Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cupcake pincushion .Many thank you for the Spring party and all the lovely support I'v got during the weekend.

This week -a fulltime work,the youngest son visiting us and some blocks to do.This little cupcake is going to be a little luxury item to do in hand dyed pink fabric and whit fabric.
I wish you a nice new week

Friday, February 26, 2010

Spring sewing party-what I'm working with.

I love Amish patterns and I found a nice idea on a blog
and that was to do your own version of something Amish.A liberated Amish.The batik fabrics are the ones I have done during the two last course weekends.They are hand dyed and they are so nice to work with.
The "quilt" is on a the snow.We have got even more snow today but it's warmer now,about -9C instead of -29C we had yesterday morning.A perfect day for sewing.
Now it's time for dinner.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The challenge we got.Do something of the material.

We had a lot of buttons to use and we could fabricate the fabric I didn't like at all.Blue and brown in a "sad" combination.We got some more very non coloured things.Lovely to choose more white to hide what you don't like and to get the blue colours more clear.We also could hand dye things to.Beads and some other decorations made the bag as I wanted to have it.What a lovely day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine 2010 to all of you.

With this mini quilt I wish you a wonderful day.I made it for a swap and it's done in cotton-linen with wool circles and embroidery in DMC pearl cotton and the red little heart is made in thin cotton yarn.The winter season with the bright snow and often a lovely sunshine give a lot of inspiration.The heart symbol is very common and I only wanted to do a "shy" one that only gives you a little hint.

Friday, February 12, 2010

OS in Canada and we are knitting together

Saturday morning and the winter Os has started.In Ravelry we have different activities in knitting and I'm in Team Sweden.The first mitten project I'm working on is mittens in Blue-green yarn in wool,Peer Gynt,with a type of cable I have not done.The twist is done in 3 steps.

The cable
Row 1: k2,p2,6 on an extra needle in front of the knitting,k2,knit the stitches on the needle in front,k 4,p2 and knit 2
Row 2:k2,p2,k12,p2,k2.
Row 3:k2,p2,k2,6 on an extra needle in front of the knitting,k2,knit the stitches on the extra needle,k2.
Row 4:k2,p2,k12,p2,k2
Row 5:k4,6 on an extra needle in front of the knitting,k2,knit the stitches on the extra needle,k2.
Knit 15 rows:k2,p2,k12,p2,k2


Sunday, February 07, 2010

Socks and a wonderful knit "purse"

This is a wonderful gift from M I'v got some months ago and since then I have used it every day for the present sock knitting.Also perfect to have my mitten knitting in.The colours on the "purse" are my favourites.I'm so happy for it.

2 wonderful socks in a snowy tree,

The pattern I used

Lovely pattern and a perfect idea to have a cable in the middle of the sock as it gives a good form for the foot.