Creations, Ornaments

Busy Christmas Beavers!

Now available on Etsy!

These little Christmas Beavers would make a happy addition to your holiday tree! They are designed to be used as a hanging or standing ornaments and are also experts at hugging fingers and pens!!

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Accessories, Creations, Ornaments, Patterns for Sale

Partridges pinching Pears!

I am so happy to announce that I have completed the 1st pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas series, Partridge in a Pear Tree!

These little guys are not actually in a pear tree but they have been having a grand old time pinching all the pears they could find!

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The pattern is now available in my Ravelry & Etsy stores!

I have also added my Slip Stitch Mosaic Hat pattern:

& my newest hat pattern which also includes the matching wrist warmers:

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All in all, a very productive day!

Original Patterns, Patterns for Sale, Ramblings, Random Topics

June Project Collage

Looking back over June, I was feeling very much like I had been extremely unproductive. Very few blog posts and, although I knit everyday, every chance I get, I couldn’t remember finishing much at all. I decided to take a page out of my artist daughter’s book and create a sort of collage of monthly projects to really get a clear picture of just how much I had actually accomplished last month!

June Projects

  1. 2nd sample for K is for Kangaroo pattern.
  2. 1st sample for Two-Tone Texture Wrist Warmer pattern.
  3. 2nd sample for Trellis Fair Isle Cowl pattern.
  4. 2nd sample for Mosaic Slip Stitch Hat pattern. (I will be adding this pattern to my shops today!)
  5. I is for Inchworm.
  6. Commission for baby sweater and hat.
  7. J is for Jewelry Box.
  8. 2nd sample for Two-Tone Texture Wrist Warmer pattern.
  9. Busy Birthday Beavers for the EtsyCA150+ Canada birthday event (this is actually 3 finished items as the pattern includes instructions for 3 sizes and I completed one of each!)
  10. Broken Leg Bird, I designed this for a friend’s little boy who broke his leg this month.
  11. Basket Weave Cable Hat and Wrist Warmer pattern. (I will be adding this pattern to my shops today)!

After creating the collage (no way am I re-doing it!), I realized that I missed a project. I completed the below as a commission for a friend’s golf & cat-loving brother’s 60th birthday!

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In addition to these finished items, I also have a few WIPs started in June. Putting this together has definitely helped me feel a lot more content with my June productivity. I will certainly have to make this a monthly habit. Hopefully, July’s collage with be even bigger!!

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”

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???!