Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Christmas ornament


Christmas ornament
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
This is the Christmas ornament I made for Susan, and which has fortunately arrived. It took very long, although I sent it by Air Mail.
I hand felted the material and added Angelina fibre, machine embroidery and some beads.

Christmas ornament (detail)


Christmas ornament (detail)
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.

First sock


First sock
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
This is the start of my first sock ever! I started it on 16 Dec. The start was troublesome: fighting with four needles at the same time! But now the knitting has become easy. Who would have thought that!
Last night my mother helped me with the heel part, which wasn't as difficult as I expected. I'll post pictures of the progress later.
My mother is 86 and knitted tons of socks in her life. Now she's learning me how to do it, so I will be able to knit socks for my BF.

Clapotis finally finished


Clapotis finally finished
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
Another pic of the clap, which I started during my summer vacation and finished only on 11 Dec. There were so many project interfering...

Clapotis finally finished


Clapotis finally finished
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
I finished my clap on 11 Dec. It's super to wrap around me when it's cold! Note the pompoms. They're great to play with!

pattern: clapotis from knitty.com
material: Katia Sonrisa (6 1/2 balls)
needles 3 1/2 mm

Friday, December 02, 2005

You are Merino Wool.
What kind of yarn are you?

Curly whirly small edition


Curly whirly small edition
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
I was inspired by someone on the Curly Whirly blog, who had made a small CW and hang it on her Christmas tree.
So you see, the uses for the CW are endless...

Paulus loves the scarf too!


Paulus loves the scarf too!
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
Normally my cat Paulus doesn't like posing for a photo, but this time he seemed to like the warm scarf so much that he sat still long enough for me to take a picture. Specially when my BF was there to pay him some attention.

Red sea anemone


Red sea anemone
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
That's what my BF calls it.

Curly whirly scarf


Curly whirly scarf
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
This is my first knitted version of the curly whirly scarf. It is knitted with two 50 g. balls of Katia Ingenua (mohair). I did a double version, i.e. I first knitted one half and then took up the CO stitches again and knitted the other half.
It's so soft and warm! I love it!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Felted bowl 3


Felted bowl 3
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
And here is the bowl!

Felted bowl 2


Felted bowl 2
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
Here you can see the bobbly structure even better.

Felted bowl 1


Felted bowl 1
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
Yesterday I thought it would be a good moment to start on the felted lamp I still need to make for the exposition in January 2006, so I took out all my felting things. But when I began I suddenly found myself making a beret. Or so I thought. Because when the 'thing' came out of the washing machine (I first felted it by hand for some time and then gave it a final spin in the washing machine to make it felt some more) I knew it was supposed to be a bowl. I liked the bobbly structure too much. For a beret I would have had to stretch it and the bobbles would be lost.
In this picture you see how it first looked, like a brain with a plastic bag stucking out of it. Instant love, for some reason...