Sunday, September 29, 2013

Love knots again

Maybe I can look into the future. Or rather, I know myself too well. I finished this beauty today.

A shawl, just like I predicted a long time ago. I get bored easily if I make the same thing over and over again (at least when it comes to crochet), I want to make something new! But I never get tired of making shawls in love knots. Maybe because different yarns make so very different shawls?

I love how the yarn get to show every beautiful detail in this stitch. Every colour shift...

Knitting or a different crochet stitch would blurr the colours, make it duller. Now, I can admire every pretty inch of it!

I won this yarn on a blog. Lucky me! Now, I will probably put it out for sale. I've booked a table, you see, at a handicraft market before Christmas. It's going to be so much fun, but I have to fill my table with beautiful things. (But I hope nobody will buy this one, so I can keep it! ;))

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Granny square pillow

Made something a week ago that I wanted to show you. I haven't been making a lot of things in regular granny squares, but I'm really in love eith them now. Thought I needed some colout in my new white sofa, so this is the result.

Since I like both sides equally, it doesn't really have a front and a back. It simply has two sides. :)

I have found it hard to close a pillow case neatly and still be able to take it off for a wash every now and then. So I tried something new this time, that worked perfectly. I joined the two sides with join-as-you-go technique (I hate sewing things together!) and saved an opening on one side. I then tied a piece of yarn in each end of the opening, twisted the strands and an knot in the end. Then I weaved the yarn through the holes in the ends until they met in the middlle.

Tied a knot, but I didn't want to leave them hanging on the outside like this.

So i grabbed my hook and pulled the strands inside the pillow case. Perfect!

Do you have the perfect way to close a pillow case, without buttons? Feel free to share!