Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Callie's Foxy Fox...

I'm in the middle of a sweater project which I'm doing from scratch with no pattern which means I need to occasionally take a break here and there and knit something up which requires no real thinking. Just some fun mindless knitting, you what I mean? Lo and behold, I remembered TOK's Mr. Fox Stole My Heart which I knitted up for MB and thought it would be a cute project to make for Callie Bear; plus use up some of my stash! But did I just end up knitting this cute adorable fox from straight from the pattern? No, of course not. Silly me. I actually combined it with Zoe Woods' Faux Fox Fur Stole. You can check out my pattern notes on my raverly page which I aptly named Two-N-One Fox. Now Callie & Aunt Mary Beth are super stylish in their fox stoles :)





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Sunday, November 25, 2012

it's a zig, it's a zag...

Hello Friends...

So I just recently (as in last weekend, I know, should've posted sooner) finished a quick test knit for the awesomely colorful Lee Meredith at leethalknits.com. The pattern is basically 3-in-1 since it includes the mitts (fingerless or full mittens), legwarmers, and a cowl. Plus, you can choose all sorts of different chevron color choices. I had a blast knitting it up and it really didn't take that long. It is colorwork with stranded knitting, so a bit of experience with that helps, but over all it's not a terribly difficult knit. You can check out all my knitting notes at www.ravelry.com/projects/natandcallie/flying-vs-mitts.

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To check out Lee's cool and hip pattern, go to her website or to her raverly page here.














xoxo,
nat

Thursday, November 8, 2012

it's finally fall...

It's November 8th and it's finally autumn here in Los Angeles! Yay! I went out today in the drizzle to finally get some shots of Callie wearing her new Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious coat. I'm still in super awe over how cute this came out. Lorraine Hearn (the designer) has a winner with this one as well as all the other patterns in her new e-book.

Cheers,
nat

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ...


"So when the cat has got your tongue, there's no need for dismay! Just summon up this word and then you've got a lot to say! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" 
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I just love how this coat turned out! I can't wait for Callie to wear it so I can actually post pictures of her in it, but alas it's still hot in the Valley (about 98℉ as I type this...ugh) and having a 2 year old model in this heat is not gonna happen. It was a very quick and fun knit and I'm sure I'll be making another one as soon as Callie outgrows this one :) How could I not? Too cute!!!

The pattern is from a very talented knit wear design by the name of Lorriane Hearn. You can check out ALL her patterns for sale on her website at http://www.mypdfpatterns.com and at her raverly.com page at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/lorraine-hearn. The pattern for this jacket is the Eco Knit Child/Adult Adaptable Horseshoe Jacket and is found in her Aspley Collection Book 1. The first time I saw it on raverly, I knew I just had to have it. I actually changed up a few things on this knit, but for more precise notes, check out my raverly page at http://www.ravelry.com/projects/natandcallie/eco-knit-child-adult-adaptable-horseshoe-jacket.

Now onto my next project...

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

my pretty friend...



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Just a quick post here cause my friend Char is too pretty not to show off! This was a super quick knit from Cowgirls by Cathy Carron (although you can also find it in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2009). I used Knit Picks® Andes del Campo Yarn in Dove Heather, but in hindsight I wished I would have used a brighter color. Oh well, just another reason to knit another up one ;)

You can see more info on my raverly page here.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

busy as a bee...

Hi Folks & Fellow Knitters :)

I've been so busy knitting away on some fun & special projects, that I've neglected my lil blog here. Boo me! Please pardon my laziness in writing away, but let me show you all the cool stuff I've been knitting!

First, and I must apologize here for not having a photo of this beautiful finished scarf, but I was soooo excited to send it as a gift to my sister-in-law Marybeth, that I completely forgot. Yikes! In any case, this was a small, yet thoughtful gift I knitted up from Berroco's #298 Blackstone Tweed™& Blackstone Tweed™ Chunky pattern book. It's the Payson scarf and it was so fast & easy to knit up! I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed in North Pole Heather and it came out so pretty...like winter petals! Check out my notes on this on my raverly site. I called it Shakespeare's Words :)

After one pattern repeat
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Blocking!
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My next new favorite & totally RAD knit is a free design by Nora Gaughan called Cloos. Here is my friend Olga modeling and it is my new favorite accessory! I used just the Berroco Vintage™ and not the DK weight on this since I wanted a heavier feel with less drape. Worked out great! Check it out here on my raverly... Se SoĆ»ler!!  

PS: I've gotten that never ending request from my sister to knit one up for her, so I'll be making Cloos Part II soon - as soon as she picks out a color :)

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And like everyone else, I too also jumped on the Aidez by Cirilia Rose bandwagon. Check it out here as I like to call it, Morrissey & Jonny used to play nice...
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Miss Olga
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OK, so now that I was a complete Berroco whore & spokesperson ;), I want to just show you guys what I'm currently working on. I will go into further details as soon as I'm finished with this fun & awesome project, but you MUST check out Lorraine Hearn's new e-book with TONS of fun patterns which are all going to charity for a new school. This one is the Eco Knit Child/Adult Adaptable Horseshoe Jacket and I've decided to call mine Step n' Time! (Follow my progress on raverly here). How friggin' cute is this!???



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Till next time!
xoxo
nat

Friday, August 3, 2012

midnight train to georgia...

Hello friends and fellow travelers! I just returned from a month long vacation in Atlanta, GA. I didn't exactly take the "Midnight Train", but does the MARTA count at 10 pm??? I say yes...

So, like I mentioned, I was there for a month. It was awesome! Callie & I stayed with my brother and his wife (thank you two from the bottom of my ❤). Check out some (and this is just a mini fraction) of all the cool & fun stuff we did while visiting:

Turner Field...Go Braves!
chop, chop!



Willie B. & Callie
pool!
panda time!

we love cut out boards!
the moving bird



While I was frolicking in the sun with Callie Bear, I visited a LYS called Lovin' Knit over in Marietta. I was so warmly greeted by the staff, especially Cheryl (shout out) who really helped me choose a fun yarn to knit up some hexipuffs on my flight back home. The owner Pat was there as well, and was giving a knitting class which is always an encouraging sight. The shop is filled, and I mean filled with delicious yarn goodies! It's porn for yarn lovers in there! Seriously.

lovin' knit!


yarn bomb!



Sunday, July 8, 2012

off to the woods, but to the sea first..

So happy to report that I finished my ships & seaside cowl KAL just in time! Yay! My dear friend Charlyn modeled the finished the project for me in some serious hot weather here in the San Fernando Valley, but she made it look like an ordinary spring day. She's a such an inspiration to me too. I ❤ that girl!




And just when I thought one cowl was enough, I had to get all excited over the Capra yarn from Knit Picks I purchased and knit up another one as well. Check it out!








I used the Easy Mobius Capelet by Haley Waxberg as my point of reference. Unfortunately, my circulars weren't long enough to create a true moebius, so I just did a full twist when I joined my stitches. Oh, and the yarn on this...WOW! Let's just say, it's now my new ultimate favorite yarn. Can't say enough great things about it, it's that amazing. For real.






And finally, look what I found hiding in the forest...RAWR!

















How much fun is this sweater? Too much I tell ya. It's the ears that get me. Every. Single. Time. ❤
That Tiny Owl Knits. She sure knows how to design the cutest stuff.