Sunday, November 24, 2013

Two Foxy Brooches

Since I live in Canada, it takes a while to get the new Mollie Makes in newsstands (fingers crossed I get a subscription for Christmas!), so I was excited to finally see issue 32 in my local Wal-Mart. It came out way back at the beginning of October in the UK, and I just got it a couple of weeks ago. Of course I had to make the two foxy brooches kit that came with it, and here are the results:
I haven't done much embroidery so I am really happy that the eyes and nose turned out so good, I thought I would have a harder time than I  did.

Aren't they just adorable? I am going to keep the pink one for myself, but the orange one is looking for a good home.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


I started knitting another afghan. I just can't seem to help myself; I see a pattern for an afghan that I like, and next thing I know I have bought the yarn and casted on .
This is a free pattern, and I am using Caron Simply Soft yarn in some awesome neon colours.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Check Another Thing Off my List!

I asked everyone in my family what they wanted me to knit them this year for Christmas. This way I know they are getting something they want and I don't put a lot of effort and love into something they won't want.
This is the case with these mittens. My sister asked me for mittens in the same yarn I did the Blue Cowl in. I was a bit sceptical at first because I wasn't sure how this yarn would look as mittens, but I was totally wrong and they turned out gorgeous!
Needle Size: US 5 (3.75mm) DPNs
Pattern Source: Treads, a tipless gloves pattern (free Ravelry download!)

I modified the original tipless gloves pattern to make them into mittens. I added the mods I made to my project page on Ravelry. I learned how to do a lateral braid from the instructions and it wasn't hard to do at all once you get the hang of it. The explanation was clear and made it super easy to do. This pattern is incredibly well written, and I would highly recommend it.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Just finished up a few dishcloths from one of my enormous balls of cotton yarn. I still have a lot of yarn left:
Leaf dishcloths - pattern is free!

Set of 3 dishcloths - free Ravelry download

Friday, November 8, 2013

Warm Quick Hat

I designed this hat for my boyfriend. He wanted something to keep him warm while snowboarding and this yarn is perfect because the yellow bits reflect light when it is dark. I really liked the results, so I thought I would write up a quick pattern for it.
16" circular needle and DPNs in US 11 (8.0mm)

CO 56 stitches
Round 1: *K2, P2* repeat to end of round
Repeat this round until piece measures 4.5 inches from beginning.

Knit every round until piece measures 9.5 inches from beginning.

Start decreasing (change to DPNs when you have too few stitches):
Round 1: *K2, K2tog* repeat to end of round
Round 2: Knit
Round 3: *K1, K2tog* repeat to end of round
Round 4: Knit
Round 5: *K2tog* repeat to end of round
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: *K2tog* repeat to end of round

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, thread tail through remaining stitches, pull tight and tie to secure. Weave in all your ends and block.

This is a great last minute gift, it is really easy and quick to make, and it looks great. The boyfriend really loves it.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Creativ Festial

I went to the Creativ Festival last weekend an had lots of fun looking at the different vendors that were there. I was also able to pick up so gorgeous yarn and a few extra things:
100% cotton yarn to make dishcloths.

Sock yarn for the boyfriend.

Sock yarn for me!

Super bulky yarn to make a hat for the boyfriend.

My new project bag.

I bought the kit to make this, which included the glass ball, plant and water beads.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Winter Accessory

With the cold weather starting, I added a new cowl to my winter accessory pile.
For Warmth:
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky Solids in white, natural, dark taupe and linen and Loops & Threads Charisma in taupe
Needle Size: 10 1/2 (6.5mm)
Pattern Source: Sugarplum (free Ravelry download!)
To make this cowl, I used up all my leftover yarn from making my Chunky Afghan. I just kept knitting until I ran out of yarn! This was a really quick knit. The pattern was easy to follow and looks gorgeous, I have already had lots of compliments on it.