Monday, October 20, 2014

FO: Little Oak

This morning, I finished the Little Oak cardigan that I started last January. It's always nice to finish a project, isn't it? 

I had bought the two skeins of Madelintosh Tosh DK for a scarf.  However, following a few rows, I changed my mind (like I always do!) and started to look for something else I could make with this beautiful yarn. I thought about the Little Oak cardigan. 

I thought the colorway Kale was neutral enough because we didn't know whether we were having a boy or a girl.  Also, although the gauge was definitely not working for this pattern, I tried the following: made a 6 months for the count of stitches and a 2 years for the lengths.  It seems to have worked!  Although at some point, I thought I would not have enough yarn (but I have 4 g left!), I now have a 2 years old little cardigan.

Don't get me wrong, it is a nice cardigan.  However, I would not really recommand two things.  First, I would say that you should not use this yarn.  It is a little dense.  I suppose it will be warmer, but probably not as comfortable as with a lighter weight of yarn.  Second, although the pattern itself is shown in a similar color, I think that a lighter color would be best to show the details of the yoke and would also be more suitable for a child.   

All in all, the pattern is very well written.  That, I definitely recommand!  I really like it when the instructions are detailed and e.g. you don't need to look up the internet to find how to make a M1R or M1L, etc.  Also, it contains the chart and the written instructions for the yoke.  Finally, it even has some graphics for the lenghts in each size.  Good work, Alana Dakos!

Although it is difficult to see, I really like the yoke!

 I really look forward for my daughter to try it on.  Probably next Spring or Fall.

This pattern is part of the MSK Tackling WIPS KAL/CAL.  It is not too late to join it if you have many WIPs!  Also, you should definitely visit My Sister's Knitter blog regularly!  It is one of my favorite!

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Summer 2014

I hope you are all having a great summer!  I'm not knitting much,  just a few rows here and there... but I thought I could write a short post to say hi to you all...

I have two WIPs. First, Plain Vanilla Socks in Biscotte's Felix sock yarn. The colorway is Watermelon! This is the perfect summer knit!  I've wanted to knit this colorway for years and indulged a few weeks ago!

Also,  I'm knitting the first sleeve of the Little Oak for my daughter. It would be great to finish it soon so that I can start something more "girly" for her :-)

They are going slow. Even when I went to a knit night with my daughter,  I was so busy catching up that I did not knit at all! 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FO: Baby Vertebrae

It is going to be a short post :-)  My beautiful baby girl is sleeping and mommy wants to do the same thing!

Still, I wanted to update my blog and post about a little gift I made while looking after my daughter when she was learning to be on her belly :-)

It was a rather quick knit for the first baby of one of my knitter friend!  It's a boy!  I'm glad I could make it - it was sent I think two weeks after he was born! 

It is a little larger than the pattern and shorter too.  I thought the vest looked better that way!

See my project page on Ravelry.

I have about half of the Little Oak knitted. 

I also started some leg warmers for my daughter!  I don't really follow a pattern for them.  We will see if they fit.  If not, it is really easy to start again.  Let me know if you know of any well fitting leg warmers for a 9-12 months baby in fingering weight!

I hope you are all doing well and I'm really glad if you are still reading :-) 

Have a beautiful rest of the week! xx

Friday, March 28, 2014


.. little FOs and gifts for a sweet girl!

Before labor, I knitted these with leftover yarn, not knowing if we were going to have a boy or a girl.  We had a girl!  But the hat is too big (maybe next winter it will fit?) and the socks do not stay on her feet...  Oh well, it was fun to knit!

Then, my friend DearKnits sent to us those lovely gifts!

Aren't the booties cute on her feet?

And look at this beautiful knitted toy!  It is currently sunbathing, not knowing that it is actually still winter outside!

Thanks Tara!
I hope you are all having a lovely Friday and weekend! xx

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Baby shower

Hello everyone,

In January, I gave birth to the sweetest little girl.  What an amazing adventure!  
Since then, I've only knittted a few rows... so there may not be much to show for a little while.

Still, I would like to show you what we received at the baby shower.

Nice handmade blankets:

We use them everyday!

Also, these beautiful knits! So much talent!

By: cathou

By: birana


We look forward to wearing them!

And I'm slowly knitting the Little Oak cardigan.  I'm making it bigger so that it fits when it's completed!

I really miss knitting :)

Have a good week everyone!
ETA: the talented knitters who made those oh so nice gifts!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

FO: Puerperium

Last night I finally sewed the buttons to the Puerperium Cardigan! These are the cutest little buttons I have ever seen :)  I bought them at Espace Tricot for those of you who live in the Montreal area.

This is a lovely pattern.  It is tiny and quick to knit, although it took me from August to January, I have for an excuse that I knitted the Pine Forest Baby Blanket at the same time!

It did not use much yarn either.  Not even half a skein of Millis by Julie Asselin. At first, I thought the color was really too bright but in the end, I really like how it turned out (the color below is not as accurate as above):

A lot of people knitted this pattern and I would definitely recommend it. 

I did not make any modifications.  See my project page on Ravelry.

Now, I'm knitting a little newborn hat and matching socks with leftover yarn.  The hat is already blocking and the second sock is on its way!

Then, I think I will start the Little Oak Cardigan with the Madelintosh Tosh Merino DK I had bought for a Wheat scarf but changed my mind... again!

I'm also thinking about what should be my challenge for the Ravellenics. I may knit a pair of socks again.  It is still a challenge for me to knit a pair of socks in two weeks and I find it actually satisfying to knit a pair of socks so quickly once every two year!  Will you knit something for the Ravellenics?

Happy New Year 2014 everyone!