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Free knitting pattern: Golden hat

29 Nov

MERCIGRANNY_Goldenhat_finishedWith a skein of Malabrigo Yarn Sock I knitted a pair of mittens, a matching hat and I have enough left to knit a hadband. For this set I wanted to be minimalistic and knitted everything in stockinette stitch.

It’s so quick to knit you can be ready to gift it for the holidays and for a very reasonable price!

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Winter hat

18 Nov

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In New York this weekend you could feel winter is on its way. It was the perfect occasion to put on a new hat! I started knitting Continue reading

80s crafts magazine

22 May

Modes & travaux is a french crafts magazine that already existed in the 80s. I received several ones from the 80s and below are a few that caught my eye.

 

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I don’t think I’ll knit any pattern as it is but I found a lot of interesting techniques and shapes.

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Purl Soho

1 May

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When I moved in to New York,I couldn’t wait for the day I would be able to go to Purl Soho. I don’t miss a single new blog post they write and I generally love all the creations and ideas they feature, no matter if it is knitting, sewing or weaving.

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Notions store Homo-Roussel in Rouen, France

23 Apr

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I did not took the time to publish anything in the last days (month???) as I was only focusing on my move to the United States. Before I left France I stopped at the notion’s store Homo-Roussel in Rouen, France in order to buy a few DMC Natura for a new project. This reference is not available in North America and I hope I bought enough for my project!

On this picture you can see a lot of Sajou notions that this store carries.

Beret en dentelle : les photos

24 Mar

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The lace beret I was knitting last February was finished but I did not took the time to share some photos of it. I did not had any spare yarn and half a ball was too small to complete an adult size beret. This will be the perfect gift for a young miss!

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Horai: unconclusive

21 Mar

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A few days ago I casted on a Horai wrap using Drops Kid Silk. It was a big failure:

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Yarn at the Rejkyavik airport

13 Mar

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During my journey last week I had a plane connection in Rejkyavik, Iceland. I did not have enough time to get out of the airport in town but I was hoping that the Duty Free shop  would carry some local goods (yarn for example!).

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Weaving loom

9 Mar

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One day, when I will have a house large enough, I will try weaving and spinning yarn, two other fiber arts.

My grandfather already masters the weaving loom construction for when that time comes!

Horai for a long flight

5 Mar

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When this article will be published, I will probably still be in a 15 hour plane trip. After checking with the flying company I packed my circular needles (the only kind the company autorizes) and I will be knitting the Horai wrap. On October 31st, 2012 I added the Aeolian shawl to my Ravelry queue

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