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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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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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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25 mars 2016

Socks sisters/Sœurs de chaussettes

As I told you before, my sister fell in love with my cup of tea socks. So I decided to knit her a pair. At the same time, I discovered thanks to  Fille d'hiver's podcast that there was a really cool KAL that was juste beginning on Ravelry called les 12 petons du Herr General : you have to knit 12 pairs of socks in a year. What a coincidence! I had just decided that 2016 would be the year of the Sock! So I suscribed immediately and this pair is my 1st of the 12.It is made with the free pattern my cup of tea socks with... [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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26 janvier 2015

Baby clothes / Vêtements de bébé

Every time it's the same, when I'm pregnant I develop a sort of knitting fever!So after the socks I made for my daughter, the sweaters for my sister, and other things I will blog about shortly, I realized I was in the 6th month of my pregnancy which meant I could maybe start working on a baby kit. Here's the first thing I've made : (so very) small summer dungarees and socks to match.When I bought the yarn, I actually thought it was pearl grey. As it turns out, it's pale blue, which isnt' really unisex, and I don't know the sex of... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2015

Socks! / Des chaussettes !

Just before Christmas, my good friend Elke gave my daughter a pair of bright red socks handknitted by her grandmother. Raphaelle LOVED them. So much so that she didn't want to take them off, literally! So I decided it was high time I learned how to knit socks. I knitted a pair for me last year but I was  following a pattern and didn't really understand the principle of it all. So first I found a good tutorial (and here I can't thank enough the wonderful owners of the shop where I buy all my notions, because they gave me the... [Lire la suite]
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