The Pussy hat movement

About a week ago I decided to make myself a pussy hat. Some of you might know them, but for those of you wondering what I’m talking about, here’s the thing: 

It’s a crocheted hat with a rectangular shape, that’ll give the impression of cat ears when you put it on. And it’s very bright pink!

At the moment I feel like the world is being torn apart. Elections have caused uproar, and in my country elections will be held next month. I find the aftermath of the election in the US quite disturbing, and let me be clear! I do not agree with this person’s opinions and what he’s said, and I defy his actions. For people that have followed me for some time, you know that I am a supporter of the LGBT community. This is my continued support for equality, for human rights. I am siding with the sisters and brothers of the Women’s march, for all the reasons you could think of. 

I’m now creating pussy hats on request for people in my city, Groningen. If slowly but surely the city turns pink, I’ll be superhappy. This feels like an amazing good cause to give my free time to. It’s important that we will express our opinions and not be silenced. 

Together, we can create the world we want to live in. 

Love,

-M.

Hats collection part 2

Welcome to my new followers! I am ever so grateful (:

A while ago I knitted another hat, and yes, this is still the same red yarn as the other projects.. I just love this colour, still have several skeins left!

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This pattern comes from a website I discovered a while ago, it’s full of free patterns and some of them are lovely! Look at this one! Think I just found my next project..

I’m very proud of this work, I think the stockinette parts look really good here. Still, the cables are not nearly as big as the ones on the pattern example, I keep thinking that maybe I read something wrong. As for the shape of the hat, I prefer slouchy beanies, but for a tight one this one’s ok.

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Feel free to share the link of the website, I think it’s quite marvelous.

Apart from the first hat, I also crocheted another beanie. This is a pattern that I found trough pinterest (gotta love that site), so all credit goes to this lady (: Thankyou for uploading!

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I made this one with again, the red yarn, and some white that you’ll see in the next project down below.

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So, I also linked you to ‘the next project’ somewhere at the first hat, and that one is finished as we speak. It took me a while to just sit and take photos of the above, and now the scarf is finished as well so I uploaded all of them at once (: Makes sence? No, but it’s ok.

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Bad selfie, I know, but the pointed end was so long I had to use a mirror. I’m looking into getting a normal tripod..

Also, I have to thank someone else (though I don’t know who exactly) for pinning my elven cloak on pinterest! It gets me tons of views, especially when it was Halloween and now with ‘the Hobbit’ coming out two weeks ago, so THANKYOU!

Love,

-M.

Christmas ornaments

Last week or something I saw this post by a fellow crocheter on wordpress. I loved it so much that I tried to make some of the adorable pieces myself.

I finished two reindeers and two snowmen:

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It’s my first amigurumi ever, I knew this existed but I was always more of a ‘beanies and scarves and wearables’ kind of crocheter. When I came across this though, I wanted to try it out and hang them in our tree (:

Make sure to check out AmigurumiBB’s!

Love,

M.

My hats collection!

Soooo, I did this little photoshoot with all the hats and beanies I’ve made since I started crocheting and knitting.. Oh and there’s also my other scarf that I made..

I started crocheting 2 years ago, towards the end of winter, and I started of with a hat that I found on youtube. Instead of going for a simple hat with one stitch, I just wanted to do something fun with holes and different stitches!

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The second one was another hat from youtube, which kind of looks like a spiderweb. I really like it though. This is a black one. This channel is also the source of all other youtube references down below.

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After that I did another in blue. I added a rose, though I want to get that off again because I don’t like it.

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I also knitted my first hat, this was something that I posted about last year while I was just getting started on it. Find the pattern here. I love the pattern, although I’m not sure if I like how mine turned out.. I started on needles that were kind of small (sounds familiar, right?), so when I bought some bigger ones I transfered and things got better. Still, not sure.. Maybe I’ll make it again in a different colour..

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And this one here is my favorite hat at the moment, I wear it all the time. It’s the same yarn as above, I also made my first scarf with it. I used a pattern that I found through pinterest (that is an amazing thing, you guys) and it consists out of bobble stitches, where you yo, insert in stitch, yo pull through and do that like, 3 times, before finishing off the stitch. It’s like an extended double crochet (US terms).

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The scarf was done entirely in hdc (US terms), inserting only in the front or back of the stitch, not both. I don’t remember which it was, but that way you create these lines that look almost like a knit/purl, only it’s crocheted. This is yet another youtube pattern that I found.

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So, while I was doing the shoot I was already working on a new hat, and while I’m creating this post I have finished that one plus another one.. And as you know, I have created a sweater now and the new sweater is also finished! In fact, I’m editing the video so it can go online soon 🙂

Love,

-M.

Circle scarf: Broomstick lace

After this short 2 weeks hiatus from blogging, I’m back! Whoo! Brace yourselves, because even though I didn’t write anything, I did do a lot of stuff, and it’s coming your way in 3… 2… 1…

So this is a scarf that I made as a gift for my mom. It’s the second scarf that I’ve ever made, and I love this one, but I haven’t really worn it yet to test it… But, yes, I love the colour and I really like this pattern, broomstick lace is fun! 

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The pattern was from another blogger, you can find it here. I decided to make it wider, because mom and I like our scarves to be big and bulky. Instead of the 31 stitches I did 61.

The first photo was shot in the dark, so the other one really shows you what it looks like. Yes, this is the same yarn as the other project thingie that didn’t work out and I started over with, and I’ll tell you about that later cause that’s finished too 😀

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Love,

-M.

Bummer…

First of all, welcome to my new followers! 

Second, bad news.. I finished my crochet project today, which is great ofcourse! But now I tried it on right before I was supposed to actually sew the pieces together and I ended up not liking it at all! This is so disappointing…

And it’s probably my own fault, not listening to things on paper.. The project was meant for a 3 mm hook, so I used that. On yarn that was meant for a 5 mm hook. And now the shirt is not falling down properly. It’s way too stiff. The sleeve parts make me look like a bat. Plus it makes me look kind of much bigger sized than I am, which is always bad.

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This sucks.

Now I think I have a solution, but it’s not funny. I’m going to make a 10×10 with a larger hook, at least a 6, to see if that’s draping instead of.. stiff. If that works, I’ll take the whole thing apart and start over. So, bummer…

Now, I did film everything, so I will probably edit all that and upload it anyway, and after finishing the (possibly) reloaded version I might reupload the tutorial as well with an extra scene to show the new version. I hope that makes sence 😛

Before I will take everything apart though, I’m going to work on a different project. That will be a gift for my mom, it’s going to be a circle scarf in the same yarn as my shirt project thing. Since winter will come up soon I want to have that finished for her before it gets cold. This shirt is not warm enough for winter, so it can wait (:

Positive side to this: I wasn’t really tired of the pattern yet, at all! I was almost sad I was already ‘finished’..

If you have any advice on how to handle this project in a different way, please tell me about it! &what are your experiences with projects like this?

Love,

-M.

Update: 12-09

Hey!

First: Welcome to my new followers! Including my new facebook followers, ofcourse (:

Second: Happy Crochet Day!

Over the past two weeks I’ve been very busy with school. The first week I did something fun though, I was helping out during the introduction for first year students. There was a theme party and I will show you the whole look and the ‘how to’ this week/weekend, including the costume I told you about earlier in august.

I’m currently working on a new crochet project, which is a shirt you can wear over a top with straps. It took me a while to figure out the pattern, so surprise: I’m making a video tutorial! My first tutorial ever!

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Once you understand the pattern it’s really easy and I think it goes quickly. Luckily this pattern has a lot of variation, so it won’t be boring any time soon. I’m already past halfway on the first section, and I started almost two weeks ago, working only an hour, maybe two, in the evenings.

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So, once it’s done, I’ll have a nice video for you!

Love,

-M.