Tricksy Blog: Yarn Information Yarn is categorized into weights (how thick the strand is). The yarn weight gives you an idea of what size knitting needle to use; how big the stitches will be, how thick the knitted fabric will be, and what types of garment would be appropriate for the yarn. “Yarn weight” (thickness) is not the same as the total weight (grams or ounces) of the skein or ball. Yarn weight terminology can be confusing; not all yarn manufacturers use the same language. Some of the language doesn’t tell you much about the weight (for example, while “fine” tells you the yarn is thin, “sport” doesn’t tell you much unless you are familiar with the category standards).
Color Theory 101: selecting yarns that go together A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly. You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory. That’s how! Most yarn lines contain a wide range of of colors. DIY Chunky Beaded Statement NecklaceFlamingo Toes I’ve been wanting to make one of those darling chunky beaded statement necklaces for a while now. They are so popular - you can find them in most designer shops and boutiques. I love how you can really mix up combinations of beads and styles with them – the possibilities are so fun! This cute necklace is a mix of wood, glass, & crochet beads - and I love how they all look together!
About Hi! My name is Ariane, I am a French Canadian knitter living in cold and windy Montréal... which is awesome to wear knitted garment! Winters are long, freezing and snowy, Falls are beautiful, and Springs are cold enough for gorgeous handknitted shawls. Summers? Well... at night it's chilly! How could a knitter ask for more? Turtlegirl's Bloggy Thing » Blog Archive » Tutorial: Twister Garter Cuff/Edging Nov 4th, 2010 by turtlegirl76 When I was putting together the Breaking Hearts Sock pattern, I wanted to find a good reference for knitters to go to for the twisted garter cuff. I was surprised to find that there’s really nothing out there other than the google books preview of the tutorial from The Sock Knitter’s Workshop (excellent book. Buy it).
Birdie Decoration This is my pattern/tutorial for a hanging Birdie Decoration. A completely useless object of course, but very cute all the same. It's an easy project to make, great for using up odds and ends of yarn and can be used in all sorts of ways to bring a little good cheer. This little birdie is made in four pieces :: a round flat circle for the body, a small triangle for the beak and 2 leafy shapes for the wings.
DIY Easy Norwegian House Slippers (the crochet version by Mommyknows) Last week after Craftzine so kindly put my Candy Sushi post up on their site, I found this nifty tutorial for Norwegian house slippers over there as well. I loved them, and the crafty side of me, that I try so very hard to suppress, just came bubbling to the surface. I was going to make these slippers! Minted Strawberry: DIY: Easy Gem and Tassel Necklace These past few weeks I've been in such an emotional roller coaster I can't even begin to describe to you guys. For now, everything's...okay. I appreciate all the prayers and encouraging messages. I'm trying to get back on track and remembering why I started this blog in the first place, so I'm trying to motivate myself to post more and such. Bear with me, guys.
Spud & Chloë — Blog What a little pumpkin! Halloween and the season of Jack o’ Lanterns may be past, but it’s still pumpkin season in my book. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin soup, and, of course… pumpkin pie! Comment détricoter proprement jusqu'à un certain rang... Frog pond edition In Japan, the kajika goes kerokero. In Spain the rana sings cruá-cruá.