Giveaway time…

Hello everyone!

It’s that time of year again when YarnCanada.ca gives away yarn to groups and individuals who knit and crochet for charity.  It’s open to residents of Canada and United States.

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This year they teamed up with Bernat and Paton Yarns to be able to offer $2000 worth of yarn to 2 groups and 10 individuals! That’s A LOT of yarn!!

You have until January 5, 2019 to submit your application so what are you waiting for?

Click here for the application form.

Good luck!

Diana

Rainbow Sherbet…

Here it is! My stashbuster rainbow sherbet blanket!

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The whole blanket was knit using Caron Simply Soft yarns.  I don’t know how much yarn I used exactly, as it was yarn that was already used for a few smaller projects along with unused balls, but if I had to guess, I would say around 6 balls using 2 strands of yarn at one time. Here is the link to the pattern again that this blanket is based on.

When I was coming close to the end of one colour combination (orange and yellow), I knit one row of the next colour combination (yellow and green), then knit a row of the old colour combination, repeating this until there were 3 rows of the new colour combination intertwined with the old colour combination.  This gives the the colour changes more of a gradient look.

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Anyway, I’m off to start a new version of my “Chilly Day Poncho”.  I hope it turns out the way I’ve been imagining it!

Enjoy your weekend! It’s rainy and cold here.  A PERFECT day to stay in and knit! 😀

Diana

Stashbuster blanket…

Hello everyone!

I bought some yarn last year with something in mind I’m sure, but by the time I got to it, I had totally forgotten what I had bought it for! LOL!

So, I decided I would just make a blanket.  It reminds me of summertime and Sherbet!! 😀

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I’m using a go to blanket pattern I found when I first started knitting.  You can find the pattern over on the Painting Lilies blog by clicking here.

It’s created using 2 strands of yarn at one time, one of my favourite things to do to create beautiful and unique colourways!

I’m almost done and then I’m going to make myself another Chilly Day Poncho, but I’m going to change it up a bit. I’ll share with you what I do, so stay tuned.

Now off to fill up my coffee mug and finish this blanket!

Happy knitting!

Diana

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