Sunday, October 05, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Since it was knitted with 100% wool ( Lopi), I decided to throw it in the washer in hot water for a spin. Boy did that thing ever shed! Big lumps of hair everywhere in the washer and on it too. I had to remove the hair bits before giving it to Lizzie. It didn't shrink by much either. Oh well, just another felting experiment, and as long as Lizzie is happy, I'm happy. Doesn't she look happy?
This coming week, I'm planning on finishing as many unfinished projects as possible. Yup, that's right. I have way too many of those hanging around the house. Besides, some of those projects are Christmas gifts, and there's not much time left before Christmas.
Monday, September 01, 2008
It was knitted with KnitPick's Palette yarn (100% wool), and I put in in the washer in hot water for one cycle. I didn't expect the ribbing to come out so flat (mind you, I had never felted before so I really had no idea how it would come out) and make it so wide. The other thing I didn't expect either was that the lenght would shrink so much (it was knitted with larger needles that was called for, so I was expecting some shrinkage but not that much). I guess a test swatch would have helped. Knit and learn...
Monday, August 04, 2008
And were using all natural plant dyes... I wish I knew what plants created each of these vibrant colours.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Here's little Nathan, my second nephew within a month. He was born two weeks after Pierre Elliot. After years of having two nieces, I'll have to get used to have little nephews. Since I only had sisters, I have no clue what little boys are like. Oh well, I guess i'll have to find out.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
His little hat wasn't knitted by yours truly, but by a hospital volunteer. Little Pierre Elliot had skilfully concealed his gender by hiding it behind the umbilical cord, so no gender specific gifts were knitted for him until his birth.
Lots of knitted projects are on the way for the little one. Here's one...
I've tried to take a close-up, but the camera doesn't seem to like either the stitches, or the colour. I'll try again later...
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Also, you can check the Wee Tiny Socks here on Flickr.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Now that I'm knitting again, I finished two pairs of socks, and both are for myself. They're both made with Applelaine yarn, which knits up (and washes) so wonderfully. I've had great comments from the people who received my Applelaine socks this Christmas.
This first pair is "Purple Haze", and for some reason seems a bit darker on this picture than it actually is. The colour is more of a lavendar tone. I've also put the sock on an antique sock stretcher I found in Mont St-Hilaire this summer. I always thought that my feet were small but the stretcher is smaller than the sock.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
I was going out of my mind just not moving and waiting two minutes to move about a feet ahead, and suddenly it occured to me: KNIT! It took a bit of the edge off, but it was still frustrating to be on the road for about two hours and a half for what usually takes a half hour to drive. Oh well, the joys of living in Canada I guess...
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Since I'm done with my Christmas knitting, all I've been knitting are scarves. I can't exactly blame it on the cold, as we've been having both cold and warm days. Maybe I just needed something quick and easy to knit...
I've knitted this one to go with my winter coat. It's from Wisdom Yarn's Poem, colour 571. I used three balls, but I should have bought four. I like my scarves to be on the longish side.
This one, I made for my friend John in St Louis who's battling cancer. I also made him a hat to go with it, but the picture where my husband was modelling the hat was atrocious. This one is made with Paton's SWS in Natural Earth, and I used four balls.
The last scarf, which I just finished, is for a little girl whose been long awaited for. My husband's colleague and her husband were unable to have children, so they adopted a little girl from India. The adoption process was long and frustrating for them, as they had to deal with multiple delays, and two additional (unplanned) trips to India. Finally, little Uma got home and a newly formed family has been quite happy together. I've used SWS in Natural Plum.