Sunday, 31 July 2011

Saturday, 16 July 2011

In Threes Cardigans

I mentioned in a previous post that I was making a pair of In Three's Cardigans for my two girls. Well I've finished them and finally sewn the buttons on. I love knitting but put off sewing for ages because I nearly always stab myself with a needle! I really should stop knitting patterns that need buttons...

Anyway, here's a picture of Ava's cardigan before buttons were added and before blocking. Esmé's is very similar, just bigger and with three bands of garter stitch at the bottom rather than two


And here's a shot of them both together:


Such a cute pattern :-)

I've also quickly knitted a hat and booties set for my friend who is having a baby in the Autumn. The hat pattern was "Devon's hat" by LTK and the booties were using LTK's Moc Booties pattern



Not the best pictures I'm afraid because I was in a hurry to get them done and wrapped up. I think I'll knit another one of these hats for Ava to wear this Winter, I'm such a sucker for knitted baby hats!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Morrie's Milo

I've had this pattern in my queue on Ravelry for a while now. I think I bought it and printed it off before I got pregnant with Ava. I even bought some beautiful green yarn from Babylonglegs to knit one with.

Well, I finally got round to it and I'm so pleased with how it turned out:


Morrie refers to it as his "Crocodile top" because the yarn colourway was named "Hungry Crocodile" and he says the cabling looks like a crocodile's tail >.<

I'm looking forward to knitting this pattern again, it's well written and knits up quickly. Morrie has asked for a red one and he has told me I need to make a blue one for his brother. Such demanding children I have... I'll have to convince my OH to let me go yarn shopping!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Bayside Britches

I knitted these dungarees while I was pregnant, these are the 6-9 month size and are a good fit on my average sized 3 month old but with plenty of room to grow as well. The yarn was a custom dye on merino by For The Love of Fibre. I asked for Peacock colours and this is what she came up with :-)


I'm currently knitting an In Threes cardigan for my big girl and then I'll knit a matching one for my little girl. Going to get buttons for them tomorrow, I'm using a purple/pink/black colourway from 100purewool called "Poison" so I'm going to see if I can get some shiny silver buttons to stand out against the yarn. Or at least that's what my plan is, I may come back with something completely different!

This is my second time knitting the In Threes pattern. I don't think I loaded the photo onto flickr so can't link to it but here's a copy on my projects page on Ravelry :-)


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