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

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16 comments:

  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

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    1. Thank you Sigrid!!!!!
      Have a good day, xxxx Ale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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?

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    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

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

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  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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  11. So colourful and so clever Ale!
    Helen xox

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