Friday, January 31, 2014

Knit Crate

This past month I subscribed to a monthly knitting box called KnitCrate.  The idea is that you pay a monthly fee and each month they send you some fancy yarn, a matching pattern and a couple goodies.  I figured that when knitting I tend to keep inside my 'safety zone' when picking out patterns and my 'cheap wallet' when choosing yarn - so why not give this a try for something new.

I picked the Intermediate/Advanced box and was not disappointed in what they sent me this month.

It comes in a great shiny red mailer which is super exciting to get in your mailbox.

Overall, I was very happy with what I received, however I'm not sure that the cost is worth it.  I'm going to give it one more month and re-evaluate then.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Purple & Sparkly for Marley

I love how this hat turned out, however this was not my favourite to knit.  Something about the brim bothered me.  Not sure if it was the provisional cast on, the dark yarn, or the small needles.  Maybe even a combination of all of them.  It was a good hat to watch tv or the kids with as the pattern was extremely easy to follow and well written.
Pattern can be found on Ravelry called Excess by Anat Rodan Designs.  I used Paton's Sequin Lace yarn in purple.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Baby Shower Blanket

I made this blanket for my sister-in-law's first baby.  I knew in advance she was having a boy, but I still decided on using a neutral colour to match more with decor instead of gender.
I used Paton's Shetland Chunky in Biscuit on the pattern by Mac and Me called Outer Baby Blanket.