dimanche 16 mars 2014

Something magical #1

I may have a tiny tiny bit of an obession for Harry Potter, but only a little.

Ok maybe more than a little, maybe a huge obsession. I definitely am a Potterhead.
I grew up reading these books, I laughed, I cried, I prayed with all the characters, and I still can't get bored of it. It makes people laugh most of time when they realize how crazy I am about all things related to Harry Potter, and, I must admit, my enthousiasm for it probably should have fade by now. But obviously not, and to be honest, I am so very glad it didn't.

I recently managed to put my hand on all english version (and first editions) of Harry Potter, and for my delight, started to read them again (never mind if I read them all a thousand times in French already).
Anyway, a couple weeks ago I purchased two amazing books that I have wanted for so long (since last year when I first read about them); and these are The Unofficial Harry Potter Knit book and Charmed Knits.I went completely crazy when I got them, and of course, I desperatly want to knit every single project in those two books. 

My next big knitting project will be the Weasley jumper, then the Ginny sweater, and then... then! I will knit Dobby socks (Dobby is free!) for everybody! I already warned the people closed to me : next christmas they will all receive Harry Potter socks, I suspect none of them will actually enjoy it, but I surely will enjoy knitting all these.

mercredi 12 mars 2014

Spring crochet #1

Le soleil est au rendez-vous, les coccinelles sont de retour, il fait trop chaud pour porter un pull l'après-midi, j'ai recommencé à éternuer. Oui, le printemps est définitivement en chemin.
Et quelle meilleure excuse pour me faire une nouvelle robe (comme si j'avais besoin d'une excuse pour ça, aha!). 
C'est une robe mi-crochet-mi-tissu. Je la voulais un peu plus longue, style maxi dress, mais malheureusement, le coupon de tissu que j'avais était trop court. Too bad; mais c'est tout de même adorable. 
J'avais donc BESOIN (ahem!) d'une robe dans des tons naturels, toutes mes autres robes sont très colorées, pleines de fleurs (ok, celle-ci aussi, un peu. Mais que voulez-vous, j'aime les fleurs. On ne se refait pas), je me suis dis que ça serait sympa d'ajouter quelque chose de neutre pour illuminer mon placard.


Sun is out, ladybugs are back, it's now too hot to wear a sweater in the afternoon, I started sneezing again. Yeah, spring is definitely on the way. 
What a good excuse to make myself a new dress (like I need any excuse for that, aha!). It's a half crochet half fabric dress. I wanted it a bit longer, but the fabric I had left was to short. Never mind, she is still so very lovely. I needed (wanted) a dress in some natural tons. All the other ones I own are very colorful, and flowery (ok, this one's a bit flowery as well, I can't help it, I love flowers), and I thought it would be nice to have something a bit more natural to bright up my wardrobe. 

Je suis un peu, disons, obsédée du crochet depuis un moment, il a du coup était ultra simple de choisir quel type de robe je voulais faire. 
Le haut de la robe est constituée d'une bande de 7 carrés granny basique (de 10/10cm) + 3 autres sur le devant et de bretelles en dentelle.  J'ai ajouté 3 petits boutons dans le dos. Le reste est un simple rectangle de tissu.

Tissu que j'avais depuis un moment déjà (que j'ai surtout volé à maman oui) et dont je voulais ABSOLUMENT faire une robe. L'imprimé et la couleur étaient tout simplement parfait pour le haut au crochet. Et même si je voulais au départ une maxidress, il était HORS DE QUESTION d'utiliser un autre coupon de tissu, celui là collait trop bien pour ne pas l'utiliser. 


I've been a bit obsessed with crochet latey, it was easy for me then to decide what I wanted to make.
The top of the dress so, is and addition of 7 basic 10/10cm granny squares + 3 more in the front and laced straps.  I added 3 little buttons on the back.
I had the fabric for quite a while now (actually it was my mom's, I just stole it from her), and I wanted to make a dress out of it; it was just perfect for the crochet/lace top.
I said, I wanted a maxi dress, but unfortunately, I didn't have enough of this fabric, and there was NO WAY I would use another one.