Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dino Beanie mod

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A good friend of mine is due to have her second child any day now. She loves rich colour and natural fibers so I modified my Dino toque pattern to work with some thick roving I had in my collection.

I used a K hook and adjusted my increases to double the stitches on the second round and only increase every fourth stitch on the third round. This is the result. She loves it!

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Easy and quick crochet

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I am a teacher and I love to work with kids who are having trouble. I feel infinite patience with my students and enjoy coming up with new and creative ways to teach a new skill. I can be patient as a teacher but I’m not sure I’m known for my patience in my personal life.

Crafting would definitely fit into my personal life. I have the skills to pull off big projects (I think) but when it comes to following through on a long pattern or project, I tend to move on to instant gratification. That is why this project was so great!

Actually I was just eying up a pretty cowl at Shoppers Drug Mart but can’t be bothered to pay for something that I could just make and customize to whatever yarn I like.

I found this pattern free online here and was eager to give it a try.

So last night, at about 11pm, I began to crochet. I was instantly addicted to the simple-to-master pattern and could not put it down! Eventually, mommy fatigue kicked in and I reluctantly climbed my stairs and went to bed.

I woke up today and it was a little like Christmas! I couldn’t wait to get back to this project. So naturally, I did. I am thrilled with the finished product. In about 2.5 hours, I have a beautiful circular scarf that is both pretty and practical. I am already considering which yarn to try this pattern in next!

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A little birdie told me…

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The Great Toque Marathon

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As Christmas approaches, my knitting has gone from leisurely and experimental to feverishly quick. I was hired to knit 3 Canadian style toques to give to foreign visitors on their first trip to the Great White North.

But, as abundance seems to follow me everywhere now, I received an email asking if the order could be changed. To 10 toques.

I am very excited to get to email my client a photo of the first completed toque.  One down, 9 to go. Wish me luck!

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This toque was knit with Bernat Mosaic Yarn in the colour ‘Calypso’.