children

The Finished Object: Zip-Neck Sweater

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

Just as the green shoots are pushing through the ground and the bright green leaves are unfurling from my trees, I finished the spring-like Zip-Neck Sweater I've been making for Son 2.

I popped along to the

Saddle Shoulders and Steam Blocking

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I did it. I finally reached the top of my knitted-at-the-same-time sleeves.

Saddle shoulders are funny old things. Because of the construction, you end up knitting these skinny little strips of fabric that hang off the tops of

Fun & Simple Project #3

This might look like my Fun & Simple Project #1, but in this case looks can be deceiving.

Yes, this is another Easy Scarf. Yes, it's made with Patons' Wild Child yarn (this  blue-green colorway is "Puppet"). But unlike the previous Easy Scarf, this was crocheted. (The first one was

Sleeves Squared

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

Having wrangled the front of the Zip Neck Sweater into shape, I have embarked upon the journey up the sleeves.

Since I was already miffed with the sweater over the whole "and at the same time" thing, I

Sleeves & Rib Stitches

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy) (Patons free pattern)
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

Zip-Neck Sweater

After what seemed like an eternity of working on the slowly-growing sleeves, I finally reached the armhole shaping.

There's good and bad to

Fun & Simple Project #1

Normally I choose projects that teach me a new skill or technique. This time, I chose projects that used some of Patons' newer yarns: Wild Child and Moxie.

When a new yarn is introduced, there often aren't a lot of patterns to choose from other than simple scarves or shawls. The hot pink Wild Child just screamed at

The Wrong Kind of Frogging

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I knew I was pushing my luck, calling that other post The Right Kind of Frogging. I just knew it.

So, here I go again, making mistakes so you don't have to.

I

Traveling Zip-Neck Sweater

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I like to take my knitting on the road. Ever since I taught my husband to drive (now, there's a story) he has pretty much insisted on driving everywhere. So I started taking my knitting with

The Right Kind of Frogging

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I've started work on the Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover for my younger son. I ordered a different (brighter) green than I thought I had ordered, but the recipient tells me he loves it

Finally Done: A T-Rex

Project – T-Rex Toy (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Canadiana
Blogger – YoElizbo

RRRRR! It's a dinosaur! After a lot of knitting, a whole raft of sewing, it is finally, officially a T-Rex. And I am so happy with the final dino. I had to wrench it out of my kids's hands. They thought it

On Being a Detailer

Project – T-Rex Toy (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Canadiana
Blogger – YoElizbo

So once you get most of the sewing done, then comes the detail work. Actually this is sort of fun.

Using duplicate stitch and outline stitch, you add spots:

And a face:

On Being a Seamstress

Project – T-Rex Toy (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Canadiana
Blogger – YoElizbo

So once you get all the knitting done on the T-Rex, then comes the real work.

The sewing.

I read a comment somewhere about this project that it involved a lot of seaming and handwork. I had looked over the pattern and

On Being an Archeologist

Project – T-Rex Toy (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Canadiana
Blogger - YoElizbo

I've been thinking a lot about archeology lately I've been knitting my T-rex. Cause like an archeologist on a dig, you start by knitting this in pieces.

The soles of the feet. Little

New? New!

Project – T-Rex Toy (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Canadiana

Have you heard? Paton's beloved Canadiana is all New! Here is the picture to prove it:

I've added the arrow just in case you missed the blazing NEW. I had asked to knit this cute

Knitters Embrace Climate Change

Project – Pedicure Socks
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Sock Stretch in Fruit Slices
Blogger – JDKnits

Ah, Fall: a knitter's favourite time of year. (This is a kind of climate change we can really get behind!)

A new season brings new projects. Lots of new projects (I think I have

Invasion!

Project – Ladybug Pillow (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Décor in Barn Red and Black
Blogger – K1Paula2

I don't know what it's like where you live, but the bugs here seem really big this year.

Good thing ladybugs

Knitting Loudly

I suppose my new moniker says it all. YoElizBo. I am here and I am ready to knit. And I will do so loudly with anyone who shares my love of sticks and yarn. You'll have to excuse my brash enthusiasm, but I live in a house full of boys--the DH included--so when I have a chance to get down

FO: Hooded Cardigan

Hooded Cardigan from Patons Pattern Book: Next Steps Six - Learn to Cable

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool

Photo 1

What a fun cardigan to make! As I mentioned in a previous post, this pattern was meant for

Magic Loop Madness

Seaming. Just typing the word sends shivers up my spine. I try to eliminate any and all seaming from a project. It can be done, especially when the 'Magic Loop' technique comes into play. A dear friend introduced this technique to me about a year ago and I have to say, I was a bit skeptical at first. You

Guilty as Charged

bustedDear Fair Isle Sock #1,
We have known each other for what, 3 weeks now? After all we went through in the beginning, I think we have developed a pretty solid relationship. What I am about to say may hurt, but I want you to

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - children