color knits and christmas ornaments

color knits and christmas ornaments
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I’m swimming in colorful knits lately. Precious red on my red DPN’s for a new pattern.

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Burgundy/dark pink, dark teal and white for color studies. As you can see I have used stranded knitting and intarsia for this. Intarsia in the round is yet a technique I don’t really enjoy. If it wasn’t for the beautiful results, I would just leave it be. I have created a tutorial for knitting intarsia in the round some time ago for the penguin handpuppet. Nevertheless I’m still looking for an easier method and found the work of Anne Berk recently. I enrolled in her Craftsy class “Next steps in intarsia” (I hope this link works, if not search for the title and you’ll find it!) and like the way she has approached the problem of intarsia in the round. Sadly, I have not yet found a tutorial of this technique that’s free, but if you like intarsia it’s worth a look.

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In the matter of a certain time of the year approaching, I have dug out the christmas ornament kit from Alicia Paulson that is waiting to be finished for a long time now. It’s the “Sweet Home Ornament Set”. I looked for new patterns, but she seems to have broken her tradition of releasing a new set every year. When I bought mine in 2011 I finished the candle, but never got around beginning the other two ornaments. The rabbit was a fast thing, but as you can see in the picture below, the beautiful door takes a little bit mor effort. I finished both by now, but forgot to take a photo and already hung them around the house. I’ll try to remember to take them down and make a photo of them together.

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One of my dear customers send me a picture of a gym bag she made for a friend with my geometric bear embroidery on it. It came out beautifully! See for your self.

Seeing pictures of finished embroidery/knitting from my patterns is always a rewarding experience for me and it makes me very happy!

I wish you a wonderful weekend, soon,

Anne

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Anne is an embroidery enthusiast living in rural north eastern Germany.

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