Thursday, October 31, 2013

handkerchief and apron for "La Castanyera" and Blaumut - Pa amb Oli i Sal

In kindergarten these days kids do activities related to " La Castanyada " 
a traditional celebration here Catalonia, although increasingly
there are more people that joins the Halloween .... 


The teacher asked the children that wore a  clothing like " La Castanyera "
( a woman who sells chestnuts on the street ) 
and here is the disguise that I sewed for Carlota: 
an apron and a handkerchief, essential to be a good 
"chestnut woman"!


I  needed more biege tape and made the top with 
 biege tape green  that I already had at home...
I bought a fabric  with squares  black and white and linen fabric 
and I printed the name of the " chestnut woman "...


It's my first handkerchief and my first apron! 
on Tuesday 29th was a year that I had bought the sewing machine ...

Happy birthday, sewing machine!

and I'm glad I made ​​this decision! Gradually I sew something!
and I do not I make as many mistakes like at the beginning!


Monday morning the " woman chestnut "  did not want to do photo session ...


But I assure you that Carlota will be the most beautiful
" Castanyera " that ever exist in this world!
I'm suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure!!!!!! yeeeeees!!!!



She likes the apron more than the handkerchief ....

I have not used any pattern. I took the measurements of
my daughter and made a traditional style apron.

I loooove, looooove my sweet " Castanyera"...

Note: I edit before posting, today celebrated " La Castanyada "
 in kindergarten. And she came out disguised of " Castanyera ".
 And she wore a paperina (wrap made ​​with newspaper) with chestnuts. 
When we got home she wanted to show me what was inside the paperina. 
Look, look .... I will make a thousand photos on my sweet baby...


What is inside the paperina... ?


Roasted chestnuts! you see how she herself  was peeling his chestnuts?


With their own little hands ... by itself ...


All single she ... there's more ...?


I give him the mother and ... I cry because they been finished!


Mother's love ... of course!

And too today after lunch, Carlota was very tired and slept a lot.
On time when she going to school was still sleeping!
and when she woke up it was too late to go to school.
So we have spent the afternoon together.

Carlota liked it so much the apron that I sewed that this afternoon
she also wanted to dress the apron to go shopping!
This give me great joy and make me very happy ...


Before going to the supermarket to do some purchases
we go to afternoon snack at a place that I recommended a friend ....


The place was very nice and very, very sweet...
and the afternoon snack delicious!
Thanks Rosa for the recommendation!
We will repeat! sure!
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Today I share with you a song of a Catalan band: Blaumut,
 song title is very Catalan too: Pa amb Oli ( Bread with Oil ).
I love this song and I love the video.
And you, you like it?



 I wish a good Castanyada for the Catalans
and I wish too a good Halloween to you all!!

Thanks for visit me in my world of wool!

Bona Castanyada a tothom!

Monday, October 28, 2013

tutorial how to make a carpet with t-shirt yarn ( 3 )

The t-shirt yarn carpets are a great success of this blog!
they are the most visited by readers and followers!
So one day, Montse from " les mil i una idees " asked me to do an exchange
because she wanted a carpet for her son. And I said yes.
She made for ​​me a birthday crown and a beautiful shirt with applique
for my daughter Carlota  (you can see here ).


Well today I will present you my third carpet made ​​from t-shirt yarn. 
And look, look who decided that it also he wanted one ...
Yeeeeeeeees!!!!!  MIC !
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tutorial how to make a carpet with t-shirt yarn
tutorial com fer una catifa amb trapillo 
tutorial como hacer una alfombra con trapillo 

Now I tell you what would be the correct pattern for the carpet with t-shirt yarn. To follow this carpet scheme  should be increasing one stitch in every round. That if the thickness of the yarn is the same! Like this:
1- magic circle
2- 12 dc 1-1-1-1-1-1 -1-1-1- ...
3- 24 dc 2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2 - ...
4- 36 dc 2-1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1-2-  ...
5- 48 dc 2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2- ....
6- 60 dc 2-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-2 -1-1-1-1- ....
It's easy, right? You can do the rounds as you want!

Ara us dic com seria correctament el patró per fer aquesta catifa amb trapillo. Per seguir aquest esquema de catifa cal incrementar un punt a cada volta. Això si el gruix de la llana és el mateix! D'aquesta manera:
1- cercle màgic
2- 12 dc 1-1-1-1-1-1 -1-1-1- ...
3- 24 dc 2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2 - ...
4- 36 dc 2-1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1-2-  ...
5- 48 dc 2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2- ....
6- 60 dc 2-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-2 -1-1-1-1- ....

Ahora os digo como sería correctamente el patrón para hacer esta alfombra con trapillo. Para seguir este esquema de alfombra debes incrementar un punto en casa vuelta. Esto si el grosor de la lana es el mismo! De esta manera:
1- círculo mágico
2- 12 dc 1-1-1-1-1-1 -1-1-1- ...
3- 24 dc 2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2 - ...
4- 36 dc 2-1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1-2-  ...
5- 48 dc 2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2- ....
6- 60 dc 2-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-2 -1-1-1-1- ....


But this time I knew that t-shirt yarn was not the same thickness and while I was doing crochet I have improvised depending on the thickness of the thread. I started on the magic ring and then ....

1make a magic circle, double crochet 12 times in the circle, join with slip stitch

Però aquesta vegada sabia que el trapillo no era del mateix gruix i mentre estava fent ganxet improvitzava en funció del gruix del fil. Vaig començar per l'anell màgic i després ....
feu un cercle màgic, 12 punts alts, unir amb un punt ras

Pero esta vez sabía que el trapillo no era del mismo grosor y mientras estaba haciendo ganchillo improvisaba en función del grosor del hilo. Empecé por el anillo mágico y luego ....
haz un círculo mágico, 12 puntos altos, unir con un punto corredizo


2- 24 dc, two dc in each dc of previous round, 2-2-2-2 ... to end, join in a circle ss,

24 pa, dos pa en cada pa de la volta anterior, 2-2-2-2... fins al final, unir en cercle amb pr

24 pa, dos pa en cada pa de la vuelta anterior, 2-2-2-2... hasta el final, unir en círculo con pc,


3- 36 dc, 2-1-2-1-2-1 ... to end, join in a circle ss

36 pa, 2-1-2-1-2-1... fins al final, unir en cercle amb pr

36 pa, 2-1-2-1-2-1... hasta el final, unir en círculo con pc


4-  But here t-shirt yarn gray is thinner than the t-shirt yarn blue. So I already started looking for solutions to solve the problem. I decided to work with the two yarn together, you can see it in the photo.  Here I not  changed the scheme ​​and I make this round like the round 3: 
dc, 2-1-2-1-2...

Però aquí el trapillo gris és més prim que no pas el trapillo de color blau. Així que vaig començar a buscar solucions per resoldre el problema. Em vaig decidir a treballar amb les dos bobines juntes, es pot veure a la imatge. I tampoc vaig canviar l'esquema de punts i faig aquesta volta com la volta 3: 
pa, 2-1-2-1-2...

Pero aquí el trapillo gris es más delgado que el trapillo azul. Así que empecé a buscar soluciones para resolver el problema. Me decidí a trabajar con las dos madejas juntas, se puede ver en la imagen. No cambié el esquema de puntos y hago esta vuelta como la tercera: 
pa, 2-1-2-1-2-1...


5- I do not tell you the total number of stitch, as I said  before I was improvising because the t-shirt yarn not have the same thickness  . If you see that the carpet  made ​ waves you can do fewer stitches and if you see that the carpet is being tense can make more points. Know what I mean?

No us dic el nombre total de punts, com ja us he dit abans jo anava improvitzant perquè el trapillo no tenia el mateix gruix. Si veus que la catifa fa ones pots fer menys punts i si veus que la catifa està quedant tensa pots fer més punts. Entens el que vull dir?

No os digo lo número total de puntos, como ya os he dicho antes iba improvisando porque el trapillo no tenía el mismo grosor. Si ves que la alfombra hace ondas puedes hacer menos puntos y si ves que la alfombra está quedando tensa puedes hacer más puntos. Entiendes lo que quiero decir?


You can do the carpet as big as you want following the scheme I've said before and you can change and you also add more or less points, to depend on whether as you see well or not when you created your carpet with t-shirt yarn. On the last round I make ​​waves. This is my third carpet with t-shirt yarn. Do you like?

Pots fer la catifa tan gran com vulguis seguint l'esquema que he dit abans i es pot canviar i també afegir més o menys punts, depenent de si ho veus bé o no mentre fas la catifa amb trapillo. A la darrera volta he fet ones de color taronja. Aquesta és la meva tercera catifa amb trapillo. Us agrada?

Puede hacer la alfombra tan grande como quieras siguiendo el esquema que he dicho antes y se puede cambiar también y añadir más o menos puntos, dependiendo de si lo ves bien o no mientras haces la alfombra con trapillo. Ésta es mi tercera alfombra con trapillo. Os gusta?


Mic is very happy with the carpet!!!!!hahahaha!!


I worked with the crochet hook 15mm for the t-shirt yarn gray and blue. For the waves with orange I worked with the crochet hook 10mm because the t-shirt yarn was finer.


The MIC is happy .... very happy ...
 is a very popular for Catalan children! is a character in the TV 
very sweet and pleasant, sing, learn new words, play ball, 
bike, he has a friend called "Cinc Segons", a snail, a fly ... 
is great! Carlota looooooooooove Mic!


The carpet was a gift for Pol, the son of Montse, but I also have made ​​
a small detail for his sweet and lovely daughter Clàudia. 
A basket with t-shrit yarn! for to play and go buy.


You like it, Montse? You know that Montse and I do not know ... 
we only know through the blog .... is amazing, right? 
visit her blog ( here ) she makes a really beautiful work! 
I'm sure will like a lot!

Be creative and enjoy with your stuff! 

Thanks for visiting my world of wool!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I have not disappeared....

I have not disappeared ... I had a terrible catarrh ... that has infected me my dear baby ... eight days she was not going in school ... She is now recovered and I ... almost ... 


 I think these days it has become a girl ... she is so great ... and very pretty and intelligent ... and she is very happy and friendly ... She loves to paint ... She likes to dance ... she loves to make cakes ... She likes things the mother ...


I have not disappeared ... I'm watching how my baby grows and grows every day and I realize that she is not a baby... I realize that she is a little girl... I like to walk with her and I love when she take my hand because she wants my hand... I see everyday it as being strengthened this great ties between us ... mother ... daughter ... My sweet baby and my loved treasure...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

circles in a square for a crocheted blanket and Bat For Lashes - Daniel

I decided that I want finish this work soon, before the onset of winter...
This crochet blanket be born two years before .... yes ...
it  takes a long time to create this blanket!


 I had 71 circles but I've see three circles with some errors 
and I ruled out. So now I will have 68 pieces to create a blanket .... 
8x8 = 64 ... if I want the blanket like this still left over .... but...
if I want a crocheted blanket with 8x9 = 72 ... 
I do not know how measure will be this blanket!


I will take photographs of my granny squares with circles .... 
I'm never tired to see it! the colors are so beautiful .... 
circles in a square .... I love this granny square pattern!


I already tell you that there is no circles equal ... 
they are all different .... absolutely all .... 
and yet I think that I can do more combinations! 


You remember when first I introduced you 
my colored circles? you can see here
Today I have 54 circles with the two rounds with white 
and there are still 14 circles without two white rounds....


The hardest work: the time to join granny squares ... yes ... 
is more hard and difficult ... but first I'll have to to decide 
how many granny squares I will use for the blanket 
and how I want to combine these granny squares ... 
still are missing a few days left to see the final result ...


Today I not brought the girl to kindergarten ... 
She has no fever but she has snot .... I want that she recover very well! 
She love playing in sun in the room to wash clothes. She is happy there! 
the washing machine, the dryer, the laundry basket, the needles hang clothes ...


But she also enjoys the games that have different parts, assemble, 
disassemble, open, close, all disorder... yes ... but is learning to pick ...
And she looooooooove play with the necklaces of the mom .... 
and she wishes to put all at once!


She likes both gown to go school, although she not go to class
today and the others days this week, that she also wants to put the gown at home!
this makes me happy! veeeeeery haaaaaaappy!
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I'm constipado and need some music...
I've heard this song a thousand times and I LOOOOOVE ...
and I never tire of listening to it ... I think Natasha is a great artist ...
I loooooove her songs, her videos ... All that she make ...
I hope you enjoy ... 


Have a nice day!

And thanks for visit me in my world of wool!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

the first memory game

You have ever played the memory game?
I yes! when I was little! and I love!
with friends at school or at home with the family!
Well, Saturday morning we decided to stay at home
because my daughter had  fever in the night...



My huband left  out to make some managements 
and I was tidying up toys  my daughter. And I reuse a cardboard box 
for storing toys. For make it more comfortable I cuted the flaps 
of the cardboard box. And I thought, what do I do 
with these pieces of cardboard? yes! you guessed! 
Here's the first memory game for my daughter!


Saturday morning: Carlota on the kitchen  counter 
(how she likes to be on the kitchen counter, this baby! 
making cakes with the mom, looking all that the mother makes ... 
always .... of course!). I think I am the mother that I draw (poorly, though!) 
fastest in the world. I calculated that in three seconds I can draw a tractor. 
Also in three seconds I can draw a flower, a sun, a girl and a chicken .... 
and the reason is that  always I'm drawing the same! 
yeeeeeees.....!!! all day! tractors.... more tractors.....
 Oh, and balloon too... yes....
all day .... all day ....


Well, this game was created in a few minutes and with brutal speed ...  
with the same time that I watching over and trying that my daughter
will not fall to the ground while she.... 
she touching everything that it is on the kitchen counter .... 
as they say, the mothers can do it all at once! yes, really!


The mom in a few minutes  was created this game handmade  
very rustic and very simply, as you can see in the drawings 
and cardboard very bad cuted! hahahaha! 
but my daughter enjoyed a great time: playing with his mother 
and she also painted the back side of the cardboard!


She is still very small and the memory game was more a game for to learn a vocabulary 
than a game to use the memory. I think I'll cut more scraps cardboard and 
I will make a large dictionary of tokens for my baby. What do you think of this?


My beautiful daughter has never been sick
and now he has started nursery school has had
in less than a month three days of fever and cough
for some days and she have too mucus ....
I suffer ... I'm sorry to see this ... but she is so happy when it is in contact
with other children! yes ... and today she has not gone to school
and she call the name of his teacher ... and "friends" class ....
the  mothers have that protective instinct, right .... ?
I can not imagine my daughter with a serious illness ....
I'm sad and I worry about a fever ... I hope my daughter
will grow up healthy, strong and happy and that life be not cruel to her ....
the life not will should it be cruel for nobody, right?

For those who are mothers for the first time ....
so you can see we all have problems... yes... we are  mothers inexpert,
mothers who suffer, sometimes we do not know if we can solve that problem,
we today not know now nothing, but then tomorrow maybe we be some experts ....
but for our babys us are the best mom in the world ...

I love you, Carlota ...
 thanks for all the moments that you give me every day...

Friday, October 11, 2013

two baskets made ​​from t-shirt yarn

After months without being able to work with t-shirt yarn 
( because I had  a great tendonitis in my arm... ) 
I have finally returned to make a work that I love! 
Baskets made ​​of t-shirt yarn! This is so funny! 
and the result are always so spectacular .... 


This time I worked with Hoooked Zpagetti ( here ) 
and crochet hook 10mm, which you can buy in DMC ( here )


I had not even ever worked with this brand but I must say that I liked 
and that is very soft and pleasant to work baskets like these .... 
Yes, I am already thinking about make more baskets 
with Hoooked Zpagetti!!!!!!


I used the tutorial that you can find here on my blog 
myworldofwool.com ( here ). This post  was perfect to remember 
of how to make a basket with t-shirt yarn! So, I (and you) 
can always going  back to patterns of t-shirt yarn when you desire! 
as many times as you need with just one click! 
cool, right?


But this time I also added a little detail to each basket made ​​t-shrirt yarn. 
By take the opposite color for to make a small tape around the basket. 
What do you think of this? you like this? yes... ???? not... ????
I would like to know what you think!


I love these colors .... and baskets are always good for everything, right? 
to decorate the home and to store things .... for many things!


Exist many possibilities, combinations of colors and patterns 
to make baskets with t-shirt yarn, yes! Thousands! This is fantastic! 
I imagine colorful baskets, tens.......  yes...... so amazing....... 
according to the color of the furniture....... the wall...........  
is so beautiful imagine and redecorating the house! i like it very much!


Well, now I have to make a carpet that for a long time that I have do 
( yes, Montse!  for you ) because finally I do not have tendonitis! 
Well! This means that you will return to see works 
done with t-shrirt yarn and maybe a new pattern!



I hope that you spend a good weekend! 

be creative! 

Enjoy with your stuff! 

Thanks for visiting my world of wool!