Jacket with lace and cable

This is (one of) my current work in progress:

I really like the pattern. The lace and cables are so beautiful. The whole jacket is so nicely looking on the picture…I got to have that one! That would be my first really big project wearable and for myself. I usually tend to always give away almost everything I do even accessories.

The pattern is quite ok to follow. I like that it is varied yet not too much, so you don’t do mistakes (or nothing that would be visible and damaging, I ended up with one extra stitch, then missed 2 later on on the side of the armpit, so it will be invisible when I assemble everything.

This is how far I got:

I did a lot of it during my vacation in Croatia, then I had to stop during this summer – no time for this. But I started again working on it when we went to our cottage during a lazy week-end, and I hope to have it done before fall starts! I’m done with the top of the back, finishing the top of the fronts and then I have to work on the arms (+ assembling of course), and this and that and hopefully I’ll be able to wear it still. I mean… I’ve lost quite a lot of weight recently so I’m wondering how this is gonna turn out now :/ We’ll see… 🙂

Knitted carpet

Completed knitted cotton carpet

I finished that project some time ago, but never managed to send the final pictures of how it looks like. I will try to publish more of my finished projects from this year. I wrote some post long ago when this carpet was a work in progress, but that’s all. Today I got time! So enjoy! 🙂 

This carpet was inspired from the pattern from Drops/Garnstudio. I did it using the Paris wools from Drops. I ended up to do one colour per skein of wool before I changed to the next colour for the stripes. As each colored row is a mix of 3 skeins, I ended the row as soon as one of them was over.

This was a very simple project, and very pleasant to do (except maybe that at the end it was quite heavy so I was building up some strong harms ;). But nothing complicated. Basic stitch, and I didn’t want any fringe so also an easy finish.

Very close up on the mix of colours. I love how these are mixing together:
It is so nice on the foot! I love being on it.

I wanted a mix of blue, white and red stripes to go with the rest of the room. I think it worked out nicely 🙂

I never thought of knitting a carpet, but as I couldn’t find anything I liked in the shops, well the usual: I decided to do it myself. Same as my upcoming black jacket. (Oups spoiler alert 😉 )

Game Over

Bachelor/ette party and a bit of Game of Thrones…

My friend Havran (translated as in Crow… you’ll see some connection with the picture …) had her bachelorette party a few weeks ago.

With my husband we worked on their outfits…

Here is the t-shirt for the man, which my husband found some of the parts of the images on the web, the rest was done with some fonts:

Lukas' shirt

And here is the dress I did for her, same here with the picture. And I use a font of Game of Thrones (can’t remember where I got it from, but here is a link to an example):

Havran's dressMy husband was also helping with ironing the transfer. We eventually mixed up the order of the pieces of the stag… but still liked it.

We had to run and find some better transfer paper as it was for dark textile and my paper was for light >_< Can’t they just make one type for this seriously?… We printed them on some transfer papers, and then cut them thanks to the cricut machine I bought a few months ago. Luckily I bought that machine! that would have been such a pity without! Anyway the transfer was great… after a few failures between the cut, the paper… Luckily I tried these on some lousy t-shirt beforehand before touching the dress.

Game OverI unfortunately don’t have a close up of the t-shirt. Too in a rush that day.

The Cricut was really helpful, since we also planned a treasure hunt for the bride-to-be and future husband.

I got some great help from my friend Eliska to do the whole puzzle/map on that crazy day since we got blocked the 3 of us, Eliska, my husband and I in the tiny lift of our building at midnight on her way out… and yeah let’s top it by her pregnancy… I got a bit scared it would take too long to get some help.

Anyway, we found some old pictures of the city center, I mixed it up with some puzzle shapes I found through an online generator. We added some hints on the picture like time and place she should find. Transferred all of this to the cricut. Split these into 4 packages (also made with the cricut) that she had to find around her offices…

She solved it 🙂 Met us at some restaurant, then we moved to some more puzzle game… We had booked an Escape Room type of place. Bought some Sekt, drank it in the street, some funny irish guy with his new zealand cousin stopped us in a street and made some funny picture with her. We slowly moved to another place, drank some more then hit the fine underground club that she likes. That was a great day 😀

Tomorrow we’re going for the wedding!