Sunday, January 18, 2015

A productive Sunday

So over the last couple of weeks I have finished a few projects, but since some of them are going to be given away, well then I can't show you them yet.
I have one project that I can show you. I made a couple of baskets, a breadbasket and a smaller basket. They are made from mason string. A while ago, almost a year ago I think, I saw someone whom had made baskets from mason string, but it wasn't until now that I got around to try it too.
I bought some orange mason string, and the 2 rolls made the 2 baskets, I just have a little left.
This morning I was working from 7.00 am till noon. I know I have said my new job didn't require me working weekends. Though we are really busy right now, and we were asked if anyone could help out. So I volunteered to work today. The best part is that I can always say now if I have other plans, and I get paid overtime and get hours saved, so I can take time of another day. Besides 5 hours of working doesn't seem too bad, so I figured that I might as well.
After getting home I have been packing up all our CD's, does any of you ever use a CD any longer? Well we don't, so they all got packed in a box, and now I can use the shelves for my yarn.
So now I have my yarn organised, which is both good and bad. I thought I had a lot yarn, but I didn't think I had that much. Which also let my husband to say that there was no reason for my to buy more yarn anytime soon. But what does he know? There is always a reason to buy yarn:)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

What I did most of December

In December I did quite a bit of crocheting, but it was a lot of the same. I made my first one in December 2013, and lot of people has seen them, and would like some as well. It's can covers/cozies. 

I just finished another 3 pairs, which add up to 20 pairs from the beginning of December until now. I found the recipe here. I also made one of the Christmas ones, which you can see here. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it before giving it to my sister in laws boyfriend for Christmas. Well actually it was Santa who gave it to him. Since we had Jonas Santa comes to visit every Christmas, and he does not only bring a gift for Jonas, but one for everyone here. It's just a small gift, but it's quite fun seeing Jonas helping Santa handing out presents.

Now I think I will take a break from making these, and make something else. I'm dreaming of one day making a crocodile stitch scarf, and this Tuesday I attended a crochet class/get together at a yarn shop not too far away, and I learned to do the crocodile stitch, but I need to practice a bit more, before starting a scarf project.

Above it my try from Tuesday of the crocodile stitch, it really teased me, and there is some faults in it, but I think I might be able to make it the right way now, but it will take a few more tries. 

Have wonderful weekend when it arrives:)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year and 12 MOC

I hope you all have had a fantastic start to 2015, we did, but I don't have any pictures to show for it. For the first time in over 12 years I have had time off from work between Christmas and New Year. After I started my new job on December 1st I no longer work in the evenings or during the weekends.... and of course no rules without exceptions, so I was working the weekend before Christmas because we were taking inventory. But when I left work on Sunday the 21st at noon I went on Christmas vacation, and it lasted until this morning.... can you believe it, 14 days without working!

We spent Christmas at home, as we have the done the last 5 years. My parents came on the 23rd and the rest of our family came and celebrated with us on the 24th. Otherwise it has been a lot of family time, and one day I really needed some me time and had to go for a walk, because Jonas was driving me crazy with all his questions non-stop, a bit of fresh air helped.

All the time of also left time for being creative, and I started my 12 Month of Crochet project for January. Is it cheating to start in December? Well I don't care, I am a rebel like that:)

So just before bedtime last night I finished the last of the pillows for our couch, I was inspired by a girl on instagram for this last one.

I will give you a picture of 2 of the others that I also made, and Jonas, he wouldn't let me take a picture without him in it.

One is made with bubble stitch, a recipe I found on ravelry, and the other is corner to corner stitch, which I found a tutorial for on YouTube. 

Have a good one:)