Hello guys… hope you have had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and you were able to spoil them all and of course that you got some wonderful gifts as well.
We all love to make handmade things and usually this blog is dedicated for my main hobby the card making but as some of you know I also like to knit, here and there I crochet and one of my goals for 2014 is to learn how to sew. So today I would like to show you some of my handmade scarfs I made in addition to the purchased gifts. Some ladies also got a card but I wasn’t able to get each of them a card because as you all know of the situation in the house. Now I also want you to know that all those things have been made all though out the year. Usually I make scarfs in the cold months for gifts but the baby things you see at the end of this posting are made in the summer because they just don’t take that much time. If you are still interested… keep on looking all the way to the bottom, I am offering the baby items for sale.. I have a bunch more if you are interested just don’t have a picture of them taken. I am also happy to share with you the name of the pattern if you email me.
Anyways… Ii ‘d like to show you some of the gifts.
This Pattern is called Cameo and the scarf was knitted with 2 skeins of Madeline Tosh Merino light (Antler and Corsage) – This scarf was sent to Sweden – thought the lady loved lace
This one I made for myself.. splurging on cost of yarn.. its made from cashmere not knowing that I would break out in hives. My neck turned lobster red bummer. The pattern is called NAE, I made once a scarf with this pattern but this time I altered it and knitted it elongated so I have nice ends to tie around my neck. Cant get over it… this scarf is so pretty.
Here is the set I made for my very sweet friend Tammi. The pattern is called “Boneyard” by Stephen West and some fingerless mittens to go with the scarf. Both patterns were free wohoohooo! The yarn is a mixture of Silk and Merino and it has a very pretty shine to it. Love that dust rose color.
This is a set I have made for my husbands to our wedding anniversary which was on November 30. It also uses Cashmere (variegated yarn) – Noro and Silk Alpaca (Debbie Bliss – Andes). The pattern is made up by myself. Cast on 49 sts you slip the 7 sts in the solid color.
Matching hat – pattern is by Stephen West “Botanic”
Scarf for one of my girlfriends. Pattern is called Pendelum. Yarn is Madelinetosh Merino light (Grasshopper and cloack_
slouchy hats for the kids – because they loose a bunch of them each year. Yarn is Stonehenge Fiber Mill in Michigan worsted. Pattern is by Purl SoHo (free)
Red, red, red, red – Pattern is “Just enough Ruffles”, yarn is Malabrigo Worsted
Brioche cowl for my son Lucas made with left over Malabrigo worsted yarn (cast on 33 sts) Brioche was too hard to do Kitchener so I did 3 needle bind off. Works for Lucas but its not totally invisible.
here is an other “Cameo” for my sweet friend Chrissy. yarn is Madeine Tosh Light (Antler and sugarplum)
Here is another “Boneyard” I added to every second stitch a seed bead – once and never again with this yarn. It was so hard. 1 skein of Madeline Tosh Pashmina in color Cherry (Cashmere, Silk and Merino) was enough to make this shawl.
And here are some of the things I have made I like to sell. The sizes range from newborn to like 12 months, please email me (claudiaesrosaathotmail.com) if you are interested and I can give you more information. I only use higher end yarns brands used are Malabrigo Worsted, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton, Madeline Tosh Vintage, Thaki Cotton, Araucania Ulmo, Dream in Color Classic
Anyways… I guess I get my rear moving. I have to go to the fish shop and bring a dead crab back maybe pick a nice coral up. My son’s got a reef aquarium for his birthday – it was supposed to be a hobby for him and hubby but for some reason I got pulled into that too.. so now its my job to get the water ect. and later I might watch some more youtube videos. I am lately into how to style your hair tutorials lol. I feel like 22 lol, geezz… how embarrassing that I need actually someone to show me how to use a curling iron. Later today I want to browse a bit more to card blogs and also need to prepare my blog posting for the Magnolia Christmas calendar. My slot is on the 29! so don’t forget to see me on my Magnolia only blog for a chance to win some candy. hugs to all of you. Thanks for still reading.