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Some Of My Favourite Projects

15 May

I love it when I spot a finished object on Ravelry made from one of my designs, I get excited every single time!

Here are a few of my favourites

Blois Socks by Kybosh. I love, love the yarn she chose for these, I think it’s a perfect match.

Sunkissed by pooki. Beautiful colour combination.

2-in-1 Easy Swaddler by Jardinrouge. The yarn works very well and I love the little flower detail. Of course, it helps to see the beautiful baby in it 😀

Sock-Yarn Beret by WickedStitch. Awww, the matching beret for the doll, so sweet!

Thorgal by Synnove. A beautiful colour combination for this version.

Grow with Me Beanie by jknitsmith. Lovely colours and the pompom makes a great addition.

Sock Yarn Newborn Mittens by CandyCorn343. What can I say, those colours are gorgeous, and the composition!

And there’s more, I just can’t share them all 🙂

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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.

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.

Sock Yarn Newborn Booties & Mittens – Girl Version

8 Aug

I’m working on a booties & mittens set for newborns, made out of my favourite yarn, sock yarn. I have finished the girl version and am now working on a unisex version. They will be perfect for baby shower gifts and can easily be made as a last minute gift as they are really quick to knit and use very little yarn. Here is a preview of the girl version, stay tuned for the unisex version 😀

Getting Ready for the Beach

20 Jun

In just under 2 weeks I will be on the beach! 😀

Of course, that means that I needed to knit myself a sun hat, to protect my head and face from the sun on the beach. I used the Witterings pattern from Anna Bell as a base and modified it quite a bit to suit my needs. I made a much shorter brim but I still have some issues with floppiness, if anyone has a suggestion to solve this problem, please let me know!

Here are some pictures modeled by my almost 6-year old, Connor

Something Quick

12 May

I had surgery for carpal tunnel on my left hand last week and, yesterday on day 8, I picked up the needles for the first time post surgery to “test” my hand. So, I wanted a small project. I chose to make a Squashed Rat Bookmark. My version is freely inspired from the pattern and totally seamless. I really love the little guy, it was lots of fun making. It’s slightly sick, but so funny! 😉

Look at him in action…

Bright, Did You Say Bright?!

28 Mar

I am finally done with my Adult Surprise Jacket and I love it! One thing is for sure, it’ll be hard to hide when I wear it… 😉
It is made of 16 different colours!

Here are a few pictures:

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