2nd Hat - Purple (Crafting for Charity Event - Happy Blue Year Group)
Samstag, 29. Juni 2013 17:12:19
This is the 2nd of the 2 x hats that I made when I was in Sicilly last Spring - part of a charity competition run by another Raveller in the Happy Blue Year Group
Crafting for Charity Event - Happy Blue Year Group
Samstag, 29. Juni 2013 17:00:51
Last April, one of the members from the Happy Blue Year Group, suggested a small competition on crafting event. It co-incided with a forthcoming holiday to Sicilly and I made one of 2 hats during that week-long holiday.
The first hat (White cotton) was made using part of my Aromatic Cotton stash of yarn. It knitted lilke a dream and I was very pleased with the results - which was another one of my creations.
In October 2011, I was asked to help demostrate my craft - spinning - for a friend who was opening a tea-room.
One of the visitors, a 73 year old lady, approached me to make her a cardigan. She wanted lots of different colours - the main of which had to be red. Started the cardigan in February 2012 - but didn't get the chance to finish it until September 2012.
I used ColourMart's Extra Fine Merino yarn. I created the design for this knit - which was a bit of a challenge. She was so pleased with the outcome, she paid me extra for it. The following link will take you to the project page. This photo makes me laugh - when I took the first one - I looked so fat, I decided to re-take it, sucking in every part of my body to "look" slim.
I must admit - most of my knitting is for other people. I must have made c 6 baby hats this yea. Any excuse to try and reduce my stash of yarns and to promote ColourMart's yarns.
Last year for the Spring ColourMart competition, I thought it was about time I amde something for me - which I did.
The garment was made using the lovely .Aromatic Cotton yarn (in green) - which goes by the name of Origano (7/24NM dk wt)
It was an easy knit - and the finished item gave me another opportunity to do one of my David Caruso's (CSI Miami) post - I'm no shrinking viiolet. Another of my design - which I want to replicate and write down the pattern. Some day soon!
Magda came from Poland and was emigrating to Australia with her partner. Before departing for Australia, they both decided to return home to Poland for Christmas. She was an excellent temp who provided a lot of support - workwise and in my attempts to try and lose some weight. Before her departure (Christmas 2011) I promised to make her a pair of fingerless gloves - which she loved wearing. Her favourite colour was purple and so the E.F. Merino colourway in Raisin - came to mind.
I wanted to do something extra special for my sister. So created this design for her using 6/24NM cotton/linen/silk fingering wt brown.
Aiming to make another one and write the pattern down at the same time. She's going to St. Vincent & the Grenadines next week and will be taking it with her. The weather's going to be extremely hot, so this mix should help to keep her cool. The link below should take you to my project page on Ravelry.
Just as long as it's Pink & Purple - Cardigan for Alice
Samstag, 22. Juni 2013 00:31:14
This design was made for the daughter of one of my colleagues - Alice.
The father - my colleague - having spoken to his wife requested pink and purple. The yarns used were from the Extra Fine Merino range. This was one of a number of items created for the recent Spring 2013 ColourMart Lovers competition.
The following link will take you to my project page on Ravelry.
Both parents were very pleased with the finished item and so was I!
This gloves were a birthday present for a friend.
I knitted them in the round, on 2.5mm DPNs, with the yarn held double. Used only 25g.
They came out so beautiful and soft. I love them and what`s even more important: My friend loves them too!!!
More photos and all my project notes: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SaSargantana/lacy-gloves
Carmen Perez Aguado
2/28 NM Diamante jewel
Montag, 20. Mai 2013 17:30:41
II needed a shawl of this colour to combine with a dress with floral frint in green (must be crazy when I bought it becaude I almost never use pattere) and Sue/Richard helped me sending different samples until I gave with the exact color.
I knit this shawl with one ply and 3.5 mm needles. Nice to knit and block. I used 55 grams of yarn and it is 240 cms wide and 110 cms higth.
Yo can see more pictures in http://ravel.me/maica/ob
2/62NM cashmere/linen cobweb weight doubled
Sonntag, 19. Mai 2013 23:52:54
Finished this last week and I am thrilled with it. Originally white, overdyed by me for this project. The cashmere is so soft and the drape provided by the linen is exquisite.
Just finished this Aprè Surf Hoodie, using yarn held double (which makes a light fingering) and 3.5mm.
It used less than 2 cones and the resulting fabric is really lovely, soft and light.
Lovely colour, cheery sunny orange!
(I tried to add this from the product page but it did not work somehow)
Carmen Perez Aguado
4/28 NM cashmere purple
Montag, 13. Mai 2013 17:16:52
I finish this sweater yesterday. It was my own gift for Mother's Day and I am very happy with it. I used only 110 grams of 4/28 NM cashmere with 3.75 mm needles and you can see more photos at http://ravel.me/maica/mt
Carmen Perez Aguado
3/15 nm cashmere/ merino/angora/nylon
Mittwoch, 01. Mai 2013 19:01:52
I tried this yarn. Beautiful drape and so sweet!
I definitely think will be better knit it with 3.5 mm needles.
You can see my swatches in http://ravel.me/maica/31cmavn
4/28nm cashmere/rainbow sparkle fairisle
Mittwoch, 24. April 2013 16:36:02
Oh my! Get some while you can! It's SOOO pretty and very soft! It blooms a lot so I feel it is a bit more on the fingering side.
My daughter-in-law asked me to make a shrug for her wedding. We couldn't find a pattern, so I designed this one for her. My first attempt at designing something and we were both thrilled with how it turned out! I am working on the pattern now.
18/20nm Viscose chunky
Dienstag, 16. April 2013 17:40:46
Such a pretty yarn and very unique for Colourmart! I had fun swatching this one because of it's unusual behaviour in water. Please read my notes which will explain what I mean