FREE pattern…

So!  It’s finally starting to get chilly out there!

How about knitting an infinity scarf to keep you warm? Click here for the FREE pattern!

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This scarf is really warm since it’s knit with 2 strands of  yarn at one time.

It’s a great weekend project, so what are you waiting for?

Happy knitting!

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A little side tracked…

Good afternoon!

Well, I was almost done my “Peacock” blanket so I thought it would be a good time to start another project!! It just didn’t seem right to only have 1 project on the go!! LOL!!

Burberry was my inspiration for this blanket.  I love the classic tan, black and red.  This blanket is knit lengthwise to get the vertical stripes.

I have to say, it’s going to be one of my bigger blankets!  It will be the PERFECT lapghan size measuring, I hope, about 40″ x 48″.

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Well, off to do some knitting! Now I have two blankets to get finished and get the patterns written for!

Happy knitting!

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Introducing “Princess Kelly”…

Hello there!

I got my pattern done quicker than I thought I would!

Here are the completed “Princess Kelly” fingerless gloves:

 

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The pattern is now available for sale over at loveknitting.com, in my Etsy shop and on Craftsy!

It’s super easy and quick, so GREAT for a weekend project! It utilizes only the knit stitch and is knit flat and seamed up the sides.

If you give it a try, please share on my Facebook page!

Happy knitting!

“Princess Kelly” gloves…

Good afternoon everyone!

It’s a HOT one here today so a great day to stay indoors in the air conditioning and knit!!

I’ve started knitting these lovely gloves – I call them the “Princess Kelly” gloves, and will be writing the pattern for them too.  I adore the frilly cuff on them!

I’m creating them using an ultra soft nylon and acrylic blend DK yarn from Cascade I purchased from loveknitting.com.

They’re going to be fingerless gloves, so perfect for the chilly days ahead.  I know it doesn’t seem like the chilly days will ever return with all the hot weather we’ve been having, but I have faith it’s coming soon! LOL!!

Stay tuned.  I hope to have the pattern complete soon!

Happy knitting!

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An ode to Canada…

Hello everyone!

I’ve finally finished my next pattern and it’s now available to purchase on loveknitting.com, in my Etsy shop and on Craftsy.com.

It’s the “Hooded Hudson Bay Inspired Bunting Bag” for babies ages newborn to 3 months old.

I had a TON of fun creating this pattern and I really hope you love it as much as I do.  It’s knit in one piece and then seamed up one side with snaps on the other making it super easy to get a squiggly little baby in and out!

And if anyone is looking for a gift for a baby to be, this one’s for sale.  Just shoot me a message at diana.poirier@yahoo.ca.

Happy knitting!

A little tip…

Hello there!

Just stopping by to share a quick little tip when working with the “garter stitch”.

When you’re working with a pattern and you have to keep track of how many rows you have knitted, counting your “ridges” is much easier.  Each ridge is 2 rows.

In the example above, you have 8 ridges of yellow with the 9th ridge started on your needle. So, you have knitted 17 rows!

Now you know more easily when knitting the garter stitch (knitting every row) exactly how many rows you have knitted.

This tip will come in handy with my new pattern I have coming out soon! 😉

Happy knitting!

 

Free pattern Friday…

Hello everyone!

Well it’s Friday, so I thought this would be a good day to share a FREE pattern with you.

I know it’s summer, but it’s never too early to start your Christmas knitting.

Click here for the “Garter Stitch Infinity Scarf” pattern!

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Happy knitting!

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“Pay it forward” gift #2

I just wanted to stop by quickly and show you the finished blanket I made for my second Facebook “Pay it Forward” gift.

DSCN4254I used 4 balls of Bernat Super Value yarn and US size 8 circular knitting needles.

I casted on 180 stitches and slipped the first stitch purl wise, knitted across the row, then purled the last stitch.  I did this for every row creating a garter stitch blanket with an I-cord edge.

When I came close to the end of one colour and wanted to add my next colour, I knit  2 rows of my one colour, then 2 rows of my next colour and I did this twice so you would have 2 stripes of the new colour intertwined with 2 stripes of the colour before.

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This one is heading to Sault Ste. Marie for my godson and his family.  😀

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So busy…

We’ve been so busy lately trying to sell our house; cleaning everyday, trying to get everyone out for showings and looking for a new house for ourselves, that, of course, my knitting has taken a back seat.  But thankfully part of that craziness is over as we sold our house last week, and now we just have to find a house for ourselves to buy (which isn’t easy AT ALL, but that would be a whole new blog in itself! LOL!).

So, I’m almost done the blanket from the last post and the second cushion of a set of 3 I’m trying to create. I’m hoping to get the pattern written for the first cushion I made.  I have it scribbled out, but now have to make it legible for everyone else! 😉

But here’s the first cushion.  I’m calling it “Lost at Sea”.

Hopefully next week I will be able to tell you the pattern is complete!!

Back to looking for a new home!!

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I’m paying it forward…

Hi everyone!

Back in January of this year, I participated in a Facebook “Pay it Forward” challenge.

I wanted to encourage people to do kind things for others “just because”.  So, the first 5 people who commented on my post with an “I’m in” and then posted the same message on their Facebook wall, would receive something from me at some time during 2017.

Well, I only had 4 people comment, so I picked a 5th person myself and that was the mom I made the last baby blanket for.

Even though I know I said that 2017 would be a year of making socks and pillow cushions, I got sucked back into blanket making mode with the last blanket I made! LOL!! In my defense though, I have made one new pillow cushion! 😉

So here’s a glimpse of the next blanket I’m working on.  It’s knitting up tighter than I thought so I’m going to go and get a fourth colour to add.  Grey maybe??

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Happy knitting!

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