Thursday, December 29, 2011

FO: Portland Rain

I love to knit for those I love. I makes me feel good to know that something I made with my hands will brighten their day.


This year I gave my step-mom the gift of hand knits for her birthday and sent her a card telling her I would be happy to knit something of her choice.


 Imagine my surprise when she picked one of my very own designs!


I sent her some photos of yarn I had in my stash and she happened to pick the one I had been dying to knit with the most!


The scarf came out better than I had imagined and I hope that every time my step-mom wraps it around her shoulders she'll remember of just how much she means to me.

Pattern Details

Pattern: Desert Rain 
Yarn: Grinning Gargoyle Dedo in Garnet
Needles: US Size 4
Mods: I used smaller needles than the pattern calls for to get a fabric I liked. I also made the body of the scarf larger and did a few extra rows on the lace boarder as well.




Friday, December 9, 2011

FO: Courtenay

My dear friend Preeti designed this beautiful tam hat and I couldn't wait to get it on and then off the needles.



It's a beautiful hat that just flies off the needles. 


 And it's perfect for keeping your head warm during all your travels. 





Especially Paris!



If you want a quick, beautiful hat with an easy to read pattern the look no further

Pattern Notes:


Pattern: Courtenay by Preeti Verghese
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Sunset
Needles: US 6 & 8
Mods: None made 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Paris!

We went to paris!


It was beautiful


There just wasn't enough time to see everything




If I lived in Paris, I would get a pass so I could go to the Louvre everyday


We went to the top of the Arch De Triumph


The view was worth the hike






Champs Elysees


We even visited Euro Disney! 


At the store the juices had little knit hats. I call that a WIN


One week was not enough time to see everything! I loved it there and can't wait to go back! (someday)