Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Breakfast at Tiffany's Tableset. Mosaiik-koes lauamatt.

Placemat and coaster in mosaic knit pattern

I have been busy with mosaic knitting and charting new designs. Today I released the Breakfast at Tiffany's placemat and coaster set pattern. There is going to be another set with a similar mosaic pattern soon. I know my placemats will be used every day. The previous set, Come Dine with Me, which I made last year, has been in use since then and still looks good.

What else is on my needles? The most exciting new item is a summer top with mosaic yoke. It's my first ever garment pattern. I have made garments for myself and my daughter but never graded a pattern in several sizes. I've learnt so much in this process! The pattern is on my tech editor's table right now.

Another project I'm working on is a mosaic blanket (again, I know!). It's worked all in one piece, quite big and heavy. I manage to knit just some rows now and then. I hope it will be finished by August. Some swatches can be seen on the last photo below.

Sharing your projects made from my patterns on social media please tag me @arellaseatondesign 
I would love to see your projects and don't want to miss any of them!

I am happy to offer you the introductory discount of 25% off (coupon code: Tiffany) until midnight, Tuesday, July 14 (UK time zone) at the Breakfast at Tiffany's pattern.
Thank you for purchasing my pattern!

The pattern will be added to my LoveCrafts store shortly.
I know some of you having problems with Ravelry. I will look for other options for opening a pattern store and I'll let you know when it's available.

If you like the pattern, please consider adding it to your favourites or leaving a comment on the pattern page. Thank you!

Minu varrastelt tuleb ikka ja jälle mosaiik tehnikas kudumeid. Täna näeb ilmavalgust uus lauakatete komplekt, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Muster on soodushinnaga -25% kuni 14. juulini, kood: Tiffany. 
Samalaadse mustriga tuleb veel teine komplekt. Kui soovid seda testida, anna teada mu Ravelry grupis, teema tuleb lähipäevil. 

Mosaiigi teema jätkub. Hiljuti sain varrastelt maha oma esimese pluusi, ümara mosaiik-koes passega.
Muster on praegu korrektori laual, test tuleb ehk juuli lõpus või augustis. Selle mustriga tegin oma elu keeruliseks, kogemuste puudumise tõttu. Ma pole ju varem kirjutanud rõivaesemete mustreid paljudes suurustes. Õpin kogu elu, mis muud!

Mosaiik-koes tekk on ka varrastel. See on kootud ühes tükis, suur ja raske. Igal õhtul üritan ikka mõne rea kududa, kui just ilm liiga palav pole. Proovilappi saab piiluda alumisel fotol.

Mitmed vahepealsed tegemised on jäänud blogimata, ehk leian jaksu kunagi. 
Blogi vajaks ka kaasajastamist. Vähemalt päise vahetasin välja. Kas märkasid?

Mosaic blanket in progress


Sunday, 14 June 2020

DIY Water Bottle Holder. Tee ise: Veepudeli kott.



I like to go for a walk most days. Sometimes I take a water bottle with me. I have broken one already, just slipped from my hand and fell in million pieces despite it was a plastic bottle. Another thing is, the water gets hot when I keep the bottle in my hand. It would be easy to get a bottle holder online for couple of pounds but where is the fun there? Why I should get something cheaply made in China when I can make one what I really like? 

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Ma käin jalutamas peaaegu iga päev. Palava ilmaga võtan veepudeli kaasa. Ühe pudeli olen juba ära lõhkunud, lihtsalt libises käest ja purunes kildudeks, kuigi oli plastmassist pudel. Teine probleem on, et vesi läheb pudelis soojaks, kui pudel on käes. Muidugi võiks ju osta koti paari euro eest, aga see pole ju lõbus! Milleks osta midagi, mis on odavalt tehtud Hiinas, kui võin ise teha täpselt sellise, nagu soovin?


Last year, before designing the White Star Blanket, I knitted a lot of mosaic swatches, using leftover wool. Wool is good for insulation, right? I decided to felt swatches and make a bag. 100% natural wool is good for felting. I put the squares in a washing machine, short 30 minutes cycle in 40 degrees C, no detergent.  The squares were slightly felted. I ran another cycle. Now the swatches were beautifully felted. 

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Eelmisel aastal kudusin hulga mosaiikkoes proovilappe enne, kui asusin White Star tekki kuduma. Kasutasin igasuguseid villase lõnga jääke. Vill on ju hea isolatsioonimaterjal? Otsustasin proovilapid ära viltida ja kasutada neid koti tegemiseks. Viskasin nad pesumasinasse, ilma pesuvahendita, lühike 30 minutine tsükkel, 40 kraadi. Lapid vildistusid veidi. Lasin nad veel teist korda samamoodi masinast läbi. Seekord tulid välja ilusasti vilditud lapid.


Nicely felted!

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Kenasti vilditud!


Now was time for hand-sewing. I used two squares for the bag. One square was folded in halves to create a pocket for a phone or sunglasses. A piece of furnishing fabric was cut for the bottom of the bag and a rope for the shoulder strap. I'm really happy with the result!
When my husband saw the felted squares he said, those would make a nice bedside rug for him. Never know, maybe that's my next project! ;)

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Nüüd oli käes aeg natuke õmmelda. Voltisin ühe ruudu pooleks, sellest moodustus tasku mobiili või päikeseprillide jaoks. Koti põhi sai tehtud mööbliriide jäägist, üle-õla-rihmaks on nöör. Võibolla vahetan nööri välja, kui sobivama rihma leian. Tulemusega olen igatahes rahul!
Kui abikaasa nägi vilditud lapikesi arvas, et neist saaks voodi ette kena vaibakese. Kes teab, võibolla on see mu järgmine projekt. ;)