Thursday, 29 August 2013

Chevron Blankie

Hello everyone,
How are you all today?  I am glad that I am back here in a weeks time n' I ve started reading n checking out my favourite blogs too. Glad that Internet is working proper these days. My lil girl is turning one next month, I cant believe it though. But its nice and fun when they start to respond, she started saying small words,explore and inspect everything around home ,we play a lot ,we go out almost everyday in the evening to a nearby park ,grab some fresh air, play a little and she will be all tired reaching home.♥ ing life!!
After making blankets for friends' babies, I wanted to make one for my dear too. I had some other patterns in mind until I saw this. Sadly I havent mastered knitting yet, I am trying but. Hope I start to knit before this year ends. I loved large chevrons and found similar pattern in crochet, the colours used there is amazing too.
Immediately I start this blanket, I had this yarn which I am not that fond of. I bought it for another purpose, but it splits heavily and its difficult when there's a lot of cut n join. The good thing is its incredibly soft n colours are lovely and perfect for this project.The pattern is very easy, I loved the finish, its smooth, soft and pastel.

Now that I am not scared of large projects, I want to make large throw/playmat for her. As usual, confused about pattern , colours and yarn.
Project Details:
Pattern: Large Stripe Chevron Blanket
Yarn: Nako Saten
Hook: 4mm
Size:30 x 32 inches.

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Till next time
Take care
Ninu
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Monday, 19 August 2013

Double side potholders

 Happy Monday!
Splash of colours to brighten up the blog which looks so dry, dull and unattended.These are some double side potholders/hot pads which definitely going to give some brightness to home.
 I wanted to make some potholders,thts in my list for long time, some to adorn the kitchen wall and some for the real use..And there were some cotton yarn leftovers too. And I chose lemony colours first,loved the outcome and made another  reversing colours.Then came the idea of joining two(these were meant for the 'useful' category) so that I dont need any backing/lining n could roughly weave the yarn ends.So I removed the final sc's round and did it again by holding the two rounds back to back.you got it right ??
And I tried some more colour combos. you cannot stop at one!!.I loved trying diff colours,oh I love it love it and love it!!.Next pic is the reverse side of these.This definitely falls into instant gratification project.

Project Details:
Pattern: from my head
Yarn: Laura Knitting Cotton
Hook: 4mm

I have some more plans for home-decor.Crochet being the only craft I do these days with the baby around,I think the many things in the list stay there itself for some more time. But some more crochet finishes are coming up.Watch out please!
Till Next time
Take care
Ninu
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