And another Pebble from Curioushandmade, it is a fire, a phoenix rising from the beautiful fall of Ilium from one of my favourite yarn dyer, Countess Ablaze. I loved the colour of the yarn now I love the fire and the strength of my new pebble ! It is just beautiful !
The pattern is by far the easiest shawl pattern I ever follow and it is so FAST to knit ! perfect If you want to make a fast hand knitted christmas present :)
I signed up to the lucky dip club not long ago. The concept of receiving a surprised little parcel each month with different lovely themes is just too tempting. The October box was the lucky Dinner box . It was a homage to retro diners food: cheesy pizza, salty greasy hot dogs and sweet lovely donuts. The cheery on top of the knickerbocker glory was that you had a golden donut necklace ! you should have a look here to see how pretty it is !
It is very mysterious so mysterious that you should not read any further if you want to knit exploration station from westknits and do not want to see what is behind clue 1 and 2 .
I chose madelinetosh merino tosh light for this KAL with 4 fingering weigh yarns, holi festival, farmhouse white, neon peach and cardinal. I can almost write a mini quote with the name of the yarns. It will give the soul of my future shawl I guess … :)
———————The neon peach was high up on the tree, it was therefore a perfect start for the holi festival in the farmhouse white, the cardinal was pleased ———————————
From left to right: Farmhouse white, cardinal, holi festival and neon peach
I left warm Australia for two weeks to visit my collaborator with who I learned so so much. My mum came to join me as always when I am overseas and we had a great time together!
I love the autumn colours !
I took my addiction for knitting with me of course, so there I learned a new technique with my mum. Cable knitting! I had a simple and fast goal, which was to make a beanie “apple pie” from tincanknits. I chose a variegated yarn from malabrigo (merino worsted) ! when I saw this yarn at the lovely yarn shop Mind’s eye yarn on Porter square , I had to buy it !
Autumn is over the north, but down south spring is upon us, so my Autumn KAL with Pompom Quartely has a summery flavour !
I finished My ananas comosus singlet from issue 9 a while back and here are my little words and pictures! the colours I used for my ananas are a bit unusual ! Here some pictures !
The back of the Ananas (make sure you bring all the colour yarns to the edge of the Ananas to avoid holes, I made this mistake, that is why I have a the zigzag business on the edge) …)
I crocheted around the neck line to give a smoother finish
The finished ananas
Voila the Ananas Comosus by Sarah Garry
One of the best part of Autumn is the fresh air, the falling leaves with golden shade and Halloween …. If we mix our spring/summer and want a feel of festive halloween, why not carving a Ananas Jack-O- Lantern :)! Have a look at this clever idea by A subtle revelry!!
Now my Ananas Comosus has some good potential for an Anti-autumn down under ! Don’t you think!!
If you are looking for something quick, easy, and beautiful to knit as a christmas present then the Pebble beach shawl from curioushandmade is FOR YOU ! the shawl was finished in a week or so and I believe that some fast knitter can finish this beauty in less time than that.
Today, I am happy to introduce S from Tales of twisted fibers, the creator of Ivy, the clever crocheter behind the infamous free Batman pattern (visitors favourite pattern on Amigurumipatterns), the designer behind Foxy O’Neal and Miss Kitty Catty featured in the amazing pattern book Animals at work , the bee girl was top ten on the list of fun features from dream to reality #69 on DIY dreamer web site.
Even though, I have never met S in person, discussing with her through emails, I could tell that she is indeed a passionate fibre crafter, she put a lot of work on putting patterns together. I worked with S on the Ivy pattern and I was very impressed on how thorough the explanations were (step by step pictures on tricky parts). S has been crocheting for only 2.5 years and her work is outstanding and inspiring. I am happy to share with you her work and world!
Little warning: There is a PA content doll in this blog post ! so only grownups are allowed to click continue reading ! sorry guys!!
Yes another duo Westknits and Countess Ablaze (CA). I just love them both; the knitting designer and the yarn colour whisperer. Both Make me dream, make me happy!
strings of colours
When Tales of twisted fibers called for testers for her new pattern, I jumped on the occasion! I was lucky to be chosen for the testing of Ivy.
I have to say that the pattern was Perfect and that there were not many things to fix really. I was so happy to make Ivy that I got carried away and made some mistakes! The colour I chose are not very halloweeny but my Ivy is nicely wicked. She is a protector of children, loves drinking tea with cornichon biscuit (Chon biscuit), and collects rabbits.
Ivy the pink hair little sorceress
The thing that is new for me in term of amigurumi is that Ivy is movable. The use of mini wire make the entire doll alive. The making of Ivy was not very complicated as the explanations were pretty straight forward. It uses very basic crochet technics. I used 4 colours (white, brown lavanda and pink) Loden from Grignasco and crochet hook 2.5 mm. Ivy is 10.5 inches high and pretty !
she has a little hat
She is very precious and you should crochet one for the coming 31st of October !!!!! the pattern for Ivy will be soon available on amigurumi patterns ! Also if you go on the her amazing blog you will find amazing free amigurumi pattern ! I am planning to make batman and super Ted!
A lot of work goes into making dolls and patterns so if using free or bought pattern always give a little thanks to the maker! Ivy pattern is on sale Here
Happy Amigurumi making !!
Today, I had a conversation with my mother in law who is an outstanding knitter and sewer. Both in laws came to visit from beautiful New Zealand to see their little grand child. C was a stay at home mum for 8 years and when her third baby turned 5 she started part time work. For C, the knitting and sewing was a way to save money and provide nice clothes to her kids. Talking with her, I realised that handmade brings out so many wonderful memories and smiles too.
When C was 13 she was baby sitting 3 kids and when the parents arrived they were listing the Goons on the radio and she was “payed” by small treasures such as purple handkerchief (her favourite colour at the time), and years later they gave to C’s first child ( my husband) a hand sewn crocodile that my husband loved so much that C had to repair many many times.