Summer by the Lake Shawl
One of the best wraps in the summer is something 'cool' - like this baktus scarf. It is good to use linen, bamboo, or cotton for summer knitting. For this shawl I picked silk - the touch is amazing and it feels great!
A Crisp Summer Day Top
The top is made of the Habu yarn - a mixture of so called 'paper' yarn (made from 100% linen) and silk.
Click on the image above to see the shosenshi paper yarn and find out why it feels crisp.
The pattern is very simple - stockinette stitch. The edges are crocheted.
Love knitting :-) More photos of this top - in the Gallery
It was so much fun to knit this Unicorn Hat!
The hat itself was knit in the round on double pointed needles. Then I crocheted this beautiful purple horn and stitched it to the top centre of the hat. Then I made these two cute ears. Then the small roses. The last step was a colourful mane - each part of it was stitched to the hat. It was magic!! The first try was on a snowman on a wonderfully weird April day - it snowed! The hat was fitting very well.
" Everything is better with a unicorn."
"Keep calm because unicorns are real!"
"You may have stopped believing in unicorns, but they never stopped believing in you."
Lust auf winter
What you need to keep yourself warm and to enjoy winter is to dress your neck. It can be a long scarf or a short one - all neck ideas work! For the two scarves I made for my daughters, I picked fluffy and textured yarn - two-colour mohair.
Stay well, warm and loved!
January 25th - Tatiana's Day in Russia - my Angel Day. On that day I kept working on my January project -
I made it! ... and am wearing it today - on my wedding anniversary day!
This 'Snowy Hoody' is a knitted 'replica' of what I was wearing on my wedding day 40 years ago.
I used 6 different types of yarn: various texture (Alpaka, Silk, Wool) and different shades (from white to off-white)
Life is never the same - like yarn texture and colour :-)
And there are several knitting patterns -
Garter Stitch, some 'rough' Stockinette Stitch, and my favourite Cables - Simple Twist and Arrow Cable Stitch.
Reflects marriage? Sure!
This knit is a combination of hood and snood.
12 Days of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas ... I made a mini hat ...
I actually knitted twelve mini hat ornaments for each day of Christmas - a garland - and I took them for a walk to Toronto Waterfront (as usual). All you need for this mini project is the leftover yarn and some of your favourite patterns.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!