Fleece blanket

My creativity has been on a hiatus for quite some time. But today I made a little fleece blanket for the kitten that I will get tomorrow. 😀

I might add something as a border later, but for now it is done. It’s a fleece blanket. It will mostly be folded up in the little plastic box in the next picture.

The Amineko cat in the second picture I made years ago. I just thought the kitten might like to play with it. I have another Amineko cat as well, so the kitten can have this one.

Well, interesting day tomorrow. We will go and get the kitten in the evening, so we’ll see how it reacts to its new home. 🙂

Knitted socks

I haven’t finished anything creative in ages! But today I’ve done a lot of knitting and was able to finish these socks! 😀

It is the same yarn that I use every time I knit. This color was called “Marja”, which is the Finnish word for berry. I don’t know what berries the yarn is supposed to look like. May be raspberry for the dark pink and blueberry for the dark blue.

I am watching the first semifinal for the Eurovision song contest right now, so I think I will start crocheting some small animals to stay awake. I want to see if Finland makes it to the final on Saturday! 🙂

Crocheted chicken

Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates Easter! 😀

I didn’t have time to make any Easter crafts (although I would have wanted to). I’ll do some later and save them for next year…

Anyway, the little crocheted chicken is of course a kind of Easter craft, but I will let him stay in the room all year. He doesn’t have to go into the box with all the other Easter decorations. 😉

I crocheted him freehand, using no instructions. I struggled with the feet, and tried several different types. But I finally ended up with flat ovals.

I have some different colored googly eyes, so I decided to use yellow googly eyes for the chicken.

The body and the head is in one piece, so it looked like it had a long neck. That’s why I decided to add the bow. It’s just a strip of felt that I tied around his neck.

Well, I’ll see what I’ll do next. I still have some unfinished projects that I should make some progress on… But now it’s very late and I need to sleep.

Crocheted doll

I finally finished a project! 😀

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She has lots of hair! Here are some other pictures. Click on the images to make them larger.

The back of the doll look like something you could mop the floor with! 😀 It took quite a long time to attach the hair. I don’t know who has more hair, this doll or the troll that I made a while ago!

As you can see you can make these dolls in the colors of the rainbow.

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But one doll is enough for me. 🙂 What do you think, do my doll look a bit like these dolls? It’s always difficult to get them to look the same, of course. But I do like mine.

The colors are a little off. She is very white in the face and the other white parts of her body. The colors can best be seen in the third small picture.

Now I am going to finish some other projects before starting new ones. I have been knitting and I still have the zenbroidery thing to do (it’s a bit difficult). I also want to make some Easter crafts, as it is Easter this week.

I’ll keep posting pictures of whatever I have made.

Quick update on what I’m doing

I know I haven’t uploaded anything for a while. But I haven’t finished anything…

Last week was the last beading class. I just practiced a new technique, but since I know I don’t have enough beads (I counted them) I am not going to finish it. I will “destroy” it and put the beads back in the little plastic bag. May be I will work on it again if I found other beads that I can use.

I could not go to the knit and crochet café yesterday, because I had to go to work in the afternoon. So there was no time. I think there is still one of the k&cc next week, so I’ll go to that one.

What am I doing? Well, I made a few asymmetric granny squares… But when I put them together (I didn’t stitch them together, just placed them next to each other on the bed), I decided that I didn’t like the color combo. I will try to come up with a new color combo. My wish was to crochet a pillow case. I’ll show you when half of it is done (one side of the pillow). But that might take some time.

I also do something called zenbroidery. It’s like coloring a mandala with threads… The mandala motif is printed in black on the fabric and you can use whatever threads you want to color it with different stitches.

I am only used to cross stitches, back stitches and French knots, so it’s quite difficult. But I like making it. Whenever it’s done I’ll show you.

I have a pretty bad cold, so I haven’t had much energy to do anything creative. I borrowed my niece’s jigsaw puzzle (1000 pieces) and put all the pieces together. So that has taken quite a lot of my time. But It’s done now and tonight I will embroider a little on the mandala and may be go through the yarns to see if I can find a color combo that I like.

 

Crocheted bear with polo sweater

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Here is a crocheted bear with polo sweater. 🙂 I started working on it last week at the stitch and crochet café. That time I made the head and the body. Then I didn’t do anything about it for a week. Today at home I made one arm. The rest of the things I made tonight at the class.

I used a phone app called Amigurumi Today. It meant I had to read the instructions on the phone. I think it is about 10-15 cm high, so it’s pretty small.

I left the bear at the school. It and other things I’ve made (the blanket, Moomins etc.) are going to be part of an exhibition, to show others what have been made at the knit and crochet café during the year. Other members of the class will also bring some of their works to the exhibition. I don’t know how long my things will be at the school, may be some weeks.

The collar is loosely around the body. The short sides are just stitched together at the back.

I managed to find my bag of googly eyes! 🙂 It was missing for weeks, but I found it yesterday.

 

 

Knitted socks of leftover yarn

Tonight I finished knitting these socks with leftover yarn. 🙂 I was a little unsure of whether I had enough yarn, especially the pink yarn. But I did. As you can see, not much remains of the yarn. I have more of the purple yarn.

I have socks that I have knitted with the pink yarn. I think I knitted socks for my niece Wilma with the purple yarn.

When I wear the socks, you can’t really see the pink part, because the pants are covering the pink part, so it looks like I have just purple socks. 🙂

It’s the first time I have used two different yarns. At first I thought they looked kind of weird, but now I have gotten used to them. I will wear them as many times as the other socks that I have knitted.

Both yarns are called Polka and made by Novita. That’s why the stripes are similar, although you can’t see the pink pattern as good, because of how it was knitted.

I don’t know if I will knit socks with leftover yarns again. May be sometime in the future. But not for a while. 🙂