Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2 New Hats!

Just finished knitting two more hats. The first one is a white and pink heart skull and bones knit cap. It's tighter then the other hats that I have done from the same pattern because I decided to cast on fewer stitches for this one.
If you want the link to the chart for the this hat, let me know and I'll find it again.

The second hat I made is a request I received the other day for a green and black stripped hat with a pom-pom on it. So I made it this morning. I used the same pattern as for all the other knit hats but I just added stripes to it. Simple but it has a nice effect.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Snowbunny Hat!

So I finally designed my own hat after thinking about it for a while. I saw a girl at the bus stop wearing a hat I really liked,so I decided to make one myself. So here it is! It is a really simple hat that knits up quick (I did it in a few hours). I will be posting the pattern for it as soon as I check to make sure there is no mistakes in it (gives me an excuse to knit another one of these!!)

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Christmas presents

After slaving away 4 months trying to get everything knitted in time for Christmas, I finally got to give everything away. It took a whole suitcase to bring my knitted gifts to my parents' house. I knit a shawl for my mom and my grandmother, a hat for my grandfather, a scarf and a hat for each my boyfriend and my dad. My little sister got a scarf and a hat and my other little sister got a hat and my grandmother got a lap blanket (The Hangover blanket, pictured above). That was by far the hardest project for me to complete since I had never attempted to do different colored designs within a pattern before. Needless to say, I succeeded in teaching myself how to do it. Everyone was extremely happy with my gifts and I'm just really happy I got it all done in time (I've decided that for next year I'll probably start knitting in July).

I also did 6 differently colored scarves to give out to my aunts. They were a huge success and extremely easy to do. Here is the pattern:

1 ball of Lion Brand Yarn Homespun (in any color)
Size 13 needles

CO 18 stitches
Knit in garter stitch until piece measures desired length (I did it until about 62"). Bind off.

See? Easy! But they have a very nice effect and will be appreciated by all.

Another great hit was the shawl that I knit for my mom. I wanted to make her something that would keep her warm in during the long,cold Montreal winter. I found a pattern from Lion Brand Yarn using Vanna's Choice. It worked out fantastic and it looks great.
The Spring Lace Shawl:

Now that Christmas is over, I'm looking towards the next event in the family. It will be someone's birthday soon and I am working hard on having their present done in time.

And so it starts.....

So I've decided to start blogging about my knitting. I have been thinking about doing it for a while and yesterday I finished my first original knitting pattern and wanted a way to showcase it (once I've tested out the pattern I will put it up here). I hope everyone will enjoy the patterns I put up and the pictures I share. See you again soon!