First Christmas projects

Hence the unusual warm November weather, last weekend I felt in a real Christmas mood. Some simple Christmas decoration has already been set up a week before, but until Christmas I am going to upgrade it with new pieces. Firstly into a large silver vase I would like to take natural branches decorated with hanging ornaments. The wase is 80 cm high (approx. 36 inches), to keep it simple this requires big ornaments and really long branches.


The Pretty Weaves Headband [free pattern]

We have a really mild late fall weather here, so in this season I haven't wore my hats yet. An earwarmer is just enough to cover.  
This time I share one of my earliest knitting pattern with you: the headband I wear on my profile picture. The Pretty Weaves Headband was formerly available on Ravelry but due to VAT changes in the EU I hid it. 
The construction is quite simple: the pattern uses just knits and purls and basic increasing and decreasing stitches (ssk, k2tog, YO). It fastens with a button. Approx. 70 yards of worsted weight yarn is enough to complete one, or use two colors to get an interesting piece.


Early November Yarn Along

 My purple pullover is growing nicely. I started this project in September and planning to finish it before Christmas. It is a great bedside project but also a little bit boring, since there are so many rounds to knit before hit a turning point. I have just finished the decreasing section. 


Happy I love Yarn Day! {free pattern}

Today is I love Yarn Day 2015! I have decided to publish one of my elder pattern for free for this occasion. 

A few months ago I stopped deactivated my non-free patterns on Ravelry due to VAT changes since then I am thinking how to republish them. I am going to republish them here on my blog. The first one is the Pumpkin Basket crochet pattern which is a great Fall project. 
The pattern requires some advanced crochet skills although it uses just sc's. You also need to be familiar with basic sewing stitches for the shaping. Any yarn can be used, but I recommend mercerized cotton.

If you would like to see more project based on the pattern, visit its Ravelry page. I especially loved bluchis's basket, who decorated to bowl with spiders - what a spooky Halloween crochet!  I hope that you'll get to like to make one!

I am wishing you happy yarnie weekend!

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There has been month I posted on the blog. Well, I don't know where to start... the world has changed around me: we moved to our new home, started to renovate it, but we are still living between boxes, the home office, the bedroom and one bathroom is already updated and I hope that next month our kitchen will be done.
But above all these everyday happenings, I am having much more greater news: our family of two is going to be a real family! We are expecting our first baby!
We both feel super excited and happy about the baby. I am 15-week pregnant now and seems that the rough first period has been over and my energy level started to rise again. Since I have stopped intense sport activities, my ol' strength won't turn back for a while, but I am very glad that I can stay awake more than 8 hours in a day.

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