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Archive for March, 2012

Better pics for the Marguerite little cardis

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 4:25 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, FO | 2 Comments »

This morning I managed to deal a photoshoot with the girls (in exchange, they got their “flocon” and “2ème etoile” ski medals earned during ski lessons at school). Here are some of the pics we took: Older daughter had nothing to model… so she tried it on as well even though it’s a bit small […]

Quick update: testers wanted for new Mini marguerite cardigan

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 @ 12:54 pm in pattern testers | No Comments »

Heads-up: I have just finished writing and checking the pattern for my newest design, Mini marguerite cardigan, and am looking for a few testers. The pattern used Cascade Eco+ yarn (only 1 hank for smaller sizes) and instructions include 4 sizes from 18 months to 6 yo. For the Ravelers, you’ll find more details here. […]

How do you knit: “à l’endroit” or “à l’envers” ?

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 @ 10:17 am in french, translation | 3 Comments »

Every now and again, I’ll translate a french pattern that’s a bit more complicated… and one potential issue is definitively this “endroit” versus “envers” issue. I won’t go in detail about this particular issue yet, but thought it would be a good idea to go back to basics, with those words quite specific to the […]

Mmm, new yarn !

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 @ 5:17 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, FO | No Comments »

Look at what I received this morning, freshly delivered from the offices of Cascade yarns: 2 hanks of Eco + yarn in a super pretty shade of purple for a larger size sample of my Mini Marguerite cardigan !! I’ll probably be casting on tonight :-P Speaking of which. The smaller size is now all […]

Tutorial: Lining crocheted potholders with old jeans

Posted: Sunday, March 4th, 2012 @ 10:08 am in Crochet, Freebie, recycle !, Sewing, Tutorial | No Comments »

I love crocheting potholders. They’re great instant gratification projects, and are perfect to use up small remnants of cotton yarns in all colors of the rainbow, making great gifts on top of all.   But. Sometimes I’m not patient enough to crochet twice the same pattern and make them double-thick, resulting in potential burned fingers.. […]

Knitting from french patterns: increases and decreases

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 @ 3:53 pm in Crochet, french, translation | 1 Comment »

French knitting patterns (and crochet as well) are usually nowhere as detailed as english or american ones. In many instances, the knitter will be told simply to “increase” or “decrease”, with no mention of which type of increase/decrease to use: knitters are meant to use their favorite method I guess. ;-) I thought I’d write […]

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