December 2011

His, Her & Their Lot Hats

I finally have all the presents done and nearly good to go to Denmark on Wednesday.  I just need to sew on pom-poms and weave in ends. His & Her Hats worked in Alpaca © Irene Lundgaard 2011 I made a His & Her Hat set out of two balls of Alpaca reversing the colours […]

Present Making Into The Small Hours

Peace reigns in the sofa and piles of presents are rolling off the hook… Nisse, Pixie and Elf Hats © Irene Lundgaard 2011 I’m nearly there! Hope you are too!

Danish Pixie Irish Style

In Denmark we have pixies rather than elves helping for Christmas.  However, pixies are not always all that helpful, they also do cheeky things like turning milk blue in cartons in the fridge or messing up all the shoes in the hall. A pixie is something along the lines of a Leprechaun, they are about […]

Blossom On The Hook

I have nearly caught up with life here since my return from Denmark and now the sun is shining so it’s time for getting the camera out. You see, I have been busy with the hook as I have been working on Christmas gift ideas for the workshops in Denmark and my classes here in […]

Preparing Another Workshop In Denmark

I am preparing another workshop at the County Library in Skive, Denmark on Sunday November 20th. The title is Christmas Gift Making and yes, I do use that word now as I know that in order to make the deadline, we crafters need to get going now! I have already prepared a good few ideas […]

At Home With Tapestry Crochet

Since I found Tapestry Crochet and made it my own my Scandinavian crochet self has found her true spiritual home. My love of colour work, which was always confined to knitting, I felt, has truly found a home. My plan this autumn and winter is to dip into the stash of beautiful coloured pure wool […]

The Sweetest Thing

I made a pattern for a Ear Warmer Hat some time last year and the other day Marley presented the most fantastic interpretation of my pattern. She played around with colours and embellishment in the lovely Lett Lopi yarn. Look what she made. Marley’s Crochet Ear Warmer Hat My heart melted when I saw this […]

A Piece Of Heaven On My Hook

I am a member of Ravelry which is an all dancing all singing yarn forum full of ‘yarnies’. If you are not yet a member, make it your business to become one. It is a fountain of patterns and hints and tips and yarn resources. It’s fiber-cyber-heaven in other words. On Ravelry there is a […]