Tag Archives: wool

Winter hat

19 Jan
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Knitted hat for a Winter day

Today I am very happy to introduce you to my new Winter hat. Why am I so happy? Because it is my first real knitting project ever.

I have always found crochet easier than knitting so I never really gave it a try. My mother was very good at both actually, but I was able only to learn a bit of crochet from her.

So, with a little help from a friend who shew me the basic stitches I came up with this hat. I didn’t follow any particular pattern. Actually I followed my instinct, and I think it came out quite nice, and right in time with the first below zero temperatures of this otherwise mild Winter….

 

Snake scarf

14 Jan

Here is a scarf I made for Paola as Christmas gift. I used the same wool as the one for her daughter Marta’s, so to have a mother-daughter matching scarves. 🙂 Because of all its spirals it reminds me of a snake! It took me quite a while to crochet and the result is a bit funny.

Paola scarf

The snake scarf

paola scarf

Paola’s scarf

Neckwarmer

10 Jan

This neck-warmer has been made for my friend’s husband, Vincenzo. Since he’s already wearing it, I guess this is another success for me! Thumbs up!

Neck-warmer

Neck-warmer

Neck-warmer

Neck-warmer

Infinity scarf

8 Jan

This infinity scarf is still from my Xmas Gifts Series…. I crocheted this for my friend Paola’s daughter, Marta. I hope the blend of purple, fuchsia, ecc… is fashionable enough for her!

marta infiniti scarf 1

Infinity scarf

Infinity scarf

Infinity scarf

Little Red Riding Hat

21 Jan

Just before Christmas I bought myself a red and beige scarf, but I didn’t have a matching hat. So, at my Saturday local market I bought two yarns of this red/pink/beige mixed tones wool and crocheted myself a hat. Once again I used a pattern from DROPS Design with minor personal changes, and I was even able to crochet the rose… The result is quite nice and it looks better on you.

Crocheted red hat

Crocheted red hat

Spending review Xmas gifts

4 Dec

As Christmas is approaching, in these hard times of economic crisis, you have to find alternative gifts. So here is my “spending review” first gift: a crocheted scarf for my daddy (who’s not going to see this blog ever so I can publish it light-heartedly!) Not too bad for a first serious attempt with the crochet, but I can certainly improve! 🙂

Crocheted scarf

Crocheted scarf

Autumn crochet project

12 Nov

As Autumn has already arrived – sob! sob! 😦 -, I felt the need to work with something warm… and as I found some lovely light blue yarn at my local Saturday market, I decided that it was about time for me to brush up on my crochet hook.

I’m not particularly good at it, and I asked my mom to show me how to crochet few times in the past (she’s very good at it but she’s also terribly lazy and never-ever finishes her works!) but I’ve always ended up in creating stitches on my own!

But this time I decided to do things properly and I looked on the internet for crochet tutorials and begun with this simple scarf.

Anyway, the most difficult part of it is not to learn how to stich but how to read crochet patterns! This website, Crochet Spot, has been very helpful both for this purpose and also for the free patterns and tutorials.

Stay tuned for the updates of this project! 🙂

PS I also liked that the yarn is for a 10% composed of bamboo! Never seen this before but I think this is very Red-Panda oriented! 😀

My Autumn project: a warm crochet scarf. SO FAR SO GOOD!

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