Evening purse

I am still knitting. I have one finished project and currently I am working on an another one. That will be the last one in this season. I am feeling my eyes too tired for knitting and I would like to prepaire for the spring with some sewing.

A few month ago I found this eyelash yarn and was so excited, so I bought four balls, although didn't really know what to do with it.  My first project was a mobile case to test the yarn. This yarn is so easy to work with. Unfortunately these sparkling balls aren't soft enough to knit a scarf or something wearable but effect yarns are so pretty for purses and bags.
I am in love with purses. In this year I have already knitted a bag with pompon yarn. So this one was my second project in purse making.

This is my design. No other designs, not even an inspirational one, this is just what I found out to do with this yarn. Of course it is very simple, so beginners can do it. Actually it is perfect for beginner knitters, there is nothing to ruin: you just must knit simple stitches.


  • 1 and a 1/4 ball of eyelash yarn: I used some german yarn: Effektgarn Lucy. Colour: 51 Its length:  45 cm (49 yd)/ 50 gr / ball. Other brands have longer eyelash yarn balls. E.g. Red Heart Las Vegas is twice longer (90 cm) and very soft.
  • knitting needle size 6 
  • black silk: 30 cm (cca. 12 inches)
  • zips: 18 cm (cca. 7 inches) 
  • metal rings: 2 (I used key chains)
  • chain: cca 1 m (cca. 39 inches)
  • silk ribbon: 10 cm (cca. 4 inches)


Start with 50 stitches and join to together at the end. Knitted in the round with simple knit stitches.

Work until it measures 15 cm (6 inches).
Sew the inside of the purse. Cut two 20cm x 23 cm (8 inches x 9 inches) pieces from the silk fabric. Sew the zips in to it and sew the sides together.

I sewed the lining into the knitted bag with sewing machine. It is a little bit thick, but a normal machine can do that.
To fix the chains to the bag I used small key chain rings and silk ribbons. I sewed the rings with a small piece of ribbon to the sides of the purse.

It is a really simple pattern. Happy knitting!

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Winter hat for my husband

I have time just for a quick post, I haven't finished all my christmas projects.
I haven't written from a while. Holiday season & the end of the year at work always make me so busy. But I was crafting. This season became a knitting season in my crafty world. So I have knitted a hat for my husband, a scarf for my mum, MIL and for myself.
Finally, my hubby got a new hat. He asked me to knit him one.
I choosed a nice pattern from Ravelry. I modified it a little bit: started on 84 stitches.


It is a little bit too big for my had:

 But if I purl it back I could still wear (if Hubby doesn't like it) :)

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Dress up your mobile

Yesterday I was thinking about, that I need a new mobile case. I have an old one, which I got when I shopped my phone a year ago. You can imagine, how does it look like now. It is so rubbed and looks dirty, though I wash it every two weeks. By the way its time is over.
I have to confess, that I was a bad girl at first. I wanted to buy a new one! How could I even think about buying??? Shame on me. 
So my hubby asked me, why didn't I make it. Oh, yes he is the brain in our little family. So I checked my fabrics and yarns and suddenly I got tons of ideas and made the fastest idea. This is it!
Don't think about a complicate pattern. Actually it is so easy, and could be an ideal craft for kids or beginner crocheters.
You just need a few meters of yarn and a crochet needle. With this eyelash yarn you don't even have to concentrate to have regular nice stitches. 

The pattern

Material: cca. 1/3 ball of eyelash yarn, crochet needle 3,5 mm
Pattern: begin with 18 stitch into a circle. Then work with half double crochet stitches as long as you need. 
I made 12 rows for this case. At the end stitch the two sides together.
You can sew on a little zips or a snap, but I found it unecessary, it is enough tight to not allow my mobile to slide out. 

I need to  always have something cute in my purse :)

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