Some Crochet, Some Pics, Some Travels..

lunedì 25 maggio 2015

Summer gift party and garland pattern!

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Hello lovelies! One week ago I found that the lovely Lisa of 'Piccolecose' togheder with Antonella of 'Un blog a cavolo' hosted a fun Summer gift party. The topic of the party is SUMMER and the participants has to realize a garland inspired to this season:::

This was the first time I join a swap, but I thought it would be a funny way to exchange some love with our blogging friends and discover other! So let't thinking about deep sea, sun-drenched beach, unexplored bay, hot sand and..... ice creams!

In the past week I’ve made up a garlad of ice-cream for the swap::: 

For crochet the ice -cream I decide to create a simple pattern using my yarn stash and recycled corrugated paper seems  perfect for the ice -cream cone!

Ice cream pattern:

sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
slp st: slip stitch

make a magic ring with 6 sc
Round 1: 1 sc every sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc every sc (12 sc)
Round 3: in the same stich *slp st, make 3dc and then a slp st*
               move to next stitch  *make 3dc and then a slp st*
               move to next stitch * make 3dc and then a slp st*


If you are creative and would like to participate,  there is still a few days to join (you can post your garland until 30th of may) ::: leave a comment on the blog of Lisa or Antonella, create your summer
garland and share on blogs and social with the hashtag #summergiftparty. 

Let's get the party started!!!

venerdì 15 maggio 2015

May is bike month!

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May is Bike Month! Whether you like to go use your bicycle as a primary mode of transportation cause there is something so lovely about travel around knowing you’ve reduced your carbon footprint! Riding a bike around Bologna city amplifies everything magical about it::: with the wind whipping around you and the colorful 'portici' flashing past!

To celebrate Bike Month I decide to take part of the European Cycling Challenge, a urban cyclists team competition that takes place from 1 to 31 May 2015 in different European city::: Bologna is 7th in the leaderboard ! 

Using the app Cycling365 I monitoring kilometers travelling across the city for going work:: it's super funny!

Whatever the reason for your ride, why not celebrate Bike Month with a little bicycle yarn-bombing?

These quick and easy crochet projects are a perfect opportunity to try out new yarns, new stitches or reduce our yarn stash. The best part is, when you’re done, you’ll have a truly customized bike that shows off your creative side!

Crocheted  Basket Bunting by greedy for colour

Crocheted bike seat cover by Carina

Crocheted skirts bike guards La Messer 

Crocheted under-seat bike pack (no pattern)

Images via pinterest 

And you? What is your may inspiration? Have a funny week end everyone!!