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Doing a snoopy dance!

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I finished my cardigan yesterday evening. It still needs the button (which I left at work, sadly) but other than that it is done. Blocked and ends sewn in and everything. I really, *really* love it.

Stats:

  • Yarn: Cascade Eco wool
  • Pattern: Mine (to be released shortly)

I already have an idea for the next project… but I’m not telling! ;)photo 3

First few fall knits

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Change is in the air! Summer is leaving and my favourite season is not far now! I love fall! The light has already changed over here and it has this gorgeous golden hue! The Leaves will follow shortly, I am sure of it. The heat is not quite as oppressive any more and one can actually sit outside in the sun, without getting dizzy and enjoy the last few rays before the winter.

I have started Fall knitting! I have finished one baby jacket (pattern is being tested right now and will come out soon) and now I am knitting on a jacket for myself (pattern for that should not be far behind the baby bug). I am making it out of grey eco wool! It already feels amazing!

We also started some knitalongs / crochet alongs for a handmade holiday! Yes, you should start now, if you want those gifts done in time. This is really keeping me on track this year! I am so glad!

I am three down and a few more to go. I also have my first fall scarf done and finished. I don’t think I want to block it. I rather enjoy the texture it has along with the electric blue colour. It’s made from 100% Mulberry silk! It’s brilliant! It’s soft! Another one is in the works (this one will be a sample for Darn Good Yarn, but I will make myself one of those little guys as well! Photos of that one when it is done)

Hope you all have a great end of summer/back to school time!

Talk soon! <3

More pictures of the things I knitted and of the baby jacket are in my flickr account! :) (<— link right there)

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Backyard Bash Cardigan!

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The backyard Bash Cardigan! It got done on time for the Backyard Bash here in Fairhaven today! :) The pattern is getting released today! WOHOOO! :) I love it! It’s so soft in the cash vero yarn! (which is on sale, incidentally!!! So if you want any, let me know before it is all gone!!!!) Pattern is now available on ravelry!

What? It has been this long again?

Oh folks. I promise, I will try and be better! Now that I am getting in the swing of working full time again, it should be easier to nip off some time here and there to blog about it all….

 

Ok what have I been up to? Not much, to be honest. Mostly hanging out with my family when I’m not at the shop. That is all. I have been knitting like a fiend, though!

Here is proof! Pictures of the finished lace shawl (100% suri Alpaca there! oh so soft and I added beads!) It was done quite a while ago, but I was too lazy to take pictures.

This thing turned out HUGE!!!!

can you see them?

pretty beads!

 

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The pattern is being tested and soon you will be able to get it! I will  let you know when exactly!

Then I made this sheep hat for my daughter! :) HAPPY SHEEP! I got a sheep notion pouch for Christmas and loved it so much, when I saw the black yarn DD picked out for her hat, it was clear what it had to be! :) She loves it!

SHEEEEEEP!

SHEEEEEEP!

I also made a skirt. Right now I only have a blocking shot of it, but here it is:

the skirt! Better pics to follow!

 

LOVE the yarn I got to use in this one! It’s the Cascade Eco +. Soooo nice! I still have one skein here in forest green! I have no idea yet what it will be, but working on it! ;)

and another hat and cowl set here:

Little cables hiding the decreases.

Little cables hiding the decreases.

Brand new yarn! Cascade “Casablanca” . One skein made both hat an cowl!!!!

hat and cowlWe are having lots of things planned for the new year! If you are in town, stop on by, I would LOVE to see you all in person! :)

Then there is the jacket! My daughter claimed it, so I will have to make myself another one (no, not the same…) I am doing the math for the pattern for the snowflake jacket right now, so that should be done soon-ish as well!

If you follow me on Facebook (there is a link in the sidebar!!! HINT HINT) then you have seen it already, but here it is for those of you that haven’t found me on FB yet:

 

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The jacket was knitted in the round until the underarms. I steeked it! SUCH FUN! I have done it once before and definitely will do it again! I knitted the snowflakes right in, but you could do them in duplicate. (I’m just too lazy to do that). The yarn for this one was Cascade 128. SO NICE!

 

All caught up on everything. There are a few more projects on the needles right now, but more about that later. How are all of you? What have you been up to? TALK TO ME!!!!

Re-fashion…

This pillow….

….used to be this jacket:

It got felted. Not by accident. I wanted it a bit fulled and then forgot it was in the washer! *rolls eyes*. Then it got banished to the back of the closet until I had the guts to cut it up.

Today was the day! I cut it up and made a pillow our of part of it. I still have a bunch of it left to make other things from (Thinking a coin purse, and a pin cushion). But that will be another story for another time.
I also made pie today! Strawberry, raspberry and blueberry pie! It’s delicious with a bit of vanilla ice cream and a drop of heavy cream poured over it. No recipe, just mixing the berries in a bowl with sugar and flour, then pouring them into the pie crust and baking it. Presto! Yummy pie!