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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring baby shower

A new baby shower order for a little boy








Blanket
Yarn: 100% merino wool
Pattern: my own, tutorial here

Baby boots
Yarn: 100% merino wool
Pattern: my own



Monday, April 14, 2014

Fun dyeing . . . going wrong???

I had fun dyeing with one color but even more when mixing colors and see how it ends up


1. RB lemonade (Kool-aid) and smidgen of Sand Dune (Dharma dye)
2. Berry blasting cherry (Kool-aid) and smidgen of Salmon (Jacquard dye)
3. Smidgen of Twilight grey (Dharma dye) and dust of Teal (Jacquard dye)
4. Grape (Kool-aid) and smidgen of Burgundy (Jacquard dye)
5. Smidgen of Fawn (Dharma dye)
6. Smidgen of Green Juniper (Wilton food coloring)
7. Smidgen of royal blue (Jacquard dye)


All skeins are 25 g and dye mix dissolved in  100 ml of hot water.






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I pour in the mix little by little in the large ball,
remove the yarn,
pour a little again,
cook in microwave
and let it stand until water is clear.


but for the no 6, I forgot to remove the yarn 
before pouring the mix and voila...


... horrible camouflage color instead of a nice light green forest color.

Despite this skein, I like the rest of the color. 
The kool-aid helps to bring light to acid dye colors and a nice smell. 
The yarn remains soft despite me torturing it many times
I will be mixing again various dyes. 


Saturday, April 12, 2014

2nd bash

I took the same yarn I had "dust dye" last week and 
pour a smidgen of the dye in 100 ml of hot water.
Dye was applied on now a 20g mini skeins.


I like the result with Dharma dye


It is not exactly like the picture on the web site 
but overall it is colors I can enjoy






I can't wait to dye more on large skeins.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dust of dye

Another day of fun - dyeing yarn
use the same rules as this post 

After multiple try-out, I chose a Superwash DK yarn (Bare from Knit picks).
it is a soft yarn and that takes the dye very well.



I first put the 100g skein in a ball



then I make the ball in 25g skeins (4 each)



I used the Dharma dye this time in the following colors


And some Gaywool dye
✏ Saltbush
✏Watercrest

this is I added only a dust of dye to the 100 ml hot water cup

Beautiful very soft pastel colors

I only kept a 5g sample skein, 
I am still playing with the dye and the rest of the mini skeins, 
now 20g each....






Sunday, March 23, 2014

My first shawl - Follow your arrow mystery KAL by Ysolda

Yes, it was my first shawl.

I am not a big fan of lace knitting, 
but my friend Diana convinced me to knitting along with her 
this mystery KAL from Ysolda.

Verdict: I was a lot of challenges 
but I had FUN.

My combination : BABBA





Clue 1B, 2A



Clue 3B



Clue 4B, 5A




More details







Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, Gossamer

Thanks to my friends Diana for her help when I got stuck with the pattern 
and Julia for blocking it perfectly.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

New baby blanket - Sweet Valentine

The latest of the baby blanket called "Sweet Valentine" due to this vibrant Raspberry Sorbet color you want literally munch on. This time I tried a new yarn, Madelinetosh Merino DK, in Vermilion color.
I always like to knit garter stitches for baby blankets but it is a bit boring to knit 100 garter stitch row so I designed it with a little twist 




the "Sweet Valentine" blanket is available for purchase in my Etsy store

Blanket size is 50 by 50 cm, or 23 by 23 inches
Supply: 1 skein of MadelineTosh Merino DK

Tutorial 

Cast on 79 st, with US9 

Knit in garter (all knit) for 7 rows
Wrong side, knit 4, (purl 1, knit 6) 10 times, purl 1, knit 4
Then on right side, knit all stitches
Repeat these 2 rows 50 times
Finish with 6 rows of garter st and bind off.

En français, c'est par ici

Monday, October 7, 2013

More of the Baby tiger sweater







My own pattern, her in size 12-18 months, 
will be available on it as soon as possible (French and English)
Yarn, Malabrigo Finito, color plomo, 2 balls, Imagiknit
Liberty of London from La Droguerie, Paris
Sweater available on custom order in my Etsy shop

Saturday, October 5, 2013

More of the "Baby tiger" leggings






My own pattern, her in size 12-18 months, 
will be available on it as soon as possible (French and English)
Yarn, Malabrigo Finito, color plomo, 2 balls, Imagiknit
Liberty of London from La Droguerie, Paris
Leggings available on custom order in my Etsy shop


Thursday, October 3, 2013

NEW !! Baby tiger matching pants

Continuing my little experiment with beautiful Malabrigo Finito, 
a little pair of "Baby tiger" leggings


still same matching liberty, this time as a bow on the side of the leg


Same cable pattern on each side as well as the almost ribbing


I added an icord at the last minute thinking it will be easier for the leggings to stay on



My own pattern, her in size 6-12 months, 
will be available on it as soon as possible (French and English)
Yarn, Malabrigo Finito, color plomo, 2 balls, Imagiknit
Liberty of London from La Droguerie, Paris
Leggings available on custom order in my Etsy shop


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NEW !! Baby tiger sweater

A little experiment for a brand new "Baby tiger" Sweater, matching the "Baby tiger" booties


It is classic wrap sweater or "cache coeur" in French


I added lots of Liberty of London ribbon  




Lots of cables, front and back for the raglan, and also some that match perfectly at the neck


Love all the details in this new cardigan


My own pattern, her in size 6-12 months, 
will be available on it as soon as possible (French and English)
Yarn, Malabrigo Finito, color plomo, 3 balls, Imagiknit
Liberty of London from La Droguerie, Paris
Sweater available on custom order in my Etsy shop