The Honey Hat…

Hello there!

So, I’ve finished the pattern for my messy bun hat.  I call it the “Honey” hat!

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I have the pattern up for sale over at Craftsy.com , at loveknitting.com and in my Etsy store.

I used “Caron Simply Soft” yarn for this hat so it’s super cozy!

Thank you for all the interest in the hat and I would love to see your finished piece if you make one.

Be sure to share a  photo of it on my Facebook page!

Happy knitting!

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Hat #2…

Hello everyone!

I have started on messy bun hat #2! 😀

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I’ve had a lot of interest in the hat through Facebook and Pinterest, so I thought I would write the pattern for it too!

It’s such a super quick hat to make.  Perfect for a weekend project.

So stay tuned for the pattern.  I’m hoping to have it done by early next week and will have it for sale on loveknitting.com, in my Etsy shop and on Craftsy.com.

Stay warm today!

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Something new…

Hello there!

Well I’ve been commissioned to create something I haven’t made before – a messy bun hat!

Here’s a picture of the nearly finished piece.

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I was given a photo and asked if I could make it, and I said “Sure! I can try!” It’s not exactly the same as the photo I was shown, but I’m liking how it’s turning out!

Hopefully the client will like it too! 😉  I’m making it with super soft Caron yarn.

Happy knitting!

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Pretty in pink…

Hello there.

So, I’ve finished my pink blanket! 😀

It’s so pretty and soft! I just love how it turned out.

Using US size 8 circular needles, I casted on 135 stitches and followed the pattern below.

Row 1 – knit 3, purl 3 across the row

Row 2 – knit 3, purl 3 across the row

Row 3 – purl 3, knit 3 across the row

Row 4 – purl 3, knit 3 across the row

I used Caron Simply Soft premium acrylic yarn – 1 ball of Watermelon and 2 balls of Soft Pink.  The finished blanket measures 33″ X 44″.  The perfect sized crib blanket or toddler blanket.

I’ve been toying with the idea of selling on Etsy, and have finally decided to do it.  I love making things and most times don’t have anyone to gift the items to!

So with that being said, if you know of someone interested in this blanket, it’s for SALE!

Happy knitting!

 

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Yes! I’m knitting…

Hi there!

I know it’s been a LONG time since I posted anything, but yes, I’m still knitting!!  😀

I’m working on a baby blanket (I love knitting baby blankets!) and I have written another pattern that I’m just finishing up.

The baby blanket is a modified version of another pattern I’ve written. dscn4144For this blanket, I’m using size 8 US circular needles and 1 ball of Caron Simply Soft yarn in light blue and 3 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Country Blue.  It’s going to be more of a crib blanket really, measuring about 40″ X 48″.

I casted on 180 stitches of the light blue yarn and knit 10 rows and then on the 11th row, I knit the first 6 stitches and then purled across the row and knit the last 6 stitches.

On the next row, I knit across the entire row.

Now alternate the rows with one row of knitting the first 6 stitches, purling across the row and knitting the last 6 stitches and one row of knitting across the entire row.  This creates a stockinette stitch with a garter stitch border.

I knit the entire ball of the light blue yarn and changed the colour on the same side as my cast on tail.  I will use the full 3 balls of the country blue yarn.

Remember when you are coming close to the end of your last ball of yarn, to leave enough yarn to knit 10 rows to create your garter stitch border.

Well off to finish the blanket.  The baby boy is due February 14th and it would be nice to give it to the parents BEFORE he is born!

Happy knitting!

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