So it finally happened and we were home from our travels for a total of three months.
No need to mention, that I started digging through my yarn stash almost immediately. I forced myself to unpack first:D I spent hours organizing everything and mostly knitting. Like 12-hours-a-day-knitting:D I just took some days off to satisfy my hunger for crafts.
One of my biggest projects was a baby blanket for our friend. He is a Sailor and my mind raced to make them something in that theme.
So this is what I cooked up:
It is made of 100% merino wool and lined with cotton fabric.
Cross-stitch Donald the duck and the baby’s name and birth date.
Took quite some time, but I am fully satisfied with the results. The family was very happy and pleased with their gift.
If you wish to get a pattern, don’t hesitate to contact me!:)
This is crazy. I have been travelling for a while and my cravings, so to say, for crafts, are becoming unbearable. I never thought I could not live without knitting and those boxes of yarn. I have so many ideas!
I was able to use up all the skeins I had with me on the road, though. Some of the yarn was made into these..
I also have a pair of unphotographed pants and socks/mittens. And I used up the last piece of yarn to make a toy for a kitten:D
Oh well, I’m probably going to be in my cave knitting for a couple of months after I return:)
I got so loving and heart-warming feedback to my national dresses, that I could not help myself – I wanted to create more. So far there are 4 dresses in my collection, here you see 3 and 4. They are all a little different from their “sisters”, but all made with love for home.
My bigger projects are usually dresses and blankets, sometimes cardigans. However, almost every single project increases the pile of left-over yarn. After stocking 3 boxes with yarns for specific project I haven’t yet had time for and also leftovers from already accomplished knits, I just ran out of space. My solution was, that every time I finish a baby-project, I also knit the left-overs into socks and/or mittens. So far so good, I’d say:)
The second Estonian dress I made last summer (2014), was the first ever order from a person I did not previously know. It was a proud, yet really scary moment. On the request of the customer, I was using cotton, a material that I wasn’t very familiar with (I have mostly used merino wool) and I was so unsure if I could make the dress that exactly matches my customer’s vision. To top it all – the dress was for a bit older child and so far I had only made dresses for newborns.
My unlimited imagination for creating tiny dresses was triggered by my Inspiration-Baby. It all started with this grey baby-dress I made for her, but that wasn’t the end. I remember having promised that I will not purchase any new yarn until I use up all my stash. Anyone who is into crafts like I am – you know it’s basically a mission impossible:D
I already made a tease-post about this cardigan here. I just couldn’t help myself:) You can’t imagine how impossible it is to have no needles or yarn for almost 6 months! I am so enjoying knitting again, but I have so little yarn. I am taking it reeeeaaaaaallllyyyyy slow. It’s like sparing your favourite (tiny) cookie-jar to enjoy for a whole month.
Washing wool clothes is the one and only thing why knitted garments annoy me. I am super-not-into-hand-washing my clothes (especially after I did it every day for 6 months). You might get away with using washing machine, but you know the horror stories where people shrunk their lovely cardigan so much that it now perfectly fits to a toddler:D
My Mom, as an avid knitter, has taught me trough the years how to take care of my knitted garments. She always frowns upon me when I’m sometimes being lazy and just toss my knitted socks in a washing machine.