I’m working on several things, some orders and a project that takes me a long time and of which I will tell you soon. But anyway I do my best for doing things to relax and enjoy.
I followed the online knitting course by Wasel Wasel. You already know that I’m not so good at knitting, it’s difficult to learn a lot by myself. So it was great for me. I met Gemma this summer when I followed a couple of courses she gave at the II National Amigurumi Meeting and she seemed to me a marvellous teacher. The truth is that she’s a good explainer and I’m learning very much. To practise I have made some cowls.
I knitted this one for myself and then my daughter wanted one.
I took the pattern from a book I have, but it’s very simple; the question is to knit and purl alternatively the same rows. The result is a very spongy “accordion” effect. I knitted two and purled two for Ana’s and three for mine. She perferred it very tight and I preferred it loose.
I also wanted to knit a Herringbone stitch cowl. You can see here how it is knitted, though it’s different if you use circular needles. It was hard for me to learn, but finally I found this video that explains it very well. I used two yarns togheter. I saw my friend Sophie knitting this stitch and I loved it. Recently I don’t miss any “craft snack” organized by Las Muniecas in Valencia. I have a great time, I relax and besides I learn of from my friends. If you live hereabouts you have to come and if not, find out who organizes it in your city. It’s the best anti-stress treatment.
I have also made an embroidered frame with appliques. I designed these dolls one year ago but I still had not sewed them. One month ago I made with them a small quilt I will show you soon (I am wating it arrives to the addressee) and as the result was nice I wanted to repeat it.