Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rogers Hometown Hockey Cheer Contest


Please vote for Sean's team! If we win, the team gets to go to Toronto to watch a Habs vs. Toronto game and spend the night!

Here's the link:
http://www.hometownhockey.com/events/172/entries/3414 

I posted the YouTube video above, but to vote you need to go to the Hometown hockey link.

You can vote 1x per day.  PLEASE VOTE!

THANKS!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Snowman Knitted Ornament

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This was an adorable quick knit and the pattern is Snowman Knitted Ornament by Gigi Hooper! I picked up 1.75” Styrofoam ball from Dollarama (pack of 10 balls for 1$). This uses very little yarn. I used leftovers that I had in my stash. The white is Uptown worsted, the orange is Diamond collection Merino Lux and the black is Malabrigo Worsted. I used French knots for both the mouth & eyes, I think it looks nicer than the duplicate stitch. These are hanging on our Christmas tree, and they look fabulous. The entire snowman weighs just over 6g without the Styrofoam ball. You can see my two snowman project information pages here & here on Ravelry.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Maya’s Sunny Stripes Hat

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My next door neighbor Maya is extremely petite and needed a new hat this winter. She out grew last year’s hat, plus it didn’t match her new winter jacket. She doesn’t like bows, so that threw out the idea of doing the bow hat that I’ve made several of. So I did some searching and found Sunny Stripes Hat by Gretchen Tracy. I used Uptown Worsted on 4.5mm needles. She absolutely loves her hat. Stay tuned for another post in a couple of days with the mittens that I made to go with this hat.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Persephone Handpaints Cowl

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I’ve been wanting to work with this yarn (King Cole Bamboozle) for a while, since getting it into the shop. I saw a cowl on Ravelry that used a similar yarn by another company and it was perfect for this cowl. The pattern is Persephone Handpaints Cowl by Michael del Vecchio. The pattern calls for 6 mm needles, which this yarn also calls for, so it was perfect. I used only 65g of the skein.

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The pattern says when “you come upon a wool section of yarn, then double wrap all st as follows: Insert ndl in to next st, wrap yarn around ndl twice, pull loops out of st and sl st off LH ndl 3 times, knit to next wool section.”

With my yarn, the Bamboozle by King Cole my wool (roving) sections are a tad longer than the Universal Yarn Bamboo Bloom Handpaints that is used in the original pattern, so I did about 4-5 stitches with the double wraps on my cowl. Effect is really cool.

Another idea for a quick Christmas gift!

You can see this cowl on display at the shop.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Melanie’s Bow Hat

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I got an email in the fall, from a mom of a girl in my son Mackenzie’s grade 1 class. It was a picture of her daughter’s hello kitty pink jacket. I emailed her back asking her if she sent it to me by mistake. Her reply was “I emailed it to you because Mackenzie told Melanie that you would knit her a hat to match her jacket”.

Oh, that funny 6 year old of mine!

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So, what’s a mom to do?

So, as promised, I knit her the hat.

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I knit up the Ribbons and Bows Beanie by Lillebarn by April Lowe. Here is my ravelry project. I used Berroco Vintage in a pink shade that is now discontinued (51106) along with white (5100) on 4.5mm needles. Hat weighs 56g total.

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Melanie absolutely LOVES her hat & wanted to go to sleep that night she got it, in it…

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Red Rasta Cowl

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We got in some yummy Punta Fuego yarn (which is a very bulky hand painted yarn – it’s delicious!) As a store sample I knitted up the Red Rasta Cowl on 10mm needles. This was a super quick one evening project. This makes a great last minute Christmas gift. The yarn & pattern are a fave in my books! You can see this cowl on display at the shop.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My First Regia Socks

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For a future store window display (details to come in 2015) I knitted up these adorable baby socks in My First Regia yarn. The pattern is Pieces of Eight Baby Socks by Susan Lawrence. This pair of socks used up 13g of yarn and I used 2.75mm knitting needles. Thankfully my tubes are tied… these socks make me want another baby!