tirsdag 31. juli 2007

Crochet diagram

Crochet samples
Today I have tried out using crochet diagrams. It is so easy! Why haven't I tried this before? I guess none of my revious projects had diagrams.

I made these sample motifs from different diagrams in the latest issue of Crochet today. The issue contains an article on how to use diagrams that was really easy to understand. And all their patterns have diagrams. I think I soon have made a sample of all small motifs in the magazine :)

Here are some close ups:
Crochet flower
A blue flower

Crochet motif
A half circle

Granny square
Small granny square

tirsdag 3. juli 2007

Party purse

Party purse
New purse ready for my cousin's wedding! It's crocheted in a shell pattern with a black cotton and viscose blend yarn, together with a silver thread.

The silver thread was difficult to work with because it was so thin and tangled all the time. Inside I have used the lining for an old jacket. This is my first crochet purse and I'm really happy with it :)

Northern summer at its best

(almost) Midnight sun
This picture is taken at 22:00 from our balcony. Temperature 19C. No wind. In days (and nights) such as these there is no place like Northern Norway! All days of dark winter and bad weather are forgotten :)

søndag 1. juli 2007

Small table cloth in smøyg

Small table cloth in smøyg
As my first post I want to show my current travel-project. It is going to be a small table cloth, but mainly its a swatch in a tecnique called "smøyg". I don't know the english name of it.

I use DMC embroidery floss, 6 strans, on linen. The floss is sewn in such a way that it looks like it is wowen into the fabric.

I will be travelling a lot with train this summer, so hopefully it will be finished during my vaccation.