Cushion pattern…

My “Horizon” cushion cover pattern is now available for sale over at loveknitting.com.

I created it to go with the “Lost At Sea” cushion cover.   I used 100% Rico cotton.  I just LOVE this yarn! It knits up so well.

Such a great simple weekend project for the beginner knitter!

Happy knitting!

Cushion #2 finished…

Hi there.

I managed to finish my cushion this weekend.

Here it is!

I had initially thought that the natural end with the navy stripe would be the top, but when I placed it next to the first cushion I designed, it didn’t quite look right.  So, I turned it over, and viola, I love it!!

The “Horizon” pattern will be coming soon.

Happy knitting!

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Second in the set…

Hi there!

I just wanted to pop in and give you a peek at the second cushion cover in the set I’m designing.  I just have to finish sewing up the sides and pop in a cushion!

I call this one “Horizon” and I’ll be writing a pattern for it also.

Once I have this cushion completed, I’ll share some photos of it along with the first cushion I made.

Happy knitting and enjoy your weekend!

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“Pay it forward” gift #2

I just wanted to stop by quickly and show you the finished blanket I made for my second Facebook “Pay it Forward” gift.

DSCN4254I used 4 balls of Bernat Super Value yarn and US size 8 circular knitting needles.

I casted on 180 stitches and slipped the first stitch purl wise, knitted across the row, then purled the last stitch.  I did this for every row creating a garter stitch blanket with an I-cord edge.

When I came close to the end of one colour and wanted to add my next colour, I knit  2 rows of my one colour, then 2 rows of my next colour and I did this twice so you would have 2 stripes of the new colour intertwined with 2 stripes of the colour before.

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This one is heading to Sault Ste. Marie for my godson and his family.  😀

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I’m done…

So, I finally finished my pillow cushion pattern “Lost At Sea”!

It’s available over at loveknitting.com.  You can click here to get the pattern.

And I’m almost done the second cushion cover in the set, so stay tuned!!

Happy knitting!

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So busy…

We’ve been so busy lately trying to sell our house; cleaning everyday, trying to get everyone out for showings and looking for a new house for ourselves, that, of course, my knitting has taken a back seat.  But thankfully part of that craziness is over as we sold our house last week, and now we just have to find a house for ourselves to buy (which isn’t easy AT ALL, but that would be a whole new blog in itself! LOL!).

So, I’m almost done the blanket from the last post and the second cushion of a set of 3 I’m trying to create. I’m hoping to get the pattern written for the first cushion I made.  I have it scribbled out, but now have to make it legible for everyone else! 😉

But here’s the first cushion.  I’m calling it “Lost at Sea”.

Hopefully next week I will be able to tell you the pattern is complete!!

Back to looking for a new home!!

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I’m paying it forward…

Hi everyone!

Back in January of this year, I participated in a Facebook “Pay it Forward” challenge.

I wanted to encourage people to do kind things for others “just because”.  So, the first 5 people who commented on my post with an “I’m in” and then posted the same message on their Facebook wall, would receive something from me at some time during 2017.

Well, I only had 4 people comment, so I picked a 5th person myself and that was the mom I made the last baby blanket for.

Even though I know I said that 2017 would be a year of making socks and pillow cushions, I got sucked back into blanket making mode with the last blanket I made! LOL!! In my defense though, I have made one new pillow cushion! 😉

So here’s a glimpse of the next blanket I’m working on.  It’s knitting up tighter than I thought so I’m going to go and get a fourth colour to add.  Grey maybe??

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Happy knitting!

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Yes! I’m knitting…

Hi there!

I know it’s been a LONG time since I posted anything, but yes, I’m still knitting!!  😀

I’m working on a baby blanket (I love knitting baby blankets!) and I have written another pattern that I’m just finishing up.

The baby blanket is a modified version of another pattern I’ve written. dscn4144For this blanket, I’m using size 8 US circular needles and 1 ball of Caron Simply Soft yarn in light blue and 3 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Country Blue.  It’s going to be more of a crib blanket really, measuring about 40″ X 48″.

I casted on 180 stitches of the light blue yarn and knit 10 rows and then on the 11th row, I knit the first 6 stitches and then purled across the row and knit the last 6 stitches.

On the next row, I knit across the entire row.

Now alternate the rows with one row of knitting the first 6 stitches, purling across the row and knitting the last 6 stitches and one row of knitting across the entire row.  This creates a stockinette stitch with a garter stitch border.

I knit the entire ball of the light blue yarn and changed the colour on the same side as my cast on tail.  I will use the full 3 balls of the country blue yarn.

Remember when you are coming close to the end of your last ball of yarn, to leave enough yarn to knit 10 rows to create your garter stitch border.

Well off to finish the blanket.  The baby boy is due February 14th and it would be nice to give it to the parents BEFORE he is born!

Happy knitting!

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Colourful dish cloths…

Good morning!

I just wanted to share some dish cloths that I made for my neighbour.

She is the sweetest lady always baking us cookies, so I wanted to make something for her to say “Thank you”.

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The pattern for the dish cloth is FREE and you can find it here.

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I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran for the dish cloths that I purchased from loveknitting.com.

They have so many different colours and it’s great to work with.

So I’ve decided that 2017 is going to be a year of knitting socks and pillow cushion covers.  I already have my first pillow cushion cover on the needles and a shopping cart of yarn over at loveknitting.com for the socks just waiting to be purchased (I want to get my pillow cushion cover done first, but I don’t know if I can wait!! LOL!!)

I hope you have plans to do a ton of knitting in 2017 too!

Happy New Year!

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