With spring coming in a few weeks, there will be lovely days to sit outside. In the beginning it will be a little bit cold in the evenings, so a nice blanket will give you some warmth. With this in my mind, I started knitting a lovely cable blanket. [Read more…]
In winter I always like it to sit on the couch, watching tv and at the same time knitting or crocheting a blanket. Mostly I’m working on a couple of projects and it’s sometimes not easy to really finish a blanket. The knitting is not the problem, but after that all the loose ends need to be fixed in the blanket. And I really don’t like that. And I also want to share the blankets with you here on my blog. For now I have two plaids (with this one) finished to blog about and two blankets that need some loose-ends-work and also writing a blog about. And two new ones are on their way, which more than halfway with the knitting part. Oeps a lot of work to do then (while I first have to work on my Master Thesis to get that finished too). [Read more…]
Knitting and crocheting a blanket, but also making it from fabrics, I Love it! I have no idea what I will do with al the plaids that I make, but for now they are fun to use in my photos. And they look cosy in the house and they can of course keep us warm on cold days. This Black and white blanket was in my head for some time. So a couple of months ago I started this project. But as usual I started a new one when I was halfway and after that another one. And I was already working on two others…. So finally I decided that could only start with a new one, after I finish one from the todo list. By the way it’s not that I never work on a partly finished plaid. I try to knit or crochet some rows of all the plaids every week, except when it’s too hot. Then I skip the winter plaids. So because I wanted to start with a new summer plaid with cotton, I had to work hard the past few weeks to finish this Black and White one;-) Do you also want to make this Black and White plaid? Read further to read How to do it. [Read more…]
Last week I finished another plaid, this time a cream colored crocheted blanket. I’m very happy with the result and it fits on a lot of places in my house. Maybe you also want to make a blanket like this yourself, it’s not difficult to make at all. [Read more…]
I’m always working on thousands of projects at the same time and when something is (almost) finished, I already have ten other things in my head that seems to be nice to make or do. Do you also have that? Really nice to have all the ideas, but it’s also good to finish things. So busy to make some order in this chaos at home;-). It only didn’t hold me back to start this little project, a nice warm plaid to knit.
I had this idea for a while to make a nice warm plaid with a cable and preferable one that’s made with thick yarn, so minimal thickness 8 of the needles. And the wool must be a little bit mixed with beige and cream colored. And I din’t want to spend a lot of money on it. Yarn is very expensive these days and for a plaid of 130 x 180 cm I expected that I needed around 1700 – 2000 grams of Yarn. [Read more…]