Saturday, August 31, 2013

FO: Hunca Munca

I never thought I could knit a pair of socks in 3 days, hé hé... ;-)

Here they are, the Hunca Munca baby socks in plain stockinette:

They look so cute to me!  And this used up the 15g (almost exactly!) of the yarn from my own Spring Forward.  I think baby knits are the best to use up leftover yarn!

See my project page on Ravelry.

Sigh... my vacations are almost over... after this long weekend!  Happy knitting to you all!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

FO: Tiny Pants

Hello all!

Yes, vacations are truly awesome to finish projects!  I have two finished projects almost on the same day!  This is good for motivation! I'll post about the other one (the gift!) shortly as it was given last night to the very pregnant mother ;-)

Back to the Tiny Pants, I guess this picture shows it all:

Pattern:  Tiny Pants by Megan Goodacre.
Yarn: City Tweek DK by Knit Picks.
Needles: US 7 - 4.50 mm and US 8 - 5.00 mm.
Color: Orca and Tahitian Pearl  
Start to finish: July 2013 - August 2013.
Modifications: I added the stripes as I saw them on a
project on Ravelry and thought it was super cute!
The "jogs" are not really apparent in the end since they are on the side.
I used leftover yarn from the Baby Tweed Blanket.  I am really committed to using or giving my leftover yarn!  It is quite amazing what you can do and how amazing it is to re-use past project yarns once you have found the perfect project!  If you'd like, see my Trade or Sell page on Ravelry (I'm anyonecanknit).  Take whatever you would like.  Just send me a message on Ravelry and I will send it your way in exchange for a pattern to cover the mailing charges!  I've kept a few leftovers in my Stash page as I think I know what I will re-use them for!
Are you back to school this week?  If so, I wish you a very good school year!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

In the next two weeks...

It's the first time that I take my vacations so late in the summer.  It was tough to wait until now but it has finally arrived!  I hope I can rest a lot and also get some stuff done in the house, see friends, etc.

Of course, I also hope for a lot of knitting!  My gift is going well.  I hope to finish it in the next two weeks and get to show it to you a little while later.

Then, the Tiny Pants are going well too.  They are going to be "with jogs" but that's alright!

The yarn is tweedy and the stripes are cute enough to catch the attention, hopefully ;-)

Then, I think I will cast on 3 new projects!  See what late vacations make to me!  Seriously, I'm going yarn shopping this week at Espace Tricot and Mouliné.  And the next three project will be colorful and I will be able to show my progress!  This is going to make this blog a little bit more interesting!

So, I'm going to go back to my knitting.  I joined my Sister's Knitter KAL and I must not neglect the two current WIPs while I start new projects! 

Oh, and I frogged the Guernsey Triangle.  It was just a few inches and I'm going to use the yarn for a Sunnyside instead!  No worries, this is one of the 3 projects ;-)

This afternoon, I'm visiting good friends - there's going to be a lot of talking and they have a little 6 months old girl who is so cute - actually, she was the little girl I knitted the Maile Sweater for. Nice, nice, nice!

Happy knitting everyone!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Jogless stripes


This is going to be a very short post.  I need advices. 

I'm knitting some Tiny Pants.  So cute ;-)

I have to experiment with methods for jogless stripes in the round.  My stripes are only 2 rows.  I tried one method that consist in knitting the first stitch of the previous row along with the first stitch of the row I start when I knit the second row in the same color.  It does not look good at all.

Any suggestion?  What method do you use?

I hope you are having a great summer so far!  Happy knitting!