Sunday, 20 July 2008

Little hearty baby blanket.

My first "bigger" project this year !
After long searching in Internet I came up with my own design for baby blanket!

The plan was to make 5 by 7 squares (50cm X 70 cm) to use it as throw over in buggy but somehow I managed to make it 4 by 5 squares. Pregnant brain makes tricks.
Well maybe one day I have to rip edging from one side (top or bottom) and add few square rows.

It looks "right side" from both sides, includes only knit and purl stitches, very simple.
Yarn used: Debbie Bliss cashmerino dk, a bit more than 3 balls for this tiny blanky.
Needles 3bmm(I knit loosely).
Free patern is available:


Also close-up detail and The Man himself:





BELL SLEEVE JACKET

A little addition to my dream list:

BELL SLEEVE JACKET

Fell in love with this classical beauty ...
Pattern is in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2006 #15
and also available to buy from vogue knitting website.



Look out for errata and tips in

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Dyeing your own yarn!



Handcraft people have crazy ideas!

If your children have some dried out felt tip pens (markers) there is great way to recycle them before throwing them out!

Would you like to have yarn like this?

It's easy!

Break the markers open and put the color filled piece into the jar big enough for yarn as well.
Soak them in the water till all color came out!
Look the pictures in kriuks2 blog.
Insert yarn (natural not acrylics).
Put the jars into big casserole pot filled with water.
Simmer about 1hr. Add vinegar (1tablespoon per jar)simmer 1/2h more.
Let it cool down. Rinse.

I have not tried it myself but others have done great job with it!

It's a similar to dyeing with Kool-Aid .

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