Friday, 31 May 2013

DiGiTaL ArT - 10

Couple of recent drawings done on the IPAD.

vitamin C :)




tropical flowers

I am looking forward to the weekend, to continue crocheting my Granny Squares !! 

Thank you for stopping by,

xxx,
Gaia

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Granny Square -[learning to crochet left hand]


My Lesson 3-  PART 1

This granny square is described as 'traditional' in many YouTube videos, so I chose to learn it first instead of a more fancier version.  After watching couple of different tutorials [left hand] including http://www.crochetgeek.com/2009/01/crochet-traditional-granny-square.html I was able to grasp it quite fast this time. I am loving this !!



hope I got it right !






I don't have any more left over yarn, I have been practicing a lot.

Now, all I need is, to buy yarn for the project I have planned and get it started !

Thank you for always stopping by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia




Saturday, 18 May 2013

Baby Afghan - [learning to crochet left hand]

My lesson 2 [left hand]
Solid Square Baby Afghan; here is the link I followed. http://www.crochetgeek.com/2009/02/solid-square-baby-afghan.html

  

For my next lesson, I looked for something simple to start with and was excited when I found this project on the same website I learnt my basics. The instructions did say that it is suitable for a beginner. I still am not able to read the printed pattern well but after watching the demonstration video several times and ripping off and starting all over again many many times, I kind of figured out how it is worked. 


I counted each row to make sure the number of stitches it should have. There were moments I thought I was never going to understand how this worked, but I did not give up ! 

I also learnt how to change colours.....



... and how do reverse single crochet for the edging ....




.... and how make chain stitch flowers ...


they are not perfect yet



This was a good practice piece. [it measures roughly about 25x25 inches] Now that I have completed it, I wish I can show it to someone who is a crocheting expert. Nevertheless, I am happy with what I have achieved. 

... ... last but not least I managed to find Susan Bates guide book with left hand instructions. It has the basics and all the terminology etc. and some projects. I want to say thank you  www. crochetgeek.com  for her valuable videos and instructions.


I am already thinking about my next project ....................... !!!

Thank you for always stopping by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia








Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tea Cozy -2

Once again these are created using material from my bag of remnants to be given away as gifts.




      






















Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Learning to crochet [left handed]

Lesson 1
Since, I posted about my knitting journey, it inspired me to try and learn crocheting. So, I went out got a needle (4.5mm). I did not know exactly how to choose a needle, after browsing various sizes I chose something which I thought is of a medium size. And, as for yarn there is plenty of left-over from knitting projects for learning purposes.



This time via the internet;You Tube channel is my teacher. I searched videos for 'left handed crochet' and came up with several.
These two sites have good instructions for any beginner and special instructions for left handers.

http://www.crochetguru.com/

http://www.crochetgeek.com/

While watching the demonstrations I took down notes in a way I can understand, and after several failures manged to do the samples of each stitch. [not photographed well]
single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet

all the stitches in one piece

I still need to practice a lot and also need to understand the terminology before trying to figure out a printed pattern. I hope some day soon I would be able to do so.

circle
Lesson one is almost done.
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As I have not crocheted anything exciting to show, I am posting some of the pretty things I found at  church garage sale near my house this past weekend.

ladies handkerchiefs....few of them got so dainty work and one of them still in the package marked 'made in switzerland'.


few balls of yarn ,couple of crochet needles ..and some beautifully done crochet lace [ reminds me of my grandmother's work]


fabric, a hand embroidered runner and a pretty picture.




Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia