Monday, February 5, 2024

National Embroidery Month

February is National Embroidery Month, and embroidery being the very first craft I tried my hand at when I was a child, I had to honor it with a special post. 
 
Although I dabble very little with embroidery nowadays, it is still one of the crafts I thoroughly and wholeheartedly enjoy. This summer I gave myself some free time from crochet and devoted completely making this kind of embroidered brooches. Mostly flowered ones, but also a batch of tiny landscapes, which are not finished yet. 

Happy Embroidery Month!

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

My Current WIP - Granny Square Cardigan


While I was making my latest yarn order for the shop, I came upon a little batch of this fantastic, variegated cotton mix, that I fell in love with in an instant. It's been a while since I've felt drawn and attracted by variegated yarn  in a heartbeat, so of course I had to have it. 
So, cue my granny cardigan in the make! I have more than 30 squares made, and I still haven't figured out how I like the ribbing to be for it, but I know it will come up naturally, once I spread out all the squares. Can't wait to have it finished!

Monday, January 1, 2024

New Year - new projects!


 
Happy New Year!
May it be easy on us, merry and prosperous! 
Being a holiday, I decided to spend the day lounging, watching a show on Netflix and finally getting my hands on this gorgeous wool I've had for a while.  
I just had one skein of this gorgeous 100% wool by Kartopu, and there aren't many things one can do with a skein (it's just 30 m long), but I was never going to use it for making decor as it suggests on the label.
So I hand-knit a cowl, and I am in love! 
It still needs to be blocked to be fit for wear, but  there is no end to my happiness and content for starting the year with a finished project!