It became an Infinity scarf…

Hello everyone.

Last week I posted a picture of a WIP using up some left over yarn I had.

I didn’t know if I was going to use it as a shawl or a scarf.  In the end, I sewed the 2 ends together and made an infinity scarf.

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Because I used 3 strands of yarn at one time, it’s super thick so will be really warm for the blustery winter they’re predicting for us.

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And it’s quite wide, so can use it as a hood too.

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Well, off to finish a baby blanket for a friend whose daughter-in-law is expecting in January.

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

I’ve been busy, but not with knitting…

I can’t believe it’s almost a month since I posted anything!

I’m still knitting (LOL), but quite sparingly, as we brought home this cutie just 4 weeks ago and he has taken up ALL of our time!

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His name is Sam and he’s a standard poodle.

He’s settled in now and is on a schedule so I know when he naps, which is right now! 😀 Hence why I’m able to write a blog post!

I’m working away on my Downtown Mission hats and have started a scarf/wrap? out of leftover yarn I’ve had in my stash.  I’m using 3 strands of yarn at one time for some really unique colouring and a piece that has some amazing weight to it for warmth.  I’m thinking I may use it as a wrap instead of a scarf as I didn’t follow a pattern and the amount of stitches I used created something I think may be too wide for a scarf.  I’ll see when I’m done.

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Have a great day!

Diana

 

A little late starting…

Hello everyone!

Every year I knit as many hats as I can for our local Downtown Mission.

I’m a little late getting going this year (perhaps our warm weather has something to do with that!) but I’ve finally started.

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I’ve managed to complete 4 hats in the last few days and have another one on my needles as I write.

I find its a great way to use up left over yarn and it benefits the community at the same time.

If you would like to knit up some hats for charity, click here for my Cozy Winter Hat pattern. It’s super simple and very quick!

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

Chilly Day Poncho…

My “Chilly Day Poncho” pattern is now available exclusively over at loveknitting.com!

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It’s knit using 2 strands of Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran yarn held together making it a super warm and thick poncho.

Knit in 2 pieces and sewn together, this pattern is great for a knitter looking to make their first garment.

Head on over and download your pattern today!

Happy knitting!

Diana

Baby blanket…done!

Hello everyone!

I was happy I found some time today to do some knitting.

I managed to finish the baby blanket I was making for my husband’s co-worker.

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The blanket is based on a pattern I found on Pinterest. Click HERE to read it.

It’s super easy to follow. Instead of adding 3 stripes at the one corner, I did one big stripe in off white.

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and US size 8 needles.

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I have a pattern that’s due mid August for Paintbox Yarns and I’m “this close” to getting it done, so off I go to finish it!

Happy knitting.

Diana