Grass Roots Cowl…

Hey everyone!

Last week I decided I’d pack up my Mission hats and all my yarn because we’re moving soon, but in hind sight, that was a little premature as it left me with nothing to pick up in the evenings! LOL!

So I went and bought some Red Heart Soft Essential yarn at Michaels and decided to make some cowls out of it.

I’ve completed one so far.

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It’s a very simple seed stitch and knits up quickly on US size 10 needles.

I wrote out the pattern and am offering it for FREE, so get your copy by clicking here.

I’ve started my second one and am almost done, so will post that one soon!

Happy knitting!

Diana

A little side tracked…

Hey there!

Yes, I’ve been working on the hats for our Downtown Mission, but I got a little sidetracked when I found out my husband’s co-worker was expecting her first grand baby. LOL!

Of course, I had to make a baby blanket! 😀

I decided to go with green tones as she didn’t know the sex of the baby and I thought green was a pretty gender neutral colour.

I used about 1800 yards of Stylecraft Yarns Special DK yarn (approximately 600 yards per colour) and US size 6 circular needles to hold the stitches. The blanket is about 36″ x 36″.

So now that the baby blanket is finished, it’s back to the Downtown Mission hats.

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

 

Hats for the Mission…

Look at this big box of wonderful yarn I just received today from YarnCanada.ca!

It’s going to be turned into hats (and maybe scarves) for our local Downtown Mission.

This year I bought a chunky yarn so the hats should knit up nice and quick!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Diana

Introducing “Metro Stripes”…

NEW PATTERN ALERT!!

Introducing the “Metro Stripes” cushion cover!

This cushion cover is created using 100% cotton making it perfect for indoor or outdoor use.  A modern and sleek design that is easily customizable to your own home decor.

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Purchase your pattern today over at lovecrafts.com, in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry.

Happy knitting!

Diana

The Taylor Baby Blanket…

Hello everyone!

I’ve completed one of the two patterns I wanted to get written.

The Taylor Baby Blanket pattern is now available to purchase over at www.lovecrafts.com, in my Etsy shop and on Ravelry.

It’s a nice quick knit and the blanket is super soft and cushy! Wonderful for the special little one in your life. 😀

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So if you’re looking for a simple pattern that’s easily customizable, check it out. I’m pretty certain you’ll end up making more than just one! 😉

Happy knitting!

Diana

2 new patterns coming soon…

Hello everyone!

I’ve finally completed one project I’m writing a pattern for. Yay! I just have to sew it up, take photos and write out the pattern.

Here’s a sneak peek.

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I’ve also started another project I’ll be writing a pattern for.  It’s a baby blanket.  It’s double knit so it will be SUPER thick. I’ve knit it on smaller needles resulting in a tight knit so those little fingers can’t get caught in it.  It’s also so cushy you can use it for a play mat.  😀

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So stay tuned!  The patterns will be available on loveknitting.com, Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.

Off to get these done. 😉

Happy knitting!

Diana

Joanne’s Back Porch Shawl…

Hello everyone!

Joanne, who purchased my Back Porch Shawl pattern a while back, sent me some pictures of her finished piece.

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Didn’t it turn out just spectacular?

I love the colours she chose to use.  Instead of using the off white for the collar as shown in the pattern, she chose a soft pink.

If anyone else has pictures of projects they created using one of my patterns, I would love it if you would share them with me!

You can send them to diana.poirier@yahoo.ca.

Happy knitting!

Diana