Monday 19 March 2012

Looking for grey elves

This is a shawl I had intended to finish already in November because back then, we were looking for elves at work. Yup, every morning for two weeks I had a group of children tiptoeing behind me from building to building looking for those mysterious elves or brownies living in the old houses. And man, those children were so excited. They heard small steps and jingling sounds everywhere! Their excitement almost made us adults believe in elves too :) 

But in November it can already be pretty chilly in the mornings, so I would have needed something warm to wrap around me. Too bad I didn't finish this in time for that. In stead, I finished it in January and now finally got around to upload some photos to my computer.

Yarn: Novita Isoveli, almost 4 skeins
Needles: 5 mm

Doing this kind of textured pattern was something new to me, but I liked it. I might use it somewhere else too. And this really is warm, although the yarn isn't 100% wool. But I guess it's thick enough anyway. I had also totally miscalculated the amount of yarn I needed, so not only once, but twice I had to go and buy some more of it. Made me a bit frustrated and might have been a reason for why it took me a while to finish it...

And here's a better picture of the texture:

Saturday 3 March 2012

For small and fancy projects

Look, look! Isn't it sweet??

It's perfect for small sewing projects when you only need a few pins at a time. Plus, it really makes you feel fancy! I swear! When I put on this ring I feel kind of special. Like a princess in the land of fabrics.

And the best part is that it was really easy to make! It didn't even take me half an hour to finish. So if you want one of these too, don't hesitate! I'm sure most of you have all the things you need already at home. And if not, use you imagination! ;) You find the easy, illustrated instructions here.

Then I also made a normal pincushion for myself, because believe it or not, I didn't have one before. For this I followed the same theme as for the baby cardigan I knitten not that long ago. The sheep-button was left over from that project. Now I have my own lamb on a field :) Baa baa!