Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Knitting projects I have on needles

Someone at work told me that it is natural for a knitter to have many different projects on needles at the same time. Well, natural or not I have quite a couple right now!

I just finished knitting this scarf with novelty yarn and a cotton yarn. I really like the way it looks with denim. It was a quick and easy knit in garter stitch although the novelty yarn would tangle up at times.

I'm also working on this scarflette in aqua, gold and burgundy tones. I just have a few rows to knit and it will be finished. I need to go hunting for the perfect buttons to add on, will probably do that over the weekend. I'm thinking of going to Rix Rax, a store that has all kinds of wonderful buttons, ribbons, lace trimmings and more.

Another project I have is a jacket with added cables to the original plain jersey pattern. The yarn I bought for this is in one huge kilo ball. I know I will never see Lola run away with that ball!

I have a capelet on needles as well. I was testing a certain stitch to knit a scarf but found it would be great yarn to knit a capelet with instead. It is a nice simple lace stitch which I love the way it looks puffed up. I will need to find a gorgeous ribbon to tie the capelet.

Poncho ramblings

While I worked on the yellow poncho I also had a blue one and a pink one on needles. It's funny but I started the blue one a few months before the yellow one but it's still not finished. I need to assemble the hood and attach to the poncho. The pink one I have been knitting while watching television at my boyfriend's house. It is about halfway done as you can see in this pic. Also, I knit a different cable pattern with this one as I like to give myself a challenge when knitting.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sold my first and second scarf

Yesterday I sold my first scarf on Etsy. This one :

I even have a custom order to knit it in red. Just ordered the yarn for it from elann and hoping it gets here fast enough to knit before I leave on vacation.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Baby yellow poncho

I finally decided to assemble the hood to this yellow poncho I have been knitting for the last couple of weeks. These plastic clothespins came in very handy in holding the hood together with the body.

Here you see the finished product. Isn't it just gorgeous?

I used Bernat's Super Value 100% acrylic yarn and I love how soft it is.

I knit my first poncho about 15 years ago when my friend got pregnant and I have knitted variations on it for 2 other friends and my niece's daughter. Here you can see the one I knit for my niece's daughter.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

50th anniversary of Crescent Street

This weekend Crescent Street has been celebrating it's 50th anniversary and last night Michel Pagliaro, Honeymoon Suite and Glass Tiger were giving a free concert. It was amazing! It reminded me of my clubbing years when I used to go on Crescent and they were the music we heard in clubs. The atmosphere was so much fun, I wish I had brought my camera to take pictures.

Here's Lola helping me with some of the dishcloths I'm knitting for my Etsy shop and just below is the final result. Dishcloths are so easy and quick to knit. I'm also thinking of knitting yoga mat bags with some of the Handicrafter yarn.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Handicrafter yarn on sale

Last night I went shopping for 8mm needles and came back with lots of Handicrafter cotton yarn as well. They were $2.00 off a ball.

I will be knitting quite a lot of dishcloths especially the blue, white and yellow for myself. They are the perfect colour for my kitchen.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Raglan sleeve shrug

I have just finished knitting a raglan sleeve shrug and it is now for sale in my Etsy shop.It was a fast and easy knit project that I liked knitting. I used size 6.5mm needles and a wonderful acrylic yarn. It was just stockinette stitch with some yarn overs to create the raglan styling. It was only the second time I knitted a sweater from the neck down, the first time it ended up way too small. I will probably give it my niece's daughter.

While I knit Lola loves to sleep either on my lap or on the desk and she looked so cute here. Luckily I was still able to get to my yarn.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tour de L'ile

Yesterday was the 25th edition of the Tour de L'ile. It is a biking event where the streets are closed off to car circulation for 50 km. Here we see the departure which was held at Jeanne Mance park.

The sun was out with a few clouds as we see in the picture above. It did get totally covered over the course but luckily we did not get any rain. I ended up getting a flat and waited a bit for mechanics to show up; they were very busy this year contrary to the first aid personnel. I had two holes in my inner tube so they patched those up and I was on my way; only to flat out again. We hailed down other mechanics and 6 of them stopped to help me. The inner tube had to be changed since the valve was broken. It took a 7th guy to stop by to have the right size inner tube. We did have lots of great laughs while they changed my tube.

The Cirque du Soleil is also celebrating their 25th anniversary and participated in their own unique ways.

We saw parts of Montreal we don't usually bike to and all in all it was a great afternoon with lots of laughs with the other riders. The news mention we were around 35 000 participants.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

My first post

I have now joined the world of bloggers. This blog will be about knitting but also about my life in Montreal and as a vegan. Be prepared to read a lot about my two lovely cats Lola and Balou.

Bowling and biking will be discussed here at length as well as they are two passions of mine. Some food pics may show up here and there as well.