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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Baby Clothes...

Here is my latest attempt at crochet. A nice, simple pattern which was produced by 'Panda' yarns. I chose to crochet this cardigan in Patons Dreamtime 4ply 100% Australian Merino Baby wool.

It's been a long time since I have completed any baby knitted/crocheted items and this was very enjoyable to do. I had forgotten how nice baby clothing is to make.
So soft and cuddly. This size is to fit approx 6months, so it's the perfect light weight cardigan for those slightly cooler days we sometimes get in summer. The cardigan will be given away in a week or two (when the baby arrives) to my swim coach for his very first grandchild.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Stained Glass - sort of........

At the end of each year when our SS&Q Group has Christmas Dinner, 2 Elves will hand out a parcel to each group member. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make the challenge set out in the gift box. You then get 6 months to make the challenge for it to be revealed at the Christmas In July lunch. This year, the Elves chose "Stained Glass". The challenge was fantastic, with 21 out of 50 members completing the task.

Here is my entry
Above: The central section
Below: Quilting detail

The rest of the stained glass challenges can be viewed here on the Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters blog. Beware - there is some fantastic eye candy on the group blog! :) Enjoy.