1 Figure 2
With left needle tip, lift the strand between the last knitted stitch and the first stitch on the left needle from front to back (Figure 1), then knit the lifted loop through the back (Figure 2).
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If you like the Coffee Clutch pattern, I highly recommend Knitted Gifts to you. You'll find gift ideas for the holiday season and for every occasion throughout the year.


Sunday, 14 November 2010

I hope you had a good weekend. I spent most of mine working so no new items to show for! But during the week I made myself a little time to finish this.

My latest creation: baði motta is a round bath mat knitted in crochet with fabric yarn with a 16 mm hook. It is ideal for the bathroom as it absorbs liquids and dries fast. It was quite hard to get use to such a big hook but after trying some time, my hand got used to it and I knitted it in no time.

My adorable Siamese cat "Anónima" loves it already!!! You can see her napping here!!!

I hope you like this one.

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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Mosaiqüe: It´s a 100% cotton bolero I knitted in crochet. The idea was given to me by Sofia, my sister in law. I have tried many yarns and crochet hooks... This is my favourite! What do you think?

All the items I post in these pages are for sales so if you are interested... just let me know!!!

Friday, 12 November 2010

My sister got a new camera and discovered that she enjoys photography and editing. These are some of the things she came up with. Quite funky eh???

Love the contrast!
I personally think she has a lot of talent there... here are some others.. Enjoy!

This is my favourite!