Enjoy the beautiful sun today, hoppefully this what I'm doing !
Friday, March 28, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
So this is when Rainbow socks are born ! Pattern is Rainbow sock from Suzanne Kitzmann in Magknits, October 2007, here is the link on Ravelry. I’m using Online Supersocke 100 in color Savane. Since I begun those because of Easter, I may call them my “Easter socks”. Needles are 2.5 mm. The pattern is very clever and a good pratice on short rows, I do improve my method as I work on this a lot. Look at all the spring colors !!! I totally love them and I do also love to get paid to knit, but don’t tell my secret, I’m not suppose to do it… lol
Oh!... and I couldn’t resist here are my flower this morning with the sunlight coming on them. Enjoy !
Friday, March 21, 2008
First of all, my BF just bought those beautiful flowers yesterday and today looks what great surprise I got when I woke up… How gorgeous is that, it smell like spring coming one day!
Then I get 3 delivery this week, twice for yarn and once for crochet book, I told you, by the end of the year I’ll be back to crochet for sure. I got “Not your mama’s crochet” from Amy Swenson; “Lacy crochet” and “Amigurumi” by Kyuuto! Japanese craft. Those are really fun to browse trough, My favourite one to learn is the first but the 2 other have real bunch of fun when it came to pattern… have to practice first and then I’ll do my first crochet project since the age of… umm maybe 7 years olds!
Then about the yarn… first of all a wonderful sock yarn : Cherry Tree Hill Sockittome Sock Yarn in color Serengeti. (Look at the spring theme…) Still waiting for the other color I order from The Yarn and Fiber Company at the same since it’s back order at the moment, I’ll update when I get it.
Also from then in another order I failed for Elsebeth Lavold Silky wool in color Periwinkle, which a clear blue. It supposed to be a scarf for my grand mother. I give myself up to Christmas to achieve it. (Snow has multiple usage and is a great background for yarn)
I can say yarn sales are dangerous but since I only order this on the whole March sale, I’m proud to say I did not break the bank and I can enjoy my yarn without any regrets.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
First, I just finished the left front of my 103-1 Jacket, I still in love with the pattern which is a very good thing don’t you think? LOL Imagine rip all these stitches… ARRR!!! *Horror movie in my head* No seriously, it’s really fun but I do take experience with Drop pattern and their particular way on explanations of maybe I can say some holes in the explanations… I don’t really like it when it say cast off every x cm x number of times then do this, make a dance of glory is you succeed at the end or fall on the ground with pain if you failed. You always have to take several measures as you go instead of knitting!
I think I’m getting experience as well in my color accuracy with red, not perfect, but better…
Up to knitting right front now, it will be done just in time to be use as a spring coat, anyway winter is not over here you know, it's has been minus 14 degree celsius today... brr !
Then, I made a quick little something for a friend of mine who is going to have a little baby girl by May, her name is going to be Lazuli. So here is the baby bootee for her, Saartje's Bootees many time repeated around the world as classis baby bootee, they only need to be add little buttons but I did not have small enough on my hand, I’ll get some tomorrow for sure ! I hope she will like the color choice… :)
So small ... hard to imagine they will fit tiny feet ! I will send you a picture on the baby as soon as she will be there, but no hurry, there is too much preemie baby's at work in the last month so I cross my finger that she will be as close to the term as possible. Good luck Janie !
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
and a special reward price for an instant love for ....
My only deception is there is no new pattern for baby boy... I'll check elsewhere !
Sunday, March 9, 2008
About knitting, I'm proud to say I have been very productive last week. I cast on last Saturday and the back is done and half of the left front as well ! The real is way darker but as you know numeric camera don't likes red ! 103-1 Jacket is coming out nicely and very quick ! Can't wait to actually wear it... very soon I think!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Haven’t been around lately the main reason is that I’m working on a secret project for Josie and I can’t show it here! She will have to wait for the moment she comes out the hospital to see it…
But since I’m not a monogamous knitter at all, I won’t surprise you when I say I just started a new project again… I’m fast, easy, using simple stitches and big yarn… how could I resist to the appeal of yarn? Obviously I can’t! lol
The new project is 103-1 Jacket by Drops Design using Wool of the andes bulky of Knitpicks.com
This is how it will look like when all done :
This is how it look like now :
Almost done with the back, only 10 cm to go before to cast on for front. I still don’t know if I’ll do full sleeve or ¾ sleeves… But a very bad thing about this yarn is that it stains my hand badly in red as well as it does on my vest! Damn… I hope it will fade off.
Special hello to you Josie and congratulation for your new life as a butterfly after the cord blood transplant of yesterday. Sending all my love and a little prayer to be sure you will fly forever in the health skies… Love you a lot
Even my stuffed sheep would like to visit you !