Hello dear friends! Too many days passed and too many things are waiting to be posted, but today it’s all about crocheting and knitting as I had promised to myself to write this before anything else.
I made some testing squares a while ago with mixed brown yarn … then I realized that I don’t want to make or wear more brown. I searched from my stash and found these. Then a blog friend Judith, helped me to find direction for this project. I shall go with sea glass colours!
That light blue square is only testing the colour; that yarn doesn’t fit with the others. That which looks grey, is kind of green. The real green and the ‘water blue’ are only those little amounts, so them I’ll pick more.
I have gathered lots of links to share. I’m sure most of you know Craftsy. From there I finally learnt why some one ‘throws the yarn around’ when knitting. I couldn’t understand what and how they do it, because I barely move my hands when I knit. I leave my knitting from my left hand (hold it all in right hand) only when I loose more yarn from the ball. In the following links you can find out which technique you use:
They are called also Western, Eastern, European, continental
Craftsy has so much great information and inspiration. You can choose if you like to look for knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, painting, photographing, baking etc. Every Friday they have lots of free patterns and there are so many talented people selling their patterns (for knitting, crocheting, quilting, paper piecing etc.).
About knitting styles you can find info also in Knitting About. That great site has also very much information and inspiration.
Craftyarncouncil is new site for me, but from there I found also info for the weight of yarns. Surely worth of looking more.
I like to lead you also to these Finnish sites which are all fantastic!
* Rainknitwear – wonderful site in English, about knitting and patterns! I have seen in many blogs things made with her patterns.
* Omakoppa – from here is my crocheted Flower Square and the idea what I shall do with them! This blog is in Finnish (unfortunately because she has fantastic, funny way to write), but photos are great (fun) and you can find lots of inspiration and good ideas. There are also wonderful, easy dresses to sew! Flower square tutorial with lots of photos, is very easy to follow!
You see that I have been on the beach – oh how green that green was! I never thought that green is ‘my colour’ but it is quite amazing. And I shall add green to my crochet project. Anyway it is also colour from the sea glass.
More links … if you need inspiration, motivation, ideas, tutorials … hop to Pinterest! Here are few links to start:
Now I shall leave this project for a short while to continue my foundation piecing. It was a little bit difficult to catch up again, but now I’m speeding! I can’t leave you without showing what there is waiting for me on my sewing table. I took the next photo just before started to write this post …
Soon there are 2 MUSTIKKA on my ‘plate’!
I wish you wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for visiting and writing sweet, engouraging comments! I hope to see you soon!