Sunday, June 21

obsessed with sock knitting

For the past few weeks I've been obsessed with sock knitting... sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, but I took them on my phone.

first pair knitted were my How I Make My Socks by Susan B. Anderson
Started May 12 2015 Completed May 23 2015
Needle and yarn 2.5 mm dpns Patons Kroy Socks Jacquards colour Fern Rose Jaquard

 Then came Hubs Birthday Sox
Started June 1 2015 Completed June 8 2015
 Pattern How I Make My Socks by Susan B. Anderson
Needle and yarn 2.5 mm dpns Schachenmayr Regia Viva Color colour 4870 Boulevard

 and last but not least Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner

Started June 6 2015 Completed June 20 2015
needle and yarn 2.5mm dpns Regia Color 4-ply / 4-f├Ądig Colour 09375
I am positive I'll be knitting more socks this summer!

Sunday, June 14

gotta love 'em

although it wasn't sweater weather I finally got all the kids together in one  place for the picture of everyone in their flax sweater.

Tuesday, May 19

Dylan wanted me to do a post on his Lego creations. he's worked really hard on them and he's very proud of his creations.

Sunday, April 26

4 sweaters in one month

well it's hard for my to believe it, but I have knitted 4 sweaters this month, all of them the Flax pattern. Now all the grand kids have one... I hope to get a pic of them all together wearing their sweaters.

white one is for Liam, Blue one is for Jacob, and the red one is for Nate.

Friday, April 10

Favourite knits

Do you have a favourite knit? I do it's the Flax sweater. I love everything about this sweater, I just finished Julia's sweater, in fact I plan on knitting all the Grand kids one this year. Yesterday I casted on my 5th Flax, this one is going to be for Liam.
I have already separated for the sleeves and have 5" of the body done,
honestly these sweaters fly off the needles, it usually takes less than a week for me to make one.

Pattern Flax by tincanknits
 Size 6-8 years
 needle US 6 - 4.0 mm US 8- 5.0mm 
Yarn-less than 4 skeins Schachenmayr original Bravo=200 grams
 Colorway charcoal neon tweed

as you can tell from the photo old man winter doesn't want to leave the Island, we still have a ton of snow here just when it starts melting the temperature drops and we get a fresh layer of snow.


Friday, April 3

Dylan's Birthday Sweater

I can hardly believe it but in 3 weeks Dylan will be 6 years old where oh where does the time go???
I've knitted him the Flax sweater for his birthday sweater this year he picked it out himself after seeing Julia's sweater.

Pattern Flax by tincanknits

Size 6-8 years Needle US 6 - 4.0 mm US 8 - 5.0 mm

Stash Yarn Red Heart Super Saver Heathers 2 skeins = 446.2 meters (488.0 yards), 282 grams

Colorway spa blue

Monday, March 30

For Julia

 finished Julia's Birthday Socks just a few months early, and pretty sure I'll give them to he right away before she gets a chance to grow out of them, I love this colourway reminds me of skittles :D

Pattern Child’s Ribbed Classics by Patons
Needle-US 2 - 2.75 mm
Yarn-1 skein 50 grams, Patons North America Kroy Socks Stripes
Colorway Mexicala stripes
Size 4 years

Tuesday, March 24

Gramps for Hubs

I finished the Gramps sweater for hubs, I'd planed on giving it to him as a retirement gift, but I just couldn't wait for him to have it.

He loves it and has worn it every day since. I made the M/L size it took just over 7 balls of Patons Canadiana  and 11 days to knit it.
I love the fit of this sweater, it's so his style, I'm considering knitting more... Cari said she'd buy the yarn if I'd knit her one, and you know I wouldn't mind having one for myself.

my project notes are on Rav if you want to check them out.