Friday, May 17, 2024

My YouTube Channel

Hello crafty friends!

A couple of days ago I activated my youtube channel and there you can find the video tutorial for the Penelope scarf. It would mean a lot if you check it out, and subscribe if interested. 

Wishing you a lovely and crafts indulging weekend ahead!

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Testing out a mixed acrylic yarn

 Ayda is a Turkish yarn brand that I have in my shop, and on my last visit to the factory, I chose to test their "Fabrika" yarn. It is a variegated acrylic mix, amazingly attractive and pleasing to the eye. Now, I am quite reluctant to work with acrylic yarn because, if I am being honest, it's not eco-friendly, it can be scratchy and less breathable than natural fibres. However, I opted for this brand because of the softness and of the yarn and its velvety feel. Plus, the colorwork was amazing in all the twisted hanks. 
I've been quite away from my blog, but as can be seen from the pictures, my time was spent prolifically. I used this brand for different projects - most of them  finished; there are shrugs, boleros, cardies and scarves. I cannot wait to show you guys what I've made so far! Stay tuned!

Friday, May 3, 2024

Granny Stripe Socks - pattern release

I cannot believe it's been a year since I've made these socks, but finally - the pattern is here.
Granny stripes are my favourite and I've always wanted to have socks like these. If I could, I would make them in all possible colorways. But I am lucky with just these two pairs. 
The socks in this tutorial are for size S (EU) and fit the shoe size of 36-38; however, I've included instructions to make them in bigger sizes.
For these socks, I used 5 colors in both cotton and acrylic. I must point out that the cotton ones are sturdier and more fitting than the ones made with acrylic yarn, but the acrylic ones are fluffier and warmer. 
Now, I just need some nice clogs for a complete vintage look.
The pattern is in my shops: etsy, ravelry   and lovecrafts.