Saturday, December 31, 2016

Kristin Thank you so much


    I posted this on my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bhutancrochet/  and I got my wish from a kind soul from UK.
           Surprise surprise goodies got to me right in time as Christmas & New Year gift.
                                                My first crochet Magazine
                                                        first crochet pattern book
         and the yarns from the other side of the world , i am seeing a cowl here. Kristin Millions of thank you thank you thank you.   
 
         Completion of December Project for the customer, wishing her a warm winter with this Yathra Cardi

December read

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November month Yathra Story Part II

 Before i go further this is the book i read for November month and the picture is from my Instagram. 
  With so many projects to complete I have failed my resolution of reading 3 books/month for the year 2016. 

As mention here http://bhutancrochet.blogspot.com/2016/09/september-month.html wanting to start another cardigan with the same ideas of 1dogwoof's pattern  http://www.1dogwoof.com/summer-diamonds-kimono-cardigan/ and allaboutami's pattern http://www.allaboutami.com/cascadecardigan/ with my own yathra inspired design colours 

Started with 260 foundation DC and i used my all time old 4mm hook, here you can see my hook wearing out its colours after 20yrs , still surviving.   
Unlike the green cardigan where i did 15 rows following exactly as 1dogwoof's pattern, i stop at 11 rows for the neck and chained with same colour (darkred) for the other front side of the cardi.
Join new colour at the end of the chain. 
                                                             For the front i did 23 rows each.

     
            At the bottom slip stitch from one end to other end to create foundation for a row of SC
                For the bottom border/edging just a row of SC
For the front border i went as per the pattern and the arms border just a 10 rows of BPDC/FPDC

              It took me a month to accomplish this project, just in time for my travel to India tour
               Hosting prayer flags at Tsho Pema (Rewalsar lake), Himachal Pradesh, India

                                               A closer look at my project from the trip

 
                               Kitty's favorite place, who witness doing all my projects.

                                       Kadrinche la (Thank you with respect)


Saturday, October 29, 2016

October month Yathra inspiration


 Yathra has always inspire me with its colors and this jacket was tailored from the piece i had for long time.
     I use to have yathra weaver in my neighborhood in my old place Rinchentse, Bhutan. I often go to witness her work.
yathra yarns dry out
Her baby girl also helps with the yarn ball.
I have been wanting to knit in yathra colors so last year i had my first trial went with the strip colors on the yathra 
                    TADAH! A hat, it came out beautifully and instantly i felt in love with it.
                                   So many crochet hats came up
               I used 4mm hook for the local yarns available and started with 80 stitch foundation DC.
                                      For the border its BPDC and FPDC.

                             Some were gifted , some were taken and some were sold




                           And i went ahead with crocheting a pullover sweater 
And its turn out to be one of my favorite 
with Nawang  www.nawangpenstar.com 
pic by Passu Sir  www.passudiary.com

The old sweater of my friend's son. I want to knit or crochet one like that.

To be continue....




Thursday, September 29, 2016

September month

background of paddy field at Hotel Pema Karpo 

I am very happy to proudly TADAH! you a Cardigan made with the combination of idea/pattern from http://www.1dogwoof.com/summer-diamonds-kimono-cardigan/ and http://www.allaboutami.com/cascadecardigan/


Started with foundation DC of 200 stitch

I just went simple DC all the way while http://www.1dogwoof.com/ has done a great diamond pattern 




For the edging/border i got if from http://www.allaboutami.com/cascadecardigan/ 
TADAH! i am so happy that it came out good and i am thinking of another one soon.

Kardrinchela