Blogging again :)

I am sorry, I have shamefully neglected this blog… But I will cath up with what I was doing lately and then hopefully keep you updaed on my upcoming projects.

As I was in India the last year for a gap year and came back at the beginning of january, I didn´t have that much time for creativity except when it came to finding a job and writing applications for uni. But I did do some small stuff:

I did some more naalbinding, this time I made some socks (which is anyway the only thing exept mittens the techique was used for historicaly); one pair with only a tiny shaft as bedsocks for myself and one pair with a knittet shaft (for more flexibility) as houseshoes for my sister. These are my ones, and I do really like them, they´re so warm and soft 🙂

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I used the Oslo stitch for both of them and I so quite like the design it makes as a surface – a little like being cord being sewn together … The Oslo stitch is the easiest one, but, being me, I did of cause start with the difficult ones and only now tried the classical, easy Oslo stitch 😉 Here is a close up of the design it makes:

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And I also did some knitting, as it is quite cold here still and the above socks are definitely too thick to be worn in shoes. So I am making these socks, but as yet I finished only one:

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Yeah, I know, all I seem to have done are different red coloured socks 😉

And there is another thing I definitely want to tell you: I´ve got a new sewing machine 😀 And, actually, it is not new at all, but about 80 years old; it´s a Singer treadle sewing machine with lots of stuff still in the small drawers attached at both sides 😀

For example one foot, that makes up a whole hem in one go, so you don´t have to fold and in it first, just let the fabric run into the foot and out of it comes the finished hem 🙂 Ok, this sounds a little strange and I guess is hard to imagine, so here a few pictures:

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And it is even possible to choose the width of the hem you are creating:

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But there are still many pieces that I don´t have a clue on how to use them 😉

Ok, this was a long post with many things stuffed into it, but I hope you bore with me and from now on I´ll write more regularly 🙂

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Holiday knitting

Yes, I have holidays 🙂 The first two days I used to cut out the rest of the parts for the burgundian dress and start with its collar.

 

However, taking the whole dress with me when travelling is quite unpractical and as there is still some of the wool left, I started knitting another jacket for my little cousin 🙂 This time the following one:

BabyjackeOf cause it is again from DROPS Design, it is BabyDROPS 21-1. Again, it will be in the wool-white colour, that I did the set in 🙂

Babyset finished :)

I finally finished the Jacket for my new little cousin 🙂 Because of the raspberry design on the body and the arms it had taken me quite long, but now it is all finished, the seams are closed and all the lose ends of threads are sewn in. I think, all in all, knitting things for Babies is still more fun, than a sweater for an adult, because it is so much more quick to finish 🙂 (ok, admittedly, it really depends on the design and the thickness of the yarn…)

 

I don’t have any Buttons here with me at the moment, so my mother will have to add them, when she comes visiting in a month and takes it back to Germany to my uncle.

 

And here a picture of the finished set:IMAG1045

 

I used only 220g of the wool, instead of the 350g they approximated in the instuctions; so now my uncle can decide, if he wants something else to go with the set, a second jacket, or whatever out of the leftover wool 🙂

Baby clothes

My Uncle got a Baby in March and I definitely wanted to make something for my new little cousin 🙂  I decided, that I wanted to make a small blanket for him and asked my mother and aunt to send my favorite wool to me… but somehow the parcel got stuck or lost or whatever in the customs, so that it only arrived a week ago.

As Alessandro (my new cousin 🙂 ) is now some month old already, I wasn’t sure whether he would still need a blanket. so I asked my uncle and he decided on this cute set of clothes:

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Which is, of cause, again from DROPS Garnstudio, where I usually buy all my wool and get all my patterns (they’re free!)

The wool I’ve got is a wool-white Alpakawool.

As the parcel arrived already a week ago, I already finished the shoes (not in the pic above) and nearly finished the pant 🙂 Making clothes for babies is so nice, because they’re so small, that you can finish them very fast!

Socken

Ich hab folgende Socken in der neuen Kollektion von DROPS gesehen und da ich noch zwei Knaeuel dunkelblaue Sockenwolle hier liegen hatte und keine Lust, fuer das naechste Brettchenwebband das Stickgarn zu teilen, oder auf den Satinstich fuer den Buchumschlag, hab ich eben mit denen angefangen 🙂

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Jetzt gerade bin ich beim ersten Socken ein paar Zentimeter hinter der Ferse, die wiederum aber erst spaeter eingestrickt wird.