Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flowers and yarn

Hello everyone! It's Wednesday, but tomorrow is Canada Day so I really feel like it's the weekend!

I took a few pictures of my favorite flowers in my front yarn. They are so pretty! I love watching them!

Does any of you follow interesting gardening blogs? Any suggestions? There is absolutely nothing in my back yard (just grass) as I'm getting rid of the swimming pool... :-(

And well, something else, that is also really nice to watch ;-) It's Summer Sox from Classic Elite Yarn. I'll finish my Baby Sheep Yoke Cardigan first though. No worries. Thinking about what's next is very motivating ;-) Maybe Jaywalkers, but I'm still looking!

Happy Canada Day everyone!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

First color work

I've been wanting to try Fair Isle and intarsia for a while now. Here it is, my first attempt:

So far, so good! I look forward to finish the little sheeps in white and see better if the tension is good. It seems fine, but it's hard to say when it's on the needles.

Time to go outside! It looks like it's going to be lovely day again!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Hello everyone! I'm so glad it is the weekend! And... is there a better way to start your weekend than a surprise in your mailbox?

Let me show you my brand new fabulous Virevolte knitting bag from Brin dans le vent that I ordered this week. I had been waiting for it for a moment now and especially, lately, after we've been shown a prototype!

The designer of these bag is an ergonomist, so I was really curious to see what would be the perfect knitting bag for her! It came with a row counter, a pouch bag for yarn, two surprises and a nice note! The row counter hold by a dotted pink ribbon is so tiny!

To me, it is the perfect size. Not too big, not too small...

The fabric is absolutely gorgeous! Isn't it? I was a little hesitant when I chose the bag because there are 4 different models you can choose from. The lovely pink fabric with sheeps that I ended up choosing (!!!) makes me want to sit down to knit and relax! It's calling my name ;-) It's very soft too! I love those little sheeps! The logo Virevolte is absolutely gorgeous in pink. It really stands out on black.

Look at the inside! It has a spacious pocket and black ribbons to hold things I will bring in my bag.

I'll stop here before you think I have shares in her Etsy shop ;-) It's just that I think it is such a nice bag and I loved it the moment I saw it and touched it!

Knowing me, I will be using it for many many years. Merci Chantal!

Have a great weekend everyone!