Archive | January, 2012

Corinne’s Knits Ravelry Group Giveaway

31 Jan

In order to celebrate the fact that my Ravelry Group has grown to 50 members, I’m having a little giveaway. To enter, you must be a group member and reply to this post, you will find all the details there.

The giveaway includes these two lovely balls of Schoeller + Stahl sock yarn and two patterns of your choice.

Don’t hesitate to enter. Good luck!

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Fridolin the Bunny

23 Jan

My latest pattern, Fridolin, is now available for purchase.

Fridolin’s long, skinny legs and arms together with his long floppy ears make him perfect for small hands. He can easily be grabbed and carried around. He also makes a perfect snugly companion for anyone, who could resist his charm?

You can make Fridolin different sizes by using different yarn weights. Below are the information for sock yarn using two strands and worsted weight yarn, you can of course use a different yarn type if you want but keep in mind that the size will also be different.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
The sock yarn version is knit using two strands of yarn
About 200 yds / 185 m of MC and 310 yds / 285 m of CC of sock yarn
Or about 70 yds / 65 m of MC and 110 yds / 100 m of CC of worsted weight yarn

Notions
Needles: US6/4.0mm circular needle (or dpns) for sock weight yarn or US7/4.5mm needle for worsted weight yarn or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: darning needle, 1 stitch marker, toy stuffing

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, toe-up magic cast on or Turkish cast on, ssk, k2tog, picking up stitches

Gauge
20 sts x 28 rows / 10 cm – 4” with sock yarn
18 sts x 26 rows / 10 cm – 4” with worsted weight yarn
in stocking stitch (stockinette) in the round

Size
40cm/16” tall in sock yarn
50cm/19.5” in worsted weight yarn

Pattern costs: US$ 3.75

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New Pattern Coming Soon: Fridolin

20 Jan

Just a little teaser while the pattern is being tested…

I have a new toy pattern coming out soon, it’s currently being tested by a few trustworthy testers and should be published within 10 days.

The pattern is for a toy rabbit called Fridolin. Here are a few pictures of my two prototypes, already getting some children love.

Hope you’ll like Fridolin as much as I and my boys like him 🙂

The Mother Bear Project

4 Jan

I recently discovered the Mother Bear Project.

Here is a description from their website of who there are:

“The Mother Bear Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children, primarily those affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of hand-knit and crocheted bears.

The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children who have nearly nothing in the world with the message that they are loved by someone halfway around the world.

The response has been overwhelming, with people wanting to help from all over the world. Thousands of patterns have been distributed, and wonderful bears have been received from people of all ages, backgrounds and knitting abilities. It has brought people together to do something kind in the face of a horrible problem.”

Moved by this project, I decided to try and do my bit, so I ordered a pattern. I received it last week and got to work immediately. I just made 3 bears as the holidays were a quiet period on the design front. Here they are:

Bear #1

Bear #2

Bear #3

I strongly encourage you to check the Mother Bear Project, check the pictures of the children with their bears and you’ll want to help too 😉

The bears knit in no time, any knitter/crocheter can do it.

Happy 2012!

2 Jan

I want to wish all my readers a very Happy New Year!

I hope 2012 is kind to you and your family and you get to fulfill some of your goals or dreams.

2011 in review

1 Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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