21 mars 2016

Yarn bombing #1 / Tricoffiti #1

For those who are not yet aware of it, there has been a revolution in the knitting world a few years back. It's called yarn bombing and it appeared in 2005. The concept is simple: you mix knitting with street art and a good dose of humour and you get some wicked yarn bombing!!! Pour ceux qui ne sont pas encore au courant, il y a eu une révolution dans le monde du tricot il y a quelques années. Ça s'appelle le yarn bombing, ou en français le tricot de rue. Moi j'ai décidé d'appeler ça le tricoffiti, parce que je trouve ça plus joli.... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2016

Knee holes… / Des trous aux genoux…

Today is a say-stop-to-sexism blog post and here's why.I've often heard people say that girls are more careful with their clothes than boys. Yeah well, my own exeperience with my four year old strongly refutes that comment. Because you see, in ONE week, she brought back three knee holes in her trouser!!!! THREE!!!! In ONE week!!! Aujourd'hui, je vous fais un article antimysoginie. Ça doit être la journée de la femme qui m'a inspirée.J'ai souvent entendu que les filles étaient plus soigneuses que les garçons avec leurs vêtements. Eh... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2016

My first pair of socks / Ma première paire de chaussettes

My sister came over for the holidays and it was GREAT! It was also the occasion for her to see my handknitted socks in real life, and she fell in love with them, so I'm definitely going to make her a pair. I also showed her the first pair of socks I've ever knitted. It was a few (3?) years back. I chose the pattern By the Seine river by Dona Knits (in English and in French, free on Ravelry) and used the yarn Perfection by Bergère de France in a bright pink coulour (they don't make it anymore). The socks knitted... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2016

Sock it! / Trouver chaussette à son pied

Yay I did it! I finally used a knitting pattern in English!I've been willing to try it for quite some time, but never found the gut to actually do it. I was afraid it would make knitting stressful, when I knit only for my pleasure and because I find it very relaxing. But let's be honest, there are a lot more patterns in English than in French out there. So I finally took the jump with a sock pattern I found on Ravery, called My cup of tea socks. The pattern is very detailed and was easy to follow. I used the Malabrigo sock... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2016

handmade headboard / tête de lit en palettes

After years of sleeping in an Ikea bed, we've decided enough was enough and finally bought a proper bed with a good mattress. But after having splurged for this luxury, there was no money left for a headboard. No problem! I did my research on Pinterest and found lovely DIY headboards that I was confident we could make. I showed my ideas to The Husband: there were mainly wooden headboards made with pallet wood or headboards covered with fabric. Of course I prefered the fabric ones and he chose a wooden one! Nevermind, I liked it too…We... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

Stef's cashmere scarf / L'écharpe en cachemire de Stef

Mr Guy wanted a scarf, but not just any scarf: a handknitted cashmere scarf! He likes luxury…So I went and found this amazing yarn Lotus Yarns' cashmere DK in turquoise (54) in Lil Weasel's e-shop.I selected a few patterns I liked on Ravelry and he chose the Voltaire scarf. The pattern is on 2 rows only, so it was really easy to remember and to knit. It took 2 skeins of yarn.He hasn't worn it yet because I litterally just finished it, but he liked it, yay! Mon homme voulait une écharpe, mais pas n'importe laquelle : une écharpe... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2016

Jaja's birth gift / Le cadeau de naissance de Jaja

My sister's mother-in-law, Jaja, knows how to make a seriously cool gift. For my boy's birth, she sent me a kit to knit him a sweater: wool, buttons and pattern instructions. There was enough wool to knit it in a size 2, but I wanted him to wear it now, so I went with 12 months.I tried a new buttonhole technique that you do when the sweater is all sewn up. You take the stitch where you want your buttonhole and you use matching sewing thread to attach one horizontal strand of the stitch 2 rows down and the other one 2 rows up, and... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2016

Giant baby towel / Sortie de bain géante

No, it's not the baby but the towel that's giant!Even though he's no giant, my little boy is now 8 months and a half and has outgrown all his towels, so I had to do something. Fortunately, I had foreseen this problem when the said baby boy wasn't even born! I had ordered the green fabric and lovely green elephants bias and even cut the pieces I needed when I was 7 months pregnant. But then I didn't have time to finish it. Nevermind, as everything was ready, it took me just a couple of hours to make the towel the other day, and now,... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2016

Book pillows / Coussins livres

Here are the other gifts I've made for my family. Those were actually birthday presents, as my sister and her husband's birthdays are in November and December. A while ago, I asked them to tell me the title of their favorite book of all times. My sister chose The Eight (Le Huit in French) by Katherine Neville, and my brother in law… Well, let me tell you a bit about him, I think he's the kind of person who, being offered three wishes by the genie of the lamp, would keep the last one to wish for a million more wishes! Because he didn't... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2016

Travel jewel case / Trousse à bijoux de voyage

Hey Guys it's me again! I wish you all a very happy New Year!Not that I want to stay in 2015, but I wanted to show you the Christmas gifts I've made for my family. Here is the travel jewel case I've made for my mother. I used a double clasp so that on one side she can put her earrings (in the lace ribbon or in the felt for the studs) and rings (in the satin ribbon that you can open thanks to a snap), and on the other one, her necklaces or maybe a watch. It's all very small as the clasp length is only 11 cm (4,3 inches) so it can fit... [Lire la suite]
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