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!
This is my last newsletter in the past 10 years - the first one was issued in June 2010.
Every month during those years I would come up with some knitting or crafts ideas and present them in a newsletter. This time it's a book! Photo book. I 'put' the newsletters of ten years in a photo book and published it.
This is page 100. Thank you for taking a 'passion-crafts-knitting-inspiration-imagination' walk in the past ten years with me. I will keep knitting and posting my work on my website - artisaknity.com
Also, check my website later for the e-version of the photo book.
Feet and Butterflies
Poor blooming flowers and magnolia trees in our roof garden in May were covered in snow, but this butterfly landed on cold damaged tulips to 'comfort' them anyways :-)
Hit of the Season.
Then came the heat ... And the butterfly became the hit of the season ... at least for Amelia. It can be a toy and an accessory. A butterfly is a very popular motif in crafts. This butterfly was crocheted and decorated with natural stones.
Feet Accessory. You can modify it to a foot accessory- not very useful, but beautiful.
Barefoot. It's light, soft, and very 'summery.' The pattern was borrowed from the knitting magazine Sabrina N6 2014.
Fly, Butterfly, Fly newsletter was issued on Artisaknity's 5 years. This year my website turned 10 years old.
In June 2010 I made and published the first newsletter as well.
Next month will be issued the last one! Time for something new!
April is the Ester month, and all the crafts are around this holiday: eggs, bunnies, etc.
This year again I decided to push my knitting art to the eggstreme and eggsibit my crafts as a real eggspert.
I do a lot of Easter crafts, and my favourites are knitted and crocheted eggs.
I usually use wool or mohair. This year it's cotton. Pattern : single crochet. Hook: 3.5 mmJust work in a spiral.
Most of my Easter crafts are 'eggs-oriented', but bunnies is a big part of it too - check out other April newsletters.
My first and favourite crocheted 'egg creation' is the yellow with flowers egg. This Easter I've made a purple and yellow one. These two colours match the first spring flowers. Yarn: cotton. Pattern : single crochet. Hook: 3.5 mm.
What does the future hold?
Anything exciting in April? ...
March is really grey this year ... I haven't done any new knitting this month. The wrap in this newsletter is the one I made last summer - on the way to Toronto from Europe. It is one of those speedy projects that require very little thinking - perfect to knit while you are on the plane!
Baktus is a triangular-shaped scarf or a small shawl. It is a perfect neck wrap for a chilly weather.
"Baktus" is a tooth troll from a Norwegian children's book, and Bactus is a play on words from 'bacteria'. Together with "Karius" they teach children to brush their teeth and are destroyed by the dentist.... With the long thin ends hanging down you can see where the association with a tooth came from.
Clean and Simple Design. I used an easy and quick knitting pattern: Garter Stitch - the most common stitch for a Baktus scarf. If you knit in Stockinette, you'll get a Karius Scarf :-) This scarf will surely compliment anything you wear.