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Angle-sleeved sweater

Ongoing projects Posted on Sun, April 12, 2015 18:41:26

I used one of my favourite sweaters for inspiration and made this prototype of an angle-sleeved summer sweater. Some finishing touches remain, but I am quite content with it so far.

Knitted “creatures” made in 1-2-3

Ongoing projects Posted on Thu, January 01, 2015 21:06:49

Christmas means time to watch all my traditional favourites on tv, like “Crocodile Dundee”, the Harry Potter sequel, “Mission Imposible 1-4”, “Die Hard 1-4” and of course all the traditional cartoons from Disney. While doing this I like having small projects going between my hands. When I started with my crochet hook and some yarn in front of the tv, I had no idea of what it would turn into. Well, I must admit I had a vague idea of making miniture penguins, but since I had no black coloured yarn I decided to just wait and see what it turned out to be. This is actually my favourite way of making things!

Les voilà: This is the result of my drifting thoughts during “Coyote Ugly” yesterday.
i think these things are most likely to be called creatures, least of all penguins.

Knitted sweater — in pink

Ongoing projects Posted on Thu, January 01, 2015 18:09:55

I love knitting. Unfortunately, my time schedule does not permit a lot of it. At least the grand projects.
That is why I am incredibly proud of the sweater I made, finished during autumn 2014.
It took me a whole summer of sitting on the couch, as a result of an infection, to create this masterpiece.

A golden portemonnaie

Ongoing projects Posted on Sun, December 28, 2014 11:09:43

I had some golden material I wanted to use, and I found an old metal frame for the making of portemonnaies.
It was time to get started on a new project. Why not make it a portemonnaie this time?

This fabric is smooth and delicious. The golden look is quite classic and trendy. Actually, it makes a nice statement and goes well with my purse.

It only took me an evening and this morning to finish it.
Can’t wait to start using it!

This is how I made the portemonnaie, step by step:

1. I cut three matching piecies of three different types of fabrics.

2. The inner fabric was attached to the second (invisible) fabric to the left and to the right by my sewing machine.

3. I took the third fabric (the golden one) and sewed it as a pocket, to the left and to the right.

4. The fabric one and two was put inside the golden fabric pocket.

5. Then I had a three-fabric-pocket to attach to the metal frame.

6. I attached it manually with a golden thread and small needle.

7. Voilà! The portemonnaie is finnished and ready to use.

A hangup on summer dresses

Ongoing projects Posted on Sat, August 02, 2014 11:37:05

Well, perhaps it is a little too much, but actually I am all about summer dresses nowadays. I keep looking for inspiration in magazines, and all the time I get new ideas when it comes to both fabrics, colour combos and details. And of course how to accessorize the clothes. So many beautiful patterns!

Right now I am working on a short summer dress, the type of dress I can wear at work this autumn. It is short, cut just above the knees, and for that matter it is not very suitable for dog-walking (difficult to bend over to pick up after the dog without showing my underwear). The sleeves will be 2/3 so I don’t need to add a cardigan to keep warm.

I found this example yesterday. It describes perfectly the shape I am searching for. However, to cover up in owls like that…no thanks. My plan is to get the hold of a fabric in the same baby-blue colour with a pattern in another blue-tone. Not exactly like the photo shows – I find it somewhat too “granny-like” without the owls, so I guess they serve a purpose. I know I will find something on the netshop Stoff & Stil