viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010

It's Christmas time!!

Well, almost! I'm already making little decorations for Christmas, even though I'm not sure what colours I'm going to use this year!

                                                     Some Santa Stockings....

                                    Some more little Santa Sockings... hehe...

                                           And some of these fantastic patterns found here.  
 I sewed some felt at the back to make them a bit more rigid, so they don't loose the shape when hung.

And look what I made! some little snowmen! Aren't they cute?

lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2010

Finished Babette!

I finally did it! Finished completely my Babette! It's called Circus, first time ever I name a blanket, but this one just claimed for a name, for That name.Here it is:

 The smallest squares look a bit bulky, I should have blocked the squares before joining them, I'll have to remember that for the next one!

Detail of the border.


viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010

My babette is not finished yet, but for some reason I'm not working on it, I guess it's because we're using it anyway, so there's no hurry in finishing it. So istead of waving in all those ends, I've been making scarves this week, and it's been quite fun!

                                                   Easy, quick and colourful scarves!!

pattern for these two found here


domingo, 7 de noviembre de 2010

My babette

 So after a long time in which this thing wasn't working properly, I'm back! Let me tell you about my babette blanket.
I've wanted to make one of these since the first time I saw them in flickr, but I always thought it was too much work and never was the right moment. But finally about two weeks ago I started crocheting it.
Had to do a bit of planning ahead..

 Started with the big squares, the 12 and 10 rounds ones, not sure why, and before I new it I had enough to complete one block!

I kept crocheting like mad and  in about five days I had enough squares to complete two of the four blocks I had originally planned. I laid them on the floor to arrange the colours and I realized it was big enough for a blanket, so, there it was, I had completed my babette squares in less than a week!

I started sewing them together. The boring part of these blankets, but I tried not to think too much about it and just did it. I had all the blocks sewn together in a couple of days

Well, yes, I still have a few ends to hide, hehe!!

I'm making quite a wide border, I want the blanket to look well "framed" if you know what I mean. Still a couple of rounds and it will be done. Mind you, I'm using it already, it's the good part of making blankets, when they're big enough you can enjoy using them when still working on them!

I'll post  better pictures when it's all finished and ready to show. It's hasn't been all that bad at all, it's true that I've been crocheting like mad for a week, but I`ve really enjoyed it. I highly recommend  this project to all crocheteers in the world. Very very rewarding and a great way of using leftovers. I can feel this won't be my only babette. Stay tunned!