Monday, April 30, 2007

Snail food

This year's contestants in the battle against the snails. Will these soft, tender sprouts succeed in becoming heads of lettuce and tasty green salads before the slimy sons-of-b*&$^!s eat them alive?
Watch the next episodes and tremble!
The weather has been great lately and I have spent many hours sitting in the sunny garden with my knitting/crocheting and a fresh load of music on my mp3-player. This resulted in sunburn, splitting headaches (from the sun, not from the music), and lots of finished scarves...
This one is an experiment of my own with cat's paws, in thin alpaca (again) and 5.0 mm knitting needles (again). The edging is knitted at the same time as the middle part. Saves a lot of leftover yarn.

Monday, April 23, 2007

That's another fine mesh...

Finished two more whimsical scarves, a quick project because of the enormous holes... I used thin "Tvinni" merino wool from Isager, about 50 g/255 m per scarf, and a 4.0 mm crochet hook. The patterns are networks from a book on basic crochet technique.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sister Scarf

The narrow version of 'Sister scarves', a free pattern from Lisa Lloyd Designs.
Again in thin alpacca (167m/50g), and 5.0 mm knitting needles. I changed my mind about knitting with alpacca: now I think I am even beginning to like it...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

My crochet-bag and sunglasses case, made two years ago. The free crochet pattern for the sunglasses case comes from the site of Art Of Tangle. I adjusted the pattern to make a handbag. Both are crocheted from Garnstudio's Silke-Tweed, and lined with quilting fabric.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Ellida Scarf - Free lace knitting pattern

This is my first attempt to write down a knitting pattern in (hopefully) clear instructions in english.
It is a scarf in a zigzag lace pattern that is easy to memorize. You can add a lace edging of your choice to make the scarf even more elegant (See sidebar for a link to free patterns for lace edgings).


Choose a soft fingering or lace weight yarn and relatively thick needles in order to get a light and drapey scarf (or stole). The gauge is not important and depends on your choice of yarn and needles. For the scarf depicted I used two skeins of thin alpaca wool (160m/50g) and 5.0 mm (US: nr. 8) needles.


Cast on 40 stitches on double needles to get an elastic cast-on (for a wider scarf or a stole: add an extra 10 sts for every additional strip of zigzag lace). Draw the extra needle out.

Knit 4 rows.

Proceed with the pattern chart. Work the 10 st repeat the additional times necessary for your scarf. Repeat the entire chart as many times as desired.

Then knit 4 rows and bind off loosely. Weave in ends, soak, and block. Enjoy your scarf!

Pattern chart (click to get a bigger view)

Copyright 2007 Junglejane of Yarn Jungle. All rights reserved.

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Easter Day

God juuu... pÄske! Winter came back today.
I'm glad I didn't hide any easter eggs out in the garden... Much better to sit by a roaring fire and eat them right from the bag, and knit a little bit.

Monday, April 2, 2007

The Lead Or Follow Trilogy: III - Done

The finished Lead or Follow Lace scarf. More a stole than a scarf though, due to the 5.0 mm needles and the fingering weight yarn. Very happy with it!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

The latest blockbuster:

Attack of the mutant catnip mouse.

The Lead Or Follow Trilogy: II - Blocking

I think it will be allright, the pattern really opens up. I really love this pattern, and it was neither too easy (boring...) nor too difficult (I didn't make one mistake, not even while watching rather suspenseful action movies...). I find it awfully hard to wait for it to dry. Must try to be patient...