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Knitted binding for paperback planner

Past projects Posted on Mon, November 16, 2015 09:20:06

My planner, that I use for work, is a paperback planner that is easily bent in my bag. Therefore, I found out it could use a binding – and why not a knitted one!

Being somewhat lazy at times, I decided to reuse two of my knitted facial cloths and sew them together at the back. Then the planner would even get a small loop at the top smiley

Crocheted and knitted keyholders

Past projects Posted on Mon, November 16, 2015 09:07:03

Another small item to make is a knitted or crocheted something to wear on the key chain to prevent your key(s) from disappearing down there in your shopping bag.

Lately, I have been making quite a few. Here are some of them. The blue one is crocheted in an upward circle, and the other three are knitted using a special technique that makes a snake out of the knit-work.

I have been thinking of crocheting an amigurumi to attach to a key ring as well, but haven’t come that far yet. Besides, I would perhaps have to follow a pattern. God forbid!

Knitted face cloths

Past projects Posted on Mon, November 16, 2015 09:00:34

Small projects are my favourites!
This autumn I have been making face cloths out of cotton yarn – lots of them!
They are so easy to make, and fast too. As a matter of fact, I can make a complete one during one evening of looking at a film on tv.

I am planning to send a bunch of them nicely wrapped as a secret baby shower gift to a business associate.
These cloths are very well suited for babies! Funny colours too!

My fifth knitted sweater (long sleeves)

Past projects Posted on Mon, November 16, 2015 08:47:08

Last week I finished my fifth knitted long-sleeved sweater!
I am really proud as it turned out better than I had anticipated having no pattern to follow.
when I knit, I actually prefer not to follow a pattern, and I tend to go with the flow, so to speak.

This one is made from one green back-piece and a grey front-piece. The arms are knitted separately. Frankly they are a little bit too long, like always for my sweaters, but I think they will be all right.

This sweater will be worn on Wednesday next as I enter the town hall for the second time as elected representative for the green party. Of course it had to be green!