Wednesday, 2 October 2019

New gloves!

Hi everyone!

This past week I have finished my new pair of gloves. I used a Drops Desing pattern:

https://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=4307&cid=23


And Drops Fabel yarn. I am looking forward using them during this winter. I think they look gorgeous!!
 




Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Great knitting web with free patterns!

Hi there!

I have recently discovered this great web with lots of free patterns, and I would like to share it with everyone! It is called Knitty

http://knitty.com/ISSUEff19/index.php

You can browse their past issues and check patterns included in there, or just go to the pattern library and search what kind of item you would like to knit and add what features you would like it to have.

Hope you will love it! I'm looking forward to finishing all the stuff I have started to choose one of these great patterns.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Crocheted bag

Hi there!

Summer has started, as well as the time spent in the park watching my 4YO girl playing with some other kids. Sometimes I am wishing I have simple and rather mechanical to do, so I can keep an eye on her and do something at the same time.

So I tried with this item, a crocheted bag useful to go shopping. Pattern by Drops Design, here you have the link:

https://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=9108&cid=19

I used some cotton/acrylic yarn, same as I used for scientific amigurumi. I used 50 g in orange color, and 100 g in green.

I am very happy with the result, it is very useful and I could do something else but being seated 😉



Friday, 12 April 2019

Scientific amigurumi

Hi there,

How are you? I hope very fine.

Today I want to share with you a nice pattern published in Ravelry. It is a crochet pattern of an Erlenmeyer flask. Here you are the link:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/earl-lenmeyer-the-flask

I am preparing a gift for a labmate who is about to defend her PhD thesis. And this amigurumi flask is just great. I crochetted it together with a test tube. The test tube it really easy to crochet, just make a magic ring of 5 single crochet stitches, make 2 sc in the next round and keep on crochetting as long as you want your tube to be. You can "fill in" your tube just using a colored yarn, and changing to white yarn for the empty part. When you think your tube is big enough, just stuff it, and decrease in each sc crocheting only in the back loop. The cap of the tube is also easy, make a magic ring with 6 sc, increase in the next round to 12 sc, and then crochet in the back loop in the next round. Make 2 or 3 more rounds and finish it. Your test tube is done!!

I hope you will like it.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Fingerless mittens

Hi!

I want to show you my new fingerless mittens. I always get cold hands while working on my laptop, so this is the final solution! I had a leftover skein of Drops Lima yarn and I crocheted them on a cold Saturday afternoon. I followed this pattern,

https://handmade-rukodelky.blogspot.com/2015/02/crocheted-simple-fingerless-gloves-sm.html?m=1

And here you have the result


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Double side knitted scarf

Hi there!
I just want to share with you a picture of the scarf I made for muy 4yo girl. I wanted to knit something with double side knitting technique. I was thinking on an emoji motif, and I asked my kid about it. But then, she asked me: 'and why not a solar system scarf?' Wow! Let's do it!
So I worked on the pattern on Stitchfiddle, and I drew the solar system part, including asteroid belt between Mars and Júpiter, Pluto and Kuiper's belt. But I needed a longer pattern to make the scarf long enough, so I added an alien spacecraft, a couple of rockets, Virgo constellation (it's my girl sign), and a big comet. I have finished a few weeks ago, and I have also knitted a pair of mittens following Drop's Mr. Fish pattern. Everything was done with Drops Fable yarn.

https://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=7301&cid=19

Here you have a couple of pictures of both scarf and mittens.



 And here I post the chart pattern, it has 420 rows and 40 stitches.


I hope someone else will use it, please let me know how it looks!




Friday, 19 October 2018

Crochet backpack

Hi there!

Today I'm showing you my last crochet craft. It is a backpack showing Totoro motifs.


I used some Drops Safran surplus (the white background) and some Drops You. I made up the pattern based on this ravelry blanket pattern:

https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Skirtyfyde/baby-blanket-latvian-garden

And in this picture:

  And I drew it using Stitchfiddle, which I think is really useful to make this kind of pattern.

https://www.stitchfiddle.com/en

Here is the pattern, in case anyone would like to use it. But please, do not sell it!!






















It is also available in Ravelry:

Pattern in Ravelry

Monday, 11 June 2018

Interesting research

Hi there!

Have you ever heard about knitting research?? I've just read about it last week, and I think it is so interesting! Thus, I want to share it. I am talking about KEME, Knitting in Early Moders Europe, an ongoing research project which began as an EU-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship at the Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen.

And the best thing is that anyone can get involved! I just let you the link here:

http://kemeresearch.com/

You may participate knitting or reviewing the evidence and commenting it. And you can also subscribe to receive an eNewsletter reporting all the latest KEME activity.

Enjoy it!! Let's hope they will achieve great and interesting results!!!

Friday, 18 May 2018

Finished!

Hi there!

Just a couple of things today.

Firstly, I have decided I will keep on writing only in English.The two-column format looks nice but it is a bit complicated for me. So, sorry for the Spanish-speaking people, but I will just write in English from now on. And therefore I will practice my English 😄

I want to share this with everyone. I have finished my new jumper. It is knitted top-down, and this is the very first time I make something in this way. It have been a bit difficult, but it is already done. And I am very happy with it!!

The pattern is by Drops Design. Please visit the web, it is full of great and free knit and crochet patterns for everybody.

https://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=7845&cid=19

And this is the jumper!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Mucho tiempo sin escribir... / A long time inactive...

¡Buenas! Este año ha sido una locura y apenas he dedicado tiempo al blog. La razón de ello no es otra que el nacimiento de mi primera hija, entre el embarazo y el cuidado de la niña no he tenido tiempo, y muchas veces tampoco ganas, de ponerme a escribir aquí. Manualidades he seguido haciendo, sobre todo cositas de punto para la niña. A ver si me voy poniendo al día.

Hi there! This year has just been crazy, and I hardly spend time writing on the blog. The reason is the birth of my first baby-girl, the pregnancy and baby care let me timeless and lacking enthusiasm to write here. I've been crafting anyway, specially knitting and crocheting baby clothes. I hope I will be publishing these things from now on.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

¡Felices Fiestas! / Merry Christmas!

¡Buenas! Este año ha sido una locura y apenas he dedicado tiempo al blog. La razón de ello no es otra que el nacimiento de mi primera hija, entre el embarazo y el cuidado de la niña no he tenido tiempo, y muchas veces tampoco ganas, de ponerme a escribir aquí. Manualidades he seguido haciendo, sobre todo cositas de punto para la niña. A ver si me voy poniendo al día.
De momento, hoy os voy a dejar un enlace. A finales de mes bautizaremos a la nena, y voy a hacer unos conos de papel llenos de caramelos para repartir entre los asistentes. No me he decidido todavía, pero alguno de los modelos de papermatrix será el elegido. Como veis, en este blog podéis encontrar un montón de patrones listos para imprimir para hacer gran variedad de objetos con papel entrelazado. Es sorprendente, la verdad. Espero que os guste tanto como a mí.
Hi there! This year has just been crazy, and I hardly spend time writing on the blog. The reason is the birth of my first baby-girl, the pregnancy and baby care let me timeless and lacking enthusiasm to write here. I've been crafting anyway, specially knitting and crocheting baby clothes. I hope I will be publishing these things from now on. Today I will just write a nice link for you. At the end of the month, the baby will be given baptism, and I'm going to make paper cones to full them with candies, in order to share them out the attendees. I didn't make up my mind yet, but any of papermatrix's models will be the chosen one. As you can see, in this blog you can find plenty of great printable patterns to make many different objects out of paper. It's amazing. I hope you will like it as much as I do.


Saturday, 14 June 2014

Alfombra con vaqueros viejos / Rug made our of old jeans

¿Hola de nuevo! Últimamente ando liada con muchas cosas, y aunque sigo haciendo cositas el tema va lento.
Hoy os enseño lo último que he hecho. Necesitábamos una pequeña alfombra para poner debajo de una silla, y he hecho esta con unos pantalones vaqueros viejos. Primero he cortado en tiras de 3-4 cm de ancho la parte de las perneras. Después, esas tiras se van enrollando y se sujetan unas a otras mediante punto bajo a ganchillo, hecho con un hilo de algodón. Yo usé hilo azul, pero podría hacerse con otros colores que contrasten con la tela vaquera. 
¡Espero que os guste! Es laboriosa, pero fácil de hacer, y el resultado es muy bueno.

Hi again! I'm quite busy recently with many different things, and even when I keep doing things, they go too slowly.
Anyway, today I show you the last thing I've done. We needed a small rug to put under a chair, and I have done this one with some old jeans. Firstly, I cut the trouser leg in long stripes, 3-4 cm wide. Then, I rolled the stripes and join them through single crochet stitches, crocheted with a thing cotton yarn. I used blue yarn, but it could be done with other contrasting colors.
I hope you'll like it! It takes a lot of work, but it was easy to make and the result is quite good.




Friday, 21 March 2014

Hobbes de ganchillo / Crocheted Hobbes

¡Hola! Aquí estoy de nuevo. Ha pasado bastante tiempo desde la última entrada que escribí, pero no me he olvidado del blog. Solo que han surgido otras cosas que quitan tiempo de hacer manualidades, y también de poder escribir aquí.
De todas formas, aquí estoy de nuevo. Esta vez os voy a enseñar un muñequito de ganchillo. Se trata de Hobbes, el célebre tigre del comic de Bill Watterson Calvin y Hobbes. Me encanta el cómic. Y cuando vi este patrón para hacer un Hobbes de ganchillo, no pude resistirme. Aquí os dejo el enlace, de un interesante blog escrito por Sukigirl.
Hi! Here I am again.It seems a lot of time has passed from the last time I published something here, but I haven't forgotten about the blog. But some other things happens, things that stole my time, so I couldn't make any craft or write here.
Anyway, here I am. Today I want to show you a nice stuffed crocheted character. It is Hobbes, the famous tiger from Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes. I love the comic, so when I saw this pattern to make a crocheted Hobbes, I couldn't avoid to make one for myself. Here you are the link to the pattern, in a very interesting blog by Sukigirl.


 http://sukigirl74.blogspot.com.es/2013/10/heres-another-free-hobbes-crochet_14.html


Y aquí está una foto de mi Hobbes.¡Quedó muy bien! La pena es que no tenía lana naranja, y lo hice de color rojo. Aún así me gusta mucho el resultado final.
And here is a picture of my Hobbes. It looks so good! Even when I used red yarn instead of orange. I love it anyway.


Aquí podéis ver su cara más de cerca. Los ojos, la nariz y la boca van bordados con lana negra.

And here you can see its face closely. I made the eyes, nose and mouth with black yarn.



Espero que os haya gustado y os animéis a hacer uno. El patrón está muy bien explicado y como veis queda estupendo.
I hope you liked and you make your own Hobbes. The pattern is quite good, and the final result is so great.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Feliz Año / Happy New Year!

¡Hola! Se nos termina 2013, y desde aquí quiero desear a todo aquel que se pase por el blog un Feliz Año Nuevo, que el 2014 sea mejor en todos los sentidos al 2014.

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Hi! 2013 is just ending, and I just want to wish Happy New Year to those of you who visit this blog. I hope 2014 will be better than 2013 in any aspect, and all your dreams will come true.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Ramo de Navidad / Christmas "ramo"

¡Hola! Como os prometí en la anterior entrada, aquí os traigo la foto del Ramo terminado. Como veis lo he pintado de un rojo burdeos muy apropiado para la época del año, y lo he adornado con una rama de acebo, cintas de raso verdes, pasamanería amarilla y verde, una cenefa de pequeñas manoplas de ganchillo y frutas de invierno y dulces. ¡Ha quedado muy bien! ¿Queréis saber cómo lo he hecho? Pues solo tenéis que seguir leyendo esta entrada.
Hi! As I promised in the previous entry, today I'm showing you a picture of Christmas ramo already finished and ornated. I've painted it in dark red, which is a very suitable color for Christmas, and I've ornated it with a holly branch, dark green ribbons, green and yellow braids, a crocheted trim showing little mittens, some winter fruits and sweets. It looks great! Would you like to know how I made it? Then keep reading this entry.