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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!

Knitted mittens

Past projects Posted on Sat, April 11, 2015 10:33:17

These mittens have follows me through the winter.
i have worn them while walking the dog, and they give great warmth on cold days.
made of pure pool!

Blue silk dress

Past projects Posted on Sat, April 11, 2015 10:11:04

For the past week I have had the honour of making the acquaintance with a terrific new sewing machine. My first project on this digital wonder was a blue silk long-dress which I must say complements my features very well.

The colour is a deep blue one, and the pattern is gold. Love it! On each side I have a long split, almost all the way up the side of the legs. When I tried the finished dress on, I decided to match it with a shiny golden stretch-belt. Think it turned out to be very nice!

Now, I have bought quite a few samples of possible dress materials, and I can’t wait to start on my new projects on this machine. Only thing is time. Unfortunately there is so little of it…

Jackard skirt

Past projects Posted on Wed, July 30, 2014 14:11:41

After having bought a left-over piece of jackard fabric with a fabolous book print, I couldn’t help myself; I had to turn it into a skirt. Even though jackard is a thick fabric to work with and possibly more of a furniture product, I decided to plan a pencil skirt.

Since I hardly knew anything about skirts and measurements, this was a great risk with such a beautiful and yet limited piece of fabrics. Hoping for the best I took my own measures, decided to go for a knee-lengthed model and cut the pieces I needed based on an idea in my head. Well, that is how I like it, anyway. Hoping for the best and adjusting along the way.

Actually I was incredibly impressed with myself as I finished the sewing work and fitted myself into the skirt for the last button adjustments. Size? I just know that it fits me right now. Being a pencil skirt it is a rather tight model, and there is no way I can get into that garment if I don’t stay on the healthy side of of the chocolate shelves. A motivation like that is according to my personality! Stay fit for a man? Nah! Stay fit for a skirt? Oh, yeah!

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