onsdag, januar 31, 2007

To felt crochet

I really like felted things, like mittens. But I do not knit, so I am wondering how felted crochet will look. I plan to make some small pieces with different hooks and yarns and felt them over the weekend. I want them to be relatively thin, but don't know if I will be able to achieve that. Crocheting is by definition chunky, if you ask me...

Will post before- and after-pictures :) I am very curious about this...

tirsdag, januar 30, 2007


I am crocheting mittens! I finished one yesterday, and will be finished with the other one tomorrow (I hope). Commuting has its benefits...

mandag, januar 29, 2007

Another Silly Test

Your Famous Movie Kiss is from Cruel Intentions

"I'm the only girl you can't have, and it kills you."

fredag, januar 26, 2007

First Favourite Friday

I have decided to show you some of my favourite things. I have some things that I really love, and I wanted to show them off :)

This is a little toy horse I used to love as a child. When my grandparents died, I inherited it, and now it lives on my bookshelf. Underneath, there is an area that can be pushed upwards, and the horse goes limp (I'm sure this is called something, but I don't know what).

onsdag, januar 24, 2007

Am I Really?

You're Prufrock and Other Observations!
by T.S. Eliot
Though you are very short and often overshadowed, your voice is poetic and lyrical. Dark and brooding, you see the world as a hopeless effort of people trying to impress other people. Though you make reference to almost everything, you've really heard enough about Michelangelo. You measure out your life with coffee spoons.

Go on, take the book quiz! It is completelly silly :)

Eye Candy

Something for you to rest your eyes on today: Orlando Bloom, picture from the Kingdom of Heaven movie. I saw it in the theatre when it first came, something I would definitly not have done had it not involved three hours of drooling over the gorgeous Orlando, but it was quite good, especially if you enjoy large-scale battle scenes (which I do). The man himself, however, was better than ever in this film - he gained some weight and was suddenly more hairy, catering just to my tastes in fact. I'll be back with more crochet tomorrow, I think...

I have joined my first swap: One Hour Craft's bag swap! I will be excanging a tote bag with a girl from Malaysia, and I am really excited about it :) Updates will follow when I start sewing. I have decided on corduroy, but not on the colour. Red or black, I guess?

tirsdag, januar 23, 2007

Finished Vest and New Scarf

On the left is a detail of the finished vest. I am quite happy with it, it turned out more chunky than I imagined, but still very fluffy. I am sure I will use it a lot!

I have now started on a birthday present for a friend - I will remember to take a picture before giving it away this time. I am making a red scarf all in double crochet, with a very chunky yarn called Alfa. It is amazingly soft, and the most perfect colour. I plan on making a little flower pin as well, which will be my first! I'm off to find recipes now...

This is the scarf so far:

torsdag, januar 18, 2007

New Year, New Me?

Or at least a new template...

I've started training (again), and so far I'm doing good. Thougt I'd slim the look of my blog a little as well!

I keep having ambitions of making a new header, but I can't seem to get the time. Perhaps some time before May?

Hopefully, the new design will make the blog more readable. It started to annoy me with light text on dark background.

onsdag, januar 17, 2007

Back after a short break

Ok, so it's been a while... Blogging tend to be less of a priority in times of stress.

In my absence, I've made little purse-thingies for my friends for christmas, those that are great for putting all the little bits and pieces in, those that get lost in a big handbag. I was told that they all liked it, so that went well, I suppose... Unfortunately, in the rush before christmas, I forgot to take pictures of them, so until I make another one for myself, I cannot show them.

I have made a lot of scarfes and shawls, and crocheted hats for my brothers. Those were a great success - plain beanies with stripes are apparently great for all boys. My mother got no less than three shawls for christmas: one bought and two handmade.

One of my friends made a velvet backgammon board for me, to roll up and take with you, and another made me a little bag thingy for my (now famous) iPod nano. She used a child's sweater with a lovely pattern of teddy bear skulls, it was really funny. And the thirs of my crafty friends gave me a hand-knitted scarf which was lovely. I love scarves :)

I recieved heaps of other great things for christmas, finally got a permanent job (as opposed to temporary) along with a small raise, and have been on my first date ever. That was not a success, but at least it was mutually agreed that it was NOT a match.

What else? I am in the process of making a crocheted vest from one of Sys Fredens' patterns - I will hopefully be done by next week. It's really cute, and I'm making it in brown mohair. I will post a picture, i promise...

A local yarn store had a closing sale some time before christmas, and I went totally berserk. I now have yarn for a very long time. And I discovered an addiction to mohair. How impractical! It's difficult to frog, it leaves hair everywhere, and it is slightly too warm. Ah well. It is lovely...

I've also made a spiral scarf from the pattern at Garnstudio, but I'm not sure if I'll use it. It was fun and fast to make, though.

Some things to check out:

I really want to try to make this
and this is so lovely!
This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen (I can't even look at the price tag)