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Purple crafts -

Finished this basket today, a Christmas present a bit late! I had been looking for ready-made baskets for my daughter but coulnd't find any of the right size. Decided to buy some of the tube yarn to crochet baskets myself. I gave her a note as Christmas present, explaining what kind of baskets I would make. I had been given exact measurements: width 30 cm, depth 25 cm, height 26 cm. I started out by crocheting the base part according to those measurements. Single crochet (British double...


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Purple crafts -

My style in crafts gets more and more colourful. The more there is colour or texture in a craft project, the happier it makes me feel. I wanted to create a crochet square with many colours and some overlay. After trying out different possibilities I ended up with this: Some of my trial pieces have more picots in the corner. I love picots that are either a differen colour from the rest of the row or span over several rows. At the end I changed this part slightly. I keep browsing Instagram...


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Purple crafts -

In the late 80's I decided to make a quick-t-crochet angel for Christmas tree. I was then working in Northern ireland as a craftsperson. I noticed how much people wanted to decorate their homes for Christmas. Over the years i have made hundreds of these, if not over a thousand. Many of the come put every Christmas time in Ireland, Finlad as well as many other countries. I have used these to send to friends instead of Christmas cards. Now I decided to finally make instructions for crocheting the...


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Purple crafts -

My daughter has a yoga and dance hall with a boring staircase leading up to it. She wanted something bright, colourful and handmade for it. I decided to make crochet circles. Each circle is different. Many more are needed because the staircase is high. But this is a good start! Corner of the mirror: A couple of photos of the room itself. My daughter loves just as bright colours as I do! This project taught me also not to take anything for granted. The girls had glued some of the circles with...


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Purple crafts -

My video tutorial for 2-row crochet snowfake has been popular. So this year I decided to make a one-row snowflake! It is quick to make. You can crochet one in any wool or yarn. I hardened it using white glue and water. A bit more glue than water. Plenty of time to make these for friends, family and your own Christmas tree this year.


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Mars Ultor -

Mum visited last week and we went winter coat/jacket shopping. Behold the results. A jacket with nice fringes on the collar, and a minibelt to tie it. I'm going to add more buttons as soon as I figure out how to use my sewing machine. I want to be able to wrap it tighter around my body when it gets colder so the wind can't get in. And a bright red winter coat with black buttons and a high collar that you could button up. Those two buttons on the collar sleeve were originally on the other side...


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Purple crafts -

I love using plenty of colour! Little by little I'm learning to create combinations that seem just right in my own eyes. I have used various left-over yarns. All are at least 70% wool. I had a crochet hook size 3.0 mm. My shoe size is 38 (5). I'm not writing a pattern as such, only giving some pointers. Sole: I started the sole in the middle. I used a chainless foundation (you can search that on Youtube if you are not familiar with the technique). But a chain works just as well. I had 32...


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Purple crafts -

Lately I have been crocheting many kinds of hearts. This is my favourite. Decided to draw a chart of how to crochet it and planning on making a video, too. (Edit: video at the bottom of the page!). I was trying the heart out using white yarn just because I happened to have some on the table. I normally like more colourful things but I like the white heart too! Here is a chart for crocheting the heart. A few times I have used Photoshop or Illustrator for making charts but it is far too slow...


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Purple crafts -

Happy with my finished Christmas decoration! Starched lace crochet. Here's the house without lights: I sewed the roof pieces together at the top but the roof itself is just set on top of the walls. This makes it easier to fit the lights.     This was the first time I tried this and I'm happy with most things. I starched this using 50-50 sugar-water solution. Next time I might use glue-water to make it harder.  Haven't decided yet where I will display the house!


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Mars Ultor -

I've been thinking about knitting and crocheting a lot lately. It's more fascinating the more you learn about it! For instance, all these terms in English - single, double, bobble crochet, garter, stockinette and rib stitch - sound so cool and complicated. I still mix them up, I keep forgetting which is which, but I like them all. Why do some people not like purling? Unless your knitting style is very tight and the yarn is very fuzzy or just a biatch, I don't see how it's any less fun than...


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Mars Ultor -

Alrighty! I finished my Pikachu, whom I affectionately call Chuckychu since he's, well, a bit off his rocker. Once you take in all his magnificent craziness he'll haunt you forever in your dreams. The pattern is from here . I'm quite proud of myself for interpreting the instructions, in French no less. Now I'm familiar with the most common crochet terminology in French! That definitely widens my horizons when I search for new patterns. Without further ado, here's Chuckychu in all his glory: His...


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DancesWithWool -

This was a long and an interesting journey. I have contemplated crocheting a cardigan for myself for a very long time and I am not sure just how many times I have started one. Every single one has ended up in a frog pond and this was a close call too. There were many issues along the way, I had doubts until the very end. My main concern all the time was the drape; what if I end up having a very stiff piece of clothing. I did a swatch but as we know, swatches don’t always tell the whole truth...


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Neulova lehmä -

Suomenlammas/alpakka, gotlanninlampaan ja wensleydalen risteytys, alpakka, koirankarvalanka, sininen ja valkoinen texel, Coburger Fuchsschaf Finn/alpaca, Gotland x Wensleydale, Finn, alpaca, chiengora, Blue Texel, white Texel, Coburger Fuchs Tämä on ehdoton suosikkini tähänastisista. Ilmiselvä metsäinen maailma ja jopa puolukoita! Minä kun olen nykyään sellainen metsästäjä-keräilijä. Vaikeusaste oli kiitettävä ja opin uuden, helpomman tavan tehdä nyppyjä. Ehkä vähän...


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Kyuuto -

ISBN978-4-8347-2544-5 80 sivua ja 54 ihanaa ruusukeohjetta. Kustantaja: Boutique Sha (2007) Kirjan olen ostanut täältä hintaan $24 (noin). Samalla myyjällä ei ole tätä kirjaa enää valikoimassaan, mutta se löytyy myös täältä. Kirjassa runsas valikoima erilaisia ruusukkeita ja rintarosseja, joita voi kiinnittää rinnuksille tai vaikka kesäkassiin. Materiaaleja on käytetty vaihtelevasti paperinarusta huopaan sekä pitseistä tavallisimpiin lankoihin. […]


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Apupuikko -

Edellisen neulepeiton jälkeen teki mieli tehdä uusi peitto, mutta tällä kertaa virkkaamalla. En ollut virkannut pitkään aikaan. Edellinen kerta taisi olla miltei 10 vuotta sitten. No, pienellä kertauskurssilla ja muutamalla youtube-videolla selvisin alkuun ja siitä sitten valmiiseen peittoon asti. Peitosta tuli varsin hyvännäköinen, vaikka itse sanonkin.   After the first knitted blanket I wanted to make another blanket, but this time I decided that it should be done with crochet...


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DancesWithWool -

Normal 0 21 false false false FI X-NONE X-NONE The sun came out since we last talked. She still stays very low above the horizon, but as her delicate, shy rays hit my dusty rooms, I was shocked. I threw myself into cleaning mode. The temperature has been way down, -30ºC during some of the days. It is too cold to stay outside much, so there has been lots of time to clean. I am not nearly done yet, and not sure for how long I am inspired to keep going, but let’s hope lots gets done. This...


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DancesWithWool -

Thank you for coming, day 11 already! Normal 0 21 false false false FI X-NONE X-NONE I had the most lovely Sunday, I hope this is going to be a good Monday. I am again off to town in the afternoon; hopefully I am swamped with all kinds of Christmas stuff… looking forward to queueing in the post office even, because somehow, I love to get a small dose of Christmas crazy after this quiet country life, where the scenery is the same on a Monday as it is on a Sunday. (Mind you, there are more snow...


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Normal 0 21 false false false FI X-NONE X-NONE Bright and beautiful day up here! Crisp and sunny, but truly, very cold! These winter pictures are from quite close by, but higher up than what we are. Our trees don’t look like this as we are further down. Look at those poor snow-covered trees, it is hard to picture that the trees are there under all that snow and ice. I have kept crocheting the second side of the cushion cover I showed you last time. I love this join as you go -method and the...


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Say hi, say hello to the Batman -

Free Size (fits XS-M best) Colours Available; Grey (SOLD OUT) Black Price: RM110


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DancesWithWool -

... and thank you for the past year! Thank you for reading and commenting, I love to share my crafts with you. Yesterday, while cleaning away some of the Christmas stuff, I could not help myself but already skipped ahead in my mind towards the spring. Then I counted all the weeks until spring and realized how long the wait would be if I started thinking of the spring already – the snow won’t be gone before April if we are lucky, not before May if not so lucky. I would then miss these...


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Neulova lehmä -

27 - Clun Forest (valkoinen/ white ) 28 - Mergellandschaap (tumma ruskea/ darkest brown ) harmaa ja tummanruskea suomenlammas/ grey and dark brown Finnish landrace sheep Tämä pala oli hauska tehdä, mutta en oikein ymmärrä, miksi nirkot piti ohjeen mukaan virkata työn läpi eli niin että lanka kulki työn alla. Hankalaa. Toisessa palassa virkkasin nirkot päältä päin eikä se näytä yhtään erilaiselta. Paljon helpompaa ja aloituslangan pystyi päättelemään kätevästi...


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The Yarn-Loving Couple -

I bought a skein of Novita Puro because I thought it was pretty. I'm not normally into pink, I think it's my least favorite color, but this time the pink just begged me to give it a try. I just liked how it was combined with lilac and light brown. I had my suspects though so I only bought one skein. Sometimes this kind of yarn looks horrible when knitted. So I have a skein of  new yarn, now what to do with it? You can't do much with fifty grams of bulky yarn. It had to be something small...


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Neulova lehmä -

Jätin ruudun numero 16 väliin. Etukäteen olin kuvista katsellut, että se oli hyvin miehekäs ruutu ja varasin sitä varten vahvaa, teräksenharmaata ahvenanmaanlammaslankaa. Malli oli sitten nimetty neidon kehräksi. Yritin virkata alkua, mutta luovutin jo kolmannella kerroksella. Olkoon. Ruutu olisi kuvionsa takia pompannut joka tapauksessa liikaa esiin peitosta. Sen sijaan tein lisää pari Sammon taontaa ja yhden Ilmattaren ja Ison tammen, joihin sain upotettua muutaman vielä...


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Maanantai-illan virikepiiri -

Pakko oli jakaa kun näin tämän (englanniksi). Felicia Day ja Colin Ferguson opettelevat virkkaamaan. I just had to share this when I saw it. Felicia Day and Colin Ferguson learn crochet (not croquet ).


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Marin Kässäpäivis -

Tässä uutta videopodcast-jaksoa kuvatessani muistin, että entisiä on taas linkittämättä tänne. Eli tässä jakso nro 43, jossa asiat on vähän nurinkurisessa järjestyksessä verrattuna normaaliin järjestykseeni. Aloitan syyskuun lankatilastoilla ja käsitöiden esittelykin alkaa suunnitelmista. Ihan lopussa on HyvisKALin toinen kuukausiarvonta. Mistä minut löytää Marin kässäpäivis –blogi http://marinblogi.blogspot.fi/ Mamilda-blogi http://mamilda.blogspot.fi/ Knittag-blogi...


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Marin Kässäpäivis -

Tässä jaksossa esittelen kolmet valmistuneet villasukat, neljä keskeneräistä neuletta, postia, ostoksia ja kirjoja. Jakso sisältää myös knit-along-katsauksen ja höpinää muusta elämästä, kuten lehtipuhaltimien pörinästä :) Mistä minut löytää Marin kässäpäivis –blogi http://marinblogi.blogspot.fi/ Mamilda-blogi http://mamilda.blogspot.fi/ Knittag-blogi http://knittag.blogspot.fi/ Marin kässäpäivis Facebookissa https://www.facebook.com/marinkassapaivis/ Suomalaiset...


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Kaisakaisa knits and purls - Kaisakaisa oikein ja nurin -

Naalbinding - Neulakinnas Thank you all for the encouragements, I don't think I'll abandon my blog just yet. I will, however, take t he liberty to post very irregularly. I have so many other things to stress about in my life, that I don't need to be stressing over blogging. I suppose my frustration has something to do with the guilt I have for not studying hard enough. Oh well, as long as I graduate in time (about 13 months to go), there shouldn't be a problem. I think I'm just the stressing...


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Bishop creations -

There’s a new international group opened, Yarn techniques. It’s open for everyone who loves to crochet, knit, knot, tat, make bobbin lace, etc. etc. Go to the group home page from here: Yarn techniques  


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Katri Knits -

Virkkaajat ovat viime aikoina tehneet pää märkänä Happypotamuksia erilaisista afrikkalaisista kukista. Itse päätin olla hieman erilainen nuori ja väänsin vastaavilla kukilla kassin - tarkalleen ottaen kesäkassin tai kauppakassin eli kassin. Halutessaan tähänhän voi myös tehdä vuorin vaikkapa lakanakankaasta, mutta itse en nyt tähän hätään jaksanut opetella perintöompelukoneen käyttöä. *Lately crocheters have been crocheting Happypotamuses with different kind of African...


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Katri Knits -

Lankalihotuksen myötä tuli ostettua aikalailla vahingossa teetee Taigaa. Noh, joku kiva huivihan siitä piti tehdä. Aikani Ravelryä selailtuani, tulin siihen tulokseen, ettei ainakaan ilmaisista ohjeista löytynyt ainuttakaan mieleistä. Jostain syystä mulla oli kuitenkin aika selvä visio siitä, miltä sen huivin pitäisi näyttää. Soveltamisen, modifioimisen ja hatusta vetäisemisen mestarina (ellen jopa guruna) keksin ihan oman mallin. Ja joo, ei siitä nyt ehkä tullut ihan niin...


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