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And the winner is...

Aurelia Eglantine!!! Congratulations.

And your gift is the following pack:


There are some interesting threads apart from the variegated ones and the perle, one is an unknown thread that resembles a cord, really shiny, the other is a linen thread, both are vintage finds. I hope you will enjoy them and have fun with them.

Thank you all for the comment, I will try and fulfil some of the wishes. I cannot promise anything though :) I am working on a subversive sampler right now, it is almost ready, will post it soon, just want to make the Hungarian version as well.

And finally I would like to share a few photos with you.

I made this little cardigan for my friend, Hajnalka´s newborn son.


And I did an experiment. I have an old tablecloth that was made by my Mum. This is how she finished the edges:


I tried to copy it, and this is what I have come up with. I assume she had a smaller hook - but not sure I would be able to do it tighter. But I like how it looks, anyway. What do you think? I am planning to finish my boyfriend´s gift (that I made a while ago) with this edge.


And finally, yesterday we went to an event in the neighbouring village, the Feast of 100 cookies. This is what it looked like:




I also saw some old cookie making iron tools:


And of course, had to taste them all :D :D


Today, we went to the sea to have a picknick. It was so beautiful. Unfortunately, it is too cold to swim.


And tomorrow I am back to work. I have just started to work at an International English School in Sweden, teaching textile crafts. On Wednesday the kids will show up. I am so excited. :D :D Wish me luck. :)


Wagapapa said...

Good luck tomorrow on your back to work! And congrats to the winners!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

WOW! Thank you much Agi!!! There's all kinds of interesting looking fibres there that I've not worked with before, and I can't wait to try them out, especially the pinks :)

Your little cardigan is so cute, and I think the croceted edging looks wonderful; it is so hard mimic the older edgings, because not only did most people use smaller hooks, but I know that my Great-Grandmother did a lot of 'fancy work' like that, edgings for curtains and pillows and linens, using a much finer crochet cotton than we can purchase these days. Our family still has some of her odds and ends, and it's so fine it's like thread! So I think you've probably got it right :)

Love the vintage cookie irons! They are so neat! And all the cookie pictures look yummy ;)

Lostinblue said...

What a lovely giveaway! Congrats to the winner.

Lovely cardigan Agi, I bet they're thrilled with it.

I love the edging, but it looks like a different thickness of thread to me. Not that I'm any expert, haha.

Gosh that cookie day looks fun, I bet it was hard to resist them!


Ági said...

Thank you!
Lostinblue, it is the same yarn, but it is garter stitch (first I tried a ribbed edge but it pulled the whole front together) and garter stitch tends to look thicker than stockinette with the same yarn.
I have also made a crocheted headband for his sister, Lizi. Will post a picture.

MysteryKnitter said...

Stunning work! I mean that little blue - and - white cardigan you made. I am sure you'll tame that edging thing yet.
I hope the cookies were delicious.