High Yielding Hols

Happy New Year, you all! Wish you a wonderful year ahead, a whole year to enjoy!

Recent holiday I spent at home, doing nothing and everything. For once rejecting every Christmas gig, rarely hit the street (crazy traffic anyway), taking a lot of sleep, and enjoying my time. But those things would’ve bored me to death after a week. Thankfully I got my craft and e-books. And boy, I’ve never finished more projects than I did last hols!

Early December, a friend was asking help for raising fund for children. He asked if I could make some small things that could be sold easily, and I thought this is it! This could help me on getting rid of those odd balls and scraps. Soon I went collecting patterns and having lots of fun! Here they are.

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My first shot was a wrist band. It was very stylish, but a bit too complicated for fast production. I really like the macho rim, so next time I’d like to modify the middle pattern but still using the rim pattern to make some wrist band for boys.

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This should’ve been a string of little pink heart for necklace, but the yarn was too soft and small so the hearts were almost invisible. Thankfully the length was just right for headband, so a pretty headband it is πŸ™‚ quite a unique pattern, really enjoyed the outcome.

A pair of waist band were next. I was experimenting with simple cable pattern for bracelet which turned out like a pretty braid, so I didn’t want to stop too soon πŸ™‚ And the striped belt were so easy to make and come out so cute!

 

Another shot on wrist band, this time trying a basket-weave pattern. Very nice pattern on sunny color.

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A coin purse was crochetted without pattern, just making it up as I went. Turned out just okay.

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A two-colors cabled headband, using the Shriver Scarf pattern I’ve done before, just scaling it down. Love the shocking colors, would look dashing on a brunette.

A small, diagonally knitted bag was my old favorite, very beautiful on variegated yarn. Basically it was a bias rectangle, easily tailored for any size once you figured out the pattern. Between the coin purse and this bag, at last this yarn was no more. One down! πŸ˜€ By this time, holiday was over. But the fingers refused to stop and so continue on…

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This is my first craft this year : a wrist bag which turned out a bit too big for wrist πŸ™‚ I used my grey scraps, paired them in random and knitted them two strands at a time. Modified the pattern so I made this in round using dpns, so that less sewing needed. Still happily cabling. Cute!

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A cat-eared beanie was also made with two yarns in one go, started with vermillon and peach. Sadly the peach run out too soon, so I put on soft pink to continue. Thought it wouldn’t show but it definitely did. Well, the hat was still cute – though the color made it more piggy than feline :p – so I think it was fine.

A crochetted round shoulder bag, the accent colors were using scraps. A simple and quick project, exceptionally beautiful result. The body was made with two strands, the lace edging were using single strand for more airy look. Sweet, don’t you think? I think I’d make again in another color.

Lastly, just gotta show off this one. My circular shrug was finished before hols. Not bad, done in only about 3 weeks. Too bad the cast-offs were rather too tight, but I think I could block and stretch it somehow. Got lost once or twice while making it, but thank the Knit-a-long project from Lionbrand, I found my way back. It included unravelling around 7000 stitches, but no worries, it’s fine now πŸ™‚

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