You might remember my WIP Wednesday post from two weeks ago. Well, I’ve finally finished it. In fact I finished it last week, but have been waiting to take photo’s. So without further ado, here it is.
The yarn I used was DROPS Vivaldi for the body and DROPS Cotton Viscose for the lace and while I loved knitting with the latter the DROPS Vivaldi wasn’t as pleasant to knit with. It’s got mohair content in it and that makes it stick, so there was a number of occasions when I had to unravel and that wasn’t very easy at all.
However, I do actually like the effect of the Vivaldi when it’s knitted. The DROPS Cotton Viscose I’ve used before and I still really like it. It’s really nice how the lace looks with that particular yarn.
I like the colour combination as well, and I have to be honest I can’t take the credit for that, it was my friend who picked these colours. I was knitting this for her niece, but I think she picked those colours because she really likes them and if she liked the finished cardigan she’s even considering keeping it :-).
The other thing that I found a little bit frustrating was the lenght it took to knit it, I’m just so used to knitting baby clothes that are so quick and easy to knit that this was just taking far to long for my liking.
And I really like how the lace looks, I do hope my friend likes it, I’ll be giving it to her on Saturday.
I’m currently knitting a pair of socks for the lovely Roberta at Rowantree Design. She wanted grey stripes and I managed to find this grey DROPS Fabel, which I think looks really nice.
I’m hoping to finish them both this weekend so that I can post them to her, I’m sure they’ll keep her feet toasty warm.
Someone in Australia ordered a vest from me last week and I was able to knit it up over the weekend, blocked it last night and posted it today.
It’s the old favourite DROPS pattern that I’ve knitted up for Luke and for his friend Myron. It’s a nice and easy knit and it’s very fast as well, which is always a bonus. The lady that ordered it chose a differen yarn, instead of DROPS Merino Extra Fine she chose DROPS Karisma. It’s equally nice and looks good when finished.
The colour is olive green, the pictures don’t really give it justice, but it looks quite nice and earthy. And I do hope the recipient will like it too.
The cables came out really well, but again the colour of the yarn doesn’t come out too great in this picture.
And here it is all wrapped on his way across the world to Australia, I do hope it keeps a little person really snug and warm.
Warning: lots of photos of Luke.
Monday, 21st May
Luke loves birds, so here he is conversing with the pigeon at the train station on the way back from our new German group.
Tuesday, 22nd May
Wednesday, 23rd May
A sunny day spent with our friends in West Hampstead.
Thursday, 24th May
Friday, 25th May
Our little climber.
Saturday, 26th May
The boy’s relaxing!
Sunday, 27th May
Luke playing with Theodore.
Inspired by Just Shell.
I was meant to be posting yesterday, but unfortunately our Internet cut out until today. So, here’s a post for today instead. I’ve realised I’ve not done a WIP Wednesday post for a while, which doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy, I definitely have.
I’m currently knitting this DROPS cardigan for a good friend’s niece. I’m knitting the S size, but it still feels like it’s taking forever. I can’t wait to get back to some baby knitting after this.
Monday, 14th May
The fourth frog escaping from what used to be our pond.
Tuesday, 15th May
At ‘Forest School’ a new group we’ve joined in our new neighbourhood.
Wednesday, 16th May
Another two new pairs of shoes for our little monkey. He’s much faster with his new ‘walking’ shoes and is mainly running now.
Thursday, 17th May
Tomato plants give to us at our housewarming.
Friday, 18th May
My little helper.
Saturday, 20th May
Boxes are still the best toy!
Sunday, 21st May
The roses outside our living room window.
Inspired by Just Shell.
I’ve been going through my old pictures again and here’s a pair of socks that I knitted for my friends little girl early this year. You might remember seeing her on here wearing the tiny little yellow hat.
They’re my bog standard, straightforward sock knitting pattern and I love the colours. It’s a sock yarn that I bought in Germany, and I love the effect of the stripes.
Monday, 7th May
Luke fell asleep whilst playing peekabo (his favourite game).
Tuesday, 8th May
Gorgeous flowering bush in our garden.
Wednesday, 9th May
At our toddler group in West Hampstead.
Thursday, 10th May
Luke doesn’t like bananas, he just likes eating the skin.
Friday, 11th May
Saturday, 12th May
Housewarming party/BBQ: Nathan and Luke chilling on the swing.
Sunday, 13th May
Housewarming flowers, aren’t they gorgeous?
Inspired by Just Shell.
Back in March I finished another Birthday vest for one of Luke’s friends, Myron. You’ve seen pictures on here of the two together. Sorry it’s taken me until now to add it on here. But without further ado here we go.
I used the same pattern as the one I made for Luke last year. It’s really easy to knit and I love the cables.
The back is knitted in garter stitch, and I always find that it looks like the wrong side, but when a little munchkin is wearing it, it’s fine.
I had some nice red buttons in my stash, they finish off the entire vest nicely I think.
This is a cardigan I made earlier in the year, started in late February and finished in early March. It was for a little boy who used to come to our toddler group (Tots & Toast) with his mum. As always it’s a Garnstudio pattern. I absolutely loved knitting it. It’s all knitted in one piece, apart from the front bands, but the rest, including the sleeves are all knitted in one. It’s great, as it means less sewing at the end.
My friend saw a similar cardigan I knitted for a friend before and asked me to use similar colours…I think they work really well.
I used Drops Safran, which is cotton yarn and I made it a little bit bigger so my friend son could wear it during this coming Summer.