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More socks

If you are looking for a quick project to crochet before winter is over, these comfy stay-at-home socks are a good way to give use to odd skeins that may have remained from bigger projects, and they also make great gifts.

One small skein like these ones from Flying Tiger stores makes for one sock for small woman’s feet (about 36 in Spain, which according to this website would be like a 5.5 in US and a 3.5 in UK)

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Using this hairy yarn adds a plus of difficulty because you need to literally feel (with your fingers) where the stitches are, since it’s impossible to determine with your eyes where are you supposed to insert your hook next… This can be quite discouraging at first… but this also means it won’t show if you make any mistakes… 😉

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The pattern itself is not difficult, and you can follow video instructions in my previous post about socks from (can’t-bellieve-how-quick-time-goes-by) two years ago.

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Happy crochetting!

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Heart Shape / Leaf Shape Knitted Scarf

Winter winter… Today I bring you a knitted pattern that is a classic in my family. Every one we’ve ever cared about (specially old women) has received (or will receive in a near future) a scarf made with this pattern.

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Although it’s made mainly with garter stitch (all stitches are a knit), I’d say it’s an intermediate level project because it involves increasing, decreasing and separating stitches.

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Amigurumi Spock Pattern DIY

I must admit I’ve never watched an episode of Star Trek. I did watch a movie, some years ago, the reboot they made with that guy who was the villain on Heroes, and I remember it bored me a lot. But my cousin just became father, and he’s been a huge fan of the series since… forever, so I thought he would appreciate that her daughter had a little Spock doll to play with.

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QCC (Quick Christmas Craft): glass jar candle holder

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I know I know, some of you may think it’s yet too soon to think about Christmas, but it’s not, really… If shops can have their Christmas stuff already displayed, why can’t I? ☺

This candle holder is a very quick and easy thing to do, and it really gives a Christmassy coziness to any room. All you need is an empty and clean glass jar and a white pen that paints on glass, easy to find in any craft store. Alternatively, you could use white acrylic paint and a thin brush if you have a steady hand… ☺

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It’s really so silly that I don’t think this post needs a “keep reading” jump.

Basically, you just need to start drawing and let your imagination guide you. Once you are done, place a little candle inside and that’s all.

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Reversible Dark Knight Scarf

Autumn is here and you should start working on your Christmas projects if you don’t want to find yourself finishing your scarves and sweaters in Spring! (True story, happened to me last year…)

Now I’m proud to show you this project that took me several months to finish: the reversible Dark Knight scarf!

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It’s made with double knitting, with thin wool and 2.5 mm needles. (= a pain in the ass.)

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Celebrate Autumn with these felt leaves

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Summer is officially gone in the north hemisphere, and there’s nothing we can do about it. We can mourn because the days are becoming shorter and the holidays are over, or we can embrace the good things of the Fall: like not being sweaty all the time, resurrecting your scarfs and cardigans from wherever you hid them last spring, using boots again (yei!), enjoying cozy drinks, new episodes of your favorite TV shows, and suddenly you feel like baking, and knitting, and cuddling again…

So, celebrate the new season with some decor for your home, like this easy felt leaves wall hanging. It’s as simple as (pumpkin) pie!

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