Sunday, July 13, 2014

Beer Mitt

My sister's boyfriend asked if I could make him a beer mitt. When I looked on Ravelry I found the perfect pattern (and it was free!).

 Beer Mitt:
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky in Pitch Black
Needle Size: US 9 (5.5mm) DPNs
Pattern Source: Beer Mitt (free pattern!)

This was a quick knit that will be a perfect birthday present!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Take 2 on a pair of socks!

I have tried to make these socks in the past, but the yarn and the pattern did not match up. I knew I wanted to have another go at them when I found the right yarn, and I think I made the right choice!

biwa- take 2:
Yarn: Berroco's Ultra Alpaca Fine in 12180
Needle Size: US 1 (2.25mm) DPNs
Pattern Source: Biwa from Knitted Socks East and West

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Boyfriend's Socks

I finished knitting these socks for the boyfriend (finally!). I have only been knitting these when I have been out; at the doctor's office or on the train, so they took me a while to make.

The Boyfriend's Socks:
Yarn: Willow Quest in Poison Dart Frog
Needle Size: US 1 (2.25mm)
Pattern Source: Aramis by Caoua Coffee (free Ravelry download)

I gave them these as a present for our 9th anniversary. He really likes my knitted socks and I thought these would be a nice, thoughtful gift. 

This pattern was great and had some interesting details added to it (like the purled stitches at the cuff).  It worked great for this yarn and they are the perfect size for the boyfriend's feet.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Yellow Baby Top

I had this yarn, and I didn't know what to do with it. Then I saw the pattern for this baby top and I thought it would look just so cute! So even though there are no baby girls around for me to give it to right now, I will save it until it is needed.

Yellow Baby Top:
Yarn: Willow Gosling in Lemon Custard
Needle Size: US 5 (3.75mm)
Pattern Source:  Eft by Sarah Jo Burch

Look at the cute button I used! So pretty :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Linen Vest

I made myself a new vest, and I love it! It is the most simple design and easy to knit piece, but still gives great results.  
Yarn: Willow Field in Pebble
Needle Size: US 9 (5.5mm)
Pattern Source: Penny by Elizabeth Smith

I will probably make this vest again, the pattern gives directions to knit with different weights of yarn so it will be easy to match yarns I like with it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pallet Garden

This weekend the boyfriend and I made a pallet garden. We love to grow vegetables but there was no room in the backyard for a garden since it is currently being dug up. The pallet garden seems to be the perfect solution. I don't know how well it will work, but I will keep you updated.
The upper row is tomatoes, the middle is red peppers and the bottom has lettuce.
I used this tutorial to base  the design on.

 And these are two of our friends that have been coming around. We have a lot of chipmunks visiting and the cats love to watch them through the window.

We are going to have to put some chicken wire around the garden before our animal friends find it.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


I finished a pretty mint green shawl that I had meaning to make for a while now. As soon as I saw the pattern for this shawl, I knew I had to make it in a nice mint green colour. I absolutely love the way it turned out!

Pretty Green Shawl:
Yarn: Mythic Yarn's The Epic Wool Silk Blend in Aphrodite was made of Seafoam?
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0mm)
Pattern Source: True Romance Shawl from Mollie Makes issue 37

I wasn't able to do the last two rows of the edge pattern since I was running out of yarn. I ended up finishing with just over 5 grams left, so I am glad I didn't try doing more repeats.