Saturday, May 24, 2008

Farmers market

Kinder egg week

Do you know what a kinder egg is? It´s a hollow egg made of milkchocolate and then there´s a plastic toy inside. 3 wishes in one as the commercals tells us; something good, something fun and something else...??
Anyway, I finished 3 items this week; first the plaid blouse, then this knitted wrap used the same yarn ( my salary ) as in the shawl I showed earlier. I like it a lot and will now put it away until lets say hopefully october.
The third item is this top. It´s a BWF pattern plus size section that got a too long neckband
I took the easy way and inserted some plastic elastic like you use for lingerie
I think it was done in white with black seams in the magazine. The top is very nice. It has a nice hemline that lookes like it´s curved but is straight once you get the top on. 3/4 sleeve feels nice!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Onion goes Odd Molly

The other night I felt for sewing and was thinking of what fabric I should put the scissors into. When my inner voice said:"- you better finish something Karin! Since Odd Molly been such a huge brand here in Sweden we all urge for plaid little blouses and all the stores carry them in variations that differ a little from the original brand. I think it was in November that on of our chains called Lindex had to redraw one blouse becourse it was just copied into the embrodery and the little bow.
Well this is an Onion pattern, number 5018 in a quilters cotton, Debbie Mumm I think and with an FBA and no gathering at the end of the sleeves. Very easy to sew and is now waiting for me to iron it and put some lace perhaps in the drawstring necklace and I might add one or two embroiderys such as roses. A bow? No I don´t think so

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Pineapple shawl

In the middle of this month I havn´t been buying any yarn or fabric for 6 months and I have plenty left to use...I allowed myself to start as many project as I likes and this is the latest addition. It´s a pineapple shawl croched in a weawers cotton- linen yarn. The result is so great! It´s soft and since Noa Noa charge you 500 crowns for a simular shawl it´s a real bargain and I´m having fun while doing it The pattern is from "Family Circle easy Crochet" All things are not so nice in that book but some are really great!

Queen Mudd shawl

I knitted this shawl for "Sticka" the swedish knitting guild. It´s designed by Queen_mudd and the pattern are sold by Sticka ( Sticka means "to knit") The pattern calles for Kauni but I used a really beatiful yarn from Ullcentrum on Öland ( the second largest island in Sweden ) I used 2 hanks of 100 grams and the salary was 2 hanks of the same yarn så now I have to think of something to do with MY yarn

Meet Anna Elisabeth

She´s my alter ego, my new fitting assistent ( I never had an old ) and she´s all dressed up but can´t go anywhere I bought her on Ebay for less than 1/3 of the original price