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!
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.
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!
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!
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???!
I have finally finished the next entry for my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge!
The Frost Flower lace pattern is one I have wanted to try for many years but was rather intimidated by the idea of a 24 row pattern in which every single row includes pattern stitches, no nice easy purl rows in between to provide a break! But, here it is at last, my “F” is for Frost Flower scarf!
As an added bonus, completing this project also allows me to cross off another of my 2017 goals, #8 – Tackle a more complex lace pattern that I have never tried before. I do however, plan on adding a part B to this goal as I have decided to give myself the challenge of trying to design my own original lace pattern!!
I added a beaded edge to each end of my scarf to provide a little extra glitter and the yarn I chose has a lovely metallic thread throughout.
This is a yarn I would definitely recommend. I have used yarns before which include a metallic thread running through them, and I have previously found that they split, gather or tear. This yarn did none of these and was lovely to work with. I was very happy with the progression of colours throughout the ball and yardage is amazing, 518 yards per ball!! I completed my looong scarf and still have at least 1/3 of the ball left over for another awesome project!
I will be making my Frost Flower Scarf pattern available for sale in the next few days.
Now it’s time to start planning for “H” is for Hat. For those of you who missed it, I went a little out of order and have already completed “G” is for Granny. I have chosen two shades of Lion Brand’s Landscapes yarn, a solid colour and a self striping, for my hat and will be designing a mosaic motif! Can’t wait to get started 🙂
I had planned to post this yesterday in celebration of Earth Day, but was running a little behind with all the sewing up and finishing, so here’s a Happy Belated Earth Day everyone from MurisKnits and my cheery Daisy Duo!