Thursday, February 27, 2014

Progress on the baby blanket

Hello Friends,

Sorry I haven't been posting lately I have recently gotten pretty busy with school work but I know I should always find time to spend here :)  I love sharing my knitting progress with all of you and reading your lovely comments.  It is such a great place to be.  Today I caught up on knitting the baby blanket I was working on last week and I like how it is turning out :)  below are some photos to share with you.  I am using the basketweave stitch with a pattern found on the Stockinette blog.

Have a great night everyone, enjoy your weekend!
Take care,

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Started knitting the baby blanket

Hello Friends, 

How are you doing? I think we are getting closer to Spring now I can feel it in the air today.  I am hopeful anyways.  Today I did some yoga and felt very centered and peaceful and then did some readings for my courses that I am taking online.   I also worked a little bit on knitting the baby blanket for my cousin and happy to have finally finished one repetition of the basket weave pattern for the baby blanket.  I found out that they had a boy last week so that was very exciting! and it also means my needles should be clicking away much faster so I can get the blanket to them before her grows too quickly! then I would need to make a much larger blanket!  Here are some photos below of the blanket, hope you like it so far! :)

I am using a pattern for the basket weave baby blanket found at the blog Stockinette.  It is a great pattern and I find it easy to follow.  Check it out if you want to knit one too !

Have a great day!

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Conóceme Prize!

Hello Friends!

I am so happy to announce that Anna from Annasimplecrochet has given me the "Conóceme" award  below for my blog. Thank you so much Anna! it is great to receive it and I am glad you enjoy reading my blog  

from Annasimplecrochet
The rules are to answer Anna’s 11 questions and then to offer the prize to 11 other blogs and ask 11 of my own questions.

Anna’s questions:
1.     Jeans or dresses? (Jeans ou robe ?)  I love to wear dresses when I can because they make me feel so pretty! I love when the hot weather comes so I can wear maxi dresses and light dresses with sandals.
2.     What is your favorite word? (Quel est ton mot préféré ?) Wonderful
3.     Your favorite dessert? (Ton dessert préféré ?)  Cheesecake!
4.     What is your favorite book? (Quel est ton livre préféré ?) The Dive from Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer
5.     Your favorite movie? (Ton film préféré ?) Under the Tuscan sun or Eat, Pray, Love
6.     Do you prefer a pretty little house or a loft on the 25th floor? (Préfererais-tu une jolie petite chaumière ou un loft au 35ème étage?) I would prefer a house so I could decorate the outside and garden.  I also like being about to drive into my driveway and walk into my house.
7.     Pasta or vegetables? (Pâtes ou légumes ?) Pasta!
8.     What is your craziest dream? (Quel est ton rêve le plus fou?) to make a career blogging,  I would love it but sometimes I think it would be pretty hard to do!
9.     Where would you like to live? (Où aimerais-tu vivre ?) I live in Canada right now and I love this country.  I would like to stay here.
10.   What music do you like to listen to at the moment? (Quelle est la musique que tu adores écouter en ce moment?)  I enjoy listening to Lana Del Ray
11.   What is your biggest love? (Quel est ton plus grand Amour ?) my family

My 11 questions for the blogs I have chosen are: 

1. What made you decide to begin blogging?
2. When do you feel most inspired to blog?
3. What is your favorite season?
4. Who inspires you most in your life?
5. What is your favorite part about blogging?
6.  If you had one tip for a new blogger what would it be?
7 .What time of the day do you blog most often?
8. What is your favorite color?
9. What is your favorite topic to blog about?
10. What are your hobbies?
11.What is your favorite food?

The blogs listed below are blogs I enjoy reading everyday and they inspire myself and others in so many ways.  I want to award each of you with the award above for your amazing work on blogs.  Thank you.

The blogs I have chosen are:

Have a great day
Take care,

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Completed the Green Infinity Scarf!

Hello Friends,

This morning I finished the green infinity scarf I have been working on for a friend.  I was knitting during the Winter Olympics this morning and finally knitted the last row to complete the scarf to the length I wanted.  I loved working with this soft wool in the dark green color.   I used size 13 needles with Dark Green Bernat Softee Chunky wool. I cast on 34 stitches and used the knit two, purl two pattern and when I turned my work, I knitted the knits and purled the purls for a length of 77 inches. Then I connected the ends together by weaving the wool from the bind off between the two ends of the scarf.  

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a great day!
Take care,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How to Knit the Star Stitch!

Hello Friends,

Today I decided to learn how to knit the Star Stitch.  I found a photo of the Star Stitch last week and I loved how the stars looked like little flowers and I had to try it out for myself.  It is a fun stitch to knit and it is done on a repeat of four rows.  I posted the pattern and video below that I followed as well if you wanted to try the stitch for yourself!

My knitted gauge of the Star Stitch :)

Video I followed:
I followed Iknitwithcatfur's youtube video.  I like her instructions, she speaks clearly and slowly and knits slowly so it is easy to follow.

The Star Stitch Pattern:

Cast on multiples of 4 + 1 so for example, I casted on 17 stitches (16 +1) 
Row 1: Knit the entire row
Row 2: purl 1, purl 3 together (keep on needle) then yarn over and purl together, repeat this start stitch to the last stitch then purl the last stitch.
Row 3: Knit the entire row
Row 4: purl 3 stitches separately,  purl 3 together (keep on needle) then yarn over and purl together, repeat this start stitch to the last three stitches, then purl the last three stitches separately.
repeat this pattern from row 1 to 4 until you finish your project.

I hope you enjoyed learning about this stitch!
Have a great day :)

Take care,


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