This was started as a gift to Mom.. in case I finished it on time. Which I didn’t. So it got put aside for some time. Finally decided to not only complete it, but also to make it “different” which means just about anything!! 🙂
I was just surfing the web for new craft projects, when I found this really cute pencil-case project. It was not only doable, it was a very quick project. And since my nephew has just joined school (albeit playschool) this makes a perfect gist for him!! 😀
After my last attempt to make a pouch in wool, I wondered if I could make the same with thread.. this time with knittingcotton. I did buy some knitting cotton, but more for the reason to try and make some tops to wear with jeans (for myself) or to try n make some doilies … again inspiration from the crochet work sis-in-law makes. 🙂
So this is the result from my attempts.
Pouch 1 was done in a single color… I took a guess with the size. It came out a lil squat, but actually fit a Blackberry like a glove. The design is something I came up with myself. Am not sure if it already exists, but I definitely didn’t see it anywhere! 😀
Pouch 2 was my first ever attempt to use 2 colors while knitting. Nice job, even if i say so myself! 😉 The design is called Bird’s Eye.
Am in process of taking baby steps in making something. This was a bit intimidating to me initially, because in the website I first saw this (http://thattessgirl.blogspot.in/2010/10/coaster-woasters.html), it was just so beautiful! I wasn’t sure I would be able to understand the instructions and do it as well.
Well, I did get the instructions wrong the first time (looking back, I can’t understand why!). But I prevailed. And this is the result:
I mixed 2 yarns to make the stitches tighter. But when I changed the yarn (mauve replaced blue), the size seemed to have shrunk. The yarns are not different… so am not sure exactly why this happened.
Materials Size 6 Imperial (5 mm) needles
3 skeins of sport weight yarn
60% wool / 40% acrylic
Instructions: CO 36 sts.
Row 1: *K1, YO, k2tog; rep from *
Rep Row 1 until you are almost out of yarn.
BO and weave in the ends with tapestry needle.
Cut tassels measuring 3″ and tie at the ends of the scarf using crochet needle.