Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Japanese Flower

In the last months I've made some progresses on my past crochet projects, the Japanese Flower scarf and the granny square blanket.

This is the scarf so far, with 22 flowers completed and some already joined together.
This project is now on hold beacuse I'd like to add other colours in it, but it's really hard to find alpaca wool in bright colors.
I've alread added the yellow but I'm not really happy about it, because it's bigger than all the other colours so the flowers with yellow in them are a little bit bigger too!
Anyway, I'd like to add a pale green and a pink, hope to find them soon.

Monday, 22 August 2011

A new start

I've recently started "V is for Valentine" by The Victoria Sampler which has been kitted up for a year now.

Just some stitches, beacause you need a new start from time to time!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

JGF update

My little fairy is growing! I'd never thought that I could like so much a project with so much pink involved! I'm not at all a pink lady, I love all the cold colours, all the greens, the blues.

I'm getting scared at all the empty spaces that I'm living, to make room for the beads.
Beading is going to be a long work, and this chart calls for 8 (!) different beads!! And I don't think this is one of the most heavily beaded Mira!
Anyway, I'm sure that she'll be just great with all her blings on!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Crocheted things sprounting up!

Lately I've been busy crocheting little things.
Inspired by wonderful Lucy of Attic 24, I've made:
Wrtist warmers (they still need to be sewned)

Little flower to turn into a brooch

Then, since this year here in Italy we're celebrating our 150th anniversary, I've made this patriotic flower, with the colors of our flag, using the tutorial of Teresa,whose Youtube channel is just great, I'm learning a lot with her!

Also from a Teresa's tutorial I've made this little box.

And finaly I've made a cell phone pouch.

I'm also working on another project of Teresa, the ladybug.

And last but not least, I've made a scarf for myself, exactly the same as the one that I've made for my boyfriend this past winter, beacuse I've really fallen in love with that particular yarn.

Friday, 5 August 2011

A sad blogaversary

2004 - 2011

She use to spend the night hunting outside our gate, waiting for rats to come out of the canal that flows just opposite the road. It is a byway, but this allows people to think that they can speed as mush as they please.... many times I found her out there, at the border of the road, and I was afraid for her, and this night has been her last one.
I'm very sad, she was an affectionate little girl, and we'll miss her a lot.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Granny square blanket getting big

I'm really loving this blanket, I've put a lot of efforts in it to make it grow during these months.
I've already made more than half the squares I'm supposed to do, 50 out of 88 total.
Some rows are almost done, while all the other squares have just been joined randomly together.

There are some squares I'm really in love with, like the followings:

I'm also pleased that my boyfriend really likes these squares too, since this will be a gift for him, likely for Christmas.