Sunday, 20 October 2013

Getting ready for winter....

Hi everybody!
Hope you have had a good weekend.
I am busy knitting my winter accessories just now. Here I have combined two pieces that I made. I started by painting a 1,80 meter crepe-de-chine scarf with silk colours in green and brown tones.


Then I knitted a scarf in the same length, using a fine sock yarn in wool and polyamide.




Then I sewed them together - by hand. I wanted to use the machine, but it did not want to work with these materials.


And I made a cosy loop scarf, which winds twice round my neck, doesn't slip about, and will keep me warm on cold days. Here Miss Red is modelling it for me:


And here it is wound round my neck, I had to take the photo myself and somehow couldn't manage to get my head onto it....


It feels really good, the silky part is good to wear next to my skin, and the double layers are really warm.
And last year I knitted a hat from the same wool, and hope to find it before it gets really cold!

Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

23 comments:

  1. Love your scarf Val, what a great idea to make it like that! Wish you well to wear it! Hugs, Barb

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  2. You clever, clever and oh so stylish woman!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. Oooooh, this is gorgeous! What a stylish way to keep warm! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. So many talents, is the nothing you cant do ( whatever that means ) Fabulous autumn colours and Miss Red is amazing !

    Marie

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    1. Ahm there are a lot of things I can't/don't/won't do, I can talk about them another time....

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  5. Fabulous, creation. You make the most awesome things, this looks so stylish as well as being cosy to wear.
    Yvonne x

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  6. Valerie you are so talented with your hands, it's really beautiful and practical too!

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  7. Wonderful idea to join the two together Valerie or should I call you 'Miss Enigma'.

    I haven't started my winter hat knits yet so must take a leaf out of your book and get going.

    Have a great day


    Love Chrissie x

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  8. This is stunning, your painted colors are so rich and the 2 together are just outstanding. So very stylish and and yet at the same time practical as the doubled layers are sure to keep you warm. Wear it well! ~Diane

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  9. Absolutely delightful. You are so clever! hugs, Donna

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  10. My gosh you sure are a talented lady ! Beautiful scarf, love it. Have a great day, Shirleyx

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  11. You are really something Valerie - you get more done in a day than I do in a week. Your scarf is gorgeous - what a designer you are. If I did not like you so much I would be pea green with envy but you are so delightful and talented that I am just glad I found your blog! I am still dreaming of a carrot cake with chocolate frosting. By the way, I am sure you look much better in your scarf than Miss Red!
    sandy

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    1. Thanks Sandy, the scarf isn't really in Miss Red's colours!

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  12. I've never seen a scarf like that with silk on one side for comfort and wool the other side for warmth. What a fabulous idea, and it looks so stylish and cosy in the loop you have created. You are a lady of many talents. I love your work.

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  13. This is such a great project. What a wonderful idea.. I have been knitting up some socks for myself. Its been so long since I knitted but its been fun to try again.

    Happy Monday my friend.

    Hugs~

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  14. Hi Valerie, we were away visiting family at the weekend so this is me doing catch up. What can I say but Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous. I am envious of your knitting talent, I can only manage plain and purl! Xx

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  15. I've knitted many scarves, but never one with a dyed silk lining. This will be so cosy and stylish.

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  16. This was a great idea that led to a gorgeous scarf! I'll bet the double thickness is lightweight, yet sooooooo warm!

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  17. How beautiful! And such a great idea to have a soft side for comfort.

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  18. Wow, der Schal ist wirklich toll geworden! Schöne Herbstfarben, weich und warm, einfach klasse!

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