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4KCBWDAY2- Day 2: There is no Bee but there is Butterfly

Hi,

Knitting & Crochet Week

Knitting & Crochet Week


The Second day in the Challenge is to say or show something about the House I chose yesterday.

Yesterday I chose House of Bees relating to my love for inspiring projects.
Today is almost like a continuation, it is more like a story over how a specific project got evolved.

Right from the time, I saw the French Bower Bird & the Christmas Wreath, My intention was to try something similar to that. And It went thru various cycles of thought process & trying to find patterns to make what was in my imagination and I finally I made it.

It is the Circle of Love

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It is one project where I have picked up each & every piece from different Patterns like a Bee collecting Honey from every flower.

Also the colors depicts flower & bee filled Garden. What I realize is there is no “Bee” as such in the Frame.

But nevertheless, there is a Butterfly.

And now to the details.

Ring:
It is an embroidery hoop covered with crochet. I did a ch8
Then rows of sc on the ch8 turning each round.
I changed colors after 6 rows and not every alternate row( like Attic24 wreath patterns) only to avoid too many darning ins.

Tried to make mirror image of one side to another, but it did not come as expected. I think , the best way to do many colors is to go completely random.
Weaved in the threads,then dipped in water, no fevicol this time and then sewed.

Made the flowers and used some of the flowers made earlier.

Flowers are made like
Ch4 Ring u can make ch5/ch6 (to ur comfort level) as a button will anyways cover up the center hole 🙂
Ch3, 2dc ch3, ss into the ring. * 5 times for 5 petals.

ch4 Ring
Ch3, 2dc ch3, ss into the ring. * 5 times for 5 petals.

Butterfly:
I tried many other versions of butterfly but with the laura knitting cotton thickness everything was coming bigger and was disproportionate with the flowers.
So this is what I tried.

Ch5 Ring
Ch4, 3 tr ch4 ss into ring.
Ch3,2 tr,ch3 ss into ring.
Ch3, 2 tr ch3 ss into ring.
Ch4, 3 tr ch4 ss into ring.

3 tr for the front 2 feathers and 2 tr for the hind part.
Slip Stitch in between the 2 front feathers and Ch4 for the antennae.
Weave in the ends.

Heart is from Lucy’s Teeny Tiny Hearts.
The outline is sc on each stitches with 2 sc on the broadest part of heart( 3rd st).
The picot is done on the previous row picot( sc,ch3,sc on same picot)

Bird is from this pattern. But the Orange bird is a trial version in opposite direction.
Also I changed the tail part. It is made like Ch2, ss into 1st ch and then sc into the same stitch.

Arranged all the buttons ,flowers, birds & butterfly and sewed them with sewing threads.
It was really tough and suggested to use thimble.

I’m happy with the project in many ways, primarily that it was appreciated by whoever saw it.
The finishing is much better than my previous projects and I have tried flowers & butterfly by myself. And before that, I tried quite a number of other patterns too.

Thanks,
Sangheetha.

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Knitting & Crochet Blog Week 2013

Hi All,

Knitting & Crochet Week

Knitting & Crochet Week

I came across the Knitting & Crochet Blog Week 2013 in Favourite Things.

Head over here to read about more about it.

I have seen it before but never participated. Though I’m very late to the party, I decided to try it out.
It is challenge for me as
1. I blog in very random way. I tried to make 1 post every Monday but it did not happen. Either MOnday was holiday or I was busy at work or Faulty connection. Something always jinxes Mondays. Then I tried Tuesdays, Alas, similar things happen to jinx Tuesdays too. So I stopped my routine and helped the days to remain jinx-free 🙂

2. Though this blog is about my craftiness, off late, I had done less and very less. Yes I have tried few things, and made some projects. But my commitment is no where comparable to other bloggers around the world.

In spite of all my shortcomings, I have decided to launch myself in this Space shuttle which will take me round for 5 days.
3 days already past, But now only I’m taking off, hope I’ll manage to make consecutive posts for 5 days.

So Now to choose my house. There are 4 houses to choose from.

houses

And I can relate more to the House of Bee.

The House of Bee: Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.

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I jump from one project to another just by looking at the beauty of it. Thats how I related myself with the House of Bees. My projects are majorly inspired ones.
So now to examples 🙂

I started crochet seeing these flowers in Ninu’s Blog. And after that I’m never without my hook.I made lots of these flowers but gave them away to my niece as a reward when she learned crochet and started doing enthusiastically.

My another inspired project was Attic24’s ZigZag Baby Blanket.
Well here is mine..

Baby Blanket

Baby Blanket

And my post giving the details.
It was really a proud moment for me, as this was my first big crochet project.

And then lots more on the Inspiration category..

House of Love
Twin Homes
Happy Flower
Crochet Cushion
Decorative Crochet

Thanks,
Sangheetha.

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30 Minutes Magic

Hi All,

How long do you think it will take to make a Clueless WIP to an Astonishing FO ( Actually I wished to use the word Ravishing, but you know as usual I’m not so confident about my work.Instead of you saying Yeah, you may end up saying, Is she a fool? to say this as Ravishing. So I played safe 🙂 )

I have a great pile up of WIPs and the WIP in question today is this.

So , this was the Before and After pics.
Before

Corner View -3

Corner View -3

Center View- Close Up

Center View- Close Up

After

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The Pics are not great, I realise now. Let me try to click better ones.
So the 30 Minutes magic was nothing but hemming the sides and adding a store bought colorful rich border.( which unfortunately doesn’t show up well on pictures).

It can be used as a Table Runner or as a wall hanging too 🙂 (On the Speed, I’m making Wall Hangings, there wont be bare walls in the house).

Love
Sangheetha.