Wednesday, 26 September 2012

WIP Wednesday

Last weekend I joined in with ravelry's Stash Knit Down group in their "Kick off Fall Virtual Retreat" and concentrated on finishing off my Granny Stripe blanket and my Milo jumper. I actually managed to get them both done on the Saturday so that meant I was free to cast on a new project. I had a browse through my queue and decided to knit a Saffron cardigan for my eldest as a Christmas present. I'm using some yarn I bought to make a yarn order expensive enough for free postage! It's Twinkle by James C. Brett and is a lovely purple colour with a purple shiny thread through it which catches the light. Doesn't show up too well in this gloomy weather phone picture I'm afraid but you can get the idea

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I've just got past the ruched waistband. The pattern called for 3.00mm needles and I only had 3.25 so I don't think it's quite as ruched as it should be but it looks ok. I'm also a little concerned it will be too small as my gauge is a bit off but I tried it on my similar sized 5 year old over his thick school jumper and there was still enough room so should be fine!!


Now, as it's a Christmas present I can't work on it when my daughter is around because it's supposed to be a surprise. Therefore I have cast on another Bloom dress for Ava using some "precious" yarn that I bought years ago and have been waiting for the right pattern for. The colourway is Strawberry Fields Forever by Zenstring and I love it. I'm not sure yet if I will do the lace pattern or not, depends whether it shows up right with the yarn. I think it should be ok though.

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*sigh* I so love this yarn :-) The dress will also be for Christmas but I don't think Ava is going to mind having seen it before!

For other WIP Wednesday posts then please check out Tami's Amis

21 comments:

  1. Adore the colours of your Bloom dress :).
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  2. They're so pretty aren't they :-)

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  3. I made Saffron a few months ago - it's lovely, I'm thinking of casting on another in more wintery colours and with long sleeves. Bloom is lovely too - I've just added it to my queue! :)

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    1. I remember your photos, I think it was one of the reasons this pattern was on my mind. It's been in my queue for ages so nice to finally get started on it. I'm making this one with 3/4 length sleeves I think as only have two skeins of the yarn.

      Bloom knits up really quickly once you get past the ribbing at the top. The large size fits my 18 month old as a dress and my 6 year old as a top which is one of the reasons I'm using my precious yarn, I intend for it to get a lot of use over the next 5+ years!

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  4. You work on pretty projects, I love your yarn!

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  5. The bloom dress pattern is so pretty! I love the colour of the yarn too

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    1. It's lovely and simple to knit too, mostly mindless but a little bit of concentration needed for the lace section. Perfect day time knitting :-)

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  6. can't wait to seee the dress. the pin/green is very pretty.

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    1. lol :-) I'm looking forward to it too, I'm hoping the colours will swirl around on the lace section

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  7. Saffron looks really pretty so far. I love the purple yarn.

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    1. thank you :-) It's knitting up quite quickly at the moment although I'm not looking forward to picking up and knitting the ruffle!

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  8. Both of your projects are lovely!! And that strawberry yarn looks quite yummy :)

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    1. thank you :-) It is very yummy and so soft too. It makes me happy when I knit it lol

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  9. What a sweet little dress! And the perfect colorway for it!

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  10. Both Saffron and Bloom are ADORABLE projects!I wish I knew a little girl to knit for!

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    1. They're lovely patterns to knit, you could always make baby sizes to give as gifts?

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  11. You picked the perfect yarn for a child's sweater, I'm sure that it is stunning in real life. She is going to love it when it's finished!

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    1. Fingers crossed, they both seem to like girly hand knits so should be good for both of them lol

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