Sunday, December 23, 2007


Hi there knitter and non-knitters,

as promise this week here is my FO Quant, since it's rainny outside I'll post a outside picture as soon as possible (possibly in Amsterdam... youpi !). I had love making this, and learning entrelac in just a pleasure, I though it would be hard, but not at all. It reinforce my will to make Lady E. in 2008... umm Noro Silk garden dreams...

Specs of it :
Pattern is Quant from winter 2007
Yarn : Taos, Crystal Palace Yarns in color 009 Tucson a little more than the half of the skein
Cast on Monday December 18th and Cast off on Friday December 21th, so really quick since I put a little time on it everyday.

Since I had so much yarn left in the ball I cast on an Ipod cozy to fit my new headband... look at this :

I have a 80 gigs Ipod Classic so it's a bit bigger than the regular Ipod and I wanted to make a cozy for it since I first bought it. I elaborate on the pattern of Quant to make it if someone want it I'll try to write it down after Chritmas holiday.

Taking of Christmas holidays... I wishing to all of you Merry Christmas and Happy New Years since I'm flying to Dubaï tomorow ! I'll try to post some pictures here before I get back to Quebec for sure, or at least after... :)

So, enjoy your holidays well and be cautious while driving. If you drink be responsible and designate a sober driver ...

See you soon !!! xx

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fast WIP

Hello !

Just want to get you know about my new WIP : Quant from I cast on Monday night just before to go to bed, then I work a little bit on it yesterday, a bit more today and I'll be done probally tomorow ! I'm using Crystal Palace Yarns : Taos in color 0009 Tucson which is very colorful and squishy. I'm so happy to be able to use the exact yarn that have been called for a pattern that I jumped everywhere when I got the package on Monday.
I had place my order on, it has been really fast (only 5 open business days even if I'm in Canada). I also had the chance not to have custom charge to pay. I would probably order from them another time in future, they have good price, free shipping for Canada and USA and it still fast.
Back to Quant, look at the yummy pattern and if color and brightest in real life, it gives a good preview of how good it really looks !
And look closer for the texture, I'm proud of me , it's my first attempt of "entrelac" technique and since I'm planning to do a "Lady E" next year it a very good pratice for me !

Have a perfect friday everyone, don't forget it's Christmas next week !!! :)

Monday, December 17, 2007

2 FO and some progress

Look what I've finished tris week end : Monkey socks from Cookie A. As hundred of happy knitters I enjoy a lot doing these. Specialy with this great yarn : Colinette Jitterbug who give these sock really cool strippes. I'm still not sure to buy more of this yarn because my LYS had made an error and sold me 2 skeins for 25$ and they real price is 25$ each skein...

Another one more in a Christmas feeling...they are ready to be wrapped up and put under the tree for lucky person of my entourage... I would have like to keep them but I'll be strong and made myself another pair after Christmas time !

Taking about socks... my falling leaves are way too large !!! even for me I think I will have to start over without a few stiches, disapointing. It was suposed to be a Christmas gift too so I think I will need to make a little bit of shopping before the end of the week.

Then, I made myself a new knitted bangle since I gave the other one to a co-worker that love the other so much :). The new one is called Stripped bangle... lol I am so creative with names !

Taking about Christmas theme pictures... do you know what !?! In one week we are going to celebrate !!! Yay ! And as I told in a previous post... I've been planning a trip since last summer with my BF. We are going to Dubaï in United Arabs Emirates. We are leaving on December 24th andf coming back on January 4th... Look at this :

"From its 321 meters, the Burj Al Arab, located on an artificial island is both the hotel the highest in the world and the only one featuring 7 stars. Became a symbol of Dubai, this impressive infrastructure in the shape of a boat houses 220 duplex suites."

This is just a taste of what I will see below: impressinnants buildings, camel races, the ski center located inside in the middle of the desert ... So you will understand if I am very excited by next week!

Have a good week !

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Square around

Look at this ! My first knitted bangle ! It was so fun to knit :), I'm planning to make more and maybee sell them on Etsy, the name for this one is "Square around". It's made of very soft merino so it's very smouth on skin and the bangle is not too big, just perfect. Why not accessorise with my favorite hobby !

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A good thing and a bad thing

Let me explain ...
I have a good news and a bad one... so I'll begin with the bad one. After a repeat of the pattern on Falling leaves (link on Ravelry) I just read the sentence under the chart... "Chart only shows odd numbered rows, k all stitches on even numbered rows..." Oops... maybe I should read pattern with more attention next time. I now have a little ripping and catching up all theses stiches back.
And the good one : Knitty winter is out with full of cool pattern to look at and wish to have time (and $) to try them all !!! YAY !!!
Bye bye

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Unwanted snowday...


it's been 2 days that I'm stuck inside almost for the entire day, no work... but it's not my fault at all... : I caught a bad larynghite this week end and since my work is actually to talk for 8 hours a day. I've stayed at home since last saturday but I hope to be ok for tomorow !

But, as I said be careful for what you wish for... last week I said that it would be nice to stay at home to knit... LOL ... it happens !!! BUT I need to say that it was not suposed to be this way. And about the snow... whe had something like 60 cm in the last days !!! and whe are not yet in winter.

And since I did not post since over a week, I present my new best friend I gave myself a big treat : a Ipod Classic 80 gig from Apple. I used to have a 4 gig so now I can upload all my music, movies, games, etc. I'm so happy with the new fonctions Apple gave to us, music lovers... and since my boyfriend and I are going to a big trip in the end of the month (I'll talk about it in another post) I will have something to do in the plane since I cannot knit !

And what about knitting now : progress on Drop Blouse
I've finished the "center part" (youpi!) and I sewed the armsholes and I am now ready to pick up stitch for the bottom part.


I have to admit that I also begin to have the second sock syndrome since I haven't touch to Monkey since I last post about it but I began another pair for a Chritmas present... ouch. Bad, bad Sophie.

Ok I swear *cross finger* I will not do it again...

Ok ok it's probaly not true but I feel better. Let's talk about my new baby : Falling leaves from They are for... a Chritmas gift so I can't to whom they are because there is a small chance that the person read these lines so... just watch this picture.

Falling leaves first toes :)

So, that's it for the moment, off to pick up these stich or maybee kicking myself to finish Monkey #2... wish me luck (or a good kick on my butt -lol-).
Happy winter !!