July 09, 2011

Ravelry Swap - CS11 June 2011

Group: Color Swap (CS11)
Received from: anu-monty (India)
June 2011

June 15, 2011

Valise (case)

I really enjoy making these valises (cases).
Cute - cute, with a vintage touch!

Now I can post pics since Sharon (mamma) has already received the package I sent her for the CS11 swap - Color Swap group in Ravelry.

June 14, 2011

April Showers Bring.... Floods KAL

MY OTHER HOBBY SWAP group (Ravelry) - April KAL:

April KAL features Jared Flood!
Rules are simple. Post a pic of any project started and finished in April using one of Jared Flood’s patterns.
The RNG will be used to award prizes for completed projects, each project is an entry.

I received an amazing package today from Leslie (LavenderPixie) for my Terra Shawl entry!!!!!

(Gosh! It was mailed out on May 18 and I only got it today - June 14)

- KnitPicks Chroma Worsted - *Lollipop* colorway (looks like a rainbow!!!)
- Chibi darning needle set that I wanted sooooooo much!
- Tin full of lavender flowers that smell great!
- L'Occitane lavender sachet that smells great too!
- a candy that unfortunately didn't make it..... :-)

May 25, 2011

Which way to go... ?!

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“As long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

Ravelry Swap - May 2011

Group: MOHS (Spring Swap 2011)
Received from: tutorgal (USA)
May 2011

(yummy Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light and Cinza w/ Gutchi-gutchi)
(Cinza with his Gutchi-gutchi)

May 19, 2011

Owl DPN Roll Case

I can't believe I've made this cute DPN roll case. LUV IT!
It was sent to jbarlow for the Spring Swap - Ravelry MOHS group.

(Confession: I wanted to keep it for myself.)

QUILTING. (click on photos to enlarge)

(I should have ironed it better...!)


Package sent to JBARLOW:

May 10, 2011

Baoshi Shawl

This is a test knit for YuLian - Ravelry Free Pattern Testers group
Pattern: Baoshi Shawl (Ravelry)

YARN: Bruma (Pingouin) - Black (100)
NEEDLES: US 9 / 5.5mm (should have used US 10 / 6mm)

Started:   May 1, 2011
Finished: May, 21 2011

April 14, 2011

Laurel Beret

Another gorgeous pattern by Jared Flood: Laurel

YARN: Cascade 220 (received from jbarlow - Color Swap 9) - Dark plum (8885)
NEEDLES: US 7 / 4.5mm
               US 1.5 / 2.5mm (ribbing)

(Peta Maga modeling)
Started:   April 11, 2011
Finished: April 14, 2011

  • Cast on 120 sts with US 1.5/3mm circular needle.
  • 2x2 ribbing for 9 rnds.
  • Changed to US 7/4.5mm circular needles.

K4fb, turn, P4, turn, K2, K2tog, pass those two stitches one by one over the K2tog.

If you want a longer hat repeat rnds 15 - 25 - 35.
(I did that but then decided to rip off and just followed the pattern.)

- make rnd 15, repeat rnd 15 and change marker placement as instructed.
- make rnd 25, repeat rnd 25 and change marker placement as instructed.
- make rnd 35, repeat rnd 35 and change marker placement as instructed.

April 08, 2011

Wicked cats

This is what my wicked cats do to my sofa and armchairs....

March 25, 2011

Folded Owl

This is a great sewing origami!!!
I can see many uses for it: ornament, pincushion, cushion, ornament, "pendurico", etc.

You can customize the size you want by enlarging/reducing the template.

Free pattern: The pattern was originally published in a Japanese book (don't know which) but I found it HERE (Japanese Folded Owl).


TUTORIAL - How To Make:

1. Enlarge or shrink the template according to the size you want the owl.
   (Template A is the body of the owl and Template B is the belly.)

(click on the picture to enlarge)

2. Cut out pattern using 2 different fabrics.

3. Lay Template B (belly) over Template A (body), right sides facing each other, and sew the side of the smaller piece.

4. Fold the big triangle, pin and sew the other side of the small triangle all the way up to the top of Template A (big triangle).

5. Turn the owl inside out.

6. Put a pin at the top of the belly - just above the small triangle. Then stuff it well.
The more you stuff the cuter the owl will come out!
NOTE: Stuffing should not fill the area delimited by the pin – that is the owl’s beak and will be folded over the belly.

7. Make a seam at the bottom of what now looks like a "cone"! Tack with big stitches the bottom of the body and stuff some more.

8. Pull thread to close the owl. Tie firmly in a knot.

9. Remove pin and fold the top triangle. Sew the tip of the beak to the owl’s belly.

10. Sew the eyes - you can use buttons, felt circles, beads, safety eyes, etc.
(You can also add a beak made of a triangle of yellow or orange felt or embroider a beak.)

March 24, 2011

Little cute owl

This owl pattern is so simple yet so cute.
Free pattern: Owlets

YARN: Sedificada (Pingouin) - deep red
           Cristal (Pingouin) - beige
Hook: 4 mm (body)
          2.5 mm (beak)

The button eyes were "inspired" by Julie (Juleeque - Ravelry). :-)

March 23, 2011

Waterhouse Mitts

This is a test knit for pmcblonde - Ravelry.

YARN: Keamor (Pingouin) - beige and white
NEEDLE: US 2 - 2.75 mm (circular)

I'm having the chance to use my lovely tiny winny HiyaHiya bamboo circular needle for the first time!
It's a US #2 / 2.75 mm needle, just 9" / 23 cm long.