28 Nov 2016

October Tally Up

Other things are taking most of my time these days so it took a month to be able to write this post. In a nutshell - 5.5m-s out, none in. Most of the stashbust is due to charity, only one top done for myself. I also finished a stole using super thin yarn with a very simple pattern which gives a nice wavy edge without further magic.
Here´s the pattern -
1. cast on even number of stitches
2.knit all stitches
3. purl all stitches
4. (k2tog)4x; (yo, k1)8x; (k2tog)4x; repeat to end
5. purl
6. repeat rows 2-5 until running out of yarn :)
Finishing row - bind off loosely

Burda 10/2012



Mostanában más dolgokkal foglalkozom, így egy hónapig tartott az októberi összesítő. 5.5m összesen, ebből 4m ment jótékonykodásra. Csak egy felső készült nekem, meg egy sál, cérnavékony gyapjúból, szép hullámos széllel amit nem kell blokkolni :)

15 Oct 2016

Speaking of Charity

So, few ideas about charity.

1. Fabric purge
Be brutally honest to yourself and go through your stash. I´m sure there are a few pieces of fabrics you will NEVER use. Either it´s color issue, or a texture issue, or the fibres are not yours or whatever. Just get rid of these by giving them away either to charity organizations or local kindergartens/shcools or orphanages. They probably can make good use of it. Before showing up with a bag of these it´s worth to ask though. Same applies for larger pieces of scraps (when I say larger I mean big enough to make a doll´s dress or similar out of it). You´ll feel much better for a few reasons - no more stress to make use of these fabrics, more space in your storage AND you´ve made a few people happy.
This idea is also applicable for yarn stash.

2. Sewing for a good purpose
Or you can make Santa stockings for orphanages, kids hospice, hospitals etc.
Or kids scarves/hats from fleece leftovers.


Hope this helps a bit to reduce stash and show that we, who sew all care.

1 Oct 2016

October Is Sewing For Charity Month!

And I´m hosting!
I´ve had a post about charity before so to start here´s the link to it -
Baby Bibs with pattern, baby toys, kids scarves

As Xmas is coming you can always find kids in need who would be more than happy to get self-made Santa- stockings -

Image Source
Even if you don´t own an embroidery machine the ideas at Embroidery Library are just awesome. Based on the pattern I made 48 stockings last year for charity (link here).

I won´t share all my ideas in the 1st post of the month so stay tuned there´s more to come :)

30 Sep 2016

September Is Gone...

Almost without me. I did a few things and blogged very little as I had a lot of other stuff to do.
So here´s my tally up - total fabric out 7.2m-s (out of which 1m is this year´s stash). No fabric in. Halfway on theme.









Ebben a hónapban nem varrtam nagyon sokat, blogolni sem volt nagyon időm. Összesen 7.2m anyag fogyott el, ebből 1m idei szerzemény volt.

6 Aug 2016

X-Mas in July

This was done back in July but only had a chance to document now. Have no idea how it will end up but I like the pattern and the colors I used. Free pattern available here.
Thanks for pattern link Palkó.

Ezt még júliusban böktem de most lett időm dokumentálni. A minta címe Mini Winter, innen letölthető.. Még nem tudja mi lesz belőle, de szeretem a színeit. Köszi a linket Palkó!