Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's been a long while since I last posted. November 28... Unbelievable how time goes by fast!

Happy New Year 2011 to all! It's been great to read all the year end and year beginning posts! May 2011 be a wonderful year for us all!

I haven't much to show today except some new yarn I bought to knit the beautiful Douglas Mittens. I've been wanting to knit some Norvegian type mittens for a while and the son of my neighbor asked for knitted mittens. After a long search of a mitten pattern that's interesting to knit and that is for a men, I came across this brand new pattern from emilyelizabeth! To be faithful to myself, I choose the same colors as her, except for the inside. Hers are red, mine will be blue.

This yarn does not need any introductions I believe. I love the shades of the Heathers colorwarys:

I ordered it from Angelika's Yarn Store since it seems that these colors are not "Canadian"!!! I found her through Ravelry and the service is fast and prices are good. I will order again from this website when I need any yarn that I can't find here.

This yarn for the mitten lining is so soft. It is Baby Silk Lace from Estelle.

I did not know this brand. I bought it at Espace Tricot. This is a new store in Montreal. I had heard very good things about it: the service and the inventory. I have to say it's all true. The store looks fresh, cozy and very welcoming. I had the best service although there were many people in the store yesterday. I think they will be very successful (I think they actually already are)! I also had a nice walk on Avenue Monkland which is located in a part of the city I don't go very often. It must be nice in the summer!

On the knitting side, I've almost finished my "gift" but I'm waiting for the additional skein of yarn I had to order to finish it :-( If I had read more on Ravelry, I would've found that it also happened to others...

Then, Tricot Rive-Nord group is also doing a "hat exchange" for mid-February and I've bought the yarn yesterday and did my swatch this morning. I'm all good to go now. It's about time because the yarn and the needles are really tiny ;-)

Since the "gift" and the "hat exchange" are for fellow knitters, I have to keep them a secret for now here...

Happy Sunday everyone!


Celestial said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Those mittens will be lovely. Can't wait to see them.

Chantal Boucher said...

Ce fil "Estelle", hummmm vraiment intéressant. Très hâte de voir ces mitaines!

Suvi said...

The mittens will look gorgeous, can't go wrong with these color combos!

Kara said...

Those mittens are going to be fantastic!

Alhana said...

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Estoy deseando ver ese regalo sorpresa y los mitones, las lanas que has comprado son preciosas.

Lolita Blahnik said...

Espero que tengas un 2011 fantastico!!!!!
Ya veo que lo empezaste bien, con unas compras laneras muy buenas!!!!!!!
Un abrazo grande desde el otro lado del oceano!!!!!

Twisted Knitter said...

Happy New Year, Maryse.

And I love the mitten pattern -- I'd not seen it before and now I'm going to want to knit them too. :-)

I can't wait to see yours!