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Monday, 30 May 2011

So Beautiful!

Wow! Beautiful sweater and beautiful model :). I finally finished this sweater and it was super fun. I followed a pattern from the Berrocco Glint book ( and I plan to try out a few more from this book. The yarn is mostly cotton so it will be a nice light sweater for the summer. It also took some time to get used to knitting through the back loop... not sure if I know how to knit regularly now. Here is the back:
and the pieces

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Tag it!

I love adding  final personal touch to my work so I buy clothing tages from The tags are great. The only down side is the shipping is $$$. (So friends if you want to buy some together- these are the tags I buy- )

This tag is from a scarf I made Franco :)- A simple ribbed stitch, it rolled a bit because I didnt have a stiff enough border. I tried to iron it out, but it didnt work too well. The scarf is below.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Cellphone cases!

Cellphone cases are great and handy and super cute. I just knit a long strip and then peice it together with a yarn needle and add a button. I made a button hole using the yarn over method for the blue on but it really stretched out. Make sure you make the cell phone case snug because it will stretch.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A Charlie for Ashley!

About a year ago Ashley bought this book on how to make monkey's, I promised to learn and teach her. Any knitter knows that projects get put away for a long time, with her birthday approaching I decided to monkey up! Low and behold CHARLIE!
His legs :)

Headless Charlie!

Charlie loves Bananas!

Thursday, 12 May 2011


Sandra bought this amazing yarn from Mary's Yarn's by Berocco and made a belt. She had some left over for me to make a hairband. I used circular needles 4mm and casted on 75 stitches following K,K,P ribbed stitch. It was too small, I stretched it out so it fits comfortably on my head now, but next time I would cast on 78 or 81 stitches.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Nonna!

My nonna is the best crochet woman I know. She can look at something and crochet it! She also knits and has taught me a few crochet stitches. I love her dearly and have dedicated this post to a wonderful woman who has inspired me to knit and crochet.
This is Nonna crocheting Katie's blanket... shes wearing a scarf I made her and Im wearing of her famous crochet creations.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

My Sweater

I made a beautiful sweater from a Knit Bot pattern called the lightweight pullover  ( . It took a lot of time and effort, however for a sweater that is knit from the neck down it wasn’t too difficult. I used some beautiful silk/marino wool bought from the Purple Purl on Queen ( 

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Crazy Coasters

These are my crazy coasters and attempts at trying out various stitches.  I have this amazing book: 400 Knitting Stitches by Potter Craft (amazon link: where I learned how to make some interesting stitches. This picture is of the four famous ones, I use them in my room as cup coasters for my water bottle or cup of my favourite beverage.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Knit Any?

If I have ever knitted you something, I would love to post it on the blog. I haven’t taken pictures of all my past creations, so I would love to include them!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Frilly Scarves Part II

There is also a Frill Seeker Lace Effect which makes a different kind of frilly scarf. Its not as popular as the first type, however it does have a cool spring look to it! Here is a picture of Luna trying it out.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Spring is frilly scarf season!

This has been a new knitting obsession for me. I just love the frilly scarf! I found two companies which make the yarn to create this frilly scarf look: Katia and Frill Seeker by Estelle. Both are wonderful yarns; however I have noticed many differences with the yarn. I bought them at Mary’s Yarns in Unionville, Ontario (which is one of the most beautiful yarn shops). The Katia is more delicate and flimsy. I knit it with a 5.5 and maybe that was too big. After much wearing and throwing around my white Katia frilly scarf began to look old.  The frill seeker yarn looks a bit more full and  is less delicate. Attached is a free pattern from the Estelle website:
Here are some pictures:

This is Sandra wearing the popular black frillseeker scarf. I love this scarf and wear it all the time!
This is Sandra wearing the frillseeker, the yarn comes in a mix of colours!

Look for more frilly scarf posts!