Sunday, August 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
And oh, it smells sooooooo good! To make a natural and very low cost allround product of lavender- go for lavender water!According to folk wisdom, lavender has many uses. Infusions of lavender soothe and heal insect bites. Bunches of lavender repel insects. If applied to the temples, lavender oil soothes headaches. In pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation.
I made a bottle of lavender water out of 4 tablespoons dried lavender to 0.5 litres of boiling water. Boil water, add lavender and cool in a pot. Pour in clean bottle or container. You can strain the lavender or not, I chose not to. I have used it (so far) as soothing agent of sunburn and as footbath (glorious!). I plan to experiment further with spritzing some lavender water on the bed sheets before ironing.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Queen of the castle
A sweet little crown for you to crochet!
Scrap laceweight yarn (I used less than 1 gram for this)
Crochet hook size 2,5 mm
Hdc: Half double crochet
Sc: Single crochet
row 1. Work 1 hdc in second chain, work 1 hdc in rest of the ch. Ch 2, turn (11 hdc)
row 2. Work 2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch. ch 2, turn. (13 hdc)
row 3. Work 2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch. ch 2, turn (15 hdc)
row 4. Work 2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch. ch 2, turn (17 hdc)
row 5. Work 2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch. ch 1, turn (19 hdc)
row 6. 1 sc in each stitch. ch 1, turn
row 7. 2 sc, ch 4, skip 2, 4 sc, chain 6, skip 3, 4 sc, ch 4, skip 2, 2 sc. ch 1, turn
row 8. 2 sc, (3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in loop, 4 sc, (5sc, ch 3, 5 sc) in loop, 4 sc (3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in loop, 2 sc. cut yarn and pull the end through.
Steam lightly to block.
Usage: whatever you want! I use mine as a brooch, but you could also adorn a hairclip, mittens, a bag.. Sky's the limit!
Monday, November 24, 2008
100g dk weight wool (Yarn held double)
A pair of
Gauge: 15 stitches/23 rows =4x4 inches
Satin ribbon, or pom-pom
Co 36 sts and knit k1,p1 ribbing for three rows
Row 1: k1*,p1,yo,k2tog,p1,k1* rep from *-* to end
Row 2: p1*,k1,p2,k1,p1* rep from *-* to end.
Row 3: k1* p1,k2tog,yo,p1,k1* rep from *-* to end
Row 4: p1*,k1,p2,k1,p1* rep from *-* to end.
Row 5-14: repeat 1-4
Row 15: K1, k2tog,k1,p1,k1,*p1, k2tog,yo,p1,k1* rep from *-* 5 times,p1,k1, k2tog, k1
Row 16: p3, then knit the knits, purl the purls and yos.
Continue decreasing on right side rows until
Row 23: K1, k2tog, k
est patt, k 2 tog, k1
Row 24: knit in est patt
Row 25: k1,k2tog,k1,p1,k1,p1,yo,k2tog,p1,ssk,k2tog,p1,yo,k2tog,p1,
Row 26: knit in est patt
Row 27: k1,k2tog,p1,k1,p1,k2tog,yo,k2tog,ssk,k2tog,yo,
Row 28: p
Row 29: k
Row 30: BO
Try the two parts on your teapot and put safety pins to mark the holes for the handle and spout. Using mattress stitch seam the two pieces together. Thread the satin ribbon through the top, and make a nice bow. Or you can sew the top shut and add a pom-pom. Now go make yourself some nice hot tea.
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