Thursday, 23 April 2015

DO WHAT YOU LOVE & WIP

How have you been? I finally took my camera out last afternoon to get some shots of my latest WIP.

It’s a special project I have been working on for the last few days! I have chosen a soft grey and petrol blue yarn combination; one of my favorites this year!

The project ( I cannot tell you more for the time being) works up really fast, especially in the spring sun while enjoying a cup of coffee! I decided to work some bobbles on the lower end; have I mentioned that I looooove bobbles? Such a fun stitch and it really adds that something to a pattern!

The first picture is from my Instagram account and lately I love searching up creative quotes on Pinterest! This one is from here and it really motivates me to actually DO what I LOVE!

I honestly think that focusing on things that make you  really happy, either that is crocheting or reading a book or drinking coffee with friends is  necessary not to say vital to keep you going! That's how I feel none the less! 

Do you do what you love?
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, 3 April 2015

COFFEE, CROCHET & CACTI

Knitting a new project! If you're wondering about the cacti you can make yours here!
I have been working on a chunky ripple blanket lately! I love these colors together!
 Experimenting with some lacy stitches! I love crochet swatches!
 This project is one one of my recent favorites! Pink & turquoise arrows!
 Arranging my granny squares for my blanket!  A wip left far too behind!
 Working on a new spring cowl design!
Some days I love crocheting in bed!

I definitely am working on far too many projects again! Haha! I am planning on releasing two new patterns for the shop really soon! 

I would also like to thank you all for the constant support you're showing through your emails or comments! I couldn't be moire thankful on this matter; it really keeps me motivated and fills me with strength to go on!

I am wishing you all have a great Easter weekend!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

All photos via Instagram!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

CROCHET SPRING MOEBIUS COWL WITH LHASA WILDERNESS

A few months ago I was contacted by the lovely people of Bijou Basin Ranch in order to try out their newest yarn Lhasa Wilderness! I was thinking of a ton of projects that could be made with this yarn in a Yak/bamboo blend; I decided that a Moebius cowl would be the perfect accessory for spring!

The yarn comes in an amazing color range and is really fun to work with as its softness cannot be described!
I chose two contrasting colors to make my cowl (Highlands Heather 38 & Continental Blue 50)! As with most natural yarns it's best if you handwash only! Also each skeins comes in 250 yards giving you a really good amount to work with!

Regarding the fiber... It is an extremely durable and lightweight fiber that preserves heat in the winter yet breathes for comfort in warmer weather. Shimmery and oh-so-soft, the blend of Yak and Bamboo is delightful to work with! The yarn has it all: softness and strength, plus an excellent drape! If you're looking for a spring summer yarn I'd definitely recommend you check Lhasa Wilderness out!
Materials:
-A G 6/4.00mm crochet hook
-Lhasa Wilderness yarn in colors of your choice
-Tapestry needle

Pattern:
With color of your choice ( I statred with Highlands Heather)ch 152 and close to form a circle, place marker in first st. 
Round 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across until you reach marker. Give piece 1 twist away from you (this makes the moebius shape), and continue to HDC in each st around in bottom of foundation ch.
Round 2-7: Move marker each rnd to first st, HDC in each st around. 
Change to 2nd color (Continental Blue) and continue working HDC in each st around until you run out of yarn.
Fasten off and weave in any ends!
There you have it! If you make this project, please share your photos with me on Instagram using #littlethingsblogged! I'd love to see what you create! 

Wishing you all a lovely Thursday!

Disclaimer ::
I received a sample to review from the maker free of charge. This review is my honest opinion. I did not accept any payment for this review nor did I agree in advance to publish a positive review.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

5 THINGS I LOVE SATURDAY

1. Love this so much!
2. Stunningly simple!
3. 30% off all patterns here & here this weekend (use code HAPPYEASTER)
4. Pineapple everything!
5. Beautiful arrangement.

The above bunny was made for a Greek DIY site last year. Get the pattern here  (Note: pattern is in Greek)
Wishing you a happy weekend!

Friday, 27 March 2015

CROCHET SPRING SLOUCHY BEANIE PATTERN

The Crochet Spring Beanie Pattern is finally here; made in a lovely shade of sky blue in bulky yarn!. You can find it on Etsy and on Ravelry!

The story of this beanie goes back to last February, when a friend asked to make a slouchy beanie in vibrant colors!  After choosing the yarn (Katia Alaska is the brand used), I picked the colors (Sky Blue 20)and started designing the beanie. I choose a stitch combination that resembles shells and immediately started to crochet away!

I hope you’re as excited as I am about this beanie pattern and will enjoy making it as much as I did! The possibilities regarding the color variations are really endless! You can even make it stripy!

I myself am thinking of making one for me in the lovely green pictured above! Isn't it a really beautiful shade?

Please enjoy the pattern by clicking here or here and crochet your own beanie!
Wishing you all have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, 20 March 2015

CLOSED:KIY BEANIE BY CLECKHEATON SUPERFINE & GIVEAWAY

I recently finished this lightweight super bright colored beanie by Cleckheaton Superfine!

A couple months ago I learned about the peeps over at Cleckheaton Superfine. Their modern knitting designs, made from yarns in amazing colors appealed to me immediately. I checked out their website and they had me when I read about their story!  

Can you image my joy when they suggested I’d try one of their knitting kits; the KIY Beanie Kit? A two ball project, in funky and very springy colors, using 8 ply superfine merino wool, yes please!

The package arrived in a stylish printed gift bag, including the yarn and the pattern! All I needed was to grab my needles and knit away!

About the yarn. It is twisted and dyed by the people at the Wangaratta Woollen Mills in rural Victoria.It is  it absolutely soft, and lovely to work with. Just a beautiful merino wool to get your hands on! The beanie was finished in one afternoon and the left over yarn I used to make the pompom. So much fun.

Are your knitting hands ready to get going yet? Great, because here is the best part:
I am giving away one KIY Beanie Kit in editBurnt Orange and Iceberg!

To enter just leave a comment below telling me which  colorway is your favorite!  Don't forget to include your email so that I can contact you in case you win! I’m also happy to ship everywhere, so this giveaway is open to readers worldwide!
I will announce a winner next Friday, March 27, 2015!
Good luck! Enjoy the rest of your day!

UPDATE: 3/27 Congratulations Crystal Walker Wall! You are the winner of the KIY Cleckheaton  Giveaway! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. I will send you an email with details about your prize soon!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

CROCHET SPRING FLOWERS COASTER PATTERN

Spring is associated with flowers and bright colors! At least this is the case for me! I have to tell you though that spring is very slowly coming over here as the weather is constantly grey and rainy! This does not stop me dreaming of it though, so these bright flower coasters have definitely made my day!

You can find the pattern for the Spring Flower Coasters on Etsy & Ravelry!

I used bright colors in a soft 100% cotton yarn; Rico Creative Cotton is the brand used in the sample! What I really like about summer yarns is their bright and vibrant color shades! These can really make your day!
I used a 3.5 mm hook (U.S E/4) to make the coasters although the yarn label suggests using a 5 mm (U.S H/8)! The pattern  is written in US terms and includes pictures, abbreviation keys, stitch counts and extra notes to help explain.

Please enjoy the pattern by clicking here or here and if you make some flower coasters I'd definitely like to see!
I cannot wait to show you what else I'm working on! Exciting times ahead!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

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