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Saturday, 31 December 2011

The Christmas Scarf that ate the yarn...

This is Christopher's Christmas present (along with some knitted dishcloths and knitted slippers), it was also the scarf that ate all the yarn. Measuring only 5feet 3inches...this scarf ate TWO WHOLE skeins of wool. I guess those intricate cables and size 3.75mm needles make it the way it is. I was hoping to get a hat out of the two skeins but I barely had enough to finish. It has a garter stitch border and two 3by3 cables on the side, a stockinette center with a strip down the center.


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Baby Charlie Warm for Winter!

This is baby Charlie wearing her winter set. I loved the Bernat Comfort Worsted Weight Yarn I used in light pink. Its so soft and warm.

It's been hard to blog lately since I am knitting away to make the Christmas deadline...can't wait to see my family decked out in my knitted gear.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

More Christmas Gifting!

Christmas gifts have taken up all my time since I am attempting to knit something special for 23 people! I'm so excited for when they open them. This is another Christmas gift for my sister Laura. A green infinity scarf. Its obviously not a winter scarf....but I love it and I hope she does too.
The pattern was so simple as well. I did it on a size 11mm needle to make super big holes.


I did this on straight needles then connected the ends with a mattress stitch. I only used 1 skein of merino wool to complete it.
CO desired thickness (I think I did 22)
First row K *YO K2tog* repeat from *to* until last stitch K
Second Row K P til last stitch then K edge
Third Row K K *YO K2tog* repeat from * to * then K last two stitches
Forth Row same as second row
Then start back at the first row



Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Scarf Beauty!

I love this scarf...its so beautiful and is added to my Christmas gift giveaways.
The wool is 100% merino and absolutely love the colour.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011

Baby Sean is turning 1

Baby Sean is turning 1 year old soon! I made him a hat, mitts and boots set to keep him warm this winter. Hopefully I will get a picture of him wearing them soon!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Look What I Found!

dnananananananananananan BATMAN!
I'm sick so I decided this would be a great opportunity to knit up a storm and catch up on Christmas knitting. So I was doing just that when I decided to wrap a gift for a baby shower this weekend. As I was searching for wrapping paper I saw a bin and I decided to go through it. There were some amazing finds including a winter coat, a knitted vest and THIS! When I was a child my grandmother used to make these amazing sweaters for us. Including the famous Batman one.  This one must have been made for my mother since it fits me. I'm going to wear it next time I see them.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Who needs to BUY dish cloths?

I dont! Now I can make them with 100% cotton. They are super absorbent and awesome stocking stuffers. I used a simple eyelit pattern for the cloth and did a single crochet for the hook.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Is it a HAT?

Yes, Sebastian this is a hat.  This summer my friends, Greg and Cat's son came to spend some time with me. He is 2 years old. We got to play badminton, we painted, practiced our letters and watched movies. He was so wonderful. He was constantly putting things on his head saying "Auntie Sarah, is it a hat?" including his toilet seat. Well Sebastian this is a hat for you this Christmas. Miss you xoxo.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Yarning for Good...

My friend Vivian Shi started an initiative to make hats for people in need this winter. I'm super excited to be a part of this group and look forward to our first meeting today at St. Luke's Church. If you are knitter and can donate a knitted hat it would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

These booties are made for walking...


These warm booties are great for walking around my cold house in the winter. Anyone who has ever visited my house in the dead of winter knows how cold it is in here...my dad can live in an igloo and not be cold. These are part of my mom's Christmas gift. They were super simple to make and are super comphy to wear.


Monday, 3 October 2011

Ladder Scarf II- Christmas Gifting

Hats and scarves are the simplest gifts for Christmas and this way I can ensure that my whole family is sporting a cool creation of mine. I can't seem to stop with the ladder scarf...I love it! This time I did it in a thicker wool and on a size 13 needle and it still looks awesome. Here is my model,  who has been missing lately sporting a red ladder scarf, I was able to catch her for a quick pose before bed. I also made the scarf in a light greyish colour, which looks great!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Two Toned Hat for a Special Day!

In honour of today I am posting Christopher's Christmas gift from last year...besides the fact that I went to Japan to see him, I made him some hats to keep him warm in nothern Japan. This one is my favourite the two toned super warm winter hat.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

A Hat and A Cabled Scarf Christmas Gift 2

Yesterday I finished this hat and scarf pair. I think I know who will be opening this on Xmas day...


Monday, 5 September 2011

Ladder Scarf Christmas Gift 1

So I decided to knit for Xmas early this year...so you may see your Xmas gift on this site before you get to open it! This is my ladder scarf:

I love the pattern the ladder pattern :)

Monday, 22 August 2011

Leg Warmers

I have finished a pair of round about leg warmers. I found this awesome pattern (http://lilliputianstitches.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/spiral-legwarmers/) on a free knitting pattern website!
I did them on super small circular needles, but I still find them a bit big. Next time Ill try dpns.
Now its time to make Christmas Gifts!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Coasters Part II

It is really difficult to knit in the summer...I thought with all the time off I would have so much time. However this is not the case. I have created some new coasters. My nonna calls these samples, I use them as coasters for my drinks.
The first one is a moss stitch border and a stockenette centre. The second one is a double moss stitch. The two bottom ones are cable stitches. I am currently finishing some leg warmers....hopefully soon. Happy Knitting!

Friday, 29 July 2011

A Blankie for Charlie!

I have been knitting this blanket for sometime now...and I guess its taken so long because its summer. Its so hard to knit in the heat. Plus there is so much to do! This is a blanket for Charlie, my friend Ling is having a baby and I will present her with this blanket at her baby shower. I have some left over yarn so I might make some booties or a small hat.
I really love this border... its just a simple seed stitch but it makes the blanket look so cute! I have an other friend who is also preggers and I plan to make a blankie for her baby as well, maybe next time I will try something more complicated.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Case of the Giant Sock!

So I got this sock knitting book from my sister for Christmas, The Big Book of Socks (http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Socks-Beyond---Basics/dp/1600850855/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310818345&sr=8-1) and I have been scared to knit socks for some reason mainly because of this...
Does this look like a ladies small to you? I guess I need to use sock yarn lol.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Tie Me Up!

Here are four lovely tie up hairbands I made this week.  The top one is a simple lace pattern. The second from the top is an double crochet stitch. The red one is a simple lace pattern with 9mm needles (4mm for the tie ups). The white one is the same lace pattern but using 4mm needles. The grey, blue and white one use a chain with a size 5 crochet hook for the tie up, the red one uses 5 stiches ribbing with 4mm needles.  
I love hairbands.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

See My Vest!


Here it is! I am so happy to have finished this baby since it wasn’t the most thrilling knitting project.  For a simple vest it was a little complicated. I am unhappy with the shoulder seams but they didn’t want to fix themselves.  Again with sizing…I did the extra small version of the Eartha vest (without of the ribbing pattern I stayed simple) in the Berrocco glint book and it came out a little bigger than expected, however I did get some cool sleeves out of it. I also didn’t use the Berrocco glint this time instead I opted for a Harmony 100% merino wool from Mary’s Yarn. I really love the wool! It doesn’t look too shabby… somewhat artsy.  I will also be taking a short break from blogging since I will be going to China tomorrowJ. However I do have a project for the plane… a blankie for baby Charlie!


Friday, 10 June 2011

Sunday, 5 June 2011

A Beanie of my OWN!

I found some great left over yarns to create my own Beanie.



Here is the pattern:

Using size 4 (6mm)  short circular needles- Follow these rounds
1.       CO 80 sts.
2.       Rib Pattern K1 P1 for 1 inch
3.       K- increase 120 sts= 200 sts
4.       K1 *Yarn forward, slip st, K, pass slip stich over* continue round from * to *
5.       K
6.       K
7.       **Yarn forward, slip st, K, pass slip stich over* continue from * to *
8.       K
9.       K
10.   Repeat Steps 4-9 until whole piece measures 3 inches
11.   *K18 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 190 sts
12.   K
13.   Step number 4
14.   *K17 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 180 sts
15.   *K16 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 170 sts
16.   Step number 7
17.   *K15 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 160 sts
18.   *K14 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 150 sts
19.   Step number 4
20.   *K13 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 140 sts
21.   *K12 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 130 sts
22.   Step number 7
23.   *K11 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 120 sts
24.   *K10 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 110 sts
25.   Step number 4
26.   *K9 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 100 sts
27.   *K8 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 90 sts
28.   Step number 7
29.   *K7 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 80 sts
30.   *K6 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 70 sts
31.   Step number 4
32.   *K5 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 60 sts
33.   *K4 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 50 sts
34.   Step number 7
35.   *K3 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 40 sts
36.   *K2 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 30 sts
37.   Step number 4
38.   *K17 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 180 sts
39.   *K17 Ktog* continue round from * to *= 180 sts
40.   Ktog whole round
41.   Ktog  whole round
42.   Use yarn needle to sew up the remaining sts.