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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Something else I've been up to lately...

Not knitting related, sorry, though that is the primary purpose of this blog I do other things, too.

Namely, write. Which some of you know, having met me in a previous life *g*

Throwing up some old stories on wattpad, check them out if you're so inclined. - D

Friday, July 25, 2014

What I've been up to lately : My Company, My Patterns, Designing

It occurred to me that some of you may be aware of the company I've started, and some not. I see that people are reading my blog, but not necessarily who (comment! introduce yourself! I'm nice!). So, while I have been knitting, I haven't been doing a ton of hand-knitting. Instead, I've taken up machine knitting. Because, clearly, I needed another hobby. You can see one of my machines in the background of the pictures on the last post. The tank top I knit for my son was made on the machine - a Brother KH-260 Bulky. The main reason I took up machine knitting is that I needed to find a way to knit faster. I started my own knitwear company, Enfants Tricotes, a while back. Website is here, and facebook page is here It's definitely been a learning experience! I'm quite proud of some of my fall designs, however, and thought I'd share some pictures here on the blog. First up is a gold pinafore, complete with acorn tucked into the pocket;
Then we have flared pants, a golden short sleeve shirt, and headband;
The yarn I'm using is Halcyon Perle Cotton, and it's just gorgeous. You can see a lot more pictures on facebook. I'm very much enjoying designing, though it has it's frustrating moments. I was just curious if anyone reading would like me to publish the patterns for these items on ravelry? I don't know if there would be any interest, and before I go to the trouble of typing them all up I thought I'd ask. They'd be for sale, sorry, no freebies this time, girl's gotta pay the mortgage! If you're interested, please let me know. And now back to knitting. Goal is to make five pairs of mittens this weekend. Think I can do it? -D

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tank top I made

When I asked him to try on the tank top I'd made him, I perhaps should have specified, "and hold still!"
Or, "Don't try to take it off before I've taken a picture!"
Or, "Try not to look like I'm torturing you!" 
I think my days of using my kid as a child model are over...