Emily's birthday cardigan is finished just in time. My little girl is ONE on Friday!
With thanks to Kate for the rainbow left overs.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
This time a modelled shot. It is so much easier when you have the recipient there to try it on. Thankfully not too big, despite a little fudging of the sizes. I'm loving it so far.
Now trying to decide whether to add another mini rainbow (maybe one row for each colour) a two row rainbow to whether to just continue in the biscuit colour before the bottom garter stitch border.
That is before any decisions about button bands!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
As the weeks turned into months I finally had a couple of hours in the evening to myself and a plan began to form (after many hours of browsing baby blankets on Ravelry - inspiration from here, here and here).
I started in the middle of May with four colours of Baby Cashmerino and a vague idea:
I made a lot of circles and edged them in off white.
This is the first time for a while that I have made squares that need to be seamed and it made me particularly undecisive.
I evenutally made the decision to add more colours to balance the dark and light hues so dug into my stash of Baby Cashmerino and I ended up with 8 different colours for the centres of the squares.
After a last minute purchase of a ball of orange yarn I finally had 57 squares crocheted and what I thought would be just enough off white to add a border.
However, deciding which pattern to use was challenging. I spent three evenings swapping and changing squares and taking pictures.
With some help from Twitter and Ravelry I eventually decided on number 6 - Big diagonals.
It took a couple of evenings to join the squares. I was worried I'd end up messing up the pattern, or that my small people would mix up my carefully ordered piles; however it went without a hitch. I used Lucy's granny square joining tutorial - which made a lovely flat, neat seam.
After more deliberation I added the border from the pattern, but only had enough yarn to do one repeat of the front post crochet round.
And here is the ta-daaah moment!
Another success I think - it arrived in Surrey today and I know it will be loved and cherished.
Started: 18th May 2013
Finished: 9th August 2013
Hook Size: 3.5mm
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashermino in:
Off White - ecru (101) - just over 5 1/2 balls.
Pink - candy pink (006)
Light blue (baby blue 204)
Teal - Mallard (59)
Dark Pink/purple - Hot Pink (60)
Orange- Apricot (63)
Light gray - silver - (12)
Dark gray - Dark gray (58)
I could get 8 circles from one 50g ball of yarn with a tiny bit left over.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
A "Granny's Favourite" in King Cole Bamboo Cotton for T's best friend who is 3 the day after him (on Monday). Luckily, she is a little dot, so I'm making the 2 year old version, with slightly shorter sleeves. This is designed to "go with anything" - and will hopefully be a very useful addition to her wardrobe. Sleeve one was completed this evening, which gives me two more evenings to finish this before K's party on Saturday. I haven't even thought about buttons.
Monday, June 24, 2013
My two are keeping me busy, Em is now 7 months
She can sit unaided, is trying to shuffle forward and is very vocal! Thomas will be three in a couple of weeks. Where does the time go?
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Monday, April 08, 2013
You need to make more
All lined up and ready to go
Off to the craft stall at The Big Chocolate Tea Party in Wolverhampton; to raise money for the Sick Children's Trust
That's if Thomas will let them go (he got to keep the first one!)
With Thanks to Jacquie for the fabulous pattern and allowing me to sell these.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Monday, February 04, 2013
I bought the pattern back in 2009 and have thought about casting on numerous times but have never quite managed it.
So, as my little girl has kindly given me my evenings back, I have made her a cardigan.
It took me a couple of weeks, and I'm lucky it didn't take much longer as it only just fits (I made the 3 month size and she is 3 months this week)
I'm not convinced she likes it, or maybe it is just the photographer she is sticking her tongue out at... Cute baby, lovely knitwear!