lördag 26 mars 2011

Purl Soho

I was in New York a week ago. Sunday 20th March we strolled downtown, visited Barnes & Noble at Union Square, had a frappuccino at Starbuck's in the corner and found our way to legendary Purl Soho this sunny day!

Purl Soho
I have been following the PurlBee blog for quite some time now, so it was really irresistible to pay a visit to this store while in NY. The shop was small, but lovely. I parked DH and DD on the handy bench just inside the door and scanned the walls and baskets to find at least one skein of yarn to bring home as a souvenir.

I can't say that the prices really fit my budget, but if you want quality you will have to pay for it, right? I found a lovely yellow-brownish skein of yarn (on discount) and some perfectly colour-matched buttons to go with it. And they even wound it up to a ball for me, while I waited. And two people in the staff gave me compliments on my new white Clovis shawl! Very nice!

The yarn will eventually become a purse. I have a light brown fabric with small polca dots for the lining.

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At Barnes & Noble, I picked up the super smart Stitchionary 5 from Vogue. It is all about lace knitting, and just what I need to get to understand some kinds of lace better. Works well with my way of thinking. No lace knitting for the Purl Soho Yarn, though. That yarn stands for itself in plain stockinette knitting, I think.

/Maia

torsdag 24 mars 2011

Contest at Mrs Albertsson's

Fru Albertsson has had her 10.000th visitor and celebrates this with a yarn and scissors giveaway! Here's a link to her blog. Fru Albertsson blogs in Swedish but please try your luck with Google translate to get to know her better. One very nice thing about following her blog is that it gets you inspired to crochet and knit for charity. She has made numerous little cardigans for children in need.

/Maia

lördag 19 mars 2011

Blue jeans bag by Agnes

Agnes has been thinking of a bag for some time now. And last weekend we took some time to finally get around to it.


Now the bag is in New York with us and it fits in well with the city, I reckon.


The bag is lined with a multi-coloured fabric that I bought in the 90s.


/Maia

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torsdag 17 mars 2011

lördag 12 mars 2011

Leftovers: Dishcloth and mobile cozy

With leftovers from the blue wrap I made a knitted dishcloth...


...and an iPhone cozy, in Tunisian crochet. I was inspred by Gudrun's blog post from yesterday, look here if you read Swedish.


I put it together with a white crocheted edge.


/Maia

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tisdag 8 mars 2011

Wrap



One dark blue wrap finished. Linen-cotton. Should I send it to the final destination before winter is over? It works fine during spring and summer too, but easter is far away.

Wrap
/Maia


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Mitten 2.0

From Lsys.


/Maia

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måndag 7 mars 2011

Vante-vante


Vante-vante, originally uploaded by Maia Andréasson.
Dear Sis lost her mittens (vantar) on the train, so she just had to grab the crochet needle while spending time at my place this weekend. Pattern here. Turning her back at the Swedish second chance of Melodifestivalen (Eurovision song contest) she crocheted along, grumping and complaining about not being able to make it. Which she of course did, with excellence. As always. And she pimped them with a brodery. I think of leaving all my projects to her for pimping. She's the Pimpernel!

/Maia

fredag 4 mars 2011

Crocheted flowers

I spent the evening crocheting some small flowers for broches (is that even an English word?) or maybe rings.


The smallest one my daughter wants for a ring.


/Maia

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