Just as many others I have jumped on to the crocheted animal trend, some call that Amigurumi. Other than that, I also made sheep for the Christmas market, they were although put together of different knitted parts. Here are the frogs and the sheep:
When I was a child I received my doll Brigittli from my godfather. Playing with her was my favorite thing, and sometimes my grandfather took me to town to buy it new clothes. Grandfather even made me a little wooden closet for all of the clothes, which became more and more as I also got another doll, Priska, from my mother later. Being a grown up, it’s always been important to me to still treat my dolls like I did. Even if my daughter wasn’t exactly the type that played with dolls, I still kept making them clothes, both sewing and knitting. This year I decided to make them a whole new bunch of fashion. Here’s what I’ve made so far:
It’s been a while since my last post here! That’s because my daughter, who handles the blog for me was very busy, and also a little lazy…
Anywho, my favorite thing to do all winter long was knitting socks! I used different methods, one of which turned out to be simpler than the regular way. Here’s some of the turnout, three pairs that I gave my daughter for Christmas, since she currently lives in cold cold Norway:
Last year in the fall I started to make these tube scarfs. I didn’t exactly know how, so I tried out a couple of times to find the right number of stitches so they would end up being in the right size.
At some point I started using different patterns like braids and lace. Since I wear a different color every day of the week, following a witch calendar, I had to make one for each outfit of the week.
These oven cloths are indeed very old fashioned, but the crocheted ones are still the best kind. They actually work and with todays colors you can make them look modern or use funky colors to give them a vintage like look. My daughter actually prefers the bright orange, blue and pink ones, they look kinda straight out the seventies.
I’m back to show you one of my new projects, the loop scarfs with these pretty braid patterns.
I made a couple of them with different types of yarn and colors. This is just my latest one, my husband took this lovely picture when we went shopping together the other day. He said the color of my scarf and hat were so beautiful with the oranges in the background.
I got one of these as a gift and decided to make some myself! My daughter is currently reading “The Neverending Story” (“Die unendliche Geschichte” by Michael Ende) and she requested one of these pretty flower bookmarks.
I also used the flowers as shoelaces for some of my latest baby shoes that you can find in an earlier post on July 31st.