Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Yarn Along

Hi everyone :) I thought I'd share a progress photo of the cardigan I'm making for my daughter

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I'm using the Neverland Wendy pattern and alternating yarns each row to get this very colourful effect! I love the detail for the empire band which is made by changing the order you knit the stitches. I'm onto the skirt part now so there's lots of mindless knitting in my future :-)

We moved into our first owned home a month ago today. We've just about got it how we want it now and the bit we're most excited about is the garden. We're having lots of fun digging out borders, planting up pots with bulbs and bedding plants and choosing plants that we love. Yesterday I treated myself to a magazine which will hopefully provide some inspiration and ideas. The free packet of Sweet Pea seeds will be a fun challenge too :-)

Linking up with WIP Wednesday, Keep Calm Craft On and Yarn Along

31 comments:

  1. How its looking great! I'd love to see pics of your garden! X

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    1. Thanks :) I'm planning on taking garden pictures when the shed arrives and we can store the mess away in there. Hopefully that will happen some time next week and then I can show it off :) Not that there is much to see at the moment as things are winding down now it's autumn but hey ho!

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  2. lovely knit on the needles and congrats to home owning and garden planning and all that digging!!

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    1. Thank you :) To be fair Mr Soaring Sheep did most of the digging, I just did the easy stuff like planting lol

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  3. I love the color in the sweater! How fun! And garden planning is one of my favorite things ever...weeding not so much :-)

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    1. Thank you :) Yeah I know what you mean about weeding. We had the added bonus that before we moved in the neighbourhood cats had been using the soil as a toilet, grim :-S

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  4. What a fun sweater! Congrats on the home ownership and gardening! :)

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  5. I love how the colors are blending together! I'm glad you are settling into your new place nicely and are doing some garden planning. So much fun! Well, except maybe the weeding......

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    1. Thanks :) Not had to do too much weeding so far although I did pull up an awful lot of forget-me-nots!

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  6. One of my favourite programmes is Gardeners World, how exciting for you to be planning your new garden and I love the cardigan you're knitting for your daughter, such vibrant colours.

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    1. Thank you :) It's our Friday evening ritual now to settle on the sofa with a cup of tea and watch Monty for some inspiration lol

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  7. Great color way- I neat pattern you chose, really shows off the yarn.

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  8. Love those colours. Emjoy the gardening!

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  9. Congratulations on owning your own home, it is a big step these days well done. Hope you enjoy the garden, it is hard work but all worth it in the end. Great cardigan for you daughter such vibrant colours it is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you :) It's been a long road getting here with a lot of luck. Very grateful to have got the chance to own our own home :)

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  10. what a great yarn choice, looks great with that pattern. have fun in the garden!!

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  11. Being a home owner must be a great experience! I can't wait to go house hunting myself one day(in the very, veeery distant future!). The sweater looks lovely, I'm sure it's gonna be even cuter on her :)

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    1. Thank you :) We were very lucky that a property came up for sale in our village that we could afford, if we hadn't spotted it then I don't know when we'd have been able to buy

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  12. Cute sweater! I just put it into my queue for later! Have fun with the garden. I was just putting part of mine to bed for the winter.

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  13. Wishing you happiness in you're new home, so much fun to be had in planning a garden, cute little cardi.
    Clare x

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  14. You have reminded me that I must read this months GW! It is buried in my basket somewhere.... xx

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  15. I love nothing more than pottering around in the garden, you'll love it. The colours in that sweater are gorgeous.

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  16. Cute pattern! I really like what you are doing to the empire band, very cool!

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  17. That dress looks awesome. What great colours!

    We can't wait to have a garden of our own. Hope you get lots of inspiration from your magazine :)

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  18. It's super colourful! Got to love some easy mindless knitting :)

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  19. Oh my girls would love all that rainbow-y goodness. Good luck with your garden!

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  20. Are you alternating balls of yarn because they're different color ways? Can't wait to see more.
    Your gardening project sounds fun. How cool to be able to grow your own food.

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