Sunday, May 27, 2018

Crochet socks


So my best friends birthday was coming up in may and she had told me that she wanted some cozy socks like I had made for her son´s birthday in january.
His socks were based on a pattern called tv socks that are a knit pattern which has been very popular in Iceland since television got here in the sixties.
Unfortunately the pattern is only in Icelandic.




So when it came to my friends socks I was running late her birthday was almost here so I found socks that were very easy and I liked the look of them.

Here is the pattern

I decided to make the cuff longer then in the pattern
I used aran weight yarn, the one that come is the huge skein.
I really liked the pattern, I find some crochet pattern way to complicated with weird vocabulary.

I also finally learned to make a front post back post ribbing and I really like it. I don´t think I will be doing the other kind of crochet ribbing again. I always found it annoying to make the ribbing and trying to fit it to a garment.

My friend really liked them











Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cozy time blanket


So I finally made a granny square blanket.
I have made some for newborn babies of friends but never a one for myself.
I found a pattern called Drops bohemian oasis wich I liked. I´ve never crocheted so complicated granny stitch and it came to me fast. I really love this square pattern, I´m very much into boho chic.



It took me a year to do it with some breaks because I got kind of bored with it. I slipstitched the squares together wich I kind of regret, I couldn´t figure out how they were put together according to the pattern. Later I did see my mother do it and then I´d already started putting it together.



I used Icelandic worsted weigh wool called kambgarn for the blanket so it is very warm.
I was so happy to decommission a crappy flece blanket I was using and I want to make another blanket for my futon matress. The pattern I´ve chosen to do is Attic 24 granny stripe blanket

So now I´m sitting under my blanket (wich is really colorful and gorgeous), sipping tea and watching Kirsten Dirksen videos.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Making a choice


Making a choice.

For a while now I have been thinking of starting my own knitting and crochet podcast.
After procastination and anxiety I have decided that podcasting isn´t for me, I think it would only become something I´d dread.

So instead I have decided to start the blog up again not that was ever a regular thing. I think I would like to talk about my crafting, cooking and other interests.
I think I will try to blog here once a month for start and I´ll see how it goes.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The fishwife cowl

This is my first crochet pattern.

I´ve crocheting from 2006 and I´ve never tried to make my own pattern before.

This pattern is pretty simple you need to know how to half double crochet in the 3rd loop and the herring bone stitch




The fishwife cowl








The fishwife cowl







Materials:
Yarn:

or any light worsted yarn

Crochet hook nr. 5/H

Needle to weave in the ends

Herringbone stitch:  Yarn over and put the hook in the stitch, yarn over and pull through both the stitch and first loop on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through the remaining loops


Hdc in 3rd loop:  Yarn over and put the hook in the 3 loop of the next stitch, yarn over and pull through all the loops.  
A typical hdc (half double crochet) has three loops, two in the front and one in the back, the one in the back is called the 3rd loop


The pattern:

Chain 30

Row 1:  Make a hdc in the 3rd stitch from the hook and hdc in each stitch across the row.

Row 2:  Chain 3.  hdc in the 3rd loop and continue for the next 4 stitches.  Next you make herringbone stitch in the next 20 stitches and hdc in the 3rd loop for the last 5 stitches.

Row 3-50:  Repeat row 2.

Finishing:
Stitch the two short sides together.  I slipstitched the sides together.

Weave in the ends












Sunday, May 8, 2016

Composting

About a month ago I started saving food scraps for composting.
Wich is also a good place for my teabags and coffie grounds (wich I drink a lot of)
Soon I´ll buy a bucket because I´m already on my third compost jar.
When my food scraps turn into soil I´m going to give them to my mother who has been blessed with green fingers, mine are black I have even killed cactuses (yes that´s plural)

Friday, April 22, 2016

100 things

For the last month or two I have been simplifying my life.  I have been getting rid of all the things I have and don´t need.

My goal is to have 100 - 150 thing and to not accumulate things I don´t need.
And to properly clean out my basement storage space so I keep all my spare thing in my appartment.
My basement is king of buried down and it really freaks me out.

Now I start feeling weight lifted of me.

This is pretty great.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Crochet and podcasts

I hope you had a good christmas, mine was wonderful filled with family and great food.

I wanted to show you my last crochet project I made for my self.





Here is the pattern or here  if you don´t have ravelry. It´s a nice and easy pattern.

Also I wanted to mention some podcasts I´ve been listening to.

Two artsy gals are two very funny crafters from Portland Oregon (I think) and On pins and needles who are three fiber happy ladies.

I you know of any fun craftsy podcasts preferably with more than one host (wich seems to keep my attention more then the monolouges do) please let me know.