Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Patty's Slippers

I have been wanting to make these for the longest time. I first saw these slippers on etsy from French Press Knits and thought they would be just perfect for my friend Patty. I then realized that Melynda from French Press Knits was also selling the pattern, so I purchased it immediately and one day later, the slippers were ready to wear. They are soft and really comfortable. They look great in every color (check them out here) . I Used less than 3 balls of Pattons Classic Wool in dark grey. The pattern calls for Size 10 mm needles and 3 strands of yarn which made it really fast and easy to knit. I think I spent more time on trying to decide what buttons to buy than actually knitting the slippers. Happy birthday Patita!

Friday, October 23, 2009

A sweater T.

I asked my mom to knit me a cute sweater and after several hours of flipping through knitting magazines and books at Passion Knit looking for a style that I would like, I finally found the perfect fit! I loved this design found in Tweedie Chunky- Sirdar Book #340. Six yarn balls of Tweedy-Chunky #280- 'Buckwheat' PLUS several hours of hard work, ADD talent and dedication, ADD a few drops of love = The 'Cabled Tank With Polo Neck'. This is the perfect piece for fall, winter and even spring. Cozy and comfortable, it can be worn on its own during the warmer days of spring or layered over a long sleeve blouse during the cool days of fall. Match it with a cute knit barrett, a pair of dark jeans and trendy leather boots and voilá! You got your self a head turning outfit for the season. I can't wait to wear my new sweater to dinner tonight! Thanks mama and congratulations on another finished project of the knitting club.


-Odette (la fille de knitting bird)