Friday, April 30, 2010

Something to Occupy Lauri

Lauri almost 6 now and she is a good girl most of the time. She can play and amuse by herself with her toys. She likes to draw, and do some sort of crafting involving a lot of paper, glue, tape, color pencil, marker and so on (minus scissor since the accident last year). Some of her handycraft I kept, but mostly I threw away.

Recently, she got a present from her Beepa and Beema (grandpa and grandma), It’s some sort of Lego Set with instruction how to assembly. She loves it and for several days she was busy assembly them one by one. She only asked my help if the blocks to hard to stick together. To my surprise, she is very good at interpret the instruction. I am very proud at her.

Display them on top of my printer (which is placed on top of my table) so Fiori could not reach them.

Fiori was admiring her sister’s work

Friday, April 16, 2010

Garden Path Crocheted Shawl Pattern for Sale

I saw so many gorgeous knitted shawls out there that I would love to knit, but somehow I could not find a crocheted shawl pattern that I would like to make. So, I decided to design my own crocheted shawl. I made 2 versions of this shawl. One is a scarf version in blue and the other one is a shawl version in black.

As always, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.

I hope you will enjoy making this pattern!

Suggested yarn:
Jagerspun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 Lace weight (held double)
1200 m for scarf and 4000 m for Shawl

Hook: 3.5 mm (E)

Level: Intermediatte

Finished Size:
Scarf: 47" across top edge, 23" long from centre top to point
Shawl: 84" across top edge, 40" long from centre top to point

Other Posts and photos about this project: Here

How To Buy:
Pattern is a full colour, 7 pages in PDF. Complete with symbols and diagram (like the one you always find in Japanese pattern book) beside the written instruction.
Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.

USD 6.00,-

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Or you can buy the e-book: Shawl Collection to Crochet. Consist of 4 patterns: Garden Path, Gathering Leaves, Cassandra, and Remember Me.

USD 18.00,-

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tada Moment: Garden Path Crocheted Shawl in Black

I can’t tell you how much I love this shawl. Well, actually I can. I LOVE IT SOOO MUCH! There! Not only I loved the result but I also loved the process of making this shawl so much that I am thinking to make another one in different color.

The yarn was very addictive to work with. This is the first time I work with Jagerspun Zephyr although I had this yarn in my stash for quite sometimes. Now, I understand why so many people like this yarn so much.

Actually this shawl was ready in January, however, I only had opportunity to take photos last Sunday. Since January until now, I used this shawl many times, esspecially when I had to go to a place with full blast air-conditioner.

Here are some details about this project:




Pattern: Garden Path Crocheted Shawl
Source: Here
Materials: Jagerspun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 Lace weight (held double)
Qty: About 4000 m
Needles: Clover Hook size 3.5 (E)
Start Date: 26 November 2009
Finish Date: 12 January 2010
Total Cost (including shipping): Yarn USD 44.85 + Beads USD 9.10 = USD 53.95,-

If you want to read all entry about this project, you can click here.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Smocking Dress

Today I want to show you some of Lauri’s new dresses that she got this year. Most of Lauri’s dresses are smocking dresses with embroidery on it. Nope, it’s not me who made these. I haven’t tried my hand on smocking yet, although I understand the concept. Too bad that these lovelies only wearable for 1 or 2 years for each girl (once they are too small for Lauri, then I will keep them for a while before hand down to Fiori). After that I am thinking to chop them up and make them into a patchwork blanket or something since all these made of cotton material.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Blue Crocheted Flower

I still have leftover yarn from my blue scarf. So I decided to make a flower using my no-seaming crocheted flower pattern. Near the end, I realized that I would not have enough yarn, so I modified it a bit and didn’t exactly follow the pattern. That’s why the final result not as “blooming” as the original one. And because the yarn I was using was lace weight, the size was also smaller. You can see from the below photo the size of the flower compared with my hand.

I used white flower button as a center. This button was once on Lauri dress, I saved the button and threw away the dress as it was too small for her and the condition of the dress too shabby too hand down to Fiori.