Feb 17, 2018

Knitting Pattern for Diamond Cowl and Hat

Diamond Cowl
I needed an instant gratification project. Something that knits up fast and looks great. This Diamond Cowl fits that description. The sample is done in Knitpicks Dapple Yarn but the pattern would look great in any super bulky yarn. The pattern is reversible and it took me less than three hours to make the cowl.
From the leftover yarn I made this Diamond Hat. It is also reversible pattern and is done within few hours.
Diamond Hat
Both patterns are available to purchase in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:
For Diamond Cowl click here:

For Diamond Hat click here:

Diamond Cowl and Hat
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Feb 7, 2018

Snowday projects

We have another snow day.... I must admit I like those unexpected snow days, when it's better to stay at home and enjoy the quiet moments. I had to pick between my two WIP projects and decide which one I should work on.

Last night I made the dough for the bread. This morning I baked it and we had a homemade fresh bread for lunch. I have been making this bread for few years now and everyone loves it.
I have found the recipe at Martha Stewart magazine and tried it and I have been making it ever since. The same bread recipe can be found in NY Times online. I am providing both links for anyone who would be interested in baking the bread.
Martha Stewart magazine link
Pane Integrale in NY Times

Bread, ready to be baked
Bread, fresh from the oven
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Feb 4, 2018

Knitting Pattern for Ella, the elephant

Ella, the elephant
A friend of mine loves elephants. When her first child was born, I gave her Elmer the elephant. For her second child I wanted to give her another elephant, but different than her first child received.
Therefore I have created Ella, the elephant with hearts.

The pattern is available to purchase now in my Ravelry store, or by clicking on this button:

My friend also received Pavo Baby Blanket in matching colors.

The yarn I have used for this two items is Knitpicks Color Mist. I really enjoyed working with the yarn.

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Ella, and Baby blanket

Jan 23, 2018

Grace, toy mystery KAL

Last week I made some hand sketches of an animal I wanted to create as my next toy. I picked yarn, knitting needles and began to knit. Somehow  the face of Grace didn't resemble the original animal I sketched. So I started to pursue ideas behind this new toy. I thought it would be fun to have another toy mystery KAL.

I just released the first clue, and the next one will be available next week.
More details are on the pattern page:

Grace - toy mystery KAL

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Jan 19, 2018

Knitting Pattern for Otto, the Owl

Otto, the owl
Otto, was my first toy mystery KAL this year. As always everyone enjoyed it and the variety of cute owls that people made by following the clues is amazing.
The mystery part is over, but you can still knit your own owl.
The pattern is available in my store on Ravelry or you can purchase it by clicking on this button:

Otto, coloring contest
I have donated the two finished samples of Otto to our local library and the children can win the two toys by entering their colored owl pictures  into a coloring contest. The finished work of art will be used to decorate the children section of the library. I think it's a wonderful idea.

Here is a picture of all four owl patterns that I have created over the years, all done in fingering weight yarn. Pictured from left to right HelgaMirandaOllie, and Otto.

Owl family

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Jan 14, 2018

Knitting Pattern for Pavo Baby Blanket

Pavo Baby Blanket
The Pavo Baby Blanket is my second pattern that I used Knitpicks yarn Color Mist.
I just really enjoyed working with this yarn, and the colors are just great, it creates the marbled effect without using two strands of yarn.
A simple broken rib pattern, with I-cord edge in contrast color, the blanket is a square with 33" long sides.
You can purchase the pattern in my Ravelry store, or on Knitpicks website, where you can buy the yarn as well, or by simply clicking on this button:

Ella, the elephant with Pavo Blanket
Since I had some leftover yarn from the project, I used it to create an elephant. The pattern for Ella should be available shortly.
The knitting pattern for Ella, the elephant is available in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:

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Jan 4, 2018

Happy New Year and Toy Mystery KAL

Knit Season
Happy New Year everyone!
I know, according to the calendar we are already few days in the year of 2018, but that's OK, I can still wish all of my readers and visitors Happy New Year even if it's few days late.

I hope that this New Year will bring more peace and compassion for all humanity and that love and kindness will prevail and continue to get stronger and more powerful in everyone's life.

In my little corner of the Universe I have started the New Year with a new toy mystery KAL.
In case you are not on Ravelry in my group and missed the announcement the mystery KAL for the toy, named Otto started today with the release of first clue. Have fun knitting.

Otto, toy mystery KAL

Otto, toy mystery KAL
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