Sunday, November 9, 2014

Holiday and Gift Knitting Event


Hi everyone,
It is this time of the year again! Are you starting your Holiday knitting yet? Are you knitting for yourself? or making gifts?
I would like to see what everyone is working on.
So instead of having a KAL for all our knits, I would like to host some mini events.
What does it mean?
There will be several events, each one will be run for 1-2 weeks in general, though we will have some short events too that will last a couple of days. New event will start when the previous one is complete. You can participate in all, or in ones you like, or the ones that suit your current knitting schedule.
When do events start?
The events start now and will end on Jan 1st, 2015.
Who can join?
Everyone is welcome! You can join at any time.
Will there be prizes?
Yes there will be! Some will be fun, others will be silly, and others will be what you most desire.
If you join the event, you have to complete all the requirements to qualify for a prize specific for that event.
Where can we chat and share projects?
Over in our Ravelry Group: Anadiomena's Adventures.  Each event will have its own thread, so for event specific chatter you will need to post in the event’s thread. Other than that, this thread is open for all discussions.
If you do not like to chat, you do not need to.

Our first event has already started:
We all have projects we want to knit but never get to them for one reason or another. I know I have a huge list for must have accessories, shawls especially.
So…. why not join us over here?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Summer Ends Set










It is that time of the year again when seasons change. The warm days are still here, but you can smell fall in the air; mornings are getting chilly and the evenings are getting colder and colder each day. This hat is the perfect cover up to carry you through the summer’s end and the beginning of the fall.
Summer Ends Hat is worked bottom up and is completely seamless. The hat features same lace and cable design as Summer Ends (scarf/infinity/cowl), and is intended to be a matching half of the set.
We hope that these fun patterns will give you lots of joy making and wearing them. They are simple enough for an adventurous beginner and interesting enough for a more seasoned knitter.
{Summer Ends Hat {

Size
Head Circumference
Yardage
cm
inches
m
yds
Toddler
46-51
18-20
247
270
Kid/
Teen
51-56
20-22
274
300
Adult
56-58
22-23
320
350

Suggested Yarns
Classic Sock Yarn by Sunshine Yarns (100% merino; 370 yds/338 m in 3.5 oz./100 gr)
Single Ply Merino Fine by Sunshine Yarns (100% merino; 420 yds/384 m in 3.5 oz./100 gr)
Dia Merino Sock by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 463 yds/423 m in 3.5 oz. /100 gr).
Merino Light by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 475 yds/434 m in 4 oz./115 gr)
Exquisite Sport by Colour Adventures (75 % merino, 10% cashmere, 15 % silk; 400 yds/366m in 4 oz./115 gr).
Silky Merino Light by Colour Adventures (70% merino, 30% silk; 438 yds/401 m in 3.5 oz/100 gr)
Shown in Blackberry and Tea Rose colorways

Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows in stockinette per 4x4 inches on US #4/3.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
US #3/ 3.25 mm circular needles (40 cm/16” or dpns);
3 stitch markers (1 in color A and 2 in color B);
3mm crochet hook or darning needle.

Summer Ends Hat
$6 CAD

Summer Ends Set
$10 CAD

{Summer Ends Scarves and Cowl {
Size
~ Length
~ Yardage
cm
inches
m
yds
Cowl
56
22
206
225
Infinity
112
44
411
450
Scarf
178
70
732
800

Suggested Yarns
Classic Sock Yarn by Sunshine Yarns (100% merino; 370 yds/338 m in 3.5 oz/100 g)
Single Ply Merino Fine by Sunshine Yarns (100% merino; 420 yds/384 m in 3.5 oz/100 g)
Dia Merino Sock by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 463 yds/423 m in 3.5 oz. /100 g)
Merino Light by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 475 yds/434 m in 4 oz/115 gr)
Silky Merino Light by Colour Adventures (70% merino, 30% silk; 438 yds/40 m in 3.5 oz/100 g)
Exquisite Sport by Colour Adventures (75 % merino, 10% cashmere, 15 % silk; 400 yds/366m in 4 oz./115 g). 
Shown in Blackberry and Rust colorways.

Notions
3.5 mm/US #4 needles
Cowl/Infinity Scarf only: scrap yarn or spare needle for holding sts
Darning needle for grafting.


Scarves & Cowl
$6 CAD

Summer Ends Set
$10 CAD


Monday, August 4, 2014

KAL Time!

Sun Spots

Blue Macaw

Alchemist


Back to School KAL

It is this time of the year again when it is still hot outside, but you can feel the autumn coming. We are starting to look at our fall catalogs, check our stash, plan some fall knitting.
It is time for the Back to School projects! And we are hosting a KAL!

Here are the details:
KAL will run from Aug 1st - Sept 30th, 2014 in my Ravelry Group: Anadiomena's Adventures
Anyone can join at any time.

To qualify for prizes, you will need to complete your projects by Sept 30th. You will also need to tag your projects with FALLKNITS as we do use tags for prize give away!

Qualifying patterns for the KAL:
Crossroads Set
Alize Series
Colour Me Series - can double enter with mother/daughter kal
Lace Adventures - can double enter with mother/daughter kal
Popular - can double enter with mother/daughter kal
Playground Shirt
Alchemist
Wild Vanilla
Ice Queen Poncho

PRIZES:
My most fav project will receive yarn and patterns for ….. you will have to find out!
Also, we will be awarding some patterns throughout the KAL, so make sure to tag your projects!


Mother and Daughter KAL

I am happy to say that by popular request we are holding our first ever Mother/Daughter KAL. I have been venturing into adult wear more and more, thus we now offer quite a few adult sized designs of my popular children’s patterns.

There are two ways you can participate in this KAL.
  1. You can use Colour Adventures yarns to knit any of you favorite mother/daughter patterns, I know I am not the only one on ravelry offering designs that are adult and child sized.
  2. You can use any of my mother/daughter designs and use any yarn you like.

For the ease of finding patterns, here is a list of qualifying patterns:
Lavanda and Romantika ebook
Capricious and Sweet Poppy ebook
Moody and Cinnamon ebook
Modern Girls ebook
Spirited and Playful Citrus ebook
Make them Mine ebook
Quirky Girls ebook
Tomboy Cardigan and My Casual Cardigan
Blue Macaw and Touch the Sky (coming soon)
Sun Spots and Poetry in Motion (coming end of Aug).

Here are the details:
KAL will run from Aug 1st - Oct 31, 2014 in my Ravelry Group: Anadiomena's Adventures
You will need to complete both garments (adult and child) to qualify for the final prize.
Anyone can join at any time.
You will need to tag your projects with GIRLRULEKAL. We do use tags to give away some prizes:)

PRIZES:
The KAL will run for 3 months, so we are going to look for ways to make it fun and exciting for everyone. So expect some surprises.
Main Prize: the most fav combo will receive a $50 gift certificate towards Colour Adventure Yarns.
We hope you will join us and will have lots of fun along the way.






Saturday, April 19, 2014

Designer Hot Spot

Almandine Hat is a seamless hat; knit from the bottom up, with cables and lace. 
The pattern has options for two styles.

Sizes: to fit toddlers, children, adults.

Yarn: Merino Light, shown in Garnets 

Mazurka is an extra soft, slouchy hat featuring fancy ribbing and a perfectly sized pompom.
The design is based on a rib pattern, timeless yet modern at the same time and will give you a perfect fit well beyond the ice skating rink. Matching cowl also available.
Sizes: child to large adult.
Yarn: Dia Aran, shown in Blossoms

Seikkailu Hat takes you on an adventures to Finland; the land of snow, Northern Lights, and lakes in the most beautiful shade of blue. So take your needles in your hands and get ready to set off on a wonderful one-skein journey!
Size: 54-57cm/21.5-23”.
Length: approx. 22.5cm/9”.
Yarn: Dia Worsted, shown in Dusk.




Drops of Honey is a large top down asymmetrical crescent 
shape shawl that combines the traditional Orenburg Honeycomb lace stitch with short rows and dropped stitches for easy elegance. Worked in lace weight wool, it’s perfect for cool summer nights.
Yarn: Lace, shown in Celadon




Tulip Mitts

A pair of mitts covered with cute little tulips that will have you longing for spring!

Sizes6” (6.75”, 7.5”)

Yarn: Merino Light, shown in Rainy Day & Bleeding Heart







Are You Kitten Me? Whether playing dress up or trying to stay warm in cold weather, this hat is perfect for every kitty‐lover in your life. Meow!

Sizes: newborn to large adult.

Yarn:  Dia Worsted, shown in Rainy Day & Mauve

Rainy Day Mitts are sure to keep your hands warm on even the chilliest days! They are worked bottom up in the round, with the thumb stitches kept live and picked up afterwards for a seamless knitting experience. Choose some unique and awesome buttons to really make your mitts one of a kind.

Sizes: one size (easily adjusted)
Yarn: Dia Worsted or Sweet Aran, shown in Olive Grove

Sweet Siren is a stunning lightweight lace top, delicately gathered at the neckline, perfect 
to wear with a pair of shorts, or a skirt.

Sizes: 28"-50" 
Yarn: Sweet Merino DK, shown in Japanese Maple



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).