Sunday, 15 January 2017

Addi Pro One Piece, Two Layer Mittens

I followed Suzy Notting AddiKingLoomersandKnits mitten pattern; Addi Express Professional Mittens Pattern with Tutorial and I was inspired to create a one piece double layer version. These are quick and easy to make. So bring on winters, we have you covered for mild or not so mild winters to come.  Whether you choose Suzy's one layer or my two layer pattern, they are both perfect for friends, family and charity.

Suzy's Mitten;

My Mitten;

Here is the adult size pattern that I came up with. "Addi Pro One Piece, Two Layer Mittens".  I recommend following Suzy's video to learn how to do the thumb (16 min 50 seconds into the video). Enjoy!

Important notes
*Do not reset counter once you cast on. 
*This pattern basically creates a big mitten (outer) and a slightly smaller mitten (inner) all in one piece. The end with 29 rows needs to be placed on the inside of the mitten, so make sure you remember which end is which. I usually leave a much longer tail when casting off, so I know that this is the smaller mitten.

Reset counter then Cast on
Complete 30 rows, counter should indicate 30 rows
Work thumb for 26 rows, counter should indicate 56 rows
Complete 74 rows, counter should indicate 130 rows
Work another thumb for 24 rows, counter should indicate 154 rows
Complete 29 more rows, counter should indicate 183 rows
Leave a tail long enough to remove stitches.
Using this long tail, Cast off stitches from Addi

 Cinch end closed. Turn end with 29 rows into the end with 30 rows. 

Cinch other end closed and tie the ends together and hide tails between the two layers.

Sew inside thumb and outside thumb together.

That's it! And as Suzy states in her video; "Don't forget to make one more" :)
Thank you Suzy for the inspiration.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A new year, new toy

Well it's a new year and I got a new toy! With some of last year's profit from my Etsy shop TerrilenesCraftRoom, I purchased an Addi-Express Professional circular knitting machine (22 needle) on Amazon (and more yarn, of course J).
My first project was a preemie hat. I highly recommend this type of small project for anyone starting out/ first time using a circular knitting machine.I followed Liane Huntley's Video; Addi knitting machine, part 1 premature baby hats (by Teeny Weeny Hats) 

It was super simple and of course, one hat led to making another and another. I now have over one hundred made to donate to our local Hospital. I am working on making some adult size hats to donate as well, these will be made on my Addi King size, which I received from my hubby for Christmas, spoiled I know J. I am following this awesome pattern;
Knit a Reversible Hat on your Addi King Knitting Machine in 30 Minutes or Less” from Yay For Yarn. She does a great job with her tutorials, they are so easy to follow. 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

So excited, The Crochet Crowd is conducting another charity challenge
Here is the link for the video
Feel Good Charity Challenge

Saturday, 23 April 2016


Decided this week to start making some hats for cancer patience, I fell in love with this pattern from;
Basic Beanie Crochet Pattern
One down, a few to go :)
I will bring to our local Hospital, when I get a few more made up.


I thought I  should start my blog by listing a couple of projects I have accomplished before I had a Blog. I have been trying to keep a record on my Pinterest  board, From My Craft Room
Preemie hats, mitts, booties off to The Crochet Crowd (mikeysmail) Donation Drive for Crafting for a Cure. 2012. Patterns here:

Preemie hats, mitts, booties for The Crochet Crowd (mikeysmail) Donation Drive for Crafting for a Cure. 2012. 
Patterns here: Red Heart Preemie Hats

Special Olympics 2012 Scarf Project

They're off to the Special Olympics in style!

Clipping from our Local Newspaper
"Thanks to many local 'knitters', Saugeen Shores' Special Olympians are off  to the National Games in Alberta in style in their 'Olympic Scarves'.
More than 650 Special Olympics athletes will travel to St. Albert and Jasper, Alberta for the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games being held from February 28 to March 3.
There are eight local athletes in all who will be attending - five curlers, a speed skater, a Nordic Skier and a snowshoe competitor.
The Special Olympics organization put out a national request for 2500 scarves to be made for the athletes, their families, supporters, coaches and volunteers in the powder blue, white and red colour combination of the games.
Spearheaded by Terri Plaunt in Saugeen Shores, several crocheters and knitters, including one gentleman, stepped in to take up the challenge, knitting more than 50 scarves, each unique in design."
I actually did mine in Tunisian Stitch and added the year on one of them. All the Ladies and Gentleman in the back row are my friends who offered to help me make all the scarves. They made some pretty special scarves for some pretty special and wonderful people.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Well I opened my Etsy shop.

Here is what I  placed in the About page
Mom to one awesome daughter and two sweet granddaughters. I am a Maintenance Manager at our local Nuclear Generating Station which I have been employed with for the past 28 years. My mother taught me how to crochet, knit and sew at a young age and I love all of it. Trying to plan for my retirement, a little, I decided to set up an Etsy shop and with a little luck, it grows enough to keep me busy when I do retire in 2 years. :)
Some of the profit from this shop will go towards purchasing yarn to make charitable items. I especially enjoy making hats, mitts and scarves for the less fortunate and preemie clothes.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

This is my first blog and my first post, and I have no idea what I am doing... yet.  I am along time fan of websites like Bev's Country Cottage and The Crochet Crowd. So, I thought I would start my very own Blog, to have a place to share patterns that I create for charity and the ones I create to sell on my new Etsy store. So here goes... uhmmm something! :)