Friday, April 30, 2010
Where do you like to indulge in your craft?
Most of the time, I knit in my living room. Sometimes watching TV, sometimes not! Yes, sometimes I like it when it's all quiet and peaceful!
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, we go knitting in a cafe! We are Tricot Rive-Nord (North Shore of Montreal). It's always very inspiring to see what everyone is making and learn all sorts of things!
Here is a photo of our group 2 days ago! From left to right: me and my second sleeve of Thermal, Chantal, Audrey and Valérie!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Have a great evening all!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
OK, this one isn't easy... However, if I vary it just a little bit it changes everything. I change it to: "Great Knitters"!
From this, I can simply say that all you have to do to find the answer is look at my blogroll. Yes, I read all the posts from the bloggers that are on my blogroll. At the end of the day, after a long day at work, I sit down with a glass of wine, a guacamole or whatever I'm having for dinner and I go through the blogs that rolled at the top of my list during the day! I follow their adventures, discoveries and everything they share because I think that the are very great knitters and they all inspire me!
So many "chef d'oeuvres": FOs or WIPs!
It's also amazing the friendships that you can develop from sharing a commun passion! And well, knitters, in particular, are great people don't you think?
I'd like to add that there are surely many other great knitters that I have yet to discover! Feel free to drop me a line if you have a favorite knitting blog that you cannot find on my blogroll!
Talk to you tomorrow!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Had it been a few months earlier, I would have said: Monkeys, Jaywalkers, socks in general! However, it was already my goal during the Ravelympics! It's not as complicated as it may seem! I loved it and will knit other ones soon for sure!
Hence, my next goal is to learn color work! And one of the most beautiful pattern I find is Autumn Rose Pullover by Eunny Jang. It's not in my queue because quite frankly, I don't think it would be a good idea to start with this pattern, but admit that it is gorgeous.
Hint: Endpaper mitts are already in my to-do list... If I think it's fun, Anemoi mittens would be a good continuation.Good night!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Today's subject (day 1) is how and when did we begin knitting?
I started knitting again in February 2006. I say "again" because I learned to knit when I was a kid: knit and purl. My mom would cast on and I would go on. Also, in high school, I took knitting and knit a whole sweater! Again, my mom would cast on for me and I would do the knitting. There was no shaping for this sweater, the yarn was not really nice and it stayed in a drawer until it disappeared I can't remember how... Also, I did not feel like knitting anything else after that semester.
Then, one morning in 2006 (a Saturday) I woke up thinking about a lady I worked with who told me a few times that she enjoyed knitting. I wondered if I could remember how this was done. For no reason, I felt like I had to go to a book store and buy a knitting book. It was Knitting for Dummies. I thought that it ought to be perfect! Then, I went to a sewing store and asked for beginner yarn and needles! The lady recommended a skein of Partner in blue and 4 mm needles!
Since then, it has become a great hobby for me! I think that the more I knit the more enthousiastic I get about it!
Have a great Knit & Crochet Blog Week!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
That means that my little shawlette is coming along really well. I've almost completed the main lace part - although every row gets longer and longer.
After this post, I'll write up the rest of the pattern because I'm not yet ready to knit a lace project only by looking at a chart. I still prefer text instructions!
What's best than buying new yarn ? Hum, I guess it would be looking at it, touching it, looking at it again, casting on, etc. ;-)
Have a great Sunday everyone!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Last Friday, I've visited my cousin and met little Elliot for whom I have had so much pleasure knitting the Striped Baby Sweater. The parents liked the colors and seemed to really appreciate all the work that a knitting garnment represents! What I didn't know is that my cousin had tried knitting during her pregnancy. I have a feeling that she may give it another try ;-)
I finally bought a kitchen scale to weigh my yarn. I like it! It's pretty cute too with its egg shape. It will be useful.
Finally, I started the Blish Shawlette. I really enjoy knitting it so far although it is not something I can knit while watching TV. I'm using a life line and counting the stitches every row. So far, so good!
Have a great weekend everyone!