My “Paintbox Yarns” pattern debut…

Good afternoon everyone!

I’m so excited to share the pattern I created for “Paintbox Yarns”.  😀

“Sunshine on a Cloudy Day” is now available exclusively through loveknitting.com.

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This modern, fun cushion cover with a pop of neon yellow is sure to brighten up your day!  It utilizes only knit and purl stitches and is the PERFECT project for the beginner knitter.

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So head on over to loveknitting.com and check out my new pattern!

Happy knitting!

Diana

Sneak peek…

Hello!

Here’s a little sneak peek of what I’m creating with the Paintbox Baby DK yarn I was sent to test.

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Click here to see all the wonderful colours this yarn comes in!  And TODAY only, they are 40% off!!

Stay tuned for the finished items AND the pattern.

Happy knitting!

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PURPLE…

Hey everyone!

I took a short break from working on my incomplete projects to knit a few baby hats for the London Health Sciences Centre “Period of PURPLE crying” campaign.

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If you want to learn more about PURPLE crying in newborns, please click here!

And if you are a knitter and want to help out and knit a few purple newborn baby hats, all the information is in this link.

Now back to working on my “incompletes”!!

Happy knitting!

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and then there were 4…

Hi there.

Since my last post I finished up my Dad’s scarf for Christmas.

This was so fun to make and is the perfect idea for those little balls of yarn you can’t really make anything from.

To make this scarf, cast on 40 stitches using size 8 needles with 2 strands of yarn at one time.  I used 2 different colours at one time.  The yarn I used is DK yarn which is a thinner yarn.  It would also be known as a size 3 yarn. Knit every row (the garter stitch) and when one colour runs out, tie on another one and keep going!  You can make it as long as you want.

A perfect stash-busting project!

Happy knitting!

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Baby blanket…

Hi there!

I’m just stopping by to share with you a baby blanket I made.

I’ll be making a few of them to send to my hometown’s hospital Neonatal department.  A friend back home asked on Facebook if anyone could help and I said I would.

I love making baby blankets, but the opportunity doesn’t arise too often so I jumped at the chance to make some for the hospital.

You can click here for the free pattern.

I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Lemon and Meadow green.  I double knit the blanket using 2 strands of yarn at one time to make it super cozy.  You can purchase the yarn over at loveknitting.com.

Happy knitting!

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A new pattern…

Good morning!

I have a new pattern for sale over at loveknitting.com – The Frances Beanie!

It’s my first intermediate pattern!! I initially categorized the pattern as beginner, but when I submitted it for review, loveknitting.com recommended I increase the difficulty to intermediate! Maybe I’m not just a beginner knitter any longer!! LOL!!

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You can click here for the pattern.

Happy knitting!

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Super easy winter hat…

Good afternoon everyone!

I thought I would share today a super easy hat pattern. You can literally complete this hat in a few hours!

It consists of your basic ribbing (knit 1, purl 1)and the garter stitch (knitting every row).  I used 2 strands of DK yarn at one time to make it extra cozy.

You can find the pattern here!

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Happy knitting!

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