Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fun, fun, fun






Sometimes Elena and Jan fancy knitting using patterns and yarns other than their own.  The projects shown above are examples of some of their recent items.

Elena's daughter Maya was always borrowing Elena's scarf that was similar, so as she had a couple of special skeins of Silky Merino by Malabrigo, who better than to use it for but her own little girl.  You can see Maya wrapped up extra warm for this photo taken in the middle of the cold and snowy Canadian winter.  The pattern is Drop Stitch Scarf by Christine Vogel.

Crikey don't kids grow fast!  The centre photo shows Maya wearing a cardigan designed by Georgie Hallam - Jane.  When Elena started it in the New Year she was aiming for it to fit Maya... Maya however had other ideas and decided to grow about 2 inches taller as she knitted.  So now off it goes to her little cousin who we are sure will get much enjoyment and use from it.

Jan's sister is as ever a willing model especially when she gets to keep the item!  This week she has been wearing a Florence scarf using Cumulus a new yarn from Fyberspates.  Jan says the yarn was a delight to work with as it is fluffy yet retains all the fibres as you knit and wear the scarf, an added bonus in the warm spring weather they are having in the UK is that the scarf is still light enough to wear all year round.  Luckily for Jan she was able to whizz up a second scarf for herself too!  Florence has just been updated to ensure its suitability for Cumulus.  Jan says the pattern is quick and the lace easy to read meaning she could put it down and carry on whenever she felt like it.

Remember too, there are KAL's going on in Anadiomena's Adventures on Ravelry for Elena's patterns and/or Colour Adventures yarns.  Double dipping is allowed.  Did you know that Nostalgia Shawl was picked as a KAL project for Mad May in Madelinetosh Lovers!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Rays Of Gold



Welcome to our Spring Mystery Knit Along!
What is it?
All I can say that it is a girly design perfect for spring - summer.
The MKAL will start on April 25th and will end on May 12th, 2014.
The MKAL will be available for purchase from now till April 30th for $3.99. After that the sales will be deactivated and the pattern will be offered again in its complete form and full price of $6 CAD on June 1st, 2014.
Sizes: 6m, 9m, 12m, 18m, 24m, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6-7, 8-9, 9-10, 10-12, 12-14
Yardage: 250, 270, 280, 300, 325, 350, 400, 450, 490, 550, 580, 650, 725 yds
All the info you need to know is available through the place holder pdf.
Clues will be released on this schedule:
Clue #1 - April 25th
Clue #2 - April 28th
Clue #3 - May 1st
Clue #4 - May 3rd
Clue #5 - May 5th
Clue #6 - May 9th
Clue #7 - May 12th
If you love Colour Adventures yarns and Buttons by Robin, you will be able to take advantage of 15% off coupon codes we are offering for this MKAL. The coupon codes are included in the place holder pdf, page4.
Happy Knitting everyone! Please join us here: Anadiomena's Adventures Ravelry Group

Age
Chest Measurement
Armhole
Depth
Length
Yardage
cm
in
cm
in
cm
in
m
yds
6 m
43
17
9
3.5
14
5.5
229
250
9 m
46
18
9
3.5
15.5
6
247
270
12 m
48
19
10
4
17
6.5
256
280
18 m
50.5
20
11
4.25
18
7
274
300
24 m
53.5
21
11
4.25
19
7.5
297
325
3T
56
22
11.5
4.5
21.5
8.5
320
350
4T
58.5
23
12
4.75
23
9
366
400
5T
61
24
13
5
27
10.5
411
450
6-7
63.5
25
13
5
30.5
12
448
490
8-9
66
26
14
5.5
34.5
13.5
503
550
9-10
68.5
27
15.5
6
38
15
530
580
10-12
73.5
29
16.5
6.5
42
16.5
594
650
12-14
76
30
18
7
44.5
17.5
663
725





















Suggested Yarns:

Gauge:
  • Stockinette: 22 sts and 29 rows per 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch on 4 mm/US #6 needles or size to obtain gauge. 

Notions:
  • 4 mm/US #6 circular needles (60 or 80 cm/ 24" or 32") or size needed to obtain gauge;
  • 3.5 mm/US #4 circular needles (30, 40, 60 cm/12", 16", 24”) or dpns;
  • 3 mm/US #2.5 Crochet hook for provisional cast on (optional);
  • 4 stitch markers;
  • Tapestry needle;
  • Waste yarn/stitch holders.
  • Minimum of 4 buttons ½- ¾” in size);
  • Sewing needle;
  • Matching sewing thread;
  • Small amount of yarn for duplicate stitching (optional).