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  • Surprise Party Shawl by Helen Stewart

    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on March 21 2018

    Surprise Party Shawl by Helen Stewart
    Hey guys, 
    Welcome back! Ash and I had an awesome weekend last weekend! I decided that it was unfair that I didn't get March break anymore and decided to take an extended weekend to Ottawa to visit the fam! I even made it down early enough to have an impromptu knit night with a couple of friends that I don't get to see nearly often enough. We had a blast! We ate some amazing food and I learned the hard way that gin and tonic should never be mixed with knitting. I cast on the second mitten of my Log Cabin Mitts and realised too late that the spiral of the logs flips directions after the centre and had to purl the next couple logs to prevent a weird gap. I'm definitely going to have to try this pattern again (sans gin) to find out exactly where I went awry. In any case, both mitts are done and blocked and the ends are in the process of being woven in. (To be honest, that was supposed to be yesterday's project but the train rides in and out of Toronto were so comfy, I managed to get two solid naps in.)
    All of this gets away from the real point of today's blog, which is THIS BEAUTY:
  • Mrs. Claus Boxy Hat Kit!

    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on November 22 2017

    Mrs. Claus Boxy Hat Kit!

    Guys look what I made! I'm so happy with the way Mila's Mrs. Claus Boxy Hat turned out! 

    To be honest, this wasn't the plan.  Originally the plan was these very beautiful colour work hats that both girls were going to get with cardigans this Christmas.  It turns out that colour work raises my blood pressure and triples the contents of my swear jar.  I really need to embrace the fact that, for right now, two handed knitting sits just outside of my patience threshold.  After realizing I had switched pattern rows halfway through a round, I had to park that project for a moment when I have less going on.  Like in February... 2000 never.

    Honestly I'm grateful because this was exactly what I needed.  Brainless knitting that makes me feel like I've actually accomplished something at the end of the day.  Even if the Christmas cardigans turn out to be more of a New Years cardigans at least they'll have something adorable to open Christmas morning.

     

  • Chantal and the Terrible Case of Second Sock Syndrome

    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on October 23 2017

    Chantal and the Terrible Case of Second Sock Syndrome
    Welcome back everyone!! Todays post happened almost by accident.  I yoinked a skein of ...
  • Thanksgiving, Woolstock, and a Couple FO's

    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on October 16 2017

    Thanksgiving, Woolstock, and a Couple FO's
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Well I guess at this point it's belated Thanksgiving but...
  • Baridee

    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on July 16 2017

    Baridee
    Ok so over the last year I've been OBSESSED with our Singleton yarn.  It started with t...

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