February 10, 2014

Just a touch of heart

I was just trying a new way of knitting a pattern (the upperside of this hat) when I decided it was nice to make a hat for the little girl-statue on the Goilberdingendijk (see also an earlier post). So I increased the stitches (and started knitting in more comfortable ways), and the finished it off with a heart pattern.

It is really easy to knit, you need a manyfold of 8 stitches. I carried the yarn on the backside, which might not be a good solution for a small children's hat, but this little girl won't mind.

0 0 x 0 0 0 x 0
0 x x x 0 x x x
0 x x x x x x x
0 0 x x x x x 0
0 0 0 x x x 0 0
0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0

where 0 stands for a white stitch and x for a red one, knit or purl depending on the needle you're knitting.
The finish is first a alteration of white and red stitched, then I took a crochethook and made a single crochet in each red stitch and alternating two and 3 single crochet in a white stitch. Then with white I made a deep single crochet stitch into the white knitting stitches and two intermediate chain stitches around the red.

And here you see the statue with a nice hat. Happy Valentine!

February 06, 2014

February: pink and hearts

Well, by doing two challenges at once it is not always as simple as this month: I wanted to pay attention to pink and the art every day challenge's topic is hearts.
So I arranged my pink stash... into a heart.
Now is the next question what to make, although I've a couple of hints in my Dutch newsletter on pink. I also gathered some alternatives (both knit and crochet) on my pinterest board roze/ pink and already started on two petit baby socks (intended for a card, not for a real baby).Yesterday there was abeautiful double rainbow outside my window, it is a pity that it is so difficult to make a real good picture, but I tried.