Ramblings, Random Topics

And this is why I love my Dollar Store!!

60 little mini balls of yarn in soooo many colours for only $24.00 (& that’s Canadian dollars, so only about $18.00 for those of you in the US)!!!!! Half are 100% cotton and half are 100% acrylic. It’s very fine yarn and remarkable quality for the price, and 40m per ball, 2400 metres in total, perfect for all those little projects! Oh Happy Day!

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Ramblings, Random Topics

In the Beginning

I started MurisKnits just over two years ago and it has been quite an exciting adventure building the business and developing the ideas, patterns and strategies for moving forward. I found myself pondering how the whole experience began and thought it would be a fun story to share.

Jan 01 2015 Continue reading “In the Beginning”

Creations, Original Patterns, Wreaths

Happy Spring!

The snow has finally melted here and we have been having some lovely spring weather. In honour of the new season, I wanted to design something that just sung SPRING!

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I made this wreath for a very special friend who had a birthday yesterday.  I wanted to make her something that would make her smile every time she looks at it and remind her of the colours and life of spring year round.

What sort of things do you like to make for spring? I would love to hear about your spring projects!

Accessories, Creations, Original Patterns, Ramblings, Random Topics

“A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge – “H” is for Hat!

Another one of my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge items is complete! I am super happy with this one, not only is it the first hat pattern I have ever designed, but I also created the mosaic stitch pattern, and I knit the whole thing on double pointed needles! Crazy as it sounds, I have never knit anything on double pointed needles in my over 40 years of knitting!

So, that’s two more items I can cross off my challenge lists, knitting something on double pointed needles is one of the items on  my Knitting Goals for 2017. I have attempted knitting on dpns many times but found it awkward and uncomfortable, so instead of sticking with it, I either avoided patterns using dpns or converted them to straight needles.  This time I stuck with it and I am slightly embarrassed to say that I really enjoyed it once I got over the beginning awkwardness!  I am looking forward to doing more with dpns and have already started the 2nd hat using solid colours to make the mosaic pattern more defined.

Next on the “A” to “Z” Challenge is “I” is for Inchworm. I have a really fun idea for this one so please stick around to see the results.  It might be awhile as I am working on multiple other projects as well. It is impossible to knit only one thing at once! Well, isn’t it???!