19.11.14

Onward 2.0 - WIP


Well over the weekend, I ran out of sock yarn. I haven't had a chance to go to my local shop yet to pick some more up, so instead of sitting around waiting, I figured I could start on the next project on my list, another Onward. You can see my previous version here.
 
Pendant la fin de semaine, j'me suis trouver a court de laine a chaussette. Je n'ai pas encore eux la chance d'aller m'en chercher plus, alors a la place d'attendre, je m'ai bien dit que j'pourrait commencer a tricoter le prochain projet sur ma liste, un autre Onward. Vous pouvez voir ma version précédente ici.
 
 

I've been trying to go through the yarn that's in my stash, so I figured this would be the perfect project to eat up a few skeins. I've had this Cascade Pacific colourway laying around since I knitted up this bunny almost two years ago! Plus I've had the idea ever since this pattern was released that it would look nice in a colour similar to this.

Je suis en train d'essayer d'aller a travers la laine que j'ai sur main, alors je m'ai dit que ceci serait le projet parfait pour utiliser une couple de boules. Sa fait depuis que j'ai tricote ce lapin il a presque deux ans que j'ai cette laine de Cascade Pacific dans ce coloris. En plus, depuis que ce patron est sortie j'avais comme idée de le tricoter dans une couleur similaire a celle-ci.


It may seem like I've been doing a lot of knitting lately, but I've been just as busy sewing. It's just a bit easier sometimes taking pictures of inanimate objects ;) I'm hoping once I get these two projects out of the way, to move on to something for one of the kids! Hopefully soon!!

Je suis certaine que sa commence a sembler comme si je fait juste du tricot dernièrement, mais j'ai aussi été beaucoup occuper a faire de la couture. C'est jusque parfois c'est plus facile de prendre des photos d'un objet comparer qu'a des enfants ;) Une fois que ces deux projets sont termines, j'espère de passez a un patron pour les enfants! J'espère bientôt!!

17.11.14

A Hemlock Top + A Change

Hey Guys! I'm a little nervous about this new change to the blog but I hope you'll bear with me! From now on my posts will be written in both English and French!!! If you don't know, my native language is actually French (I'm French Canadian). I'm hoping that this will be a positive change around these parts. So bear with me as I figure it out :)
 
Salut a tous! J'suis un peu nerveuse avec le nouveau changement au blog que je vais vous annoncer et j'espère que vous avez un peu de patience pendant que je commence a procéder avec ce changement. A partir de maintenant, je vais écrire le blog en Anglais et en Français! Si vous ne savez pas, ma première langue est le Français (j'suis canadienne française). J'espère que sa va faire un changement positif dans ce petit coin du web. Alors soyez patient avec moi pendant que je m'y trouve :)
 
At the end of the summer I had the chance to test one of Heidi, of Elegance and Elephant's newest patterns, the Hemlock Top. Unforunately, I haven't been able to snag good pictures of it until now! Shame, I know, but I kept getting complaints that it was too hot to wear and let me tell you, a grumpy child never makes for good pictures!
 
A la fin de l'été, j'ai eu la chance de tester un des nouveaux patron de Heidi, de Elegance and Elephants, le Hemlock Top. Malheureusement, je n'ai pas été capable de prendre de bonnes photos avant maintenant! Mademoiselle se plaignait d'avoir trop chaud et était grincheuse en générale quand sa venait au photos!
 

But back to the sew! I tested the size 6. Which fit A perfectly! She's grown a bit since I've sewn this, so her arms need lengthened now, but at the time it sit right at the wrists. I used a light grey jersey that I grabbed in the clearance section of Fabricland months ago, I still probably have another two or three yards of the stuff left. And for the flutter sleeve I used some Flutter Folds Knit from AGF's Indelible line. I grabbed it off Rachael (imagine gnats) originally, unfortunately she doesn't have anymore but you can still find it over at Hawthorne Threads.

Mais en tout cas! J'ai donc tester un 6. Qui convenaient a A parfaitement! Depuis que j'ai cout le top elle a bien sur grandi un peu, alors les manches sont maintenant un peu trop courtes mais rien qui ne peu pas être arranger. Pour le tissus, j'ai utiliser un jersey que j'ai trouver dans la section de liquidation de Fabricland il y a quelque mois. Je crois que j'en ai même encore 2 ou 3 mètres! Pour le détail des manches, j'ai utiliser Flutter Folds Knit de la ligne Indelible de AGF. Je l'ai originalement saisi de Rachael (imagine gnats), qui malheureusement n'en a plus, mais vous pouvez en trouvez a Hawthorne Threads.


This project was really quick! I had a few issues sewing up the neckline, but I have a feeling it was a combination of the new technique AND using a sewing machine I wasn't used to (mine had busted during the summer...) Overall though, this was a one hour project!

Ce projet n'a presque pas pris de temps! J'ai eu quelques problèmes avec l'encolure grâce a une combinaison d'une nouvelle technique ET que j'utilisait une machine a coudre donc je n'était pas habituée (la mienne a brisée pendant l'été...) Mais en tout, ceci était un projet d'environ une heure! 

 
It's great to be able to sew something up quickly, yet have something that has a bit of detail to it. I'm also really happy that I've been able to inject yet another piece of clothing in A's wardrobe that isn't pink!!! Ah, the day when pink becomes a fun colour (compared to an obligatory colour) for this girl will be pretty awesome in my books :)  
 
C'est genial d'etre capable de coudre quelque chose de vite, mais quelque chose qui a aussi des petits détails qui le rend a part. J'suis aussi super contente que j'ai été capable d'insérer un autre morceaux de linge garde-robe a A qui n'est pas rose!!! Ahhh, le jour ou le rose serait une couleur fun (comparée a une couleur obligatoire) serait tellement l'fun :)   

 
 
Have you guys made this pattern yet? Or do you have any tips for keeping away from the pink in your own girl's wardrobes? I'd love to hear them! :)
 
Avez vous coussu ce patron encore? Ou avez vous des suggestions pour créer un garde-robe qui n'inclus pas du rose pour votre fille? J'aimerait bien les entendres! :) 

11.11.14

Sweater Season for Girls

It's finally time for some girl knitting inspiration guys! I've finally narrowed down my list to three sweaters that I would love to knit up for my girl, along with some yarn options I think would be pretty awesome.
 

First up is the Ice Cream Sunday. I think this is one of the first patterns I ever saved when I joined ravelry. There are so many great versions of this top already! One of my favorites is this version, I would love to do one in these colours, but the ones that are really calling to me lately are these two KnitPicks Cotlin DK in Celery and Whisker. I think these would still create a really pretty feminine look, but keeping a modern colour combo in mind.


The next sweater is a much more classic look with a vintage colour! A is quite the feminine girl, and dresses and easy sweaters are great for the winter months. I think Granny's favourite would be the perfect sweater for layering over dresses or tees during the cooler months, without sacrificing her style. I also really enjoy the simple and modern lace work at the yoke and sleeves. And seeing as how this girl is, well, girly, what better yarn to pick then Madelinetosh's Tosh DK in Rose?! It just looks so yummy and honestly, knowing it's not something I would personally wear, it would be great to use up this colour for my girl.


And finally, we have the Shawl Collar Sweater. I love how simple this sweater is, with it's oversized button placement and simple shape! I think it would pair really nicely with The Cyborg's Craftroom's hand dyed Ice Palace yarn. It's a beautiful variegated yarn, with some shades of blue/purple/pink. But they're soft enough that you could pair it with a bolder neutral for the button placket. It's not something I would normally pick, but I'm trying to push myself out of my comfort zone when it comes to yarn choices (especially the more variegated yarns, which is typically not my favorite).

Well, that's my list for girl knitting. I'd love to hear about your own projects! Leave a comment below and let me know what you're knitting (or sewing up) for your girl lately. :)

 

8.11.14

Book Bag (+tutorial)

Hey guys! I know it's the weekend, but today you can find me over at imagine gnats discussing a book bag I made for L, a quick tutorial for it AND there's also a leather giveaway. Make sure to head to enter. But before you head over, here's a quick preview of what you'll see :)