Tadaa: Imperial Star, a new design!

Hello Everyone,

I recently released a new pattern, but I only just realized that I never wrote about it here. The design is called Imperial Star and you can find it on Ravelry here. it cost 0,50 euros. It’s pretty versatile. I use mine (i have 6 in all different colours) as coasters. But you could also make them in gold, silver, white or red and use them to decorate for Christmas. hang them in the tree or make a garland. Use a fatter yarn and a bigger crochet hook and you have an awesome potholder or trivet.

What do you think?

Love, Renée

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WIP Wednesday: The Monster

Hello Everyone,

One of the first projects I wrote about here, in fact one of my first real project ever(!), is nearing it’s end. It’s almost been a year. Sometimes I’ve worked on it a lot, sometimes it was lying dormant for months. A row here and a row there and suddenly it was the right size for my bed.

I’m slowly starting the border! My first and longest wii isn’t going to reach the 1 year mark! Yes!

I’ve also been making some great progress on my Smaug socks. I’ve finished the first sock and have done about 5 rounds of the cuff on sock number 2. The pictures above are from a little before that. I’m loving the combination between this colourway and the pattern. it really looks like a dragon. I was originally making these for me, but my sister really likes them so I’ve promised them to her.

Love, Renée

ps. Linking up with Tami’s Amis!

Casting on: Smaug Socks

Hello Everyone!

After finishing my last pair of socks, I wanted to cast on a new pair. I picked out some yarn and was looking for a good pattern. It was so difficult to pick! The yarn I had picked was also very different from what I had used so far. It was less fluffy and felt like it had less stretch than what I was used to. I joined a Sock group on Ravelry and saw that they have monthly challenges with themes. Fun! This month’s challenge is cables or over appreciated (more than a 1000 projects on Ravelry). I really enjoy cables so that was an easy choice. I ended up picking the Smaug Socks pattern by Claire Ellen. I have been eyeing them for a while so this seemed like a perfect occasion.

It really looks like scales! I’ve almost finished the first leg, but I still don’t know if it’s going to fit right. I’ll try it on as soon as i can, but the dpn’s make it tricky. I did cast on the larger size just in case.

Love, Renée

 

Tadaa: Hermione’s Everyday socks

Hello Everyone!

I’m sorry for being away for such a long time. Somehow a lot of things ended up getting in the way and the blog got a bit left behind. But I’m back now! And i have some finished things to share! Today I’m sharing my latest pair of socks, Hermione’s everyday socks. I love everything Harry Potter, so the name of these socks is a great bonus, but the pattern is also very nice. A must make. They’re so amazingly comfortable!

Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder.

Yarn: 2 balls of Drops Delight in colour 12.

Time: Ravelry says I started these socks on the 7th of October and that I finished them on the 28th. However, I didn’t constantly work on these, i put them down for about a week after finishing the first sock and put them in between too. I’d say it took me 4-5 days per sock, so about 10 days.

Experience: I loved knitting these! I would like to make another pair soon. These wear amazingly, the yarn is super soft and does well in the washing machine (it came out even softer). They keep my feet lovely and warm and aren’t itchy in the slightest.

As you can see here the yarn does have a slight fluffy halo.

I really love these. It’s nice to wear bright colorful socks! And hand knits socks are turning into quite the addiction! They’re really a treat to wear, like a little hug for my feet! (Totally stole that line, but it’s so true!)

Love, Renée