Monday, April 3, 2017

The fishwife cowl

This is my first crochet pattern.

I´ve crocheting from 2006 and I´ve never tried to make my own pattern before.

This pattern is pretty simple you need to know how to half double crochet in the 3rd loop and the herring bone stitch




The fishwife cowl








The fishwife cowl







Materials:
Yarn:

or any light worsted yarn

Crochet hook nr. 5/H

Needle to weave in the ends

Herringbone stitch:  Yarn over and put the hook in the stitch, yarn over and pull through both the stitch and first loop on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through the remaining loops


Hdc in 3rd loop:  Yarn over and put the hook in the 3 loop of the next stitch, yarn over and pull through all the loops.  
A typical hdc (half double crochet) has three loops, two in the front and one in the back, the one in the back is called the 3rd loop


The pattern:

Chain 30

Row 1:  Make a hdc in the 3rd stitch from the hook and hdc in each stitch across the row.

Row 2:  Chain 3.  hdc in the 3rd loop and continue for the next 4 stitches.  Next you make herringbone stitch in the next 20 stitches and hdc in the 3rd loop for the last 5 stitches.

Row 3-50:  Repeat row 2.

Finishing:
Stitch the two short sides together.  I slipstitched the sides together.

Weave in the ends












Sunday, May 8, 2016

Composting

About a month ago I started saving food scraps for composting.
Wich is also a good place for my teabags and coffie grounds (wich I drink a lot of)
Soon I´ll buy a bucket because I´m already on my third compost jar.
When my food scraps turn into soil I´m going to give them to my mother who has been blessed with green fingers, mine are black I have even killed cactuses (yes that´s plural)

Friday, April 22, 2016

100 things

For the last month or two I have been simplifying my life.  I have been getting rid of all the things I have and don´t need.

My goal is to have 100 - 150 thing and to not accumulate things I don´t need.
And to properly clean out my basement storage space so I keep all my spare thing in my appartment.
My basement is king of buried down and it really freaks me out.

Now I start feeling weight lifted of me.

This is pretty great.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Crochet and podcasts

I hope you had a good christmas, mine was wonderful filled with family and great food.

I wanted to show you my last crochet project I made for my self.





Here is the pattern or here  if you don´t have ravelry. It´s a nice and easy pattern.

Also I wanted to mention some podcasts I´ve been listening to.

Two artsy gals are two very funny crafters from Portland Oregon (I think) and On pins and needles who are three fiber happy ladies.

I you know of any fun craftsy podcasts preferably with more than one host (wich seems to keep my attention more then the monolouges do) please let me know.





Tuesday, December 22, 2015

X mas madness

I have just finished knitting and crocheting all the christmas gifts and now I am looking for future project to crochet.

I´ve already started on The granite cape from the blog all about ami.
I really love the blog and it´s deseign wich are very modern and chic.

I will be spending the holidays with my family.

I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Reading, listening watching

Reading:  I have been reading a graphic novel series called Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, I am now on book three Proud Americans.  That I have read is really good and interesting.

Listening:  i have been listening to a podcast called Answer me this with Helen and Ollie, it's very british and very funny.  The podcast is built arround questiions that people send to the show and the hosts answering them,  that show is always fun.
I've also been listening to some folksy stuff like the Decemberists and Tilly and the wall.

Watching:  I binge watched Breaking bad and honestly I'm still catching my breath.  That show was really dark.  I really like that comic relief Saul Goodman who brightened everything up just a little bit and have been thinking about watching the breaking bad spinoff Better call Saul.  

In other news I have been trying to crochet a chevron lace cardigan but it isn't going well for me I think I have to use thicker yarn,  So I'll try that later but instead I'm crocheting a Twyla cardigan.


That's it for now
Toodles.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What I've been knitting

Although I'm a very irregular and lazy blogger I have been knitting and crocheting like crazy.

I knitted beanies  for my two brothers and my nephews and niece and turban headbands for me my granny my brothers girlfriend and my niece  I haven't taken photos of all of them but here come some photos.

Here is my granny with her turban

 Here am I with my turban

And here is my brother with his beanie

Turban and beanie


Lately I have been doing more crochet then knitting and I will show you my acomplishents in that department later.
That's it for now folks.
Toodles