Freitag, 29. Mai 2015

Wade's Blanket CAL: Part 6

Hello and welcome to Part 6 of the Wade's Blanket CAL, hosted by Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design!    

Please share your progress on our Facebook Pages Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design so that we can include them in our next posts! 
 
Here are the links to the patterns so far:






Part 5: V-Stitch

Today's pattern is:


                                     Double Crochet (DC) Rows



PATTERN TERMS:    US


YARN WEIGHT:   DK (8PLY / LIGHTWORSTED WEIGHT)  


HOOK SIZE:   5.00mm

With the dc row strip you will join two of your square strips like shown in the photo of Zelna’s finished blanket in the picture below: the Tall Daisy Squares and the Mini Grannies on the right. I will show how I did the join on my peacock blanket.
 
 

For an alternative way to add the dc rows and join two square strips, click this link and have a look at Zelna’s "trick". :) Love to learn all the different ways and methods of joining! You can decide which one you like better and follow one of the tutorials.

Row 1: Join your yarn (I used white and changed colors every row) into the 3ch corner of your Daisy Square strip and crochet a row of sc along one of the long sides of the strip. This gives you a nice straight edge to start your dc rows from. Turn your work.

Row 2: Ch 3. Dc in the next stitch. Dc in each sc to the end of the row. Turn your work.

Row 3: Ch 3. Dc in the next stitch. Dc in each dc to the end of the row. Turn your work.

Row 4: Repeat row 3 until your dc row strip is wide enough for your taste.

Now you only got to choose your favorite joining method and join the dc rows to the Mini Granny Square strip. I used whip stitch to do that. Your three joined strips should now look like that.

 
Congratulations! You've managed the dc rows and joined the first two square strips, which form the right part of Wade’s Blanket.

Make sure to share your progress pics and see you again in two weeks with Part 7 of Wade's Blanket. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact Zelna or me via our blogs or post your question in the comments. You can also find us on Facebook: Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design.
 

Montag, 25. Mai 2015

Adler 30-7: Back in Action!

 
Letztes Jahr hat mir mein Schwiegervater in spe diese Adler-Ledernähmaschine aus seiner Schuhmacher-Werkstatt vermacht, wo sie bis zu dem Zeitpunkt noch im Einsatz war. Allerdings hatte sie einige Probleme, z. B. dass der Oberfaden immer nach einigen Stichen riss. Nach einigem Herumprobieren mit der Fadenspannung, anderen Nadeln und anderem Faden läuft sie nun wieder einwandfrei und erstrahlt nach einer Generalreinigung in altem Glanz. Nun kann es an die Arbeit gehen. Dank dieser Maschine werden mir einige Lederarbeiten leichter und schneller von der Hand gehen.
 
Last year my FIL to (may)be gave me this Adler leather sewing machine from his shoemaker's workshop, where it was at work until that time. The machine was having some problems, e. g. the upper thread breaking after some stitches. But after some adjustments to thread tension, needles and thread it's working properly again and after a good clean she looks pretty and black again. Now I can get to work. This machine will make leatherwork a lot easier and faster.

Sonntag, 24. Mai 2015

Yo-Yo Update

 
Update von den Yo-Yos. 51 Stück sind es inzwischen, was schon für eine Babydecke reichen würde. Aber ich mache weiter.
 
Update on the yo-yos. I crocheted 51 of them so far, which would be enough for a baby blanket already. But I will continue.

Freitag, 22. Mai 2015

Friday Fun: Halftime of Part 5 of the Wade's Blanket CAL!

It's Friday, it's halftime for Part 5 and it's time to show some WIP photos of our participants. Again I received many lovely pics and I'm drooling again over the color combos people chose.
 
Laura, the girl who made baby blankets from almost every pattern we shared so far. How cool is that? And she's fast!
 
 
Lisbeth's blanket will be a rainbow of colors which makes me happy looking at it.
 
 
Patti chose to go with green/camo and pink which looks great!
 
 
And here's the WIP pic of my lovely friend Zelna, who is hosting this CAL with me. Great colors, too!
 
 
And this awesome color combo is by Elza. Almost looks like Southwestern colors to me.
 
 
And as always in the last photo you can see my own v-stitch stripe in the peacock color scheme I chose for my blanket.
 
 
 
Well done, ladies! Have fun making your v-stitch stripe and see you again in next Friday with Part 6 of Wade's Blanket. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact Zelna or me via our blogs or post your question in the comments. You can also find us on Facebook: Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design. And don't forget to share your photos!

Montag, 18. Mai 2015

Geburtstagsgeschenk: Hosentasche/Birthday Gift: Jeans Bag

Endlich kann ich euch die tolle Tasche zeigen, die ich für meine Schwägerin gemacht habe. Eine kleine Vorschau gab es ja schon.
 
Finally I can show you the beautiful bag I made for my SIL. I already shared a sneak peek.
 
 
Die süße Kinderjeans haben alle meine Nichten getragen und das Jeans-Patchwork enthält auch eine Jeans meines Bruders und so ist die Tasche eine tolle Erinnerung an ihre Lieben, jedes Mal wenn meine Schwägerin die Tasche benutzt.
 
The cute pair of jeans was worn by all of my nieces and the jeans patchwork contains a pair of jeans from my brother, so my SIL has a great memory of her loved ones every time she uses the bag.



Freitag, 15. Mai 2015

Wade's Blanket CAL: Part 5

Hello and welcome to Part 5 of the Wade's Blanket CAL, hosted by Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design!    

Please share your progress on our Facebook Pages Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design so that we can include them in our next posts! 


Today's pattern is:


  V-Stitch


PATTERN TERMS:    US



YARN WEIGHT:   DK (8PLY / LIGHTWORSTED WEIGHT)  



HOOK SIZE:   5.00mm


Make your strip as long as your square strips are, as you will join two of the square strips with the v-stitch stripe. You can make the stripe as wide as you like. Your v-stitch stripe will be your center stripe. Change your colors as you like.

Row 1: Chain an even number of chains.

For this swatch piece I made 16ch, which make for 7 v's in the end. My v-stripe for the blanket is 27 v's and changes color every other row, so my blanket will fit a single bed in the end.



Tip: I recommend doing the starting chain and leave a long tail. Then start your pattern rows from the same end than your chain row. In case you miscounted the chains, you can always add or take away stitches.

Row 2: 2dc in the 4th ch from hook (if you just turn your work) or in the first ch (if you start from the same end than you started your chain, as I recommended above). Skip 1ch. 2dc in the next ch. Continue to the end of the chain. Add or take away ch stitches if needed. Turn work.



Row 3: 3ch, dc in between the "V" cluster of the last row. 2dc into the next "V" from the row before. Continue to the end of the row. Can you see how the v's open up in the bottom row?




Congratulations! You've managed the V-Stitch.
Have fun making your v-stitch strip and see you again in two weeks with Part 6 of Wade's Blanket. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact Zelna or me via our blogs or post your question in the comments. You can also find us on Facebook: Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design.

Sonntag, 10. Mai 2015

Fertig!/Done!

Fertig!
Done!
 
 
Ich denke, ich bin meinem Ziel, mir eigene Kleidung nähen zu können, ein gutes Stück näher gekommen. Nach der Hose ist nun die Musterbluse fertig. Nun geht's auf Stoffsuche.
 
I think I'm one step closer of being able to sew my own clothes. After a pair of trousers I made myself a test blouse of a pattern I adjusted to my measurements. Now on to looking for fabric.