Fluffy Fibers: Episode 12

Baby Cardigans and Flannel Blanket for my Niece

Cardigans and flannel blanket for my niece born June 7.


Don’t miss the contest results and the new giveaway at the end of the episode!
Download the episode (41:58) here.
Here are the direct feed and the iTunes page for the podcast.

I am Kittystitches on Ravelry and the podcast also has a Ravelry group and forum.



2. SEWING PROJECTS (7:10)             

             2.a Recent Finishes

Blouses for both Choupie and me in Liberty Mitsi, out of the Susanne pattern by Citronille: women’s pattern and kids’ pattern (pictured above)
– Flannel blanket for my niece who was born on June 7th!
– Hot off the sewing machine: “robe de retour de noces” for my future sister-in-law, for the day after her and my brother’s wedding. Pattern: New Look 6557. Out of a cotton fabric with a light taupe background and cream dots.

             2.b Upcoming projects
– Dress for me to attend my brother’s wedding. I’m thinking Simplicity 2580, with the cowl neckline, in a vibrant purple. Fabric is from Minerva Crafts (the fabric I got it this one) after reading about them on Melissa’s blog.
– Dress for Choupie for the wedding; also in purple
La Droguerie started a line of sewing patterns and fabrics, and I kitted up a few projects for Choupie, Seb and me when I visited the shop in Paris a few weeks ago. (Sadly, they do not sell online.)  



       3.a Finishes
I’ve been knitting almost exclusively for babies for the past year or so! My finishes can be found on my ravelry project page (browse by “recently completed”).

Baby Cardigan for my Niece

– Kimono à côtes plates (above) out of Lang merino 120 for my niece. Can be found in the English book by La Droguerie, La Droguerie’s Babies.
–  Brassière à empiècement arrondi (below) out of Passard Bout d’Chou (which I confused for some Drops yarn on the podcast).

Brassière à rangs raccourcis

             3.b In progress
Baby blanket for my niece, out of De Rerum Natura Gilliatt.
– I proclaim my participation to the Summer of Lace and Beads after listening about it on The Knitmore Girls podcast. I am currently knitting Georgiana by Susanna IC, from the Jane Austen Knits 2011 issue (by Interweave). Out of Isager Strik Alpaca in a dusty mauve.             

             3.c Upcoming Projects
I want to make more lace shawls! Feel free to suggest some designs.    

4. CROCHET (31:05)
               4.a Just Finished
A year after being inspired by Katia’s crocheted shawl, I finally whipped up my own Half Granny Square shawl in Lang Mille Colori Socks and Lace (colourway #53). No pictures yet.

       3.b In progress and upcoming
Home decor items in cotton for our new home!  

5. CONTEST (35:14) 
Contest results:

Sponsored by MariaDenmark, who translates and sells Onion (and Minikrea) patterns.
1. Minikrea patterns for baby girls: Spencer Dress 10003, Balloon Pants 10301, and Kimono Set 10400
2. Minikrea patterns for baby boys or girls: Baggy Pants 10300, Romper 10401, Overalls 10450, Snowsuit 10550.

3. Minikrea patterns for kids : Tunic 20200, Baggy Pants 20300, Empire Dress 30000, Hoodie 30500. 4. Local and organic goodies (chocolate made in Montpellier, organic tea).   

1. Jasmin Knitmore
2. Maxi
3. Momglouglou
4. Gabrielle.
Gabrielle, your details weren’t included in your comment – please contact me with your details so I can send out your package. Thank you!

New giveaway!

Elizabeth Doherty, who owns the BlueBee Studio Ravelry store, has kindly offered to give out 3 patterns, so there will be 3 winners.
Just leave a comment to this post letting me know the design you like best and would like to win in her collection.
This giveaway concerns her self-published designs only, meaning those directly available through her Blue Bee Studio store.

Contest will run until July 31st (Paris time).  

Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.

22 thoughts on “Fluffy Fibers: Episode 12

  1. missy says:

    Isabelle, I'm so glad to hear from that you are on the road to complete health. Madame Choupie is not only beautiful but also so blessed to have such a talented mother to make her clothing. Do you think when she is older she will only want one of kind everything? lol

    Your Podcast is wonderful and I have emailed the link to a few friends in my knitting group. I am just learning to knit but I find inspiration in your blog to keep practicing and raising my knowledge base.

    hugs to you and yours.


  2. docksjo says:
  3. Anonymous says:

    Je ne sais pas si j'ai tout compris en tout cas je m'améliore même si je suis obligée d'écouter le podcast en plusieurs fois. Félicitations pour le mariage de votre frère ça doit être génial de pouvoir coudre pour sa future belle-soeur !Si je suis toujours, on peut gagner un modèle et j'ai bien envie de tenter ma chance. Ce serait la première fois que je me frotterais à de l'anglais pour les explications. Mon modèle favori de ce que j'ai vu sur la page de Blue Bee Studio est le Millrace shawl. Bises à little Choupie. Valérie


  4. Evelyn says:

    Lovely to hear your voice again on your podcast. I'm so glad you are healing well ~ welcome back. Thanks for the chance to win a Doughtery design … I would love to knit the Coleridge! : )

    projectstashEL on Ravelry


  5. Speattle (on Ravelry) says:

    Oh, I am so happy to hear you again. Congratulations to you sister on the birth of her own daughter. Between your own little girl and the offspring of your siblings, your needles will always be busy!

    Of the Blue Bee patterns, I am particularly drawn to the Alewives Hat. I can promise I will enjoy knitting this if I get the chance to win the pattern.

    Have a wonderful rest of the summer and keep in good health!


  6. melissa says:

    What a wonderful thing to listen to on my walk to work this morning in the bright sunshine! It's so good to hear your voice again, and I'm glad you were able to find the perfect jersey at Minerva. 🙂 Congrats on the new flat, too, and good luck for the move! Fingers crossed Petit Mingon doesn't try to go back to her old “home”!


  7. Maria says:

    It is so wonderful to hear your voice again. When the intro was playing I was positively beaming as it was like reuniting with an old friend. 🙂 I'm sorry to hear you have been unwell but happy that you have recovered. I look forward to hearing more about your future knitting, sewing and crotcheting adventures!


  8. Penny says:

    Hello 🙂 I've just discovered your lovely podcast, I hope you're able to keep podcasting!

    My favourite pattern is the Coleridge, although I love several of them!


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