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Birthday Sale

6 Jul

To celebrate my birthday, I’m having a sale! From now until Monday 8th July end of day (GMT time), get a 43% discount on all my pay patterns (includes ebook), using the code “Happy43” in your Ravelry cart.

Have fun with it!

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The Mother Bear Project

20 Dec

I know I have already shared this wonderful charity with you, but I feel like I can’t do it too much!

Here’s a description of what they do, from their own website:

“The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear.

The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children with the message that they are unconditionally loved.”

I discovered the Mother Bear Project a year ago and started immediately making bears. Since then, I have made 29 and am just about to start my 30th.

One of the wonderful things that Amy (the founder of the Mother Bear Project) does is to share pictures of the children who receive their bears whenever possible. Thanks to her, I have already been able to see 8 of my bears in the hands of a child. There are no words to describe how it feels.

Here are the pictures that I was so lucky to get to see…

If what the Mother Bear Project does resonates with you, check here the different ways in which you can help.

Happy holidays!

Birthday Sale!

2 Jul

This week is my birthday and I decided it deserved a sale…

From now and for a week, use coupon code (in your Ravelry cart) “Happy42” for a 42% discount on all Corinne’s Knits pattern purchases. There is no limit, you can use the code as much as you want.

Some of the patterns you could purchase…

Mela

Cowboy Booties

Cretaceous

Eastbourne

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.

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!

A Pair of Socks for My Boy

1 Oct

I just finished a pair of socks for my 7-year old. This was long overdue since the first sock was ready back in June, yes, June! Anyway, the sweet boy was patient and was very pleased today to finally have a complete pair.

I knit a pair of Hiss, using some leftover Wollmeise for the toe, a Regia cotton blend for the heel and a standard Regia sock yarn for the ribbing. The foot and leg is made in yummy Knit Picks Stroll Multi, I love this colour!

But, enough talk, here are a few pictures.

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