Sunday, December 15, 2013

Yarn Giveaway

Are you ready for another giveaway? This time it is courtesy of Teri of Abner Jones Art Yarns (teridee), who is very generously giving away two yarn prizes (with TWO skeins in each) out of her amazing yarn collection!


If you would like to participate, here is one simple requirement: visit AbnerJonesArtYarns on Etsy and favorite the yarn you would love to win (make sure there are two skeins available, if you would like them to be of the same dye-lot). Then state your choice in a separate post in this thread. This will count as ONE entry. Read more in our Giveaway topic...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"If Just One" interview with Katherine Rollins

It is so exciting to pretend you are in an imaginary world, to look deep inside yourself, to search through your preferences and desires, and to pick only those dearest to your heart. 
 
Today Katherine Rollins (KatherineR on Ravelry) shares her picks with us.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

"If Just One" interview with Elizabeth Green Musselman

It is so exciting to pretend you are in an imaginary world, to look deep inside yourself, to search through your preferences and desires, and to pick only those dearest to your heart. 
 
Today Elizabeth Green Musselman (elizabethgm on Ravelry) shares her picks with us.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My demotivating team:)

I love love to talk with GAL designers! I learn something new with each next interview. It's so inspiring and motivating. Because my team is not motivating at all :)


How do you motivate yourself, hah?

"If Just One" interview with Barbara Gregory

It is so exciting to pretend you are in an imaginary world, to look deep inside yourself, to search through your preferences and desires, and to pick only those dearest to your heart. 
 
Today Barbara Gregory (barbara on Ravelry) shares her picks with us.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

''If Just One'' interview with Christine Guest

It is so exciting to pretend you are in an imaginary world, to look deep inside yourself, to search through your preferences and desires, and to pick only those dearest to your heart. 
 
Today Christine Guest (ChristineGuest on Ravelry) shares her picks with us.



Monday, December 2, 2013

''If Just One'' interview with Naomi Parkhurst

It is so exciting to pretend you are in an imaginary world, to look deep inside yourself, to search through your preferences and desires, and to pick only those dearest to your heart. 
 
Today Naomi Parkhurst (gannet on Ravelry) shares her picks with us.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Color Therapy Cowl

Color Therapy cowl has been published :) It is 25% off until the end of December 2 and is part of Gift-A-Long. You are very welcome to join Gift-A-Long CAL with this pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long

When I was working on this design, my goal was to create an ideal intelligent pattern for Tunisian crochet beginners. I did want this design to match several characteristics at the same time, such as:
  • simplicity. It uses Tss only, and worked flat, and seems to be a good project for beginners. Working flat is easy and seaming sides is fast.
  • spectacular appearance. The cowl is reversible, colorful, with the stripes on the one side, and mixed colors on the other side. It is stylish. 
  • accuracy. I wish to make this design, not an actual crocheting, as neat as possible. The finished cowl looks great, even if it is, in fact, your first Tunisian crochet project. And also I hope that it didn’t become boring after all :) I used two balls of yarn with long-color repeats and it was so relaxing to watch the colorplay and how the colors mix. 

The stitch pattern is reversible and creates delicate color “ladders” on one side, and stylish stripes on the other side.


My many thanks to my Tunisian muse and teacher MsWeaver for the inspiration and knowledge.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

''If Just One'' interview with Inês Sousa

It is so exciting to pretend you are in an imaginary world, to look deep inside yourself, to search through your preferences and desires, and to pick only those dearest to your heart. 

I was first introduced to Inês Sousa's designs, while chatting with Yuliya in previous interview, and immediately felt in love with her elegant shawls. Today Inês (seni on Ravelry) shares her picks with us. 


Monday, November 25, 2013

''If Just One'' interview with MsWeaver


It is so exciting to pretend you are in an imaginary world, to look deep inside yourself, to search through your preferences and desires, and to pick only those dearest to your heart. 

Yuliya Tkacheva (MsWeaver on Ravelry), a wonderful person, talented crochet designer and my friend, shares her picks with us.





Saturday, November 2, 2013

Gift-a-long on Ravelry!


What is Gift-A-Long? It’s a multi-designer promotion to help you kick your holiday gift-making into high gear!

Put plainly, from November 1st until November 15th (GMT) any pattern listed in the “List of Participating Patterns” thread is 25% off when you use the code “giftalong”.

Once you’ve got your Gift-A-Long patterns, we encourage you to join a relevant KAL/CAL! (For instance, if it is a cowl, please join the cowl KAL/CAL.) KAL/CAL participants are eligible for lots of lovely prizes (check out the Prizes thread for details) but you gotta post to win! KAL/CALs will run until December 31st, plenty of time to knock out all your holiday knitting and crocheting.


We are there too! All my crochet patterns and Tunisian and slip stitch crochet patterns by MsWeaver are 25% off price until 15th of November.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hello Greece!

The sea was sapphire coloured, and the sky
Burned like a heated opal through the air;
We hoisted sail; the wind was blowing fair
For the blue lands that to the eastward lie.
(Greece by Oscar Wilde)

The ripple of the water on the side, 
The ripple of olive and citrus groves… 


The bags are worked top down in the round. You do not need to seam the bottom - it is joined during crocheting. 

 The pattern is written out for three colors, but it is possible to make a two-colored version (or more than three-colored). The pattern is written, charted and includes a picture tutorial. 

 Skills needed: basic crochet skills (ch, sc, dc, tr).

  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tunisian Crochet: Spring Etude Shawl

I always try not to skip any of MsWeaver's tests: tons of brilliant ideas and new knowledge for me! It was my second Tunisian "lesson": top down shawl with the lace border. Love the result a lot :)



I worked on size Small and used straight Tunisian hook approx. 35cm long. At the end I had approx. 440 stitches on my hook :) So, it's possible and even comfortable to deal with it using the straight hook.

Closer look at the lace:


You can meet Yulya and her designs in our group on Ravelry.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Muscari and a purse


In Russian (or Ukrainian) we say Adder's Onion 
instead of Muscari, what a funny name! 
The Muscari Purse pattern has been released yesterday with 50% discount until the end of May, 11.


Inside the pattern you will find a bonus section, micro gift bag :)


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pond Ripples release and Tunisian Shawl test


Pond Ripples pattern has been released 2 days ago and here I am, like a real snail :) to tell you about it and 50% off discount on this pattern until the end of April!

And also Yulya MsWeaver started a new test in Ravliki group today. Join!

MsWeaver's Spring Etude Shawl

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sands

Sands pattern released with 50% off discount till the end of March, 31! 


This top is crocheted, seamless and worked in two directions: bottom up for the top part and top down for the bottom part. Working in the top down direction for the bottom part allows to reach your desired length and turn this top into a tunic or a dress.

The description includes:
  • written instructions for S/M/L sizes (to fit bust measurements: S 32”-34” (80-86cm), M 36”-38” (90-96cm), L 40”-42” (100-106cm) 
  • charts, pictures of direction of work 
  • formulas for adapting the pattern for individual sizes (from baby to adult).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Muse Day

Just yesterday I realized that I have a Muse.

27 years ago my younger sister was born :) She doesn’t crochet and even doesn’t wear the garments I create (haha), but she inspires me in everything I do. She is that kind of sunny people, who makes all around themselves happier and gifts you a feeling that you can do more and better.



I went to sleep with this thought and got up this morning with it: this is so cool to have someone who inspires you! I wish everyone a lot of inspiration. :)

Today (and tomorrow) there is 50% off sale on any pattern from my Ravelry store.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Flower Tiles Top CAL

Flower Tiles Top CAL is running in our Ravelry group and everyone is very welcome to join the CAL and receive the new updated pattern of the top for free. 


There is no deadline there, but if you finish your project till 20th of March, I will be more than happy to thank you with any other pattern from my store as a gift/for free.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dancing again: Waltz Shawl


I was so lucky to take a part in MsWeaver's test again! Her wonderful design and so well-written pattern gave me a possibility to learn a bit of Tunisian crochet. This is my first Tunisian project ever :) Yay!


Autumn Waltz Shawl pattern by MsWeaver on Ravelry

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Let's dance!


One-year old design was finally released! I liked everything except the pictures. They were just boring and I had no idea how I could show the beautiful nature of hairpin crochet, until I made ​​this picture :)


Breathtaking in movement, with gentle folds, this skirt won’t leave you indifferent! 
Ocean Samba Skirt pattern on Ravelry. 
And 50% off sale till the end of February, 24.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Porcelain Berry Shawl


Porcelain Berry Shawl on Ravelry: 50% off sale till the end of February, 5.

The stitch pattern is so gentle and Malabrigo Silkpaca works so nice with 3.0 mm  hook, that the finished shawl looks more like knitted lace, than crocheted :) 


The shawl is triangular, worked from top down, beginning at the neck back. Any size can be achieved very easily by working fewer or extra rows repeats. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January designs


The Bobble kerchief pattern works best of all with the novelty yarn: fluffy, funny and easy to crochet project.

Sveta tigris00's project
The skirt is worked in one piece, top down and seamless. The increase sections create gently undulating flares and two different skirt shapes can be achieved:
 - a classic A-line silhouette 
 - or a wide flared skirt. 

I was impatiently waiting for a skirt test results, because of variety of yarn and yarn color used, different sizes and shapes. Thick yarn, awesome!

Jayashreemadan's Blue Belle
Colorful!
tigris00's Wavy Skirt
Lovely and cute baby skirt:

Jade108's Wavy baby skirt

50% Off Sale till the end of January 31 on Seaside Story Skirt pattern! 

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