I have a few projects on the go and jumping between them depending on how I fell and the one that has been waiting longest to be picked up again is a bag, a Mochila Bag.
Next one is the Sólja Jumper.
Next is a pair of socks that I have started twice before and this is the third time, the “Hermiones Everyday Socks”
Next in line is the beautiful shawl “Longbourn” by Kay F Jones.
Then to the second “Sommarväskan /Summer bag” by Järbo Garn AB and it’s not much to see at the moment.
Then it’s the Christmas Scarf because Christmas will soon be here, so why not using a yarn with inbuilt tinsel ?
And then to the latest project, a double think crocheted pot holder.
So these are the things I’m having on the Go at the moment.
Järbo Garn launched a CAL ( Crochet-along) that was starting the 2nd of July, called Sommarväskan (The Summer bag). they hade pre-picked 5 colour combinations that can be found on their blog or pick your own. The yarn was Järbo Garn “Soft Cotton“. I picked the pre-colours Oceaner (Oceans) but the order was so delayed, so after 3 weeks I canceled it and ordered from another place and also changed the colour-set to Lavendel (Lavender) after starting to see how the bags look in the Facebook group for this event, and I thought it was to much green and less blue (blue being my favourite colour).
The pattern was very interesting and easy to follow but the start and ends of the rows turned very ugly, so I decided to cover it up (I have an idea what to do). So I now decided that I will make another bag in the colour set Oceaner (Oceans) and work that start/end part better and make it nice and tidy.
So here is my Lavendel/Lavender Sommarväska / Summer Bag.
After this one was done I decided to make an inside pocket for bits and bobs.
Pattern by: Järbo Garn AB
Yarn: Järbo Garn Soft Cotton
Hook: 3.5 mm
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.
Wish me luck!
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
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.
Source: Planned color pooling. Tillvägagångssätt / Tutorial – virkvisa
This looks like something fun to try out one day and I’m sorry that it’s in Swedish, but there are English sites out there doing this too and YouTube.
My husband asked me to crochet a tablerunner for the shop so I did this one and it’s ready. He was really pleased over it.
I have often wondered over the different sizes of my crochet hooks and especially my Boye hooks. So finding this place helped a lot.
Source: Antique Pattern Library Vintage hooks and needles
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.
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