Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Another great news!

Hi guys!

I'm so sorry for the emptyness of my 2 last blog posts. I received new yarn, and did make some small progress on my 2 projects (and on 1 that I plan on frogging.... nothing's going as planned!), but I have another great news: My Dandy Neckerchief pattern will be featured and display at the LYS Upstairs Studio! I'm so flattered! You can still find my pattern here, or under the Free patterns tab. It's free, it uses only 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, or any yarn you want, and will be a great knit for the upcoming Fall!

Stay tuned guys, What's hot on Ravelry is next!

Friday, 27 August 2010

I'm featured on Knitting Daily!

Hey guys!
Take a look at this edition of Knitting Daily!
My column What's hot on Ravelry is featured!


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

What's hot on Ravelry? Issue # 6

It's hot hot hot and it has just been listed on Ravelry! Every week I show you the finest recently added patterns on Ravelry! Don't worry if you've missed it! Click on the image and queue it! Please note that all the images are not mine. They belong to the designer. You may need a Ravelry account (free!) to view the pattern profile.

Hi guys! Again this week, I show you my palmarès of the hottest new patterns on Ravelry! Enjoy!

My Favorite of the week






Monday, 23 August 2010

Nothing's carved in stone

My after Echo Flower Shawl knitting didn't start good. I frogged 2 projects, one after the other. It was just not working out. The shape, the concept with the yarn... I was planning to knit those 2 projects, and yet life had decided otherwise. Again, nothing's carved in stone...

But, I manage to start not one, but 2 new knitting projects...

Aubépine (new design sneakpeek!) and Interlocking leaves sock pattern for my MIL

... and add 6 new sets of stitch markers to my Etsy shop. It was about time! I haven't a lot of time on my shop lately, except for the knitting patterns. I don't know why I didn't add those stitch markers earlier: they are gorgeous! I almost want to keep them... especially the green ones! They are all available at my Etsy shop. But hurry, because they are unique! Only one set each!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

FO: Echo Flower Shawl

First, I have to say that I LOVE this shawl, and I LOVED knitting it. Despite all the nupps and the flower stitches. It's gorgeous and original. When I first saw the pattern (free!) on Ravelry, I knew I had to do it. I had this amazing yarn (Malabrigo sock, colorway Ochre) in my stash, and this pattern was perfect for it.

I used one skein of Malabrigo sock, and I had enough to make the shawlette version and bind off with 2 threads of yarn. I still have 13g left. So, if you ever want to knit this beautiful shawl, 1 skein is enough!

The first part of the shawl, the Flower part, is easily memorizable and easier than it looks. It's actually really fun to knit! The longest part is the border, with all the nupps, which leaded me to this tutorial, using a crochet hook. It takes a little bit of time, but there's no "purl together all 9 nupp loops on the purl row". Take time to save time!

I almost want to knit this pattern again. I never knit the same pattern twice, but I had a blast and the result is just amazing! And of course, it's Malabrigo...

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

What's hot on Ravelry? Issue # 5

It's hot hot hot and it has just been listed on Ravelry! Every week I show you the finest recently added patterns on Ravelry! Don't worry if you've missed it! Click on the image and queue it! Please note that all the images are not mine. They belong to the designer. You may need a Ravelry account (free!) to view the pattern profile.

Hi guys! This week on What's hot on Ravelry, I'm trying to improve it a bit by adding some section, my FAV of the week! And you, what is your fav? Enjoy!

My favorite this week:






I really hope you enjoyed this issue as much as I did! If you have any suggestions about a way to present the pics, comments about the new category feature, let me know!

Monday, 16 August 2010

So many things!

And so little time! I've been craving to blog since I came back from vacation. I had so many post ideas, and I feel like I have so much to say, and so little time! I mean, we totally should have 48 hours in a day. 24h to do the everyday tasks, and 24h extra to knit, blog and have fun. Life's too short.
That's why I've been deserting Twitter so much lately. I'm sorry guys if you don't hear from me via Twitter, but I can't stand to stay in front of the computer, while I could knit my fingers off!! I realized it and turned it off. And in the futur, it's going to be very sporadic...
But! There is a happy counterpart: I'm going to blog more! No more 140 words limit! And more pictures! Yay! Hopefully you'll stay with me and continue to read me...:-S

Ok! Enough blablabla, and into the main subject. On Sunday, we took the car we rented for the vacation and went to my parents house. We stayed there for lunch AND dinner, which was delicious and totally fun! In the afternoon, my mother and I knitted on the swing chair (??? I've reach a limit of my english vocabulary!), into the sunset. My mom, knitting some dishcloths in this gorgeous 100% cotton. Lately I've been a lot into blues and yellows, but old pinks/lilas-mauves are calling my name...

With the little help of the boulier, to help count the rows...

And me, making some progress on my Echo Flower Shawl. I'm a little after the first half, and I love it. And I'm knitting it with some GORGEOUS Malabrigo Sock, in the Ochre colorway. I love the golden/yellow-green feel and subtle changes of tone from this kettle dyed yarn.

Yes, the "N"s on the chart are nupps ...

Speaking of Malabrigo... check out what my friend kindly received on my behalf in the mail during my vacation...

Malabrigo Lace! I bought it from Flocks of Yarn. They were having a HUGE sale! I was within the lucky few who manage to buy some yarn...

Speaking of vacation... check out what we encountered on our path...

2 skeins of fingering weight 100% Alpaca yarn from a local Alpaca farm!!! Itwas totally unpredicted, but the lovely Alpaga Charlevoix farm was on our path to Tadoussac. We were driving, me on the passenger seat, I turned my head and... what? Alpaca? For real? Quick stop stop stop!! Turn! U-turn! I don't care! AlPaGa!!!... hihi So these skeins are meant to become a youngish/stylish neckerchief...

My, this post is, I think, the longest I have ever written. I told you guys, now that I'm not really on Twitter, I have so many things to say!!

Stay tuned, next post, What's hot on Ravelry (tm) issue # 5 !

Friday, 13 August 2010

FO: Polska Mittens ... and back from vacation!

[UPDATE: SpillyJane in person asked for my pic of the mittens. You can see it on the Ravelry pattern page! woot woot!]

Yesterday around midnight, me and my boyfriend came back home, after a wonderful week of camping. The comeback to the reality of the big city is hard! Heatwave, cars, noise, pollution... it's harder everytime!
One good thing thought about coming back home is my blog. I missed it way more than expected! I had only one thing in mind when I woke up this morning: to show you, dear reader, my new finished project, the Polska Mittens by SpillyJane!

I mostly knitted these in the car, while knitting sometimes 3 colors stranded mitts on dpns on a windy beach isn't a really good idea. But, the first one was already knitted and the cast on on the second one was already done before we left, and we did at least 20h of car riding, so everthing went nicely.

I have to give a 2 (no 3!) thumbs up to SpillyJane for the clearlyness of the pattern. I think it is the most clearly written pattern I have ever knit. Good job Spilly, keep up the good work. The chart and the written instructions were crystal clear!

And I learned a new technique : the long tail cast on. Super easy, super effective. I will definitively use it again for beanies, berets, socks and cuffs!

I can't wait for fall to arrive. Yes I know, us knitting peeps are a little but crazy ;-)

Stay tuned for an upcoming issue of What's hot on Ravelry? and what I'm knitting with some gorgeous Malabrigo socks...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...