This is such a beautiful crochet dress, the first time I saw the picture online, I know I have to make one. I doubled up size 10 cotton thread for this beauty, it was such a labor intensive project, my hands were actually hurt for the repetitive motions after a few days. So, I ended up switching off to other projects back and forth, at some point I got too distracted, took me almost a year to finish it. It happens to me a lot, a project got finished in a few hours, a few days or it will be over a year. I hope I am not alone.
If some length and a few layers of ruffles were added, with a low cut at the back, it would be a nice wedding dress, so gorgeous. I can totally imagine a glowing bride wearing her loose wavy hair down, with some fresh flowers pin on one side right above her ear, put on simple and natural looking make up in a blooming courtyard or in a sandy beach with sunshine. How dreamy a wedding it will be?
It was such a cold week in Texas, I couldn’t help myself but kept knitting and crocheting all sort of things. I love Winter but couldn’t help the physical needs to keep my body warm, my passion for yarns and fiber arts seem like a perfect match to my favorite season this time of year. For these cold days, I went straight to the chunky wool blend yarn with this rustic, earthy colorway to make my very first design knitted hat. This hat is stretchy and loose-fitting, comfortably fits me and my hubby (easy fits 22-26 inches head circumstance).
There wasn’t really a right side or wrong side of this chunky hat since it is reversible, I knitted with the star shape top facing, so let called it the unofficial right side.
Ways to wear the chunky knitted hat (click here for pattern):
1. Wear it with the ribs folded up, star shape (unofficial right side) on top. It would be super cute if wear with a long wool coat and loop a long scarf around the neck once. Oh, I am imagining the cute look.
It is always enjoyable to knit with chunky or bulky yarn, the thicker the yarn, the faster the project get done. I thought of using my fingers and arm to knit years ago after I got new yarns and didn’t have any needles with me. However, I bought mostly worsted weight or sport weight yarn back then, fingers or arm would do me no good.
How to get this look is super easy, read on. If you want to purchase this scarf, click here.
I love the look of a nice lace shawl but never knit one all these years. Oh, I missed out a lot. I guess there just wasn’t any occasion to wear a beautiful shawl in my life yet. Until last month, my mother-in-law found this gorgeous pattern on Vogue Knitting and asked me to make it for her, she even let me pick out any yarn to make it. Continue reading
Christmas is around the corner, this simple and easy flower coaster is prefect for a last minute gift. It only takes about 15 minutes to crochet one, super easy even for a beginner. I made a set of six in red and green (Christmas color theme) for my daughter’s teacher as a holiday gift.