A Shrug for Christmas

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I was delighted to receive a gorgeous shrug for Christmas. Knitted by my mother. The yarn is a mix of acrylic, wool, alpaca, polyester and viscose. Very soft and luxurious. To be washed by hand… I definitely do not want to felt it (as I did with my Algaca Beanie). My mother expressively explained to me how to take care of it. I am sure my mistake will be a running joke for years and years. lol

I am not sure how to name the color of this yarn… Dark plum? I found that this particular color is very hard to photograph in the winter light. The ground is covered by snow and the light has a definite sharpness. After many trials and errors, I found that shiny white polyester, light beige, grey and black is the combination that allow me to capture the real color.

Being warm and cozy, this shrug is perfect when reading during the cold season. To read well through the night…

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My First Knitted Baby Clothes – Sweater and jump suit

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These sweater and jump suit are the very first clothes I  have knitted. This was 20 years ago. When yarn began to attract me. You may feel that attraction yourself. You walk innocently on a sidewalk when you realise you just passed a yarn store. Your feet are directing you to the entrance even before you made a conscious decision to enter. Once inside, you see and touch the sweetest and softest yarn. And while going through the magazines you find the perfect pattern for that yarn!

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My First Ever Knitting Project

My first (and imperfect) quilt - francenadeau.com

My First (and Imperfect) Quilt

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My First Paper-Pieced Blocks

My first paper-piecing pattern

My First Paper-Piecing Pattern

Cardinal and Red Berries Quilt - francenadeau.com

My First Free-Motion Quilting

 

 

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses

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The first step is knitting the top and making a crochet border. The second step is to sew the skirt and the ribbons. This dress is for a 1-2 years-old girl.

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An old t-shirt was used to make the skirt and the ribbons. Look at this raspberry color!

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The crochet borders are made of scallops (three double crochets).

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There are three different textures: the knitted white yarn, the little squares on the cotton and the crocheted scallops unifying them.

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This dress is for a 4-5 years-old girl.

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Again, an old t-shirt was used for the skirt and the ribbons. You can see it was a twin to the raspberry t-shirt.

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When crocheting the borders with a sweet-green yarn (the same I used for the Sweet Summer Scarf), a hole appeared at the armpit. (If you want to discover any mistakes you may have made, take a picture!)

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I like this mix of colors. And, again, the various textures.

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Knitted and Crocheted Dress Tops - francenadeau.com

Knitted and Crocheted Dress Tops

Pink Knitted Pouches

Pink Knitted Pouches

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Romantic Hearts

 

Pink Knitted Pouches

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Two little pouches made of pink baby yarn. Soft yarn that glides smoothly on the needles. Each pouch is basically one rectangle that is folded in two. I used cross-stitch patterns to make the hearts and rosebuds.

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After having joined the sides, sewn the lining and sewn the zipper, I embroidered a green line along the top edge with the coral stitch.

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Then, I crocheted Eight-Petal Crochet Flowers and leaves. I could not resist adding beads to complete the look.

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More knitting:

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first-knit-baby-blanket First Ever Knitting Project