One down…

Hello everyone.

I wanted to share with you one of the blankets I made for a Christmas gift.

I’m just thrilled with how it turned out and you can be sure I’ll be making one for myself! 😀

As most knitters know, when you use the stockinette stitch without some sort of border, your edges will curl.  So when I was designing this blanket, I purposely didn’t add a border so the curled edges would create a soft, ripply edge on the blanket.

So if you want to make one too, here’s what you’ll need to know!

I used 5 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Autumn Red and US size 8 circular needles (36″),

Cast on 200 stitches.

Row 1 – 20: Knit 20, Purl 20 across the row

Row 21 – 40: Purl 20, Knit 20 across the row

Repeat above pattern until you have come to the end of the 5 balls

Cast off on row 40.

The finished size is 43″w X 55″ l.

Well off to try and get my second blanket done in time for Christmas. Wish me luck! LOL!

Happy knitting!

Did you know???

Hey everyone!

I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you that I’ve been chosen to design a pattern for Paintbox Yarns!

 

I don’t have any sneak peeks yet, as I’m still waiting on my yarn to arrive, but if you want to check out their yarns, click here!

I’m so excited!  😀

 

My finished “slocks”…

Hello everyone.

So I finished my first pair of “slocks”! LOL!

Here they are:

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I’m going to play around a bit and try to make them a bit  more colourful; maybe add a different coloured trim and toe or perhaps make stripes.  I’m also going to knit 2 at one time so they will end up being the exact same length.

It’s a super easy pattern.  Click here to see it.

Well, off to finish my Christmas presents. Hopefully I won’t get distracted anymore! 😉

Happy knitting!

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Slocks???

Hello everyone!

I was on Pinterest last night and found a really simple pattern for socks…or slippers.  I personally think they are a perfect mix of both socks and slippers…slocks?? LOL!!

I’m changing up the pattern a bit as I wanted to double knit them to make them really cushy.

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Here’s hoping they turn out!

Happy knitting!

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Yarn for a cause…

Hello everyone!

I was contacted by Yarn Canada earlier this week and asked if I could share a post about their yearly event of giving yarn to individuals and groups who knit or crochet for good causes.

They are giving away $2000 in yarn!  How wonderful is that?

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So, if you are a part of a group or an individual that knits for a cause, please feel free to fill in their application form!  Deadline is December 15th.

The details and application form are here:  https://www.yarncanada.ca/for-good.

And if you are looking to purchase yarn, they have a fantastic selection and SHIPPING IS FREE on orders over $45!

Happy knitting!

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1 of 2 patterns done…

Hi everyone.

I had some time this weekend to complete 1 of the projects I was working on and got the pattern written yesterday!

The pattern is now available over at loveknitting.com, in my Etsy shop and on Craftsy.

“The Little Royal” Bunting Bag and Beanie is the perfect gift for a soon to be prince or princess in your life.  It’s a quick and easy project that knits up on US size 6 straight needles using DK weight yarn.

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I don’t have to work today, so I’ll be knitting away trying to get my Christmas gifts done!!

Happy knitting!

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They’ll have to wait…

Good morning everyone!

Well, I have 2 projects on the go I was hoping to have completed and the patterns written for them by now, BUT, it’s the middle of November and I have yet to start even one Christmas present!!

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So the projects will have to wait!!

And if you haven’t started your Christmas knitting yet and you’re looking for some inspiration, click here to view all the free patterns I offer.  You can also check out my Etsy store, Craftsy and loveknitting.com for my other patterns I have for sale.

Well, off to start my first Christmas present!

Happy knitting!

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Sneak peek…

Hello!

Here’s a little sneak peek of what I’m creating with the Paintbox Baby DK yarn I was sent to test.

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Click here to see all the wonderful colours this yarn comes in!  And TODAY only, they are 40% off!!

Stay tuned for the finished items AND the pattern.

Happy knitting!

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Christmas gifts…

Hi everyone!

Christmas is coming and wouldn’t it be GREAT to give a gift that is handmade and one of a kind?

Well, I have some items I’ve made that I’m selling.

There are still a couple of projects I have to finish, but until then, here are the items that are for sale:

“SWEET PEA” Baby/Toddler Blanket – $40.00 – 55% nylon and 45% acrylic

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“Sweet Pea” Baby/Toddler Blanket – 31″ x 40″

“PEACOCK” Stroller Blanket $30.00 – 100% premium acrylic

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“Peacock” Stroller Blanket – 24″ x 34″

“HUDSON BAY INSPIRED” Bunting Bag – $30.00 – 100% premium acrylic

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“Hudson Bay Inspired” Hooded Baby Bunting Bag – 12″ x 24″  – 0 to 3 months

If you’re interested in any of these items, please email me at diana.poirier@yahoo.ca and let me know.

Also, stay tuned for 2 more items that will also be for sale.

Thank you!

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BIG November sale…

Loveknitting is having their BIG November sale with up to 70% off selected yarns!!

You don’t want to miss it!

Just click on the banner on the right (it looks like the image below) and you’ll be redirected straight to the SALES!!

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Happy shopping!

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