New blanket

Ripple blanket – here’s the pattern

Just finished my new blanket. Took me less than a week – yarn I needed arrived on Wednesday and the whole thing was done on Sunday. Pretty quick.

I should probably start at the beginning.

Some time ago there was a sale on DROPS yarns (very nice stuff in general) and I bought some random balls in colours that seemed interesting. “Andes” was one of these and finally I made a cowl/scarf thing out of it. Which was a total failure, because the outcome was way too thick and stiff. Probably I used a hook some sizes too small. Well.

So this week I undid it and added some cream Andes to it as a contrast, took a 8mm hook and hooked a round ripple blanket. In three days (was kind of busy on Saturday). After work only.

So, here’s the outcome. Photographed inside, no natural light, so colours are a bit wrong, but it’s, in general, somewhat purple-ish. It’s 130 cm in diameter (from point to point) and it covers my new armchair quite nicely :)

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Yarn Review – Rozetti Sarayli

Brand: Sarayli

Producer: Rozetti

Country: Turkey

Contents: 70% acrylic 30% wool

Thickness: 180m/100g

Colours: mixes

Producer’s page – examples of finished work, too.

 

I’ve bought two balls of random Sarayli yarn when I was on vacation and the only source of handmade materials was a local village yarnshop. The existence of one was a bit of a surprise, in fact, but I made use of it ;)

The yarn crocheted wonderfully into this granny-square scarf (3 sq per yarn ball, some tiny amount left due to uneven crocheting).

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Pros:

+ my favourite thickness

+ nice to touch

+ fabulous colours – have a look at the producer’s page, there’s more! (ok, some are a bit childish/sugary, yes)

+ fuzz enough to make sure the work is stable

+ very stable thickness

+ very affordable

Cons:

– fuzz enough to make undoing a pain

Summary: will ABSOLUTELY buy more. At least one more ball of this colourset, to make the scarf longer.

 


Team of beaded bacteriophages

Basing on the same design as this and this, a set of four pendants.


Flower bowl (FIMO)

This bowl was made by sticking tiny slices of FIMO millefiori canes on a metal bowl. It was baked and then removed from the bowl, giving it a nice, shiny inner surface.


Succession of 8’s – earrings

Earrings made on commission, for my coworker. She had already bought a pendant from the same dark purple glass and wanted matching earrings.
Took a bit of work, as the wiring between the loops is nothing else than sewing (with 0,2mm wire).
2cm silver-lined glass beads, silver-plated copper wire 0,2mm and 0,6mm.


Bacteriophage pendant

6cm tall pendant made of silver-plated wire, enameled wire, glass beads and acrylic beads. Portraits a bacteriophage.


Candle holder – 2

An IKEA candle holder, hand-painted with HobbyArt paints.
One of the first set of holders I painted.

Candle holder by daylight

Candle holder by daylight

Candle holder and a tealight


Succession of 8 – glass pendant

Dark purple lampwork glass and dark copper wire-wrap go together pretty well.

Purple pendant

Available in my Etsy shop.