Thursday, 24 September 2015

A Scandinavian motif and something else …..

When in Italy for the Summer Holiday, I bought some (!!!!) books and one of them was 150 Scandinavian Knitting Designs by Mary Jane Mucklestone …
Well, maybe one day I will KNIT something from this book, but at the moment I just CROCHETED a single motif (on page 114) ….

I was still in the second-last apartment and my yarn stash was very limited, so that's why the colours combo…. you know, I'm not a great fun of yellow, but I used it for this scandinavian pixelated experiment …

While thinking about a proper border for the Scandinavian lady, I was distracted by another project, simple and really decorative for the home (they are all hanging now from the closets knobs in our new flat!) …

…. our  actual closets are white, but in both cases (on black/on white), the decoration really pops out

some more colourful versions …

…. a group picture with the Scandinavian lady …

Eventually, I decided for a simple scalloped edging and the lady is now a panel that hangs in the entrance hall of our apartment …

I think she is in good company, with the granny squares !!!
I really love the ethnic feeling of the whole panel, that I decided, purposely, not to block : perfection is not for me !!!! ;oD

xxxx Alessandra

Today Links : September Link Party part 4Craft Schooling Sunday and Link Your Stuff!


  1. Love the scandinavian woman! I think it's great!
    Also like your other projects, but this scandinavian motif reminds me of a carpet I had as a child.
    Gives me a retro-feeling.
    Have a nice day! Sigrid

  2. The Scandinavian lady is very nice, and I really like the hanging decorations. You must have a very colorful apartment now. :)

    1. …. too colourful, if you ask my husband!!!! ;oD
      xxxxx Ale

  3. Lovely projects Ale. I have an embroidery of a Dutch lady resembling yours. So cute!

  4. Neat! That book must be amazing! I love Scandinavian design!
    Kate :}

  5. ♥oo, love your beautiful projects! Have a nice Weekend, my dear friend!♥

  6. Tutti i disegni sono molto belli, Ale!
    Avere una buona giornata !!

    1. Hi Ale,

      Has been a while now, he? Too busy, sorry.

      I truly like your beautiful pictures and all the happy crochet you use to decorate your appartment!
      You are a genius.

      Hope you had a nice holiday in Italy. We were there as well in August (Tuscany) perhaps we have been staying close to each other, who knows?

    2. Don't be sorry, Brigitte!!! We are all so busy!!!! I just moved in the new flat, so it's just now that I came back to blog again!!!! Thank you for appreciating my pics and my works : it always makes me happy!!! ;oD
      We had a lovely summer holiday back in Italy, but this year we didn't reach Toscana : maybe next year???? ;oD
      happy week, xxxxx Ale

  7. You have been busy with the crochet and it's all so colourful and gorgeous! Have a great week and keep crocheting!! xx

  8. What lovely colourful makes Alessandra - your new apartment will be looking great! Love the Scandinavian lady - clever idea to transfer to a crochet pattern :)

    I really like the door knob decorations too . . . you've been so busy - Go Girl!
    Alison xxx

  9. Appena ho visto la pixelated lady ho pensato che sarebbe diventata un cuscino ed invece hai avuto un'idea originale e alternativa! Un bel modo per sentire il nuovo appartamento come casa tua :)

  10. Love them both! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    1. thank you Sara!!! I'm happy to share with you!!!!
      xxxxxx Ale

  11. So colourful and so clever Ale!
    Helen xox


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