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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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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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!

 

Christmas presents???

Hi everyone!

September is right around the corner and this is when most knitters (including myself) start thinking about Christmas presents!

I have quite a few people I like to make presents for, so the sooner I start, the better.  I try to pick projects I know I can complete in a couple of days – scarves, hats, gloves, dish cloths, etc.

So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy project that would make a great Christmas gift, here’s a FREE pattern for a Chunky Knit Scarf.  You can click here for the pattern.

I used King Cole Super Chunky yarn I purchased from loveknitting.com.

And stay tuned because I’ll be sharing a new pattern soon! 😀

Happy knitting!

Sweet Pea…

Good afternoon everyone!

I have a new pattern up for sale over in my Etsy shop!

This blanket is double knit making it super soft and cushy!!

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The physical blanket is also for sale, so let me know if there’s anyone in your life who is in need of some seriously soft snuggles!

Happy knitting!

Hello Mr. Fox…

Hi there!

I now have my second baby blanket up in my Etsy shop!

I call it “Mr. Fox”.

The stitch I used on this blanket is the “Nubby Sand Stitch”.  A very easy stitch that gives you a wonderfully cushy texture.

Here’s the pattern:

Cast on an odd number of stitches
Row 1 – knit every stitch across the row
Row 2 – K1, P1 across the row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for the pattern

If you give it a try, I’d love to see it.  Feel free to share it on my Facebook page.

Happy knitting!

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