First one done…

My first pattern re-do is done!

Now to update the pattern then into the photo shoot pile it goes.

I hope to get a few more patterns redone over the Christmas holidays so I can book a photo shoot early in the New Year.

Here’s a peek at the updated “Hooded Scarf”.

Happy knitting!

Diana

Knitting for charity…

Yarn Canada is now taking applications for their 4th Annual event of giving yarn to individuals and groups who knit or crochet for good causes.

In partnership with Bernat and Patons Yarn, they’re giving away $4000 worth of yarn to 12 different charitable individuals/groups.

They’re hoping to get as many applicants as possible to ensure the yarn goes to wherever it can do the most good, so click the link below to fill in an application.

https://www.yarncanada.ca/for-good

GOOD LUCK everyone!

Diana

I’m finally done…

Hey everyone!

I’m finally done my Ruana and I’m in love! ❀

It was a lot of work, but totally worth it.

The mornings are starting to get chilly so it will be perfect to just throw over anything and go. It will certainly keep me warm!

And our winters can be pretty mild, so I think I might be able to get a ton of use out of it.

I used about 2,400 yards of Stylecraft Special Aran in 6 different colours – about 12 balls in total – 2 of each colour.

Well, I just wanted to share this finished piece with you.

Now off to work on my other WIPs!

Have a great day everyone and happy knitting.

Diana

Pattern release…

Hi everyone!

“The Ripple Effect” sweater pattern is now available for purchase!

Head on over to my Etsy shop, Ravelry or lovecrafts.com to pick up your copy today!

It’s the PERFECT in between seasons sweater!

Happy knitting.

Diana

Meet Me For Coffee…

Hey everyone!

I’m so excited to share my newest pattern with you…

“Meet Me For Coffee”!

This fun, oversized sweater is PERFECT to throw on for a casual coffee date or lunch with the girlfriends.

Since it’s made using only the garter stitch, it’s an ideal project for the beginner knitter.

It’s also very versatile and can be worn with the seam exposed or hidden, with a shawl collar or flat.

Pick up your copy today in my Etsy shop, on Ravelry or over at lovecrafts.com.

Happy knitting!

Diana

Ruana update…

Hi everyone!

I’ve started on the back of my Ruana so I was able to sort of try it on.

I think I’m in love! ❀

I’ve always just sold patterns but I’m thinking I might start selling finished products. Maybe just one item instead of trying to sell a ton of different things. I’m thinking the one thing I might want to sell are these Ruanas. πŸ€”

The turnaround time would be about 4 weeks for a custom order so I could only take about 1 order per month. I’m hoping to have a couple already made though if I launch a little shop.

I’m very undecided at this time but if anyone has any suggestions or experiences you would like to share, I would be happy to hear them.

For now, off to work more on this Ruana!

Happy knitting.

Diana

The weekend sweater…

I have to admit, I had no idea how this was going to turn out.

When I finished it last night at midnight, I wasn’t too sure about it. But trying it on today, I’m happy to say I love it! πŸ’™

You have 2 ways you can wear it – with a collar or not. It’s definitely a weekend sweater. Big, loose and comfortable.

Pattern coming soon! (for reference, I’m 5’4″ and wear a medium/large in clothes).

Happy knitting!

Diana

The Ruana…

Hey everyone!

About a week ago I decided I wanted to knit a Ruana.

I saw one on Pinterest that caught my eye and knew I had to make myself one.

I’m now 2/3 of the way done on the front. I’m knitting both sides at one time so the stripes are even.

It’s a bit wider than I originally planned on, but it’s a wrap, so it should be okay.

I have been so inspired by this one that I’ve been looking for other colour combinations that stay true to the origins of the Ruana.

I can’t wait to get this one done to show you all! πŸ™‚

Happy knitting!

Diana

Let the sun shine…

And it’s DONE!!

For this blanket I used the Bamboo stitch which has a lovely texture on the front as well as the back. Something I look for when I knit a blanket. πŸ˜‰

I used 6 balls of Caron Simply Soft in Sunshine yellow, US size 8 circular needles (to hold all the stitches – the blanket was knit flat) and casted on 200 stitches.

Now to deliver it to the recipient! I hope she loves it! 🀞

Happy knitting!

Diana