Friday, April 4, 2014

Newborn baby photo props

Some newborn baby photo props I made for my sister in law. 

This whole set and the baby bowl  was made using two balls of Loops & Threads Country Loom in Shale.

Chunky baby blanket: 
CO 26 sts with size 19 needles (15mm)
Knit in Seed Stitch until you are satisfied with size or you run out of yarn.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Neon Afghan

I wanted to venture into brighter colours for an afghan and when I saw this neon yarn, I knew I had to make something with it.

Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft in white, neon pink, iris, neon yellow
Needle Size: US 10 (6mm)
Pattern Source: Chevron Baby Blanket from Espace Tricot

To make this afghan I casted on 145 stitches and did 24 rows for each colour repeat.

My inspiration for the border came from this post, but I didn't follow it exactly. To make this border I did:
1- Granny clusters in white
2- *Half double crochet, ch1* around in pink
3- *sc, ch1* around in yellow
4- Picot edging in purple following these instructions from Attic24

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Finished Vest

After working on my knitted vest for weeks, it is finally complete. It took longer for me to block it and sew on the button than to actually knit it. Sometimes I'm funny like that. 

Yarn:  Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool in Oatmeal
Needle Size: US 10 1/2 (6.5mm)
Pattern Source: Eco Vest from Knitting Green  (it looks like you can also get the pattern in a free eBook)
 I made a small change from the pattern. I wanted a longer vest so I knitted to 13 inches before the armholes to get the vest to sit at my hips.

Love how it turned out. I am proud of myself for getting this one right as it is my first time knitting a garment for myself :)

Happy Knitting!

p.s. I bought more sock yarn... 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seriously? More Yarn?

Yup... picked up some more yarn. This is the first time I ordered from a catalog and it worked out great. Willow Yarns has an online store, but since I had the catalog in front of me I decided to try ordering it through the mail. It took longer to get my order (since I had to post the order and then wait to get it) but I didn't mind waiting because I wasn't in a rush to get it. 

 Willow Gosling in Lemon Custard

 Willow Quest in Poison Dart Frog

Willow Field in Pebble (I plan to knit the Asymmetric vest with this)

Monday, March 24, 2014


Finished another pair of socks from Knitted Socks East and West. These were an extremely quick knit. I was able to whip these up in 5 days, and they look great!

Yarn: Shelana's Vanier in Lavender Mist
Needle Size: US 2 (2.75mm)
Pattern Source: Knitted Socks East and West

Friday, March 21, 2014

Diaper Cover

I made a diaper cover to match the bunny hats that I made. I don't know if it will fit my nephew, I might have to make a bigger size for him.

I used the free Adjustable Diaper Cover pattern, but modified it very slightly by only using one colour for the whole thing and adding a pompom on the bum for the bunny tail.

This is a very simple pattern even for me. I don't crochet much and this is by far the most complicated pattern I have done. It was quick to make and the result is super cute.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sock Yarn Patchwork Afghan Progess

I have been able to add a few more squares to my sock yarn patchwork afghan since I have been knitting so many socks lately. 

Looking back at my last post about this project I see that I have made more progress than I thought: I took out one of the squares (it was made with a weird furry yarn I really just could not stand looking at), weaved in all the ends (that took forever) and added 11 squares. This is a project that will take me years to complete, as I will not be using the same yarn for more than one square. That means that I will have to knit a LOT of socks to finish this... I better get started. 

Happy Knitting!