My yarn arrived…

Hello everyone!

This big box of beautiful yarn arrived on my doorstep this morning!

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Loveknitting.com sent it to me for FREE in exchange for a yarn review!  Not a bad deal if I do say so myself! 😉

I selected a yarn I’ve never used before just to try something new.  It’s “Hometown USA” by Lion Brand in “Vermont Green” and it’s super chunky.  And guess what?? It’s ON SALE right now over at Loveknitting.com!!

I know EXACTLY what I want to make with it and will hopefully get it started this weekend!

In way of a review; a full one will be done once I start knitting with it, but what I can tell you right now, is it’s amazingly soft and the colour is very vibrant.

Stay tuned for more…

Diana

 

Main Street Yarns…

Good afternoon!

One of the many things I love about being a designer over at loveknitting.com is, every once in a while, I get to try out new yarns!

These samples of Main Street Yarns “Shiny & Soft” just arrived last week in the mail.

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It’s seriously some of the softest yarn I’ve ever felt!! It’s just lovely!

I was generously sent 3 balls of yarn (at a whopping 365 yards per ball!), so I’ve decided to make myself a second Back Porch Shawl. 🙂

In my last post, I mentioned I wanted to make another one, but a little longer, and I’ll have enough of the Main Street yarn to do just that.

And because I’ve had such a great response to my original Back Porch Shawl (thank you so very much 😀 ), I will be creating a PDF pattern for the Back Porch Shawl that will be available for FREE!

So off I go to get this shawl finished and the pattern written!

Happy knitting!

Diana

New yarn…

Hello there!

Look at the wonderful Paintbox yarn I just received!

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I’m going to be designing another pattern for Paintbox Yarns and couldn’t be more thrilled! 😀

It’s not scheduled to be released until early Fall, but I’ll certainly be sharing sneak peeks with you along the way!

If you’ve never tried Paintbox Yarns, they are SUPER soft and very reasonably priced.  I love working with them!

Click here to check them out!

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

Slippery cup cozy solution…

Hey there!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday so far.

I’m sitting here with my Tim Horton’s coffee and using my favourite cup cozy! 😀

But I did find, after using it for a bit, two things happened.

  1. It stretched out after a few uses
  2. I had a hard time picking my coffee up from the centre because it was a bit slippery on most paper cups.

Not good.

So, I came up with a simple solution that solves both these problems!

SOCK STOP!!

I purchased some “Rico Sock Stop” a while ago to put on the bottoms of slippers and socks I made so they wouldn’t be so slippery on hard surfaces.  I thought this should also work to keep my cup cozy from slipping on my coffee cup even if it stretched out a bit.  AND IT DOES!!

Just apply little lines of the Sock Stop on the inside of your cup cozy and let it dry 8 – 10 hours.  I applied it on one side first, let it dry, then applied it on the other side.

DSCN5585 - CopyYou can still machine wash your cup cozy but you will have to lay it flat to dry.  I, of course, have quite the collection of cup cozies, so waiting a day for a cup cozy to dry is nothing. 😉

I bought my Rico Sock Stop at loveknitting.com.  You can click here to get yours!DSCN5591So grab some “Rico Sock Stop” , gather up your cup cozies and get the insides of them lined!

You’ll be happy you did!

Diana

 

 

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

Yarn, yarn and more yarn…

Looking for some new yarn?

Look no further!

loveknitting.com has the BEST selection! And spend $75 Canadian or more and get FREE shipping.  It doesn’t get better than that!


You’ll be glad you did!

Happy knitting.

Diana

Buffalo Check cup cozy…

Good morning everyone.

Well, I managed to get 1 of the 2 patterns written this week.  I guess that’s better than none! LOL!  I was really hoping to launch both at one time but that just didn’t happen.

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So my “Buffalo Check Cup Cozy” pattern is now available for purchase on loveknitting.com, in my Etsy store and on Craftsy.

It’s such a fun and quick project! Perfect for your leftover yarn!

Oh! And stay tuned! Next week my pattern I designed for Paintbox Yarns will be launching!

Happy knitting!

Diana