Monday, 22 June 2015

Summer No-show Socks

Something new I tried very recently, is the concept of no-show socks. Socks that can be worn to provide comfort or to prevent the creation of blisters, and at the same time give the impression of a bare foot. Sheila Toy Stormberg over at Ravelry is really into this type of socks and has produced patterns for many different versions.

I followed Skimmer Socks, and it was pretty neat.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Rainbows on my hands

One of the most colorful(and cheerful) projects I've made to date, is a pair of gloves made by only one strand of yarn. Throughout. The yarn that does the job of creating this beautiful Rainbow effect is Sock Hop by Dancing Leaf Farm.

The pattern on the other hand, is of my own improvisation.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Cross stitch hairbands - Repurposing traditional Icelandic motifs

This time I get to write about two small projects that I am particularly fond of, for different reasons. Both are made in cross stitch - a craft that I have found as particularly relaxing and enjoyable lately. That might be the case because in knitting and crochet, I am gradually moving towards bigger and more complex projects, whereas in cross stitch, so far, my attempts have been small and quick to complete.