Saturday, 21 July 2012

Knitted Scarf with a Twist

Today I'm sharing a scarf with a hole :)

While most of my dear readers are enjoying summer, we are in the middle of winter here.
So I made a scarf for a friend the other night.
That one is gone, but I thought I should share how I make these.

Here is how I make them:

Start with 20 or 30 stitches (depending on the size of your needles).
Knit 18-20 cm. Take an extra needle and keep one half of your stitches (10/15) on it. 
Now work on the other 10/15 stitches. go for some 10 cm. 
Do the same with the other half and continue working on all stitches. 
You'll have a 10 cm long 'hole' in your scarf. Go on until you reach the length that looks good on you.
I make mine some 85 cm long.

I really like this twist in front where one end goes through the other and I've made a bunch of these scarves over several years using different materials and different colors. They are all gone. I only kept this silver colored one and I have been wearing it for three years now.
I like how it 'sits' and with this kind of yarn the hole is not even visible.

Hope you'll like it and make one for you before winter :)
I can only imagine how great it would feel to ware a scarf made from pearl yarn I saw here:

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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Photo of the Day - Light in the Sky

Hello my dear friends!

Oh, boy, I'm so glad I kept warm pictures like this one for the cold days to warm me up.

I would like to apologize for not being around much lately.
As we all know, life is not all pink and balloons, but don't worry, I will keep it for myself. This is a place for all things good and I want it to stay that way.
I still do my crafts and will be posting more soon. In the meantime, I do visit other blogs and try to 'stay in the loop'. 

I've been very much into my baskets and rings for a while now. 
Maybe it is time to show everybody some of the baskets that evolved from the first bunch I shared here in April. I might as well do it soon.

Until then, I hope this photo cheers you up.


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Photo of the Day

Today I felt like sharing this photo, taken last spring (October) at Gold Coast, Queensland.

This winter day in Melbourne feels much better spiced with warm beach memories.
Funny enough, what you can see far in the back is a place cold Surfers Paradise :)

Have a fantastic day!
(If you're in the USA, have a happy Independence Day and enjoy your fireworks! I wish I could be there...)