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!

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FINALLY!!!

I can’t believe I finally have this blanket done!  It’s been a work in progress for just over a year now.

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I made it for myself (something I don’t do too often) and just LOVE how it turned out.

It’s SO cushy and thick and warm! It’s a nice simple garter stitch with an I-cord edge for a slightly more finished look.

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Here’s how I made it:

16 balls of King Cole Super Chunky yarn
US size 15 needles
Darning needle to weave in ends

Cast on 120 stitches
Slip the first stitch purl-wise
Knit across the row until the last stitch
Purl the last stitch
Repeat the above pattern for every row.

The finished size is approximately 55″ X 58″

Happy knitting!

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Super cozy infinity scarf…

Hey there!

I’ve knit SO MANY infinity scarves for other people but never one for myself, so hearing that this week was going to get COLD again, I grabbed some yarn and knit myself this beauty!

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Here’s the pattern:

3 balls of King Cole Super Chunky (approx. 250 yards)
US size 13 needles
Cast on 25 stitches
Knit every row (garter stitch) until you come close to the end of your 3 balls
Cast off in pattern leaving about 12 – 15″ of yarn to sew your ends together.

Super simple and fast!

Stay warm!

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Introducing “Thomas”…

Hi  there!

I started this crib blanket late last year but never had a chance to finish it.

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Between making commissioned pieces, hosting Christmas, ringing in the New Year and then deciding it would be a great time to begin changing our flooring, I just didn’t have the time.

But now we’ve taken a break from changing the flooring (I needed a break from the dust – we’re putting hardwood down) so I had the chance to finally complete the blanket and get the pattern written.

I was inspired by the Burberry colours and hence the name “Thomas” as in “Thomas Burberry”. 😉

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It’s a really simple blanket pattern that utilizes only the knit stitch and simple colour changes.  I used “Red Heart Soft” yarn.  It was wonderful to work with.  The blanket ended up nice and cushy!

The finished size is approximately 35″ X 46″ so would make for a really nice lapghan too!

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The patterns are available for sale over at loveknitting.com, in my Etsty store and on Craftsy.com.

If you give it a try, please share a photo on my Facebook page! I would love to see your work!

Happy knitting!

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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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It’s arrived…

My yarn has arrived from PaintBox YarnYay! 😀

I chose to work with their DK yarn for the pattern I’m creating for them.  It’s SO soft and so easy to work with.

Here’s a little sneak peek.

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Looking to try out some Paintbox Yarn yourself?  Click here to check it all out!

Happy knitting!

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One down…

Hello everyone.

I wanted to share with you one of the blankets I made for a Christmas gift.

I’m just thrilled with how it turned out and you can be sure I’ll be making one for myself! 😀

As most knitters know, when you use the stockinette stitch without some sort of border, your edges will curl.  So when I was designing this blanket, I purposely didn’t add a border so the curled edges would create a soft, ripply edge on the blanket.

So if you want to make one too, here’s what you’ll need to know!

I used 5 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Autumn Red and US size 8 circular needles (36″),

Cast on 200 stitches.

Row 1 – 20: Knit 20, Purl 20 across the row

Row 21 – 40: Purl 20, Knit 20 across the row

Repeat above pattern until you have come to the end of the 5 balls

Cast off on row 40.

The finished size is 43″w X 55″ l.

Well off to try and get my second blanket done in time for Christmas. Wish me luck! LOL!

Happy knitting!

My finished “slocks”…

Hello everyone.

So I finished my first pair of “slocks”! LOL!

Here they are:

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I’m going to play around a bit and try to make them a bit  more colourful; maybe add a different coloured trim and toe or perhaps make stripes.  I’m also going to knit 2 at one time so they will end up being the exact same length.

It’s a super easy pattern.  Click here to see it.

Well, off to finish my Christmas presents. Hopefully I won’t get distracted anymore! 😉

Happy knitting!

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1 of 2 patterns done…

Hi everyone.

I had some time this weekend to complete 1 of the projects I was working on and got the pattern written yesterday!

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

“The Little Royal” Bunting Bag and Beanie is the perfect gift for a soon to be prince or princess in your life.  It’s a quick and easy project that knits up on US size 6 straight needles using DK weight yarn.

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I don’t have to work today, so I’ll be knitting away trying to get my Christmas gifts done!!

Happy knitting!

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