02 mars 2017

Needles pouch/Trousse à aiguilles

In February it was my NSP's (Non Secret Pal) birthday, so I wanted to make her parcel extra special. Since she is a knitter, I reckoned she, like the rest of us, could use a nice place to put her baby needles to rest. And let's be honest, interchangeable needles kits rarely come in nice pouches. No, I'm NOT thinking about my Knit Pro plastic case whose zipper broke the 1st time I used it… sigh En février, c'était l'anniversaire de ma NSP (Non Secret Pal), je voulais donc lui faire un colis un peu spécial. Comme c'est une tricoteuse,... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2017

Baby knitting/Tricoter pour bébé

I don't know what's happened but lately, all my friends are having babies! YAY!If you know me, you well know I couldn't pass the opportunity to knit something for those lovelies. I found 2 great patterns on Ravelry and knit them out of Woll Butt Cannstatt bought from Buttinette (60% wool, 25 % viscose, 15 % nylon). The good thing about this yarn is that you can put it in the washing machine, which is a plus when you knit for babies. It is meant to be a sock yarn so it is fairly resistant. And it is soft and has lovely... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2017

Sock collection 4

Hello, my name is Melise, and I'm a sockaholic!I love knitting socks nearly as much as I love wearing them! That's why I can't resist beautiful sock yarn or pretty patterns. Bonjour, je m'appelle Mélise et je suis accro aux chaussettes !J'aime pratiquement autant les tricoter que les porter, ce qui explique pourquoi je ne peux pas résister à une belle laine à chaussette ou à un joli patron. Those I've knit for my sister for her birthday (which is December 22nd, so yes, the Christmas yarn is relevant!). The yarn is Woll Butt... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2017

Psittakos shawl / Le châle Psittakos

Have you noticed how when you knit a lot of Ravelry patterns, you tend to give names to your clothes? I'm always like "I'm going to wear my Aibrean today" or "My Merlot would go really well with this outfit"!! Us knitters must sound like mad people!Anyways…I wanted to show you the shawl I've knit for my mother-in-law (she's very knitworthy, that's why you often see her around here!). It was a Christmas gift that I started in october (and finished in time for Christmas) as part of a knit along organised by the designer, Melina from In... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2017

felted slippers / chaussons feutrés

As my mum was telling me a couple of hours ago on the phone, it's high time I present you what I've made in terms of Christmas presents! And there were a few things! This year it was definitely the felted slippers year! No? You didn't notice? Well it was!!!!I got the idea I don't know where, probably from inside my head! I wanted to make warm slippers for my sis, but didn't like the concept where you buy leather soles and attack your knitting to it (maybe that's not clear… oh well!). I thought about felted slippers and was a bit lost... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2017

My 1st handbag / Mon 1er sac

Hello my lovelies! First of all, Happy New Year! I hope it's a great one for you and the ones you love! It's been a long time! The thing is, I've finished a lot of projects but couldn't show them because they were presents and I didn't want to ruin the surprise! My sister was born at the end of December, so every December, it's a race to finish both her birthday and Christmas presents! I managed to get it all ready in time so congrats to me! Today I wanted to show you the present she actually sort of knew she was getting. A few... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2016

Villiviini socks/Chaussettes Villiviini

I still don't know if my Villiviini socks have been successful or if the have failed winning in any of the many kals I have entered them. But one thing is for certain, it's that they are finished and I absolutely LOVE them ! They are just the right amount of quirky and very comfy to wear.I was a bit afraid they would be scratchy as I have knitted them in a very inexpensive yarn, Drops Fabel (only 2 € per 50g ball!), which is 75% wool, 25% polyamide. But no! They are far from being as soft as those lovely merino-based indie dyer's... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2016

Villiviini socks & KALs

Hey guys! I don't know why but October has seen the ermergence of a plethora of knit alongs! YAY! So this month, I'm knitting (among other things) the Villiviini socks, a free pattern by Tiina Kuu. It is a rather intriguing pattern as it makes you work intarsia in the round, which I have never done. Because October is also very Halloweeny, I've decided to knit them in orange and black, and because Halloween is supposed to be scary, I've decided to add a 3rd color: white!So my Villiviini socks will (if everything goes smoothly)... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2016

Sock collection 3

My previous post showed all my pre-Summer socks but now that Autumn is upon us, it's high time I present to you my Summer collection!  Mon message précédent montrait toutes mes chaussettes d'avant l'été, mais vu qu'on est en automne, il est grand temps que je vous présente ma collection d'été ! Nutkin socks by Beth LaPensee: a great and easy-to-remember pattern, you practically don't need the instructions! The only thing I'm not too sure about is the cuff with its fold-over edge. It makes the cuff a bit too thick for my taste.... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2016

Sock collection 2

The sock craze carries on!!!Here are a few patterns I've made in the months before Summer. (I knooooow, I'm laaaaaate!) La folie chaussettesque continue !Voici les modèles tricotés dans les mois juste avant l'été. (Je saaaaais, je suis à la bouuuuurre !)   Ianira socks: a pattern I have tested for Letipanda. They are knitted in Woola Oops sock yarn, 75% superwask merino 25% nylon, colourway écume. This yarn is very soft but a bit "limp". The colour is lovely but doesn't do justice to the very intricate pattern. Chaussettes... [Lire la suite]
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