Monday, March 21, 2011

My past work and ideas for giveaway

As I mentioned in my first post, my passion for yarn started with crochet. I crocheted gloves and hats for my sister and brother-in-law and I really like the texture that crocheted garment had. Moreover it’s thick and gives you more warmth! Of course, it consumes lots of yarn, but it’s worth the price.
With the cute addition to my family, I wanted to crochet something really cool. My sister brought some acrylic + wool blend yarn from Germany and I wasn’t sure of the colors at first. She told me that they’d look great once I was done. I was doubtful but god, was she right! It turned out to be great and my cue nephew looked really cute in it.
I also crocheted a lousy vest with an acrylic yarn, which seemed to fit him really well and the shoes that I crocheted last year fit him well too.
Here’s my favorite scarf that I intended to gift a friend of mine in Germany for Christmas, but it’s already 2011.
 (I know I am a lousy modeler, but I could find no one else to do it for me, so... :D)
(Ah! The Christmas colors! Do you like the combination?)
 (I love crochet for this look)
Hope I mail it this month. This is for her too.
(This scarf was crocheted with a chunky yarn)
By the ways, to celebrate my comeback after long to my garden blog and the starting of a new Knitting and Crochet blog, I decided to do something special. I want to host a giveaway of patterns/final products. I need your suggestions. What would you like me to make? You may send links to photos that you’d like me to crochet or knit or just describe them to me.

It would take a while before I give them away as I gotta design them and knit/crochet. It’s gonna be fun!  


Rose said...

These are beautiful, Chandramouli! I took a beginning knitting class two years ago and haven't progressed beyond making scarfs. What I really need to learn, though, is how to correct mistakes--every scarf I've made has places where I've dropped stitches or added a few to a row:)

Chandramouli S said...

Thank you, Rose :) I put off knitting for more than a year because of the exact reason. Everytime I start knitting the first row, I'd drop of a stitch and rip it all open and give up, but few months before, I started watching lots of videos on knitting in youtube and I realized how easy it is to knit! You should may be watch the videos in youtube. There are lots of them out there.

Aham said...


Great post, your work is really nice :-)

As someone who lives about in cold regions & find a surprising lack of sensible warm clothing, I can give you lots of design ideas.

In return I need to be taught how to do this too :-)

Chandramouli S said...

Thank you, Bhuvana :)

Come to India, I'll be glad to teach you :) I'll make you some too.

Autumn Belle said...

Your knitted baby booties, vest, scarf and everything else are so sweet and thoughtful. I love to crochet but I have not learnt how to knit yet.

Chandramouli S said...

Autumn Belle: My passion started with crochet and I still am amazed by the cool stitches and textures that crocheted garment can create. Thank you :) It's really easy to knit, youtube is the best guru!