Sunday, January 15, 2017

Good things come to an end

Pattern: "Roger that" by Anne Hanson, Yarn: Three Irish Girls Felicity Worsted in the colorway "Chambray"

Just like with my beauty blog Coup de Coeur, after almost 5 years of blogging, I find myself ready to say goodbye to Ilham Knitting. When I started this blog, I just wanted a space to share my rekindled love with fiber arts and I have enjoyed the conversations here :)
I am also happy that I was never on a "set schedule" and blogged when I felt like it.
No schedule, no reviews, no obligations!

All good things come to an end....
Just like with my beauty blog, I have shared everything I wanted: favorite type of projects, designers, yarns, colors etc...

I feel that the above picture summarizes so well my knitting approach.
I took it one night when I couldn't sleep and I decided to knit instead. As an insomniac, most of my knitting is done at night....
It is my favorite project ie a blanket in my favorite color (blue) with Three Irish Girls, a brand that made me fall in love with hand-dyed  yarns.
 Finally, I am knitting a pattern by one of my favorite designers of all times Anne Hanson :)
The small paintings represent Beacon Hill and Boston Public Gardens, two places that I still love so much after all these years....

Thank you for reading my blog and for being a part of my fiber journey :)
I can still be found on ravelry as redecouverte and instagram as aminaknitting
Happy knitting!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Stockpiling

I am known to knit over and over the same patterns because...well sometimes I just want to knit and not think about what I am doing. The top 3 patterns that I have knitted over and over and memorized are "The Spiral Blanket of Awesomeness" by former owner of Three Irish Girls Sharon McMahon, "Hot Waffles" by Anne Hanson and "Caravan  blanket" by Anne Hanson too.
Lately I find myself obsessed with Eventide by Tanis Lavallee too!
I have just binded off my 6th version of it.
I can't wear all of them so I find myself making extra to store away and give away as gifts.
Since this summer, I have been mostly stockpiling knitted items for gift-giving :)

Like this "Spiral blanket of Awesomeness" using scraps of Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK



or this "Eventide Shawl" using Malabrigo Rios in Plomo and Fresco y seco


or another spiral blanket of awesomeness using Julie Spins Eurosock in "Sing me a rainbow"


 but most importantly, I find myself stockpiling a lot of baby knits !!! No baby in sight but baby knits are just so adorable, fast, fun and did I say adorable??
Like this "Ode to Doris" cardigan in Tanis Fiber Arts Purewash DK yarns in "bisou"



To a season of stockpiling and happy comfort knitting :)