Sunday, 2 February 2014

Buttons galore

I have started pottery just over a year ago and I am loving it.
A few months ago I decided to try making buttons and here is the first batch of finished products:

Some are made of clay, others of porcelaine. For the patterned one, I used crocheted fabric to imprint the clay.
I am happy with the way they turned out and I will make more!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A flock of sheep

I had fun with my crochet hook in the train last weekend (two 8 hours journeys). 
I made 7 sheep, however, only 6 made it back home... One was bought by my seat neighbour in the train.

Free pattern here
I modified the pattern slightly by crocheting the scarf circle and tails in one piece. Also, I made another body part for the back.

I also made a few mushrooms...

 Merry Christmas !!!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Three little monsters

This year I decided to crochet hats for my nephews and niece for Christmas. The minion hat beanie pattern is here, and the other two are just improvised, although based on the minion hat pattern.

They also wanted Minions, so I made one each (free pattern here)

I can't wait to see them next week and give them their presents....

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Winter wreath

Long time no see!
I've done loads of things this year but I will show you my latest project. A winter wreath for a friend's xmas present.
Free pattern here:
It is an easy and fast project. I used the yarn I had in my stash, so I had to adapt the number of stitches for wrapping the polystyrene wreath. I am very happy with the results, I am sure my friends will be pleased with it as well.

I love the snowman so much that I made several of then to give as present.

Have a nice weekend.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy 2013 everybody!!!!

I would like to show you the latest things I've knitted:
A scarf for my friend Amberly who lives in Seattle. Pattern called "fear of commitment" free on Ravelry here.

 And some knotty gloves, free pattern on Ravelry as well.

 Both scarf and gloves were knitted with 100% alpaca from Caserita. I used 2 strands of yarn for the scarf and only one for the gloves. I should post them to Amberly next week.

A simple shawl, cold mountain (free pattern on Knitty), knitted with some nice baby merino from Malabrigo.

I also used some left over yarn from various projects to make some Christmas decorations (free pattern here)

 and an improvised a snowman...

That's it for now! Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Twisted Mockery

I love knitting socks and I can never resist nice patterns or yarn. I bought some wonderful sock yarn at woolfest this year and I was looking for patterns. I decided on this one: Twisted Mockery, free on Ravelry here. Yarn Cherish (80% merine, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon) from

I've also knitted the sheep carousel from Kate Davies (see previous post). Great pattern, easy to follow, and I've learnt loads of new techniques! I've made two of them and I have enough yarn to make a third one!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Woolfest 2012

 Last week I went to woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria. I haven't been for a few years so it was great to wandered through and see the animals.

I bought some sock yarn, to knit socks....

and a pattern from Kate Davies to knit a tea cosy. I didn't buy the recommended yarn but decided to buy some Shetland wool, spun in Scotland, from Albayarn. I had a look at the pattern and it looks like I will have to learn a few techniques before starting this project...

Back to my needles...

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Wedding bells

A couple of friends got married last Thursday so I've made a stained glass panel for them:

I also made a quilled card (I still need to give it to them because I finished it this morning....oooops):

Here are a couple of pictures from the wedding:


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Baby knits

A lot of people are having babies so I can't keep up with knitting/blogging/facebooking/travelling...!!!!
One of my friend had her second child 3 weeks ago, a girl. She requested brown and grey jackets so I came up with the following:

Hooded Baby Jacket. Free pattern here.

Ribbed baby jacket (free pattern on Ravelry)

Three more babies to go!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Mother hen

One of my colleague is expected his first child (a boy) at the beginning of May. He and his wife have chickens, so as a gift, I thought a knitted one would be a good idea.
On FB, I've posted the building up steps of the hen, and my friends loved it so I thought I should post it here as well:

Finally, this is how it looks like:

I can't wait to see their faces when I'll give it to them!
Have a nice weekend...