Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Modified Kitt Shrug

Once again, I have a few projects on the go.  In the meantime, here's a shrug I finished not too long ago.  It's from Mission Falls book East Meets West.  I didn't use the yarn recommended; I substituted with what I had in my stash, Berroco Peruvia Quick.  I also added an extra cable on each side of the back where it meets the arm to suit my girth.  I'm very happy with the results.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Greek Key Placemats on Ravelry

I've just uploaded the placemat pattern to Ravelry.  It's free!  All you have to do is press this button  to get it.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Greek Key Placemats Woven

At least one finally is so I can take a picture of it and post.  I'm still working on the written pattern part to post on Ravelry.  I'm getting there.  Even though I tried to weave loosely, I still feel the work pulled in a bit.  The tension in weaving is definitely different from the tension in knitting.  I used one long strand back and forth and wove the ends in at the back of the mat.  An alternative would be to use individual strands for each "woven row" and leave the ends longer then tie them to each other to create a fringe.  My family voted on no fringe, so here it is...
close up.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Adele's Baby Blanket

I'm currently in the process of updating my projects on Ravelry which I plan to blog about as I go.  This one was for our friends' baby, Adele.  I'm happy to say she received it while she was still a baby - 4 years ago.  I have a lot of posting catching up to do.

The pattern is called Heirloom Baby Blanket and can be downloaded for free from the Lion Brand website once you register with them.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Greek Key Placemats

We're back from March Break.  It was a wonderful week at my mother-in-law's in Quebec.  It's been very difficult to get back into the old routine since this week has been anything but routine.  Things have been going a little nuts, thus making it difficult to get a blog post out or update my projects on Ravelry.

I am finally going to finish one of my UFOs.  I started this back in 1996 inspired by a technique article called "Dropped-Stitch Weaving" in the Spring/Summer 1996 issue of Vogue Knitting - SCARY.  I have UFOs that old; predating the birth of my children.  I got bored with it because it was so simple and not really challenging, so I put it aside.  Now, I look for that mindless, easy knitting to fill small gaps of time where I wish to be more productive and clear the horrendously large stash in my closet.

I will eventually post the project with free instructions to download on Ravelry.  I'm getting there.  I pressed the mats a couple of days ago.  Now, I just have to do the weaving; which could take quite long.  The photo below is of small sample I worked on.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Life in Yonder blog is having Valentine's Give Away

Blogger Anne Marie of the Life in Yonder blog is having a Valentine's give away of 6 beautiful leather tags monogrammed with your initials.  You can find out details on her blog post:

Good luck everybody!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ski Toque Available on Ravelry

I just published another pattern on Ravelry yesterday.  It's a very fitted Ski Toque.  I knit the entrelac band flat and then joined it to work the crown in the round.  Please check it out.  I hope you all like it.

You can find it at: