2011. június 23., csütörtök

Throw a blanket to granny...

...So crochet has proved to be a permanent love for me (it has survived the magic 3 months :) ). But. So many patterns, so little time, I had to decide. I'm not full of confidence enough to run my head against making clothes, so I chose blankets and throws - what can be easier than crocheting granny squares going round and round and round without counting? Here is my first baby blanket in use:
... and displayed:

Squares are from here

Edging is from attic24's free tutorial

I joined the squares with single crochet. I admit I found the yarn in one of my favourite second-hand shop... although it was brand new in original packing, not leftover. OK, and acrylic... but soft.

Then I wanted something larger. Much larger... I got a new-found confidence, and I bought yarn from a web shop, still acrylic, what if I fail.. (In Hungary quality yarns cost a fortune, at least according to me...) So I used Margareta (Red Heart) yarn. Here is the result:
 The pattern of the square is downloaded from here. The squares are also joined with sc.

then came the edging, so I turned to the good attic24's free tutorial  .

At the moment I'm working on a blanket for my daughter. She requires something colourful. OK, she'll get it. So work in progress:
 Unfortunately the photo does not gives the original colours (they are much more beautiful). As you can see I tried something new: attic24's (who else?) hexagon blanket, found here . Wow, she is incredible.

This time I used better yarn: Patternworks Sunapee, 55% cotton, 45% silk.

And at last I took myself to learn another new thing: the joining-as-you-go method, attic24 presents on the same place. This is where I am.

2011. június 21., kedd

My first crochet creations (AKA how a love story began)

For me being pregnant, expecting a new life also means a rush of creativity, an intense must for making something instantly touchable. At the begining of the seventh month I started to feel THAT- a tickling little finger all over my body waking me up in the middle of the night, making me switch my netbook on and search for inspiration on the web (oh no, not my baby, he was sleeping peacefully in my belly, good boy). After savig tons of cross stitch patterns (another passion, another story), still unsatisfied, destiny had mercy on me - it drove me to my old classmate's crochet blog. I'm absolutely the type of 'love at first sight' in every respect, and I didn't deny myself in this case either. Seeing her adorable masterpieces, those sweet crochet dolls coming from her fantasy I was fascinated, and knew I found a new love. Have a look at them and fall in love with them as much as me here .
In a week I learnt the basic stitches thanks to my mother-in-law and the holy Internet, God bless both, so I was able to make my first amigurumi by Hekka's first tutorial see here . The result :

Not the best picture, I know. So I went on searching. As a result, I found attic24's blog, and her colours shocked me. Another inspiration. The next piece came from here, another free pattern, I made this tiny bag for a friend's daughter as a gift :

I love making flowers too, I made this brooch as a gift too:
So this is how it began. Next time I'll show you how I went on. By the way, these little fingers have been tickling me from outside since then :), my sweet second one.
God, I've just realized how many things I want to write about... Even if  only to myself :). Wow, my first post.