It feels like forever…

Hi everyone!

It feels like forever since I’ve posted anything.

I’ve had so much going on I really haven’t had much time.

My girlfriend’s birthday has come and gone and I wasn’t able to give her the blanket I was making for her.  BUT, on a positive note, I only have 1 more ball of yarn to go!

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We’re having her and her husband over for supper February 23rd, and I know for sure it will be done by then! 😀

I’ve also started on another blanket for a friend who bought a lakehouse this past summer.  I chose some yarn that reminded me of lakes.  This blanket is based on my “Classic 2-Tone Baby Blanket” pattern.  You can go to my “Free Patterns” page to download the pattern.

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Today for sure I have to work on the birthday blanket, so I’m off to do that.

Happy knitting!

Diana

Appalachian Yarn Company KAL…

Hello everyone.

Back last November, I was asked by Brenda at the Appalachian Yarn Company if she could use my Back Porch Shawl pattern for her stores next beginner “Knit-A-Long”.

I, of course, was thrilled and told her “sure”!

Today, Brenda sent me pictures of one of the completed shawls done by Nancy, who lead the Knit-A-Long.  She chose to knit with Alpaca and Merino wool.

Isn’t this absolutely stunning?? ❤ I just LOVE the colours she chose!

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Thank you Brenda for sharing these photos.  I can’t wait to see the other completed projects!

Diana

Did you know???

Did you know my “Back Porch Shawl” pattern was the NUMBER 1 free pattern over at loveknitting.com for 2018??

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I can’t believe it!! Thank you to everyone who made it possible.  The pattern has been downloaded 23,694 times to date!! WOWZERS!!!

If you haven’t downloaded it yet, click here to get your copy!!

Thank you again everyone!

Happy knitting!

Diana

Thank you for sharing…

I just LOVE it when customers share their finished projects with me!

J. sent me a picture of her completed “Chilly Day Poncho”.  She purchased my pattern over at loveknitting.com.  I adore the 2 tone grey and how she put a border of the darker colour on the bottom of her poncho.thumbnail

Thank you for sharing J.  You did an amazing job!

Happy knitting everyone.

Diana

A birthday present…

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

I’m lucky to have today off work so I’m taking advantage of having no one home except my puppy and he’s napping so I’m knitting! Of course!

I’ve put aside my poncho I’ve been working on to make a birthday present for a friend. It’s her birthday at the end of January.

I’m using a pattern I’ve used before (you can find it by clicking here) but this time I’m using a Tweed yarn from Caron Simply Soft I purchased from YarnCanada.ca.  I have to use 6 balls instead of 5 though, as the balls of tweed yarn are a bit smaller.

This is my first time using this tweed yarn and I’m absolutely loving the results.

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Well, off to get this blanket done. 😀

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

 

 

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