Modification Monday: Norwegian Hat

Modification Monday: Norwegian Hat|

Original Pattern:Frosted Alpine Hat 

Knitter Extraordinaire: Corinne (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed up the colourwork to feature a snowflake fair isle design, and higher contrast edges and details. Plenty of great details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: This was a great way to approach a mod- Corinne had knit the original hat pattern a few times, and decided to try something new with it.  As she was already familiar with the pattern, it was a great way for her to get started with a modification- she originally wanted to include the snowflakes on the ear flaps, but it wasn’t working out and she ripped back to keep them green. The colours are great, as well- the high contrast black and white give a lot of pop again the green, and d I like the black  edging around the bottom of the hat.  Her notes show the thought she out into this and the changes she made along the way, and the result is a truly fantastic hat!

Modification Monday: Norwegian Hat|

Pin Ups: My Favourite Things This Week

***Don’t forget today is the last day to get a copy of the Nashira pattern for 50%! Use the code: knittedbliss when you checkout to get it for only $3.***

Pin Ups: S'mores Rick Krispies|

Don’t you love it when two favourites are combined into one awesome dessert? yeah, me too. S’mores Rice Krispies!!!

Pin Ups: Tomato Basil Soup|

This lovely recipe for tomato basil soup with cheese tortellini is delicious! You have to do a lot of scrolling through many photos to get to the recipe (like pretty much every recipe these days), but it’s well worth it.

Pin Ups: DIY Instagram Frame|

I love this DIY instagram photo frame-  who doesn’t want to spend a little more time looking at their favourite instagram shots without string at their phone? This one repurposes a generic larger frame, and the outer rim is brightened up with washi tape. Speaking of washi tape….

Pin Ups: Washi tape office supplies|

This awesome post has me wanting to cover pretty much every office thing on my desk in pretty washi tape. I’m going to bring my washi tapes into the office next week and get cracking on prettifying all my things.

Pin Ups: Daily fruit and Veggies|

I love this visual guide for getting your daily amount of fruit and veggies- there is something about actually seeing a photo of how much that really is that has helped me focus on getting more of my daily quota.

Pattern Sale: Get 50% of Nashira!

Hey all you awesome knitters- until end of day on Friday, I’m offering 50% off the Nashira pattern, which means you can get it right now for only $3!

Use coupon code: knittedbliss

Long time blog readers, you know I don’t do pattern sales very often, so this is pretty special. I thought it would be a nice time  of year to do this, as most of us are  beginning to feel the coolness in the evenings, and soon Fall is coming. Nashira is a great scarf/shawl for keeping the chill away. It’s definitely better for warmer weather in the laceweight version here:


The laceweight version took about 500 yards of Tanis Fiber Arts Mulberry Silk Silver Label, shown here in ‘Dove’.  Check out the pattern page on Ravelry here. 

And if you totally want to get ready for winter, here is an easy modification for Aran weight:


The Aran weight version took about 500 yards of Aran weight, seen here in Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label in ‘Deep Sea’.

I also like how different these projects look, with one being in a solid colour, and the other with more tonal variety. Coupled with the gauge difference, it makes for two very different looks from one pattern. Which version are you going to make?

Modification Monday: Colorwork Wyeth

Modification Monday: Wyeth Cardigan|

Original Pattern: Wyeth

Knitter Extraordinaire: Liz (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed out the textured arrow design for colourwork instead, and only did 4 arrows, including changing some of the directions. Details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: You would never know this was Liz’s first sweater, would you? I wish I had this sweater in my closet, I love the colourwork arrows, and the overall palette that she chose for the sweater and contrasting arrows is simple and classic. And talk about a great idea, switching out a textural design for colourwork! I need to look at designs in a new way now, and consider changing a textured design for a colourful one- I absolutely love how her sweater turned out.

Modification Monday: Wyeth Cardigan|

FO Outtakes: Lady Bat Plus Toddler

Outtakes: Lady Bat |

These are some of the outtakes from  our playground FO photoshoot for the Lady Bat sweater (for the official photos, check out the FO post, here) . It was a challenging shooting with Lila scampering about and still keeping an eye on her, but that’s just life with a two year old. I actually think we would use this location again for a another photoshoot, it was at least a fun time!

Outtakes: Lady Bat |

 I don’t think I’d have used this photo even if I wasn’t being photobombed- the skirt is bunching weirdly. Maybe if I cropped it?

Outtakes: Lady Bat |

I think my legs look very weird at that angle in the above shot, so it was a no-go as well.

As seen here, Lila got a hold of the camera during what must haven been a weak parenting moment:

Outtakes: Lady Bat |

Clearly it was not in autofocus mode. I then used my smartphone (that’s the blurry rectangle in my hand, above) to put on this video, which then sparked a park dance party:

Outtakes: Lady Bat |

but the light was fading fast anyways, so after a bit of dancing, it was clearly time to go home.  I hope you enjoyed the outtakes!