May 30th 2023
Knitted Blanket for Zoey's Baby Doll
Zoey has turned five years old this year. Happy Birthday, dear Zoin'ka.
One of her presents was a baby doll and a blanket.
I knitted this small blanket from Cotton. The colours are Zoey's favourite, especially purple.
When Zoey was born, she got a similar 'real' blanket.
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Toronto "Easter Island"
The 'Fantastic Infinity Scarf' inspired by the knitting shop in Florida is now enjoying the spring weather in Toronto :-)
February in Florida Fantastic Infinity Scarf
I saw this beautiful shawl in a really nice yarn shop in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - Knit or Knot Yarns.
I loved the design, the yarn, and the name - Infinity Shawl.
January. White Yarn Knits.
2022 Stylish Mittens - Click on the image below to see more pics
2021 Snowy Hoodie - Click on the image below to see more pics
2019 Winter White - Click on the image below to see more pics
Evergreen Winter Knits
My December knit was a "Green Mittens and Turtleneck Dickey" project. Green is a very popular colour in December. And it worked out really well on the Evergreen's Market Skating rink - pine trees and ice.
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In both knits I used cables.
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More cables and mittens here
Mid December - still green :-) Waiting for a white Christmas ...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
November Awesome Owl Motif
I always wanted to use an owl motive in my knitting.
This November, I decided to give it a go and finally make something. It was a 'knitting on the road project'. I took some of the leftover yarn with me and put four 3.5 needles and a hook in my carry-on. There are lots of images of owl gloves on the internet - I just picked the ones I liked and started knitting. I made two pairs. Four hours on the plane to Las Vegas - and a mitten was done. Another four hours by car to Grand Canyon - and another mitten was finished. I repeated the process on the way back to LV and then to Toronto. I customized their eyes and hair when I got home.
This pair was for Zoey. She loved those new friends! Hello! Hello! Yarn - 100% wool. Stitch: Double Seed.
Amelia asked me to 'upgrade' hers, and I did it by adding eyes and hair.
For these mittens I used my favourite cable stitch. Yarn - 100% wool. Karisma. Drops Design - made in EU.
October 29th, 2022
The shawl was knitted from the top down. I did two increases every other row on the right side: two at the outer edges and two down the spine of the shawl. On the wrong side no increases were worked. You get two symmetrical triangles.
Yarn: to be updated Needles: 3.5 Hook: 3
The pattern was the basic Stocking Stitch. The edges of the shawl were finished with the single crochet stitch.
2022 August 'Garden Gown'
August. 'Garden Gown.'
This cotton gown is a combination of the two popular crafts - knitting and crocheting.
Both are fun and relaxing and let you create something new in the process and knit your own design.
I started with the sleeves because I loved the lace pattern in one of the knitting magazines (Sabrina 2008) - the knit looked and felt light and breezy. Then I crocheted the top - single crochet stitch. As usual, I didn't make any measurements - the beauty of crocheting is that you can always add a couple of rows and make it fit. Last part was the skirt which I knitted from the waist down - my favourite cable stitch.
I began knitting in June and did quite a lot of it at the Moon River campsite in Northern Ontario.
The project was completed in July and made it to the photo session in our roof garden in August :-)
Happy end of summer knitting!
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