Friday, July 6, 2012

Hi Everybody,
Trust you all are in good health... I had been to JoAnns the other day and found a very cute flannel sheet set totally suited for a newborn ! It had the words Tiny feet, precious angel etc... on it and I immediately had to have it ... Now if I were to gift that to someone as a receiving blanket it wouldn't be that great, just a piece of fabric with the edges sewn, so I decided to jazz it up a bit...

I lined the wrong side with some lightweight cotton fabric and crocheted the edges with a pompom yarn and it turned out wonderful!!! The only thing was that it took me ages to crochet on the border and my skip stitch blade didnt work as it was supposed to and I ended up having to pierce holes with my stitch remover as I crocheted along and this took me ages to complete! So what was intended to be a fun easy project turned out to be so time consuming! But in the end it was really worth it and I loved the end result... Here are some pics to show u how it turned out...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I am back to crochet a few things and taking a break from knitting for now... I created a cardi for my daughter... Here are the pics of the cardi modeled by my daughter.... The pattern is available on the lion brand website.. I used a different yarn (Rhythm jojoland) and increased the bottom to 8 repeats instead of 4... I also designed the frog closure that I will be writing out the pattern for soon...So stay tuned if you are interested in that!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

While we are busy raising 2 children all morning... feeding and playing with them and doing all things babies need, something pleasant happend the other day... Friends of ours stopped by with gifts for our 2 littles ones and brought us flowers!!! The flowers were just so beautiful they light up my busy days and give me a reason to smile.... Here is a pic of the bright thingies in my living room!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hi people, please don't think I am MIA....I just had a baby a couple of weeks back and am suffering the sleepless nights syndrome that accompanies a new born....I have been knitting as well as writing up patterns but haven't been able to finish anything.... Will get around to finishing projects when sanity returns :)....whenever that maybe...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hello People,
I am back again!!! I have been working on a really long project that has taken me so long and I am not even done yet... Its a baby blanket that I designed.... I used the entrelac technique as I am so intrigued by that and I also created a fun pattern on the squares to make it more interesting and ofcourse with color change too! So all these techniques are fun and make this blanket a really fun project...

In the process I also learnt to knit backwards using the continental style...This makes things a little quicker as I constantly dont have to keep turning my work back and forth... Check out my work in progress....

Let me know what you guys think... Once I finish making this blanket I will write out tutorials for entrelac knitting as well as other techniques I used...
By the time you are done with this blanket, you will be an expert in the following -

1. knitting and purling ofcourse
2. Picking up stitches both knit and purl sides
3. increasing stitches (making stitches on purl side or knit side)
4. making bobbles
5. reading lace chart
6. Joining colors
7. Entrelac knitting cause thats what all these techniques lead to in the end!!

One blanket and you can become an intermediate knitter!

Monday, March 19, 2012

While I still have to work on writing the pattern for the bobbles and tendrils hat, I have managed to create another one which is not my new fav!!! Check out the pics for that hat as I start working on writing the pattern out for both of them...
Keep checking out my blog for the latest!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Here are more pics of the finished hat!!! My daughter is modeling this for me :)