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Friday, 25 December 2015

Knitted christmas balls advents calendar picture gallery

Here are some more picture of the knitted christmas balls advents calendar.
If you want to make your own you can find the pattern here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-balls-advent-calendar-2015
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch


Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch


Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Knitted christmas balls advents calendar

This knitted christmas balls advents calendar is for my mum, she loves christmas. It's a labor of love, I would say, what have I gotten myself into? 25 christmas balls is a lot. I have now knitted 14, just 11 to go..... the pattern is now published on my Ravelry, so you can start making your own.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-balls-advent-calendar-2015


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Leftovers from Industry

Høken or haken? that's the question. Over the summer I got together with 2 other crafters Ellen from Studio Sillekens and Jaenell haken-en-ogen on Ravelry. Ellen had challenged us to find out what we could make with curtain cord leftovers from Industrial production which was donated by Conny Pasman from Verosol.

It's such a pity to let the beautiful cord go to waste, it has this muted shine which makes it look slightly like silk. We have 2 qualities a thick and a thin quality. Both are quite hard and not suited for clothing. Both can be knitted or crocheted, thick one on needle size 10, though perhaps macrame might be a better technique. it's tricky to work with the cord because it curls, so you have to continuously uncurl it as you work, and still then the finished work has a tendency to twist.

So far we have made bags, a basket and an attempt at a rug. And we have been trying different techniques and stitches. Some that camouflage the curling, and some that enhance it.

Here's what I made,

tote-bag in Industrial Leftover curtain yarn
tote-bag in Industrial Leftover curtain cord

close-up of the tote-bag in Industrial Leftover curtain cord
broomstick lace
work-in-progress broomstick lace totebag in Industrial Leftover curtain cord
a little girls bag in Industrial Leftover curtain cord
breadbasked in Industrial Leftover curtain cord wrapped around a hemp rope

breadbasked in Industrial Leftover curtain cord wrapped around a hemp rope

colours of the thin quality curtain cord


Friday, 2 October 2015

Inge's wrap-around

I also knitted a very chunky wrap-around blanket cardigan for my friend Inge. She had herself been working on a blanket for a very long time. and eventually given up. so she brought me the blanket for unravelling. It was a massive amount of Lana Grossa Regazza Lei yarn. Beautyful soft merino wool. so we settled on a design for her blanket cardigan and I went away and knitted it. Job easy done on needle size 12 :-)




Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Number one

Finally started knitting that advents calendar started. Funny note: I'm starting knitting in the same place where I first started designing it in january 2014, at our favorite chalet in the Vogezen, France.


Sunday, 9 August 2015

Amalie's mini-me

made this crochet copy of Amalie on her big day of communion. This gift item is turning out to be one of the favorites for young girls in my family.

Getting the dress and shoes right was a real challenge
To the left, Amalie on the day, to the right the amigurumi mini-me. By the Knitbitch






In the making

Friday, 10 July 2015

hedwig the snowowl

i made this snowowl for a girl who's doing communion. On FB she calls herself professor at Hoogwarts, so I thought this would be suiting. Took some trying and testing to arrive at this. Dropped my usual Kawaai head (slightly squeshed) for a round one, and embroidered on all the stitches to give the black rim to the feathers. The wings was a challenge in itself, but really happy with how they turned out. And the feet, my favorite part, a project on its own, including the embroidery. But really happy with how they turned out. Real cute.
Hedwig the Snow owl. by the Knitbitch

This is the sketch that I made for the gift-card for the actual day


Friday, 17 April 2015

softies for electronics

Out of all my flax stash I decided to knit some accessories for the ipad, iphone, laptop etc. also a lovely way to try out some new and somewhat complicated stitches.

iphone softie in herringbone stitch, needle size 3,5mm using flax thread, with a little bit of Reblend upcycled yarn at the bottom

iphone case in the making, it wasn't easy on such thin needles

ipad softie, basket weave stitch


Sunday, 4 January 2015

Wrap-around blanket cardigan, the original

The first pilot knit of the wrap-around cardigan was knitted out of my old stash of off-white wools, a bit a mix of everything, no labels, carried it around for years not being able to decide or figure out what to do with it. Later on I died it green, and the different kinds of wool are enhanced by the fact that they absorbed the die differently.







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