#8 Gรผlsah hat

senay hatI am now addicted to lace. I love the challenge of it and every single finished project just looks beautiful. This week I tried to do some more stashbusting, and ended up making this beautiful pattern which combines lace and cable elements, written by ลženay Tenekeci. I love the way the colour of the yarn accentuates the holes created by the lace, as well as the cable which comes forward nicely and does not really distract from the lace. As with any lace pattern it took me a little bit of time to get the hang of how to read the pattern, but once you got it you are good to go. ๐Ÿ˜€
senay hat I think this hat will end up in my “save basket”. I love knitting but I like it even more when I can bring a smile to someones face. Knitted gifts are so personal and made with lots of love and patience. I’m sure I will find the perfect home for this hat.

outgoing I’m on exchange in Australia now, and I am not able to knit as much as I would like. Sometimes my hands just ache for something to do, but I know I must be social and enjoy the experience here. Therefore, I apologize if the Tuesday posting cycle is interrupted. I’m thinking of posting about my snailmail as well, as that is another favorite hobby of mine ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is my outgoing mail for this week. I love the googly eyes, I just hope that they make it all the way overseas. I also made the envelope from scrapbook paper ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy crafting everyone!

#14 een muts! a hat!

cabled hat Happy Tuesday again everyone! In case anyone is confused – muts means hat in Dutch/Flemish. I just like the word, and I don’t get to say it as often as I would like. This is a quick update, as I really should be finishing my Sociology research proposal. I really like this hat, the combination of colours and cables, and the thought that it will make a great Christmas present. I hope the recipient will like it and that it will keep her warm ๐Ÿ™‚

Must continue to knit the rest of the Christmas presents!! But first, this proposal – wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚

10 long overdue

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

cabled scarf It is Tuesday again (I have discovered that Tuesday is my ‘post a new blog post day’), and so I present to you project 10. This simple cabled scarf is a long overdue birthday present for one of my friends. I had made her the same scarf before – my first ever cabling project – but then misplaced it and it spontaneously found itself a new owner. So now, almost a year later, I have made a new scarf and given it to its intended recipient. The timing is perfect – now it can be a rather early birthday present and a somewhat early Christmas gift. Wonderful!

The pattern is very simple and great for keeping your hands busy while you watch television. I altered the pattern a little bit so the scarf wouldn’t be too wide. ย  Repeats of ย (4k 6p 12k 6p 4k) and (10k 12p 10k), with a cable in front every 10 repeats. It took me 9 days to complete, which isn’t too bad considering I was doing schoolwork as well. As I said, a very easy knit, which brought a wonderful smile on my friend’s face – what more do you need?

Have a wonderful, knitty, day!

#3 – cabled cowl

Hello again,

I was super excited last week that I actually posted something on a Friday. Today is Sunday, but I am still excited to share the result of project #3. As said, I worked a little bit with cables and made a cowl, one of the round scarves that are really comfortable and warm. I like the way the project turned out; Iโ€™m in love with the darkblue colour of the yarn. I also used size 7 needles, so there are no large holes through which the wind or rain could creep in. I wish I had made the cowl a little bit wider, so it would fall more loosely, although this tight fit does give extra warmth.

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It was a fun project, though cables require a lot of effort on my part. It seems like it makes it harder to concentrate on the television show you are watching; the fear of cables and dropping a stitch have joined forces against me.

So that was two scarves in a row, what should be next?ย