Requests for a pattern…

So, I included pictures of my Ruana I made myself in my little selfie photo shoot I did on the weekend.

I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I was going to write up the pattern for it and I decided I would! 😀

Life has been pretty busy lately so I can’t say when it will be released so just stay tuned. I will post it here on my blog!

So off to organize all my knitting projects and prioritize them. I feel like I’m all over the place lately with all the WIP’s I have. Time to finish things up!!

Happy knitting!

Diana

Product photos…

I’ve been unable to book a photo session for my pattern photo updates, so I’ve taken it into own hands! LOL!

I have to admit, it’s difficult getting creative when it’s just me, myself and I but I’m trying.

I did manage to get a few decent photos of my Demi Gloves and will be updating the photos in the pattern soon.

Off now to do some reading on how to have a successful selfie photo shoot!

Enjoy your day and happy knitting.

Diana

My second pattern re-do complete…

My Demi Gloves pattern re-do is now done.

The pattern will be staying the same so you can still purchase it, it just won’t have really nice photos. 😉

I’m going through some of the first patterns I wrote to update the photos but also the pattern itself if needed. I want to make sure my instructions are clear.

I still have a few more patterns to re-do, but also new patterns to write up, so it’ll be a busy year for me.

I’m hoping to book a photo session late Spring so I can get everything updated and published by Fall. That’s the plan anyway.

Well, I have a lot of knitting to do and it won’t get done on it’s own, so off I go.

Have a great weekend and happy knitting.

Diana

I’m finally done…

Hey everyone!

I’m finally done my Ruana and I’m in love! ❤

It was a lot of work, but totally worth it.

The mornings are starting to get chilly so it will be perfect to just throw over anything and go. It will certainly keep me warm!

And our winters can be pretty mild, so I think I might be able to get a ton of use out of it.

I used about 2,400 yards of Stylecraft Special Aran in 6 different colours – about 12 balls in total – 2 of each colour.

Well, I just wanted to share this finished piece with you.

Now off to work on my other WIPs!

Have a great day everyone and happy knitting.

Diana

Ruana update…

Hi everyone!

I’ve started on the back of my Ruana so I was able to sort of try it on.

I think I’m in love! ❤

I’ve always just sold patterns but I’m thinking I might start selling finished products. Maybe just one item instead of trying to sell a ton of different things. I’m thinking the one thing I might want to sell are these Ruanas. 🤔

The turnaround time would be about 4 weeks for a custom order so I could only take about 1 order per month. I’m hoping to have a couple already made though if I launch a little shop.

I’m very undecided at this time but if anyone has any suggestions or experiences you would like to share, I would be happy to hear them.

For now, off to work more on this Ruana!

Happy knitting.

Diana

The Sherbrooke Scarf…

Hello everyone!

I’ve completed a new pattern and I really think this is going to become everyone’s go to scarf this winter! 😀

It’s big! It’s cushy! And it’s FUN!! And it’s the perfect weekend project.

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I used Red Heart Soft Essential yarns for this pattern, but a great alternative would be Stylecraft Special Chunky yarns.

The pattern is for sale over at lovecrafts.com, on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

A little side tracked…

Hey there!

Yes, I’ve been working on the hats for our Downtown Mission, but I got a little sidetracked when I found out my husband’s co-worker was expecting her first grand baby. LOL!

Of course, I had to make a baby blanket! 😀

I decided to go with green tones as she didn’t know the sex of the baby and I thought green was a pretty gender neutral colour.

I used about 1800 yards of Stylecraft Yarns Special DK yarn (approximately 600 yards per colour) and US size 6 circular needles to hold the stitches. The blanket is about 36″ x 36″.

So now that the baby blanket is finished, it’s back to the Downtown Mission hats.

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

 

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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I’m finished…

Hey there!

I finished my mock cable cushion cover!

It ended up a bit shorter than my other cushion covers I knitted, but once the cushion was put in and I sewed it up, it looked just fine.

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I used 2 balls (320 yards each) of DK yarn.  I double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time and used US size 9 single pointed needles. I casted on 62 stitches and followed the mock cable pattern until I came pretty much to the end of my yarn.

The yarn that I used (and use for just about every project I make!) is Stylecraft Special DK and I purchase it on line at loveknitting.com.

The mock cable pattern was written out in an earlier post.  You can click here to find it!

I was going to start my second matching cushion cover today, but I just found out one of my co-workers is getting married at the end of April and I want to make her a little something.  I will share it once it’s finished!

Happy knitting!

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