Archive | December, 2011

A New Version of Thorgal

24 Dec

I’ve just finished making another version of Thorgal for my eldest son. My prototype was for his younger brother and I’d promised to make him one too. It’s hot off the needles (so still unblocked). We tried to do a little photo shoot but the boys were a little bit too excited. His brother is also wearing his, so we have matching tops 😉

Reminder: Holidays Sale, Don’t Miss Out!

16 Dec

If you haven’t taken the advantage of the Corinne’s Knits Holiday Sale yet it’s not too late. It runs until the end of the month and you can enjoy a 35% discount on all patterns. The discount is applied automatically when you check out.

Look at a few examples of what you could get:

Cowboy Booties

Ederra Mittens

Blois Socks

Snowflake Cup Cozy

A Quick Winter Gift Needed, Knit a Snowflake Cup Cozy!

7 Dec

The Snowflake Cozy is a very quick and easy knit and is perfect for a last minute winter gift. Knit it like the sample in red and white for traditional Christmas colours or use other more unusual colours for a fun look.

Difficulty
Easy

Yarn
About 59 m/65 yards of worsted weight yarn
45 m/50 yards of main colour
14 m/15 yards of contrasting colour

Notions
Needles: Size US 8 – 5.0 mm needles or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 button

Necessary Skills
Knit, purl, easy fair-isle, i-cord bind off

Gauge
16 sts x 24 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in stocking stitch after blocking

Size
To fit cups about 10.5 cm/4.25” high, 31cm/12” circumference

Cost: $1.00

See more in Ravelry:

Simple Toe-up Knee High Socks for Me

7 Dec

I have been waiting for a little while now for some yarn to arrive so I can get started knitting a secret project so I didn’t want to start anything big or difficult. So, always having a huge stash of sock yarn available, I decided to knit myself a pair of knee-high socks for the cold days. I’m using some Regia Harmony Color. The socks are toe-up with gusset and heel flap and I’m knitting them two at once.

I have just finished the heel on both of them and this is what they look like right now. It’s nice to be able to knit something for myself for a change 😉

Also, you might notice on the picture, I’m using square needles. That’s right, square! This is the first time that I’m using my new Kollage square needle. I have carpal tunnel in one hand still (the first hand was operated about 6 months ago) and I wanted to try those as square needles are supposed to be gentler on the hands. So far, it seems like I’m getting less symptoms when I knit with them so, yay!

Holidays Sale Starts Today, Don’t Miss out!

1 Dec

As of today and all through December, all Corinne’s Knits patterns will be 35% off! In order to take the opportunity, all you have to do is purchase the patterns through Ravelry, as usual, the discount is applied automatically at check-out.

An example of a few of the patterns you could get with the discount 😀

Grow With Me Beanie

Cowboy Booties

Mosaiko


Ederra Shawlette & Mittens Set

And many more…