Saturday, July 30, 2011

New project(s)

This last month has been a strange month. It has gone by so quickly; I can’t even imagine it is almost August. When this month started I really wanted to start a few new projects. I had lots of ideas, and wanted to try them. But that didn’t happen. For a good reason. I was asked to make a couple of skirt guards, and a roses scarf. Wonderful to do, but it took me so much time that all my ideas were lying on the shelves, calling me every day.

This week I finally finished the last item, and I could start with something new. But instead of starting with one of my previous ideas, I came across this cute little pattern at Ravelry, which I just had to use for a little garland. Luckily it is very easy and quick, so within a few hours it was finished.

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Pattern for the heart can be found here.

This morning my husband surprised me with a beautiful bouquet. And my birthday isn’t until next week!

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Then finally I started with a new project. Something I have had in mind for a long, long time. I’ve always been intrigued by embroidery patterns, and something I wanted to try was translating a  border-pattern to a knitting pattern for a scarf or a cowl.  The first attempt for this I did a month ago, and I will show pictures of that in a few weeks. I learned a lot from that project, and now I’m going to make a cowl.

Knitting in the round, asks for a pattern which repeats itself. So that is what I’m making now.

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Well, back to the drawing board. I wish you all a very happy weekend.

Groetjes, Dorien

5 comments:

knitalatte said...

Oh, love your heart garland. Very pretty.

Handmade by Mai said...

Ben heel benieuwd hoe je ontwerp gaat uitzien. Hartjes zijn schattig

Teje said...

Hi Dorien! Those hearts are just so sweet with your beautiful dishes! Your new project looks exiting and the yarn very delicious! You made me think about some my old old pullovers with pictures... I'm waiting autumn weather to knit again!
xxx Teje

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Dorien..what better combination can you have for a girl..hearts and flowers..adorable! I hope you have a wonderful week.

MARİFETANE said...

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