Saturday, January 26, 2013

Annabelle in her Sunnyside Cardigan

Let me introduce you to Annabelle (possibly a future knitter)! 

She's the lovely little girl of my "tricopine" Stéphanie from À la maille suivante.  Go visit Stéphanie's blog for more pictures of Annabelle and her brother.  Stéphanie also has a few knitting patterns featured on her blog!

Isn't Annabelle cute?  Here she is with the little Sunnyside Cardigan I gifted her last September:

I was so excited the day of the baby shower that I forgot my knitting (officially, it was a knitting get together) ;-)  Well, our host gave me a blanket she was working on so that I can knit 1-2 rows!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 25, 2013

What can be better than a Friday night?

What can be better than a Friday night? 

How about winning a pattern and a skein of yarn on a Friday night?

Congratulations Andi

Thank you everyone who left a kind note!  I always enjoy reading your comments!  I hope that your blogs will continue to exist for a very long time!  I love to read them too!

Have a nice weekend everyone! xx

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

FO: Maile Sweater

Yeah, here is my first FO of the year!  I'm very happy with the final result!  It's the Maile Sweater.  This is a free pattern.
It is a gift for my good friend Annick who is having a baby girl in February.  We had her baby shower on Sunday.  The sweater was still buttonless but I gave it to her today at work!

Needles: US 6 / 4.0 mm (circular and DPNs)
Color: Thrills (Year in Color 2012 - May)
Start to finish: November 2012 - January 2013
For: Annick's baby girl
Notes: I added 2 stitches when I CO each sleeve.  I also used
DPNs for the sleeves to attach them to the body.
I have to say that while I knitted it, I didn't know if I would knit it ever again.  First, I had to retry attaching the sleeves to the body since my first attempt with the circular needle only was impossible.  It was getting tighter and tighter.  So I tried again with DPNs as recommended by other knitters on Ravely.  Much better.  Then, it took me a few days to sew the sleeves.  I really kept postponing it!  But it went so fast and so well even though there are increases.  Now, looking back and seeing how pretty it looks after blocking, I think I would knit it again and recommend it!
Here is the back.  It looks really pretty I think with the pattern at the bottom and the raglan!
The buttons were bought at the last minute at Espace Tricot.  I'm very happy with how they look!
Have a great week everyone! 
P.S.  Don't forget to participate to the contest for my blogyversary to win a pattern of your choice and a skein of Sephyra!  It's opened 'til tomorrow night!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blogyversary... and a contest to celebrate!

It's been 4 years since I've started my blog!  Time went by so fast!  Oh, I don't post very often, but still, it is fun to update it with FOs and yarn, but mostly to read your comments!  Thank you to all of you who visit!

To celebrate it, I will continue the tradition: gift a pattern (up to $7) on Ravelry (you have to be a member).  Then, I will make an addition (same winner): a skein of yarn from my stash!  Yes, I have a stash!  Not for long, rest assured ;-)

Here is the yarn you can win along with a pattern (you don't have to choose a pattern that goes with it!):

It is Gaïa DK from Sephyra.  It's really pretty and would probably make a great hat or whatever your heart want it to be!

To participate, all you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post. The question this year is: Do you have a blog and how old is it?  If you don't have a blog, it's ok too ;-)

You have to comment before midnight (EST) Wednesday night, January 23, 2013 to enter in the contest. There will be one random winner (for the pattern and the yarn)! I’ll announce the winner before Saturday, January 26, 2013.

Good luck everyone and thanks again for visiting!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick note to say Happy New Year 2013!  Best wishes to all of you!

I wanted to include of picture of the Maile sweater but Blogger does not allow me :(  I've just re-attached the sleeves after trying to make it only with my circular needle.  I thought the yarn was going to break.  I frogged a little bit and tried it again with dpns.  It was much easier!

Have a great weekend all!