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WIP February

February was a busy month for me, mostly I was at home alone, husband spent a lot of time away from home. 

I was a little bit away from my blog, but not from my craft.
I started this month a yarn order. I planned to make a cute gift for Juci using some of these balls



On Saturday she has received the gift. I was so happy with the result, that I had to write a tute. The pattern is already alive in my shops, you can see it on my sidebar. I will post about it next week. 
I designed a new headband. {See the post here.} Those headbands are so usefeul for me now, when we have still cold, but not that much.
I am done with knitting and blocking my handbag, but it is before sewing:


I started to knit a softie. I took this picture on Thursday. Since then the body is unravelled.... I started over.
I am also working on a hat. This is not a new design, I am just crocheting again my Little Red Riding Hood Beret. The pattern had some errors and instead of fixing, I am simplifying it.

This year I used up:
  • knitting: 393 meters yarn
  • crochet: 490 meters yarn
Wish you happy knitting and crocheting!
This is a scheduled post, currently I am on a little trip and I wasn't sure if I will have a good wifi or time to use the internet. If so I will link the post to my usually WIP parties.


Linking to these parties:


The Pretty Cables Headband {knitting pattern}

In the past few weeks while I was away from my blog I was working in my latest designs and crafted a lot. (Finished my purse too. Yay!)
After The Pretty Waves Headband I wanted to design its textured version or something similar with cables. That's how this cabled headband born. I am currently in love with cables.


The earwarmer has been tested by the wonderful FTP group on Ravelry. Check their headbands on the pattern page.


I made a brown and blue version for myself. I realized, that brown is not my color, although I like it. My hair is black, but I am fair-skinned and without blush too pale. But with colorful scarf or some happy accessories it can work. 

The pattern is available in my stores:


Maybe linking to these parties:

Mop It Up Mondays @ I Should Mop the Floor More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home  Craft-O-Maniac Monday @ Craft-O-Maniac  Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative  Make Something Mondays @ Sarahndipities ♥ Topsy Turvy Tuesdays @ I am Topsy Turvy ♥ Share it Linky Party @ The Winthrop Chronicles  Hooking on Hump Day @ My Merry Messy Life   Wow Us Wendesdays @ Savvy Southern Style  Somewhat Simple @ Somewhat Simply ♥ Friday Flair Linky Party @ Whipperberry  I love Fridays Linky Party @ Petals to Picots  ♥  Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest ♥ The Crochet Boulevard @ The Crochet Boulevard ♥  Link your stuff  @ Annemarie's Crochet Blog ♥  Nifty Thrifty Sundays @ Nifty Thrifty ♥ Think Pink Sundays @ Flamingo Toes ♥  Craft Schooling Sunday @Creative Jewish Mum  ♥ DIY Project Parade @ DIY Showoff

The Pretty Waves Headband {knitting pattern}

I have released a new pattern tested by FTP Ravelry community. 'The Pretty Waves Headbandis a super chic earwarmer for the chilly days and quick to complete! I love one-night projects!


My nieces are looking super pretty wearing the headbands:



With basic knitting stitches you can create this earwarmer in a few hours. I recommend it for advanced beginner / intermediate knitters, who know how to knit, purl, decrease and increase. Basic crochet skills are also required. The pattern includes instructions for two sizes: small adult/teen (approx. 16.6” / 48 cm long) and medium/large adult (21” / 54 cm), with a loose fit.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy (for intermediate knitters) 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (AFTER BLOCKING AND EDGING): Small size: 19” / 48 cm Medium/Large Adult size: 21”/ 54 cm
(fits loosely)
MATERIALS:
- yarn: worsted weight / 10 ply (9 wpi) approx. 50 yard (46 m)
- knitting needles: size US 7 / 4.5 mm
- crochet hook: size US H / 5 mm
- button: diameter: 0.5 inch / 2 cm
- tapestry needle (to weave the ends and attach the button)
- pins (for blocking)




The Pretty Waves Headband 
available in my stores:

{Etsy} {Ravelry}

Wish you a happy & creative weekend!

Linking to these parties:

Mop It Up Mondays @ I Should Mop the Floor More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home  Craft-O-Maniac Monday @ Craft-O-Maniac  Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative  Make Something Mondays @ Sarahndipities ♥ Topsy Turvy Tuesdays @ I am Topsy Turvy ♥ Share it Linky Party @ The Winthrop Chronicles  Hooking on Hump Day @ My Merry Messy Life   Wow Us Wendesdays @ Savvy Southern Style  Somewhat Simple @ Somewhat Simply ♥ Friday Flair Linky Party @ Whipperberry  I love Fridays Linky Party @ Petals to Picots  ♥  Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest ♥ The Crochet Boulevard @ The Crochet Boulevard ♥  Link your stuff  @ Annemarie's Crochet Blog ♥  Nifty Thrifty Sundays @ Nifty Thrifty ♥ Think Pink Sundays @ Flamingo Toes ♥  Craft Schooling Sunday @Creative Jewish Mum  ♥ DIY Project Parade @ DIY Showoff