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Archive for the 'Knitting' Category

Finished Quincy, and a new blanket

Posted: Sunday, September 20th, 2009 @ 3:58 pm in Crochet, Knitting | No Comments »

I finished my Quincy hat. I enjoyed knitting it very much, learning several tricks along the way (never worked with slipped stitches much before). And the pattern is very well written, looking so deceiptively simple I thought at first there were parts missing ;-) I used some leftover Merino Bulky by Handpaintedyarn.com, (Cuarenta colorway, overdyed […]

Book review: Alchemy of color knitting

Posted: Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 @ 12:11 pm in book review, Family, french, Knitting | 2 Comments »

Booh, tryed to order some yarn from Phildar (quite exceptional for me, but my grandmother asked I crochet a blanket for her) online today, and it took forever. At 7am !! I tried yesterday but it wouldn’t even let me log in. Can’t they get a decent server ? :-/ It seems there’s no Phildar […]

First days at school and new hat

Posted: Monday, September 7th, 2009 @ 9:18 pm in Family, Knitting, WIP | 1 Comment »

Both girls are now going to school here in Vercors. Prune loves her new school and Maud is doing ok (she even went all day today). That leaves me lots of time to work during the day, wow. We did the usual first-day-of-school shot, but of course miss prune can’t stay still so she’s all […]

Handspun cuff, purple Gudule… and Packing !

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 @ 10:50 am in Crochet, Family, Knitting, WIP, Yarn | 1 Comment »

Last week we went away for a few days with the girls to my granmother’s chalet, as it’s hard to keep them busy here in our tiny appartment. I brought a few projects with me and although I didn’t do half as much as expected, I still have a couple (unfinished) things to show. I […]

Knitting: the old and the new…

Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2009 @ 6:41 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Knitting | No Comments »

Sometimes I wish I could work on my patterns and ChezPlum thing all day. But on the other hand, I’d be too afraid to get bored with it as soon as it became an obligation with pressure (as in, with goal to make money). So, I’m happy with the way it is so far, and […]

Holidays, errata and a knitted FO !

Posted: Saturday, July 25th, 2009 @ 9:53 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Errata, Family, FO, Knitting | 1 Comment »

First I wanted to say Hi to all the people coming from Craftzine ! I hope you’ll enjoy the Headband pattern :-D A series of mistakes has been brought to my attention in the XL size of the Violaine top. Oops, sorry about that, I thought I had double-checked all the numbers but I guess […]

Home-sitting, and a new pink cardi

Posted: Friday, July 10th, 2009 @ 7:08 pm in Family, handsewn, kids craft, Knitting | 1 Comment »

This week we’ve been away, house-sitting a beautiful place in Vercors (where we’re dreaming of moving to within a couple years) and taking care of the cats. As you can see, it’s not too shaby.. ;-) Great for the girls who can play outside all day, and great for the parents who can relax without […]

New pics of old FOs, and share your hats !

Posted: Saturday, July 4th, 2009 @ 11:24 am in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Knitting, links | No Comments »

Annie Modessitt is preparing a book called 1000 hats for which she’s collecting pictures of hats. The deadline was July 1st and it was a good motivation to finally take pictures of hats I made ages ago, or just better pics of hats made last winter… Those Disco berets really needed better pics, I think […]

Tutorial: How I make my knitting charts for lace

Posted: Thursday, June 11th, 2009 @ 9:25 pm in Knitting, Tutorial | 11 Comments »

So, a couple weeks ago I showed a glimpse of the knitting chart I was working on. I finally took the time to make a little tutorial and explain the way I did it. I hope it’s clear enough, or feel free to ask your questions ! (Click for larger pics !!) This one will […]

On japanese knitting (and crochet) books

Posted: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 @ 3:30 pm in book review, Knitting | 1 Comment »

Like many before, I have succumbed. I bought several japanese craft books on Etsy (very easy, and some nice sellers will get you any book you ask for). The charts are very easy to follow if you’ve ever worked with charts before, and there’s usually plenty of pictures in how-to sections at the begining/end of […]

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