waiting on yarn…

So, while waiting on a delivery of yarn from loveknitting.com in order to complete my dish towel, I decided I would make a pair of fingerless gloves.  A super quick project especially since I knit 2 at a time!

The gloves are made from a lightweight DK yarn and are a great weight to use during these chilly Spring mornings!

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You can find the pattern here.

Happy knitting!

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the wedding present…

Hello everyone!

I’ve completed the second cushion of the set for the wedding present for my co-worker.

Here’s the second cushion using the same colours as in the first cushion – chocolate brown and cream.  I created the “heathered” look by knitting with the 2 coloured strands at the same time.

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For this cushion cover I used just your basic garter stitch (knitting every row).  I used US size 9 needles and casted on 60 stitches of a DK weight yarn.  I knit with the two colours of yarn at the same time and continued until the piece measured 30″ in length.  The finished cushion is 16″X16″.

Here are the two cushions together.

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Well off to find a box to put them in so I can wrap them up and bring them to work with me tomorrow!

Happy knitting!

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a dish towel or 2…

Hi everyone!

Yes, I’m still working on the second cushion for my co-worker’s wedding present, BUT yesterday I received my order from loveknitting.com and just had to  start the project I purchased the yarn for! LOL!

I’ve never knit with cotton before but wanted to give it a try and make some new dish towels for my kitchen. So far, I really like working with the cotton.

Here’s a sneak peek of my soon to be dish towel.

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I’m using “Rico Creative Cotton Aran”.

Well, off to finish the dish towel and the cushion.

I’ll post pictures of both when I’m done.

Happy knitting!

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mr. + mrs.

Hi there!

In my last post I mentioned I wanted to make a little wedding gift for one of the girls at work who is getting married at the end of April.

Since I’ve been on a bit of a cushion craze, I thought I would make her a set of cushions.

Here’s the first one in the set.

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I plan on making a second cushion to compliment this one by using the same two colours – cream and dark brown.  I’m going to mix the two colours together to create a “heathered” look.

I’ll share photos of the set when I’m all done!

Happy knitting!

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I’m finished…

Hey there!

I finished my mock cable cushion cover!

It ended up a bit shorter than my other cushion covers I knitted, but once the cushion was put in and I sewed it up, it looked just fine.

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I used 2 balls (320 yards each) of DK yarn.  I double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time and used US size 9 single pointed needles. I casted on 62 stitches and followed the mock cable pattern until I came pretty much to the end of my yarn.

The yarn that I used (and use for just about every project I make!) is Stylecraft Special DK and I purchase it on line at loveknitting.com.

The mock cable pattern was written out in an earlier post.  You can click here to find it!

I was going to start my second matching cushion cover today, but I just found out one of my co-workers is getting married at the end of April and I want to make her a little something.  I will share it once it’s finished!

Happy knitting!

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Almost finished…

Wow! It’s been awhile since I posted anything!

We’ve had a couple of birthdays around here so had some busy weekends and also I’ve started working more.  I work as a part-time administrator at a local greenhouse so of course, in the Spring, we are the busiest!

But, I’ve managed to get in some knitting and am still working away on the cushion cover for my bed. I’m almost finished!  My balls of yarn are near the end and it doesn’t look like I will come even close to the 30″ in length I made my other cushion covers.  I’m only going to finish the balls and then see how it turns out.  There’s a lot of stretch in this pattern so it should be o-kay…I hope! LOL!!

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Well, I’m off to bring my son to guitar and I’m hoping after supper I’ll have time to finish the cushion cover!!

Happy knitting!

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