Last week my best friend ordered two pairs of booties from me. A pair for her friend and a pair for her neighbour, here’s what I made for her.
Recently a Ravelry friend of mine from Germany, funnily she’s also called Anna, suggested a swap to me. She was in need of some gloves and wanted to knit me a hat and Luke some mittens in return. I decided on this pattern from DROPS.
I wanted something that would be warm, but would also be quite chic and I just loved the look of the cable on the top of the gloves. It looks very, very intricate. And I have to be honest, I LOVED knitting them.
The yarn was DROPS Merino Extra Fine, which is just so amazingly soft and because it is quite thick it knits up really quickly. I think one glove took me about 3 hours or so, which is pretty good for gloves.
And don’t they look amazing on? I’m actually going to be knitting a pair for my mum for Christmas. I also hope to knit myself a pair, that is if I get the time to do so. I’ve got a very long queue of projects that I need to finish first.
Monday, 22nd October
Our spider friend outside the living room window.
Spot the Luke in the fog and another gorgeous dewy spidersweb.
Mud fun…during…and after!
‘Ordering’ lunch with Erin and Isla.
Found this picture on our PC, such a nice one I think.
Time for some knitting.
Inspired by Just Shell.
1. Banana cake dough. 2. Ready to go in the oven. 3. Yum! 4. Yum indeed! 5. At the fairground. 6. The wheels on the bus go… 7. Where’s Luke? 8. Peekabo. 9. Daily dose of vitamin c.
I taught my first craft group class today. I didn’t think that anyone would show up, but in fact two people came along. I do think there will be more people, especially as they only announced that the group was starting last week Friday. The ladies that did come had a lovely time and we managed to sew up a few pumpkins. So without further ado here are some pictures from the crafting.
I made this little dress for my friend’s little girls first birthday, you might remember seeing her in the cable coat recently. It’s the Drops pattern that I also used when I made this for the little girl of an old client of mine.
I love this pattern, I was a little worried about the lace-like pattern of the skirt initially as it seemed like it might be really difficult and I’d have to pay real attention to it. However, that wasn’t the case, it actually flew off the needles.
Monday, 15th October
Luke and Stella riding along.
Tuesday, 16th October
Beautiful Greenwich Park and autumnal views.
Thursday, 18th October
Cool graffiti on a lovely red British post box.
Friday, 19th October
The kids enjoying our new venue for Tots + Toast.
Saturday, 20th October
Visit to Borough Market.
Sunday, 21st October
Excited about the box for my swap partner.
Inspired by Just Shell.