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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05 septembre 2016

My 1st shawl! / Mon 1er châle !

After months of watching all the podcaster talking about and showing off their shawls, I've finally made one!I had bought one skein of Madelinetosh tosh sock in the violas colorway in order to make luxury socks for my delicate feet. But before I began my project, I heard a podcaster saying that sock yarn had to contain some nylon if you wanted to wear your socks on a regular basis. So I decided to buy another skein in a contrasting colour to knit a shawl and I chose "pop rocks" (bright pink).After debating which shawl to make for a... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2016

Liam's Hyphen cardigan/Gilet Hyphen pour Liam

Here is a little something I've knitted for my baby boy. First, a little background story… I have this huge stash of acrylic blend yarn that I've bought along the years to knit stuff for my kids. Now that I've discovered the pure joy of wearing merinos wool, I don't want to use acrylic for my garments, but it's quite handy for the kids: you can wash it in the washing machine and it will last long in spite of the ill treatment.I have finally decided it is high time to use my stash, partly because it takes a lot of room, partly because... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2016

Sewing kit/Nécessaire à couture

I always watch Anne's knitting/sewing podcasts, and in one of them, she had the idea of creating a thread in her Ravelry group to help people find NSPs (Non Secret Pals). The concept is quite simple (and not new, I know!!): you find someome with roughly the same interests as you and you send each other gifts. Sort of like a swap, but you do it regularly.I really wanted to try that, so I went to the thread and found myself a great NSP!!!! Our first swap was to take place at the end of July. We had decided on a small parcel with... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2016

You ou ukulele !!!!

mon nouveau trip... le ukulele !!! plus simple que la guitare et tellement sympa !!!
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