I bought the softest yarn in ages. And I started on a new crochet project: a new scarf. It has neutral colours in soft off-white, green and blue. The pattern is very easy, just rows and rows of double crochet. I think it is quite cool to see how such a simple pattern is still attractive in it's simplicity. The scarf is quite long, so it isn't one of my fastest projects unfortunately. Can't wait to finish this one, and start on another in light pink colours :)
This weekend we had an extra two days off! Yay lucky us.
So on Thursday and Friday we paid a visit to Gent, a fabulous Belgian city, with lots of history and sites to visit.
And Gent even has its own medieval castle, in the middle of the city centre!
Of course we did a little shopping too. Gent has a Phildar store! I was able to control myself and not buy loads of yarn. Instead I bought this crochet magazine with summer essentials.
I added some more to my To Do list ;)
I think it would be fabulous to crochet my own dress!
And a scarf is always handy, for a chilly summer evening.
If you happen to be visiting the Netherlands or Belgium, make sure to pay Gent a visit. Two or three days should do. We really enjoyed ourselves and are already planning another trip later this year.
Look at these adorable little shoes. How cute are those? I made the little shoes with Drops cotton light, pink (nr 18) and blue (nr 14). For a pattern I turned to Ravelry. Lots and lots of baby projects on Ravelry, but I still found it hard to find the right pattern for these little baby shoes. I finally ended up with this pattern by Hayley Missingham (and pinned some others for my never ending to do list on Pinterest ;) In hindsight I might have better used a different pattern. I have the feeling that the pattern is not completely correct, and that the number of hdc's that you have to do each round does not add up. So if you decide to pick this pattern anyway, you have to get a little creative :)
These beauties are being shipped as we speak to a friend of mine who is having twins!
A friend of mine gave birth to a beautiful baby boy a couple of weeks ago. As every baby needs his own baby blanket, made with lots of love, I started making a new ripple blanket in pink, blue, beige and white (at that time I didn't know yet whether it would be a baby boy or a baby girl - keeping all options open :) I chose a new pattern from one of my favourite crochet books: 200 ripple stitch patterns by Jan Eaton. The pattern I selected is nr 37 "Blossom".
Et voila, here's the finished baby blanket, with the new born baby sleeping in it.
Here's a new blankie!
It is still work in progress and now only about 0,50 by 0,50 m small. The pattern used is the hexagon motif #50 from 'Beyond the square - Crochet Motifs' from 'Edie eckman'. It is the same one I used in this baby blanket. It is an easy pattern and you can join the hexagons on the go. Yarn used is Cotton Light from Drops, in colours bright pink (18), bright blue (14), off white (01), light grey (30) and dark grey (31). To be continued!
I recently rediscovered the blog of Sarah London. In one word it is Awesome. It is such a colourful blog with lots of inspiration for new crochet projects, sewing and other DIY. On her blog I immediately fell in love with her Hawaiian flower blanket and tutorial. As I still have lots of different colours of yarn I could start with my own attempt of this lovely pattern.
The description of Sarah is very detailed and easy to follow. Here's my progress of the first six flowers. Lot's more to come!
Yeay! Yesterday I luckily found the missing yarn that I need to complete the ripple blankie that I blogged about here. It seems to be enough to finish the project, and if I didnt buy enough yesterday, there still seems plenty left. I can't wait to continue on the blanket and see if I now do have enough. How big will it become? I'll show the progress (or finished blankie) soon!
A couple of weeks ago I started a new blanket. I found this new yarn, really soft and thick, and just had to buy it. Not that I needed any more new yarn, or a new blankie, but it is always good to have some nice stash to start a new project :)
I created the pattern myself, by modifying the previous ripple pattern I used in the baby blankets. This pattern is a little more open than the one used in the baby blankets. The only problem I have now, is that the grey yarn seems to be sold out in stores. And that is actually the yarn I need most. So I really hope to find some more grey, otherwise this blanket will remain work in progress forever....
After the first baby blanket was finished so quickly, I couldn't wait to start on the second one. This one is for my little nephew Max of 6 months old. The yarn used here is from Phildar, partner 6, that I got from SasKnitsItAgain. My new favourite yarn!
Last week I started with my first new project: The baby blanket for a newborn girl. The yarn from Phildar is lovely to work with, really soft, and thick (Thanks @sasknitsitagain). The ripple pattern used here is super easy, it's from 200 ripple stitch patterns by Jan Eaton, nr 8. I am really happy with the result, and look forward to give it as a present soon!
This is Kookiez. My blog on creative projects I am working on. I love to crochet, sew and knit. And in the summer I also paint occasionally.