Saturday, December 27, 2008

Caps for the cold


Caps are in this season, they are also the perfect accessory against cold. They are easy and quick to make, and are a splendid gift idea too.

Simple cap


You will need: 100gr. Yarn, double pointed needles, or circular needles Νο.7-8 mm.
Gauge: 12 sts and 18 rnds = 10x10cm.
Pattern: knit every row
Rib: 1 k, 1p.
Instructions: Cast on 60 sts. Work in rib for 6cm. Cont knitting for 8cm. For the crown-shaping, in the next row slip the 15th stitch to the right needle, knit the 16th and pass slip stitch over knit stitch. Repeat with the 30&31, 45&46 και 60&1. Repeat the same every second row, until you have only 12 st left. Pass a double thread through the 12 st, pull tog tightly and secure end.

Beret




Rib: 1 k, 1p
Stitch: Brioche stitch

1 row= *slip st as if to purl, yarn over,purl 1*, repeat from *



2 row= * knit the slip stitch together with the yarn over, as one stitch, slip st as if to purl, yarn over,purl 1*, repeat from *



3 row= *slip st as if to purl, yarn over, knit the slip stitch together with the yarn over, as one stitch*, repeat from *



We repeat rows 2-3.



Gauge= with needles No.8, 8 st and 20 rnds = 10x10cm.

Instructions: Cast on 54 sts. Work in rib for 4cm with needles No. 7. At the last rnd, in every 3rd knit st increase as following: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 = 72 st in total.



Change to needles No.8 and continue with the brioche stitch. When we have height of 12cm start the crown-shaping:



*knit together [1 kn,1p,1 kn] together with their yarn-overs, continue 5 st in brioche st, repeat from * 9 times = 54 st.



At 19cm height, at the second rnd of the pattern, knit two st together, then * knit together [1 kn,1p,1 kn] together with their yarn-overs, continue 3 st in brioche st, repeat from * 8 times = 36 st.



At 25cm height, at the second rnd of the pattern, knit two st together, then * knit the slip stitch together with the yarn over, as one stitch, purl 1, repeat from*.



Turn the knitting over, to have the wrong side infront of you. Knit together ever 2 st = 18 st. . Pass a double thread through the 18 st, pull tog tightly and secure end.


And if you don't like or don't know knitting, you can also buy a handmade cap from Etsy:
From left to right:
deepindigo, tonsyn, crazyjaneknits, modestambition, Silvia66, jillroska, Iryna, Nikifashion, SandAndSkyCreations, HotBeads, mymamahat, countingstitches, branda, raghousenternational, katarinacouture, knittingguru

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Secret Santa arrived!

My Secret Santa arrived!For those who don’t know, our Est group is going to swap Christmas presents this year! Everyone who has opted has completed a questionnaire, and Artmind selected all of them, matched them in pairs and sent to each one of us the completed questionnaire of another person to give us feedback to make something according to the taste of our present recipient. Yesterday my secret santa arrived with the post from Italy!A gorgeous bag made with denim and lined with a beutiful blue fabric!and together an awesome picture of a kitty, that is exactly like my Vito when he was small! They wer sent by Melissa from Italy, who loves sewing and art photography!You can find her beautiful creations at Lazyfish! Thanks Melissa :)




Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas decoration

After the laziness of Saturday, on Sunday I decided that I should finally put some order in the house and decorate it for Christmas. I cleaned, tied up, washed and decorated!I finished in the evening, but was very happy with the outcome!I love the house decorated in Christmas feeling, with all the candles, lights and ornaments!









Saturday, December 6, 2008

my first bazaar


Yesterday I participated to the Christmas Bazaar of ACS. It was my first time to such an event and it was a great experience! Together, next to my table, were my friends Anna and Alexandra, who make fantastic jewelry! It was very crowded, many people came to see my work and I had very positive feedback for my work, gave many business cards and sold many items! Next year I will get organized early and participate to more bazaars!
Today I will get lazy, I feel very tired, I worked hard the last days to make new things for the bazaar and my shop and I feel excausted! The bags with all the stuff from yesterday together with the christmas decoration are waiting for me in the sleeping room, but they can wait till tomorrow!





Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New creations

Finally I managed to take photos of my new creations!


Do you remember the "Africa" challenge? HaHa!This is the bag that I wanted to make for the challenge, but I didn't make it on time!I finished it, but I'm not very satisfied with the result and I will keep it for myself :)


Another creation inspired by the "Africa" challenge. This one was knitted and then felted!



  I also knit some neckwarmers!


I also made some felt necklaces!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Small sweet caps




On Sunday morning we gathered at Sofie Vamvaka’s place (Kangaroo) and knit together baby caps for the “KNIT ONE-SAVE ONE” campaign. We had a wonderful time! We knit and chatted and had coffee! I have a parcel ready to go, but I’m expecting some more to come from ladies that couldn’t make it on Sunday and will knit at home and bring them to Sofie’s shop.
I want to thank first of all my good friend Sofie, who gave us the space, and organized the whole event, by moving later a programmed seminar!!! I also want to thank all the ladies who responded to the invitation and came!!
Thank you girls!!!
Ι wish that next year we will be much more!!!

 Zoe with her knitted cap!


Litsa with her knitted cap!/>
Helen with her cap!
Aspa with her knitted cap!
Helen with her knitted cap!


Young girls knit too!!


  Maria with her knitted cap!


Katerina came and brought her knitted cap!And I had the chance to meet her!A very sweet person!

Eugene with her knitted cap!



The group with the creations!!


This is my cap!


Do you remember my Secret Santa present? Well, it traveled to Sweden and made it to Britta's home!See here more!Thanks Britta for your lovely comments!!


Αnd finally I managed to take pictures of my "Aqua" creations:



 Ι also finished this neckpiece:

Friday, November 14, 2008

How time flies!

How quickly ten days passed since my last post! It is true that I didn’t do much, because lately I feel with no energy, my batteries are empty! I started making a purse for the “Africa” challenge, but it is still outside hanging to dry!!! The challenge of course is finished and the winner was Amanda from ExoticFlavor, who chose the next theme, “Aqua”! I have started making a necklace and a scarf, I hope this time I will have them ready on time!


But I managed to finish my “Secret Santa” present and the samples for the “Get Eurofied” promo!
What are these?
For those who don’t know, our Est group is going to swap Christmas presents this year! Everyone who has opted has completed a questionnaire, and Artmind selected all of them, matched them in pairs and sent to each one of us the completed questionnaire of another person to give us feedback to make something according to the taste of our present recipient. Well, I finished mine and shipped it already! At the end, every one of us will make a photo with the present she got and it will be posted on our team’s blog.


"Get Eurofied" is a promotion that a fellow member of our team suggested and organized. It is boxes with samples of our work that are very popular abroad. I made some pins, brooches, rings and egg-cups!
I have also finished some knits, but I couldn’t make any decent photos yet to show!

Have I told you? My Vito is in love with Mollie and is crying all day long to go out to meet her! I open the kitchen door and let her in to come and say hi, so that he stops crying!



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