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Monday, 25 June 2012

Fun Cardie


Sometimes I think it would be fun to be a little girl again - the clothes are so pretty...  ahhh... sigh...

I had a lot of fun knitting this particular little number.  Using a Sirdar pattern and Patons London 8ply variegated yarn with some fun changes in pattern along the way made this project irresistable to put down.  Although next time, I would knit the bands around the bottom in rib rather than garter stitch as it didn't want to sit flat.

Knitted at size 3-4yrs, it's perfect for an adorable little miss!


Front of Cardigan

Detail

More Detail

Back of Cardigan
This particular pattern is a definite knit again project.  Watch this space for one day when I find the perfect wool.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Guinea Flower

I love Australian Native Flowers, they seem to hide away until the weather conditions are perfect and then they surprise with gorgeous colour and intricate detail when you look at them in detail.

When I found out DHs aunty was turning 70, I decided to dig out a bookmark kit and stitch it for her.  She is a lover of Australian Natives and so this Guinea Flower design was perfect for her.  Did I mention that she is also an avid reader?

When finished, it was wrapped in gorgeous native flower paper and put inside a card from an Aussie artist, then posted.

Obviously she liked it as I received a lovely e-mail from her thanking me.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Cabled Ribs?

Not real ribs, but the ribbing on a jumper!  Variegated yarn makes a plain pattern very interesting and then, when used in a cable pattern, the intrigue for how it was knitted increases.  This jumper has been knitted from Creative Fibres pure wool (colour Spring) which was overdyed to give the glorious colour.  So soft to knit with using Patons Classics Pattern baby/toddler book.  Size 2 child.

The jumper

Detail of cabled band
When I was knitting the bands for this jumper, I kept on thinking of fariy floss on a sunny summer day with butterflies flitting to and fro - hopefully the little girl that this has been gifted to will be a fairy in her imaginary play.  :)