Sunday, 27 January 2013

Completed Project: Big Love Shawl

I am hooked on making shawls! Shawl #2 in 2013! The pattern is called Big Love, link here- Big Love.

  This one was not planned, but I had lots of yarn left over from the Spirals sweater.  This will be a gift for my grandmother, as my mom got lots and is refusing any more (for now).

 It was a fun project because of the different sections, which kept my interest. So I finished the shawl in three days.

The edging is definitely the focal point, it really compliments and embellishes the shawl. 
 This was an easy peasy pattern and a fabulous result!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Completed Project: Spirals Sweater

 High and low I've searched for the perfect sweater pattern for my mom. One that she can wear  to the office in the daytime and possibly a casual dinner in the evening. When I saw Spirals sweater pattern by Doris Chan I knew it was the one! I could not wait to get started.

My mom chose a plum purple colour - one of her favorites. I ordered Wool of the Andes Sport from Knit Picks. It arrived just before Christmas. What can be better than spend the holidays making a beautiful sweater for my mommy?

The fit of the sweater is impeccable. It fits her like a glove.
 The project was easy and breezy to crochet and fun to boot. The pattern itself is well-written and not difficult to follow. I also like that is simple to customize to get the perfect fit for any shape. The top down construction  also means that the sweater can be tried on during the process of crocheting. Love it!

I actually ordered way too much yarn so I've got a hefty leftover stash, which I am currently turning into a beautiful shawl.  
Stay tuned!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

First Shawl in 2013!

Voila! My first shawl of this year is ready to go to cold and wintery Russia to keep warm my dear aunt Irina.

I enjoyed crocheting this shawl. It was a quick and interesting project without being monotonous. 

The pattern is Seraphina's Shawl and the yarn is Redheart Eco Ways Bamboo Wool -55% bamboo and 45% wool.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Blue Eyed Beauty

Annalisa is a lovely girl, but her eyes lacked the sparkle that I always wanted. Sooo, she got a makeover!!!


 ... And After!


I also crocheted the wig that she is currently wearing. This is my first time making a wig. And it turned out pretty good I think. It only took me about 4 hours to complete. 

Monday, 3 December 2012

Organizing is Fun!

 What a fun way to spend a rainy Sunday! Recently I discovered the joy of ordering Knit Picks yarn. With two orders delivered and a third one on the way, I  needed to organize my stash.  Here is the fruit of my labour. 

I am pretty satisfied Knit Picks yarn. Knit Picks is affordable. And its' Palette collection got about a million colours, and I like knitting for my dolls with it.

 And every time I receive their package in the mail it feels like Christmas!

My quickly dwindling Knit Picks stash.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Pretty in Pink

 Annalisa adores her beautiful new outfit!  She has asked to take a picture of it to show it off.

 The sweater was knitted from luxurious and fluffy mohair. She says that it is supremely comfy. Annalisa specifically requested a shade of pink to match her hair.

And the pink and grey striped leggings complete the outfit. In their previous life they were a sock.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Shawl from the Past

This shawl I completed a few years ago.  And then it sat in the bottom drawer, unblocked and forgotten until last winter. Only after blocking it, I realized what a treasure and beauty this shawl really is.

 The pattern is Little Arrowhead Shawl.  The yarn is 80% baby suri alpaca and 20% silk by Misti Alpaca, a real treat! The shawl is extremely light and airy with a tiny halo.

How could I ever put off finishing this shawl for two whole years?!