Monday, 2 October 2017

Spice Up A Sofa. Sohvakaunistused.

 
I've abandoned my blog! Having several social media sites, Instagram, Facebook page, Ravelry, forums, it gets a bit overwhelming sometimes. Blogging needs more concentration, not as easy as just clicking likes. Ok, here I am again.
I had a lot of yarn left over from my Knitted Work of Art. I had several ideas, what to knit with it. Finally I decided to knit cushion covers. I wanted to work in intarsia again and looked for ideas for design. Final idea came from well-known car brand trademark. Can you tell which car I had in mind?
I think a cushion makes a great Christmas present for a son, brother, nephew or boyfriend. If you want to give a knitted present why not a cushion to cuddle?
Colour-blocking is a modern and trendy way to make a difference with bold splashes of geometric colour. Working in intarsia is fairly easy for an advanced beginner who is comfortable with the basic knit and purl stitches. I was a bit intimidated by intarsia before, all that bobbins tangling , felt too much of hassle. Now I can say one must not be sacred, it's easier than it seems, specially with quite large colour blocks. I worked straight from centre-pull skeins and enjoyed the process so much.
Patterns can be purchased as singles or as an ebook. Tips and tricks for intarsia knitting are included to the pattern.

 
Olen oma blogi üsna unarusse jätnud! Viimasel ajal olen sotsiaalmeedias veidi aktiivsem olnud, Instagram, Facebooki leht, Ravelry, foorumid - kõik võtab aega. Blogimine nõuab rohkem keskendumist, ainult laikimisega hakkama ei saa ;)
Need padjad valmisid juba augustis. Kunstiteose kudumisest jäi lõnga üle. Esialgu mõtlesin kampsuni kududa, siis muutsin meelt. Mulle meeldis intarsias kududa ja otsisin uut ideed padjakatete disaini jaoks. Idee tuli ühe tuntud automargi märgist. Tunnete ära? Arvan, et padjad on suurepärane jõulukingitus autofännist pojale, vennale, sõbrale. Kudujale ju meeldib ka jõulukingitused ise teha ;)
Ma olen ikka arvanud, et intarsia on keeruline, kõik need lõngatutsud rippumas. Tegelikult pole keerulist midagi, eriti kui värve pole palju ja pinnad suured. Hele-hall lõng sai otsa, kuid teisi veel on. Otsin uusi ideid :)

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Shawl Frosty Rosebuds. Külmavõetud roosinupud.


Frost can create such wonderful patterns: delicate branched patterns of fern frost on windows or tiny white ice crystals on leaves, grass and wires. The Frosty Rosebuds shawl pattern is inspired by frost bitten rose buds in late autumn, when some of the petals turn brown and wrinkled and some petals are still colourful. At the coldest time in the morning, when the sun is rising, all world seems to be covered by fragile white crystals. But the most beautiful is frost on the tips of rose petals.

Some designs just come together by themselves, the yarn, the pattern and an idea, all fell in place quite fast.



Mõnikord läheb uue disainiga kergelt, asjaolud lihtsalt langevad kokku. Otsisin üleminekuga sokilõnga salliks. Need värvid meenutasid pakasest näpistatud roosasid roosiõisi. Samal ajal kudusin Pistilistest Koekirjadest oma tekilappe ja vaatasin, et mustreid kokku pannes meenutavad need jäälilli aknal. Natuke "säbru" külmavõetud õienuppudesse, ja nii see muster kokku tuligi.





Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Get ready for sock-knitting season! Valmistu sokikudumise hooajaks!


I have an amazing offer for you!
I think we all knit most of our socks in autumn and winter. Socks make a great Christmas present. If you are not a knitter, you might know one and gift a pattern to her/him. Not to forget that Socktober is approaching fast. Knit all three eye-catching slip-stitch mosaic sock patterns. The patterns might look complicated but the beauty of mosaic cables is, that pattern knits up using just one of the strands at time, no need to carry both yarns along. 
Pick your colours and show off your beautiful socks!
Find Colourful Cabled sock patterns here: Kuusevõrsed, Ripe ‘n Ready and Blueberry Clouds Socks.
 
Get all three patterns just for $ 4.00 until the end of August.
Previous purchases are counted towards this promotion.
 
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Isetegijatele on kaks mustrit tuttavad, nüüd on lisandunud veel üks. Augustikuu lõpuni on võimalik soetada kõik kolm mustrit vaid 4 USD eest. Mustrid on inglise keelsed. Vihjeks tasuta mustrite huvilistele, Kuusevõrsed on ka tasuta saadaval Knotions veebilehel. ;)