MacroMonday: All Black And White

01 09 2014
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I did a lot more pictures in my in laws garden last weekend.

I liked the struckture of these pictures but not so much the colors which were mostly yellowish.

So I changed the photos to black and white.

It's amazing how they got a much more modern vibe now.

Happy September,

Anette

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New To My DaWanda And My Etsy Shop

31 08 2014

New additions to the shops.

Please find all descriptions in  

my Etsy shop here or

in my DaWanda Shop here.

Thanks so much for visiting!!! 

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Happy Day,

Anette 

 


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Big Loop Knitted Hat Tutorial

29 08 2014

Oh I know I know...none of us want's to talk about fall and winter yet, but fact is, the nights are getting colder and the season change is lingering in the air.

But I have something for you to sweeten the farewell of summer:

A super cozy and chunky hat tutorial.

So fun to make and wear!

Chunky Hat Tutorial by Lebenslustiger.com

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It's made of Loopy Mango Big Loop yarn which is available in my Shop or directly at Loopy Mango NY.

You can also use any other mega chunky yarn.

The pattern is similar to the Helsinki hat by Loopy Mango but less in height and I used much thinner needles, because I didn't have thicker ones.

This wool is just gorgeous and my goal was, not to waste even a tiny bit of this precious yarn.

So I wanted to get two hats out of a 36m skein - and it worked!

Here come the patterns for an adult size hat and a kids size hat with a fun bobble on top. 

For two hats you will need:

- About 36m of Big Loop Yarn

- A set of needles size 15mm/US size 19 ( if you have needles size 20mm/US size 36 and you want to use those, please keep in mind, that you might need more yarn)

If you want to use circular needles instead of a set there is a technique called "magic-loop-method".

Someone recently mentioned it to me in the comment section in one of my other tutorials. But I haven't tried that technique yet.

Ok! Let's start with the adult version (and of course you can also add the bobble to the adult version!!!)

Adult hat pattern 

Round 1: Cast on 18 Stitches 

The yarn length you need for casting on is about 3m. Don't pull too tight while casting on.

Generally it's better to knit this yarn fairly loose because you are using small needles for this size of yarn. The yarn needs to be able to breathe a bit.

Make sure there is no twist when you connect to a loop. 

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Now... 

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Looking For ...

27 08 2014

new dining room chairs.

Not that we need new ones.

BUT...

We got this amazing handcrafted table for the new apartment. It's made of oak as our floors are too and it is absolutely beautiful. 

Our old chairs are quite sturdy and comfortable to sit but they are made of beech and those two different woods don't go very well together.

I know - it's a luxury problem...and for now I am just collecting inspirations and keeping my eyes open to see, what's currently out there.

I am not really liking plastic in general but since I am looking for white armchairs with oak legs I thought this Casamania chair shown on my picture would be nice.

But it turned out, that it is to low for the table. We need a sitting hight of at least 47cm.

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Well - I will just keep looking.

Any tips of yours will be greatly appreciated!

Maybe I should paint the old chairs white?

What do you think? 

Happy Day,

Anette 



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