I’m not MIA…

Hi there!

It may seem like I’ve been missing in action lately, but we’re moving this weekend and I’ve been crazy busy trying to get the new house ready and pack up our current one!

I, of course, had to leave some yarn unpacked so I could knit when I had a moment or two, and have managed to finish 2 scarves.  The only thing left to do is make pom-poms for the ends, but I’ve already packed my pom-pom maker so they will be added once I’m settled into the new house! LOL!!

I’ll be writing out the pattern for this simple scarf, so stay tuned for that.  It’s super duper easy and quick! 😀

I, unfortunately, have also packed up my camera so I can’t even share a sneak peek of these cool  scarves. 😦

Well, off to do more packing!

Diana

Grass Roots Cowl…

Hey everyone!

Last week I decided I’d pack up my Mission hats and all my yarn because we’re moving soon, but in hind sight, that was a little premature as it left me with nothing to pick up in the evenings! LOL!

So I went and bought some Red Heart Soft Essential yarn at Michaels and decided to make some cowls out of it.

I’ve completed one so far.

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It’s a very simple seed stitch and knits up quickly on US size 10 needles.

I wrote out the pattern and am offering it for FREE, so get your copy by clicking here.

I’ve started my second one and am almost done, so will post that one soon!

Happy knitting!

Diana

A little side tracked…

Hey there!

Yes, I’ve been working on the hats for our Downtown Mission, but I got a little sidetracked when I found out my husband’s co-worker was expecting her first grand baby. LOL!

Of course, I had to make a baby blanket! 😀

I decided to go with green tones as she didn’t know the sex of the baby and I thought green was a pretty gender neutral colour.

I used about 1800 yards of Stylecraft Yarns Special DK yarn (approximately 600 yards per colour) and US size 6 circular needles to hold the stitches. The blanket is about 36″ x 36″.

So now that the baby blanket is finished, it’s back to the Downtown Mission hats.

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

 

Hats for the Mission…

Look at this big box of wonderful yarn I just received today from YarnCanada.ca!

It’s going to be turned into hats (and maybe scarves) for our local Downtown Mission.

This year I bought a chunky yarn so the hats should knit up nice and quick!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Diana

Introducing “Metro Stripes”…

NEW PATTERN ALERT!!

Introducing the “Metro Stripes” cushion cover!

This cushion cover is created using 100% cotton making it perfect for indoor or outdoor use.  A modern and sleek design that is easily customizable to your own home decor.

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Purchase your pattern today over at lovecrafts.com, in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry.

Happy knitting!

Diana

The Taylor Baby Blanket…

Hello everyone!

I’ve completed one of the two patterns I wanted to get written.

The Taylor Baby Blanket pattern is now available to purchase over at www.lovecrafts.com, in my Etsy shop and on Ravelry.

It’s a nice quick knit and the blanket is super soft and cushy! Wonderful for the special little one in your life. 😀

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So if you’re looking for a simple pattern that’s easily customizable, check it out. I’m pretty certain you’ll end up making more than just one! 😉

Happy knitting!

Diana

2 new patterns coming soon…

Hello everyone!

I’ve finally completed one project I’m writing a pattern for. Yay! I just have to sew it up, take photos and write out the pattern.

Here’s a sneak peek.

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I’ve also started another project I’ll be writing a pattern for.  It’s a baby blanket.  It’s double knit so it will be SUPER thick. I’ve knit it on smaller needles resulting in a tight knit so those little fingers can’t get caught in it.  It’s also so cushy you can use it for a play mat.  😀

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So stay tuned!  The patterns will be available on loveknitting.com, Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.

Off to get these done. 😉

Happy knitting!

Diana