Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's winter!

And I who thought that I had finished my hat too late to wear it this winter! Think again! Winter is not over yet!

But cold ears are gone now that I have knitted my very first tuque for myself! This one I keep!


You can see my project page on Ravelry for more details. I've modified the pattern to be less slouchy although I haven't knitted the slouchy version. I really like the end result.

I haven't washed it yet either. I'm always a bit scared that the size is going to change or the colors will be altered.

I've already made my calculations to knit a mini version for my daughter with the remaining yarn.

And since there will be more yarn left at the end, I may add some pom-poms...


To be continued :)

Good night!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

FO: Peppa Scarf

Happy New Year!  I hope that 2017 is treating you well so far! I'm doing good. It's just that... time flies!

Last December, I've started a scarf for my daughter.  I bought the yarn from a new independent dyer who also happen to be a friend in my knitting group.  On Facebook, you may follow her as Colorista. The yarn I bought from her is really soft and the colors were amazing!  I recommend it!

Also, for the first time, I've knitted something without a pattern. I know, a scarf is just a scarf but still, I'm quite proud of myself. I searched for a simple scarf pattern for a baby/toddler on Ravelry and I was not able to find one I liked (maybe there are just too many patterns on Ravelry).  Just to know how many stitches to cast on and how long I should make it.  So, I've decided to write it down and share with anyone who does like to simply follow a pattern, no matter how simple the knitting is.

I have to say I really like it.  It is pretty and practical, soft and warm! I named it the Peppa Scarf if you would like to look for it on Ravelry!



You can see my project page on Ravelry for more details.

I hope that winter will come to an end soon.  Scarves are great but summer is better!  Happy knitting (and mostly good night)!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

FO: Hedgerow #2

Hi all!

My first and maybe last FO of 2016.  Life is going fast!  These socks are made for my sister and I wanted her to have them before the end of the year.

It started pretty well.  In June, I was already turning the heel of the second sock.  I'm a perfectionist most of the time and... I wasn't happy with how different the two heels were when side to side.  I could only imagine how the toes would end differently too - when I so carefully started the second sock with the same colors as the first one.  So I had to tink :)  That's fine!  I almost love it as much as knitting, knowing that I will be satisfied in the end.

Before:

After:
You can see my project page on Ravelry for more details.

Towards the end of the project, I was no longer able to access the pattern.  Fortunately, I had a printed copy from the first ones I made.  That's too bad because I think it is a great pattern.

Have a good week! xx

Friday, March 18, 2016

And the winner is...

I'm so sorry it took me so much time to come back and tell you who is the winner of the Baby Llama Illimani Yarn from my previous post.

First, thank you so much to all of you who stopped by and took the time to leave a message!  I enjoyed reading each and every one of them!

Among the 13 comments I've received, the Random Number Generator picked #1: Celestial!  Congratulations!

You may send me a private message on Ravelry (I'm anyonecanknit of course!) and I'll be more than happy to send you this soft skein of yarn (this time, I'll try to not take too long!) :) 
 
I'll tell you, giveways are great!  Hosting one is just as good as winning!

Here is my Aviatrix Hat going to a happy home with the 25,000 Tuques!

 
I wish you all a great weekend! xxx

Monday, February 15, 2016

An update and some yarn for one of you :)

Here is a little blog update :)

First, I have something to give away. I've always thought that if I reach 50 followers on my blog, I would give a skein of yarn to one of you.  Then, I've reached 50 and above but since I almost never update my blog now or write really short posts, it is dropping, hi hi  :)  So, before it goes under 50, I thought I would hurry up and go ahead :)

I'd like to give away the extra skein of yarn that I haven't used to knit the Baby Chalice Blanket (see details on this project page). It is nice to knit with, soft and warm!  Would you like to try it?  If so, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post before March 4th, 2016 at 23:59 EST!  I will draw the winner with a random number generator and post the winner here.  In the comment, you could tell me what you would like to knit with it. 

Also, I wanted to show you my progress on my sister's socks!  It is fun to knit.  I really like Biscotte & Cie self-stripping yarns.  The pattern is the Hedgerow Socks.  This is the second pair that I knit.  I was not sure if the pattern would go well with stripes but I think it actually do!

It is a pleasure to knit them.  The proof is that they are knitting up pretty quickly. I hope you are also enjoying what you currently have on your needles!

A very good week to all of you!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

FO: Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat

Here is another little something I've knitted with leftover yarn :)  I love this colorway!

You can see my project page on Ravelry for more details.
 
I will also be donating it to the 25 000 Tuques that I talked about in my previous post.

It's the second time I make this pattern because I think it is incredibly cute with the little i-cord at the top!  No mods, just fun!

I wish you all a wonderful week and may winter end soon :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

FO: Aviatrix Hat

My first FO of 2016!  Will there be more in 2016?  We will see...  My next objective is to knit my sister the pair of socks that she chose the pattern and yarn for last year.  She's been hinting for quite a while that she would like me to knit some socks for her :)  I hope she can have them next Christmas!

I've had the Aviatrix Hat in my queue for a long time!  I finally bought it as I thought my Manos del Uruguay leftover yarn would look nice in it! But then, I realize that it was too small for my daughter. I was getting ready to start it again in a larger size when...

... I got a few invations on Facebook to join 25 000 tuques!  A "tuque" is a winter hat in French. This is a super cool project that has gathered a lot of knitters in the province of Quebec (the project was initiated in Montreal) but also everywhere in the world to knit a hat for all the Syrian refugees that have and will arrive in Canada during the awful war that is ravaging their country.  In Canada, every newborn is welcomed into the world by receiving a little knitted hat to stay warm.  Local knitters provide them to the hospitals.  My daughter received one when she was born!  All knitters who knit a hat have to attach a personalized message.  And it works so well so far that they are talking about continuing it for all people who arrive in Canada!  Everyone thinks it is a great and very human gesture!  Those people are like you and I.  They wish to live in peace and give that gift to their children.  I'm sure you can join whereever you come from!

All of this to say that this hat will go to a little Syrian boy or girl.  So touching... And I will give a few other hats I've knitted but kept in a drawer.

Oh, one funny fact.  The Musée McCord in Montreal is hosting some events.  Visitors can see the knitted hats that are deposited at this museum.  I've read somewhere that someone said that these hats could not be hand knitted because they were so beautiful :)  I thought it was really funny!

OK, enough about that.  You can see my project page on Ravelry for more details.  Basically, I chose a color very similar to the pattern main picture and did not make any modifications.  When you like a pattern, you just like the pattern :) The pattern is well written and it is interesting to see how it turns out.

Finally, I also finished the Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat today but it was too late to take a picture outside.  It will be in a separate post!

Have a lovely end of the week!  I hope it is not too cold where you are. Here it is freezing... brrrr! xx