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

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! 💙

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

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. 😉

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

It’s found a home…

Hello there!

I more often than not knit baby blankets just for the sake of knitting them.  Usually they don’t have anywhere to go.  I just LOVE knitting baby blankets!

Well I’m thrilled to say this blanket has found a home. ❤

I used 8 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarns. Two each of White, Sunshine, Grey Heather and Dark Country Blue. The blanket is knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time, so it’s super thick and warm.

Well, off to finish another baby blanket that has no home! 😀

Happy knitting!

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 7 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

 

 

 

Baby blanket…done!

Hello everyone!

I was happy I found some time today to do some knitting.

I managed to finish the baby blanket I was making for my husband’s co-worker.

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The blanket is based on a pattern I found on Pinterest. Click HERE to read it.

It’s super easy to follow. Instead of adding 3 stripes at the one corner, I did one big stripe in off white.

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and US size 8 needles.

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I have a pattern that’s due mid August for Paintbox Yarns and I’m “this close” to getting it done, so off I go to finish it!

Happy knitting.

Diana

 

 

Sunday knitting & a baby blanket…

Hello everyone!

Since starting a new job recently, I don’t have nearly as much time as I used to to knit. 😦 So it’s turning out that Sundays are my knitting days.

Today I’ve started a baby blanket.

My husband’s co-worker is expecting a baby in October and since I  LOVE knitting baby blankets,  I thought I would knit one for him and his wife.

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They don’t know the gender of the baby, so I chose this beautiful green yarn by Caron as opposed to the standard gender neutral yellow.  I adore the vibrancy of this colour!

I got the idea for this blanket from one I saw on Pinterest.  I really liked it because the body of the blanket is knit on a diagonal.  If you would like to make one too, you can click here for the pattern.

Off to work on the blanket some more.  It’s a hot one today, so I’ll be staying indoors!

Happy knitting!

Diana

New blanket done and book coming soon…

Hello there!

Well, I’ve completed another baby blanket and will now be writing a pattern for it.

The pattern will be part of a PDF book that I’m creating – “The Big Book of Baby Blankets & Bunting Bags”.

Introducing the “Lavender Fields Baby Blanket”.

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This moss stitch blanket has been double knit using the super soft Caron Simply Soft yarn and US size 10.5 needles. It’s completely reversible and nice and cushy!

Stay tuned for the pattern!

Happy knitting!

Diana