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Hmmm… 21 days without any post… 21 days where again so much crap happened that I fell I lost everything, really everything, even my “craftivity”. But eventually, last weekend I bumped on a how to video on youtube about these hats that transforms into shawls and the pattern was the most simple possible that there was no way I could fail. I’ve tried so many things last few weeks, nothing worked, I kept unraveling everything I was doing. So this was the quick win I needed to feel better.

I did the first one in about an hour using the Crazy sexy wool from Wool & the gang. I used the whole skein.
 

Successfully (finally!). I really like how it looks from close up:

  

So next day I did another one using some brown Wool ease thick and quick metallics from Lion Brand.

Here are a few pics with all the variations on how they can be worn as hats or shawls.

  
    
 
Meanwhile we just arrived yesterday in Copenhagen with Big Mama as both of us needs some fresh air from all the craps happening. Hopefully this will help. We’ll see…

Loved that picture with Alice’s rabbit in bottom right corner and the cat in top right corner… 😉

  

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Hmmm… 21 days without any post… 21 days where again so much crap happened that I fell I lost everything, really everything, even my “craftivity”. But eventually, last weekend I bumped on a how to video on youtube about these hats that transforms into shawls and the pattern was the most simple possible that there was no way I could fail. I’ve tried so many things last few weeks, nothing worked, I kept unraveling everything I was doing. So this was the quick win I needed to feel better.

I did the first one in about an hour using the Crazy sexy wool from Wool & the gang. I used the whole skein.
 

Successfully (finally!). I really like how it looks from close up:

  

So next day I did another one using some brown Wool ease thick and quick metallics from Lion Brand.

Here are a few pics with all the variations on how they can be worn as hats or shawls.

  
    
 
Meanwhile we just arrived yesterday in Copenhagen with Big Mama as both of us needs some fresh air from all the craps happening. Hopefully this will help. We’ll see…

Loved that picture with Alice’s rabbit in bottom right corner and the cat in top right corner… 😉

  

November WIPs and projects

Ouch… It’s already November! Time flew this month… 

Here is the list for November:

– finish black jacket

– finish reupholstering the chair

– sew the curtains

– gift for my dad in law (yeah now he’s next)

I shrank it on purpose, since I want to start my new business this month, I need to be more realistic.

And let’s see what was completed this October:

– Peter’s black and red scarf  

– one pair of socks  

– hat for my mother in law, I gave her this one and she was super excited about it 🙂  

– Lily’s bday bash diys:   

 
– crochet lesson for some new wrist warmers: 

 – one more hat, which I might give to my nephew:

– a headband for a friend:  
– And a gift for my friend’s new baby. I didn’t do the rabbit in the end, but this:  

Once a trainer, always a trainer

I think my friend over from kemiggies got this title spot on… She took these pictures yesterday with her daughter and me messing around at “training”…

  
And I did it again today with my friend Nome: I just taught someone for the first time how to crochet! In 2 hours she managed to finish her first wrist warmer! It wasn’t super easy as she wanted some black wool (Drops Cloud in black), so it’s much harder to crochet with than any other colorful wool. Really amazing what she accomplished in such a short time and with that difficulty! Proud of her 🙂

While she was at it, I started another one in Drops Cloud in bordeaux and finished both of them before going out tonight 🙂

  
I did them longer than the last ones I did in petrol color, but not too much neither so I had this much wool left this time!! Spot on!

  
Hopefully on Sunday we’re finishing the second black wrist warmer and I might be able to share some pictures of my succesful new student 🙂

Red headband

I met my friend during the weekend and gave her her new owl pouch. Ended-up with a new challenge: build a headband in red for the same day. Challenge accepted 🙂  
My first reaction was, I don’t have any red wool! Wrong! I did have some red Big Merino from Drops, from the last red and black scarf … Ah! And actually I had just exactly enough for the headband… If one more row was needed then I was thinking of doing a black one (a little cheat, or call it decoration ;)) but not needed, so all good!

I went for the broomstick stitch wich needed both needle and crochet. First time I tried this. I almost gave up on row one as all the instructions I found were quite tedious until it finally ticked… I thought I would be able to do it in an hour. Challenge failed… Took me rather 3!  
 
but at least challenge completed, I did complete a red headband that day and my friend is happy with it 🙂 Yes, I know that wasn’t on the to-do list for this month, but shhhh… 😉

Remote control holder finished!

Somehow I just found out that this post didn’t publish as expected… So here it is.

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Do you see me doing a little dance when you read the title? Because I was… I think I started that project maybe 2 years ago! But…. A lot of patience and many hours of work later, here we are! 😀

   

I created a box and saw it with the felt around it. Of course that wouldn’t go with my sewing machine, so I finished this manually.

  
I added a splitter in the pouch which can be removed. Handy when the remotes are too big…

Now it seats nicely by the couch. One more checkbox for WIPs and projects 😉 I can rest 🙂

October WIPs and projects

So where are we with the work in progress and projects from september and the new ones coming up for October…?

Here is the initial list from September:

  • finish my dream black jacket
  • (completed) orange hat
  • (new) orange matching scarf
  • (Completed) the remote control holder project
  • (In progress) knit two pairs of socks
  • (new) knit one baby blanket
  • (completed) knit a baby jacket
  • (completed) matching baby hat
  • finish the reupholstering of the chair
  • (completed) sew that blue and white table cloth
  • finish the (never-ending) curtains

  

 

   
  

And the extra projects that got added on the go:

  • (Completed) crocheted blue hat in Drops Cloud
  • (Completed) crocheted blue wrist warmers for my friend in Drops Cloud
  • (Completed) crocheted blue wrist warmers for myself in Drops Cloud
  • (In progress) knitted scarf in black and red
  • (Completed) knitted pouch in Drops Symphony

  

  

Now, October just started and I already know some friends baby is coming up soon as well as some birthdays… So let’s see:

  • One baby vest
  • One rabbit (still have no idea what the project will be but there must be a rabbit in it)
  • And one bday surprise which I will not write about since that friend is reading that blog… :p you’ll get the post once I handed it over 🙂
  • Something for my mother in law, no idea what either here… Also her birthday this month. 

Hmm, feels like a challenging month… 😀 I’m also gonna teach a friend how to do the wrist warmers soon. Quite looking forward! 🙂

I also want to work on a few die-cuts and stamping techniques. What? There are only 31 days in October you say? 🙂