Mochila Bag

This is a first for me but I really wanted to give it a try.

It’s really time consuming and it hurt my fingers and hands because it must be tight and flat. It will take a long time to finish this one and I have been told it will take time so I’m not worried that I’m slow.

So I have now started with the bottom of the bag.

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Wish me luck!

/Diana

Childhood Christmas Window Spiral

 

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As a child during the 60s and a teenager during the 70s this Christmas spiral was a MUST for us every Christmas. I could sit for ever in the kitchen just staring at it and day dream away. This spiral connects me back to that time and it was the best time ever during my childhood so it’s a MUST for me even now to hang in the window during Christmas, but the original is made of metal foil in three colours, red and silver, blue and silver and green and silver but I have seen one where the coloured side are spit in half and have gold and red and silver on the back or green and gold or blue and gold.

So when I saw that you could crochet these I just HAD TO DO IT!!. (LOL)

Yarn: Järbo Garn- Big Verona
Hook: 2.50

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/Diana

 

 

The Patchwork Heart: Continuous Flat Braid Join ~ a tutorial in UK terms

Source: The Patchwork Heart: Continuous Flat Braid Join ~ a tutorial in UK terms

I have found this lovely blog that shows how to join granny squares with a beautiful Flat Braid Join between the squares. Absolutely stunning!

I’m in the middle of making a granny square blanket too called the “Friendship Blanket”, where some Facebook Friends in my group there are doing this together. So this will be the way I will join it together.

 

/Diana

Filten som tröstar och värmer i sorgen – Mjölby Boxholm Ödeshög – Corren.se – Nyheter Linköping Östergötland

I den djupaste sorg kan trösten komma i oväntad form. När Mia Stéen förlorade sin älskade virkade de okända Facebook-vännerna en kärleksfilt.

Source: Filten som tröstar och värmer i sorgen – Mjölby Boxholm Ödeshög – Corren.se – Nyheter Linköping Östergötland

I am so glad that I was part of this comfort blanket to Mia after loosing her husband last year. We were a few ladies that started to crocheting granny squares and sent to one of us who would put it all together and send it to her with letters and cards as well from us all.

It’s touching to hear he reading my card out loud (the last one). She is a member in my handicraft group on Facebook. The group is secret and only for 30 members and in Swedish.

 

Hugs

/Diana

Knit Nottingham

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This is a yarn shop in Nottingham, England that I stumbled over by mistake for some times now, after finding Eleanor’s vlog (Video Blog)  on YouTube.

Eleanor is one hilarious and bubbly woman who makes me laugh and happy every time I watch her vlogs and I just love her. She’s just brilliant. But some people might find her language a bit vulgar from time to time.

She’s been working so hard with the yarn shop from day one, when they were three ladies owning it, but now she’s bought them out and she’s moved to a bigger shop by using crowd founding.

Her first “vlog” was 4 years ago and lots have happened since then.

I will now in late November travelling over to England with my husband (who’s English) to meet up with family and friends and attend a concert (Marillion) and also, take a trip to Nottingham to visit Eleanor and her new shop. I’m so looking forward to this.

Please feel free to follow her on YouTube: KnitNottingham

Her Shop: KnitNottingham

 

Järbo Garns “Stjärn Duk”

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Denna Stjärnduk som Järbo Garn AB har puplicerat på deras blogg har blivit riktigt poppis. Jag har redan sett minst 10 olika färgkombinationer och storlekar av den. Detta är min första och det kommer att bli flera av den, var så säker.

Vill du prova på att virka denna duk så klicka här – Retroduk till vår och påsk. Lycka till!