Friday, March 18, 2016

And the winner is...

I'm so sorry it took me so much time to come back and tell you who is the winner of the Baby Llama Illimani Yarn from my previous post.

First, thank you so much to all of you who stopped by and took the time to leave a message!  I enjoyed reading each and every one of them!

Among the 13 comments I've received, the Random Number Generator picked #1: Celestial!  Congratulations!

You may send me a private message on Ravelry (I'm anyonecanknit of course!) and I'll be more than happy to send you this soft skein of yarn (this time, I'll try to not take too long!) :) 
I'll tell you, giveways are great!  Hosting one is just as good as winning!

Here is my Aviatrix Hat going to a happy home with the 25,000 Tuques!

I wish you all a great weekend! xxx

Monday, February 15, 2016

An update and some yarn for one of you :)

Here is a little blog update :)

First, I have something to give away. I've always thought that if I reach 50 followers on my blog, I would give a skein of yarn to one of you.  Then, I've reached 50 and above but since I almost never update my blog now or write really short posts, it is dropping, hi hi  :)  So, before it goes under 50, I thought I would hurry up and go ahead :)

I'd like to give away the extra skein of yarn that I haven't used to knit the Baby Chalice Blanket (see details on this project page). It is nice to knit with, soft and warm!  Would you like to try it?  If so, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post before March 4th, 2016 at 23:59 EST!  I will draw the winner with a random number generator and post the winner here.  In the comment, you could tell me what you would like to knit with it. 

Also, I wanted to show you my progress on my sister's socks!  It is fun to knit.  I really like Biscotte & Cie self-stripping yarns.  The pattern is the Hedgerow Socks.  This is the second pair that I knit.  I was not sure if the pattern would go well with stripes but I think it actually do!

It is a pleasure to knit them.  The proof is that they are knitting up pretty quickly. I hope you are also enjoying what you currently have on your needles!

A very good week to all of you!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

FO: Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat

Here is another little something I've knitted with leftover yarn :)  I love this colorway!

You can see my project page on Ravelry for more details.
I will also be donating it to the 25 000 Tuques that I talked about in my previous post.

It's the second time I make this pattern because I think it is incredibly cute with the little i-cord at the top!  No mods, just fun!

I wish you all a wonderful week and may winter end soon :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

FO: Aviatrix Hat

My first FO of 2016!  Will there be more in 2016?  We will see...  My next objective is to knit my sister the pair of socks that she chose the pattern and yarn for last year.  She's been hinting for quite a while that she would like me to knit some socks for her :)  I hope she can have them next Christmas!

I've had the Aviatrix Hat in my queue for a long time!  I finally bought it as I thought my Manos del Uruguay leftover yarn would look nice in it! But then, I realize that it was too small for my daughter. I was getting ready to start it again in a larger size when...

... I got a few invations on Facebook to join 25 000 tuques!  A "tuque" is a winter hat in French. This is a super cool project that has gathered a lot of knitters in the province of Quebec (the project was initiated in Montreal) but also everywhere in the world to knit a hat for all the Syrian refugees that have and will arrive in Canada during the awful war that is ravaging their country.  In Canada, every newborn is welcomed into the world by receiving a little knitted hat to stay warm.  Local knitters provide them to the hospitals.  My daughter received one when she was born!  All knitters who knit a hat have to attach a personalized message.  And it works so well so far that they are talking about continuing it for all people who arrive in Canada!  Everyone thinks it is a great and very human gesture!  Those people are like you and I.  They wish to live in peace and give that gift to their children.  I'm sure you can join whereever you come from!

All of this to say that this hat will go to a little Syrian boy or girl.  So touching... And I will give a few other hats I've knitted but kept in a drawer.

Oh, one funny fact.  The Musée McCord in Montreal is hosting some events.  Visitors can see the knitted hats that are deposited at this museum.  I've read somewhere that someone said that these hats could not be hand knitted because they were so beautiful :)  I thought it was really funny!

OK, enough about that.  You can see my project page on Ravelry for more details.  Basically, I chose a color very similar to the pattern main picture and did not make any modifications.  When you like a pattern, you just like the pattern :) The pattern is well written and it is interesting to see how it turns out.

Finally, I also finished the Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat today but it was too late to take a picture outside.  It will be in a separate post!

Have a lovely end of the week!  I hope it is not too cold where you are. Here it is freezing... brrrr! xx

Sunday, September 27, 2015

No FO :)

It's been a while since I posted without having an actual FO to show.  That was before my daughter was born.  Lately, I've had a little more time to knit.  Not that much more time but maybe I will also have more time to blog!

I'm not saying this is going to be a long post!  I still have to get up early tomorrow morning :)

So, recently, one of my high school friend visited me.  Last year, she went to Iceland and as she knew I love to knit, she bought me a beautiful skein of yarn!  I have no idea what it will become - probably a winter accessory - but I really like it.  Thank you so much Isabelle (she is not even a knitter and we don't see each other very often either)!

Then, last year, I gave away all my yarn leftovers to a lovely lady in Alberta.  I was really relieved because I do not like to keep things that I don't use.  In that same order of idea, I also try to knit all my yarn.  This is why I started the two following projects:

1. Aviatrix Hat with the leftovers from this shawlette:

2. Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat with the leftovers of these recently completed socks:

3. I did not cast on for this one yet, but my sister has asked me for a pair of socks for quite a while.  The other weekend, we chose the yarn and pattern. Here is the colorway:

I can't wait to cast on. I'm debating whether I should finish the two projects above before or at least finish one or knit all three projects at the same time :)

Well, this is all I have for now... and my bedtime has passed.  Sorry for ending this post so abruptly.  I hope you understand... Good night :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

FO: Plain Vanilla Socks

Summer is still here, in September... I love it!

And it allowed me to finish these socks and show them before fall comes.  These are the Plain Vanilla Socks in the not so plain Watermelon colorway:

What a simple pattern. Almost too simple!  Perfect for this fun yarn!  I've always wanted to knit socks in that colorway from Biscotte & cie.

It was fun to take pictures in the grass. We've had such a beautiful summer. 
Here are my socks sunbathing:

 See my project page on Ravelry.

I hope you all had a nice summer and that you can also continue to enjoy it for a few more days! 

Happy fall knitting!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FO: Gespeg

Hello everyone! I just wanted to drop by with an FO I finished in February.  It has been a while since I posted. Some of you have sent me emails to know how we are doing.  Thank you so much!  
My little girl has been with the cold most of winter. She's very brave. I've returned to work in early January. Work and the routine keeps me busy.  This is great!  My sweet little girl makes me so happy!
Since my bedtime has already passed, I will go directly to the point.  Here is the Gespeg hat from Ariane Caron-Lacoste.  She has beautiful patterns!
This hat was knit for my friend Mélanie who is the owner of the Alpagas de la Petite-Côte.  Of course, the hat is knitted with alpaca yarn that they produce.  It is such a warm and soft hat.  I have enough yarn to knit one for myself for... next winter now!
It was the perfect pattern for someone who does not have as much knitting time as she used to :)

See my project page on Ravelry.
I've been reading your blogs.  I do not comment as much as I used to but I certainly enjoy seeing what you are up to and admiring your beautiful pictures.

Have a wonderful end of the week!