dinsdag 26 juli 2011

Fall Shawl #2: Blue Skies Scarf

Yesterday I finished my second shawl, the Blue Skies Scarf.

This time I only used blues and I grouped them together: light, baby blue, dark blue and cyan/turquoise. I did this because I wanted to make the scarf itself using the tunisian 3 color technique, which gives a really nice texture and color.
First I made some fringes to add to the scarf later on, as you can see here.
Then I made the scarf, using the tunisian 3 color technique.
Lastly, I added the fringes to the shawl. Also, I left yarn tails about 20 cm long, because I like that effect. And this is the result:

zondag 24 juli 2011

Fall Shawl #1: Ocean Shawl

Yeeeey, I finished the first shawl for my Fall Shawl collection. I named it "Ocean Shawl" because the colors and  motifs remind me of the ocean.

I only used yarn I already had on hand for this project. I digged into my yarn baskets and picket out all the blues and greens I could find. I used a total of 30 different yarns, most of them were just acrylic worsted weight yarns. However, I also used some novelty yarns which give the shawl a nice texture.

I made this shawl based on an ethnicdesign pattern I purchased on Etsy. It's build up from a basic striped shawl with fringes and then some freeform spirals are added. Here are some pictures I took during the making of this shawl.
This is how the shawl looks like now it's finished. The shawl measures 120 cm long, 58 cm wide and has a weight of 270 grams.

Fall Shawls 2011

It seems rather fall than summertime in Belgium. However, these rainy days inspired me to start making a fall shawl collection. Since I've got such a big pile of stash yarn, I restricted myself to only use these yarns.

On Thursday I started making the first shawl using the freeform crochet technique and blue and green yarns and I finished it today. I will soon add some more details and pictures of the first shawl.

vrijdag 22 juli 2011

Stash Buster Blanket

This week I finished my first tunisian crochet project: Jennifer Hansen's Stash Buster Blanket.

For this project I ordered a Jenkins S hook with extension online. It took a while before it arrived at home, but it was definetely worth waiting for it! Since it is such a big hook and you use bulky yarn (or multiple strands held together), your work progesses pretty fast.
You can buy these hooks at Stichdiva.com

I used a lot of my stash to finish this blanket. It's a mix of bulky yarns or multiple strands of worsted weight yarn held together. I only used blues, reds and purples for this afghan and I really like the way it turned out. It gives a nice structure and colour combination.

It's really warm, soft and comfortable. I'm already thinking of making another one, since I still got plenty of yarn around. Plus, I really love this technique. Here are some pictures of the finished blanket.