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Blogtoberfest Day 29: Knitting Group

Yes, this evening I will be attending a knitting group. I have in the past visited a ‘stitch and bitch’ group, but have never attended a local knitting group. However, I have high hopes for this one. It’s called the Charlton Knitters, I live in Charlton, London currently so hence the name. And it came out of a Facebook group called Charlton Mummies, which is the most useful and active group I have ever come across on social media. It’s just fantastic, you can ask a question and you’ll get a reply from a huge range of mums in the are…just brilliant.

Tonight, the knitting group, will be meeting at the lady’s house who started it and we’ll be knitting and drinking wine, or whatever else takes our fancy :-).

I’ll report back to let you know how it was!

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Blogtoberfest Day 25: FO: Baby Blanket

My old neighbours and good friends had a gorgeous baby girl earlier in the year. I’ve been meaning to post about the collection of things I made for them, but somehow haven’t got round to them. I remembered now as they’re moving to South Africa next week, a day that I knew was coming, but have been trying not to think about. So, firstly I made them a baby blanket.

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I used DROPS Paris yarn for this and because they knew they were having a girl I decided on this pink and green combo.

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I think the green works really well with the pink. I decided on a simple four purl and four knit stitches and then changing it after four rows.

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And I think my friends liked it for their gorgeous little girl Skyla.

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I just can’t believe they are going to be back home to South Africa, even though the last few years I’ve only seen them occasionally, the fact that they were just down the road made it much easier.

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Blogtoberfest Day 24: FO Wedding Favours

My good friend asked me to knit some flowers for her wedding favours/place settings for her wedding, which was last Saturday. So, I can finally show you what I made. Now, because there are loads and loads of them, I’ll just stick a few ones on here and if anyone wants to see the full lot you can have a look on my Ravelry.

So, first I knitted about 16 roses, which you can see above and secondly I knitted 16 rose buds, which you can see below. These are made from the 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stansfield book, which is absolutely brilliant!

And would you have a look at them all together in all their glory.

And finally I took some pictures at the wedding of these little beauties on the plates. Everyone seemed to love them, so that’s a success story for sure!

 

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Blogtoberfest Day 22: FO Leg Warmers

Earlier this year I made a pair of leg warmers for the friend that used to lead the Steiner parent and child group that Luke and I used to go to.

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I knitted this, according to my Ravelry, between 30th January and 4th February this year.
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They’re a DROPS pattern that called for great chunky yarn, And they were a nice, quick knit.
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I love the simple cable on the front, and I am sure that they are very, very warm.
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Blogtoberfest Day 20: Hat and Booties Combo

Remember the hat I posted about on Friday with the cutest little man in it? Well, I know I said I’d post about the actual hat and booties yesterday, but I was attending a wedding and got just a little bit tipsy.

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These were knitted for a good friend from my boarding school, she had a little boy earlier this year.
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These are Saartjes Bootes that I’ve knitted a few times already this year and I love, love them. They are so easy and so very quick.
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I was trying to make a unisex pair and decided on these colours. When I finished I realised that they were actually quite Christmassy, but that doesn’t really matter, does it?
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And the hat is this one that I’ve also knitted a fair few times.
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And my friend loved the combo and you saw her little man on Friday and he’s soooo adorable in the hat.
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Blogtoberfest Day 18: FO Appreciation

Apologies for the two day hiatus from the Blogtoberfest festivities. I am just going to bring you a short FO appreciation photo of a couple of FO projects I haven’t quite managed to post about, but will do tomorrow. My friend from school had a little boy earlier in the year and I made a little hat and bootie combo. And earlier tonight she sent me a picture of her gorgeous little man in the hat. So without any further ado, here it is:

LoganIsn’t he just gorgeous? I will post details of the hat and bootie combo tomorrow!

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Blogtoberfest Day 15: Luke’s Mittens from Last Years

Trying to catch up posting about all the things I’ve knitted in the last year, I’ve certainly been busy, but haven’t posted about them. So, last year around this time I knitted some mittens for Luke.

IMG_1492I used this DROPS pattern. And I loved knitting them, they were really quick, but they have the nice added extra of two cables on the top.IMG_1494I picked the dark red as it went well with Luke’s stripy jacket and I think it’s a really nice colour anyway. IMG_1500Luke loved wearing them last year…especially as it was such a long, cold winter. But I do think I’ll have to knit him another pair this year as they are probably going to be too small. IMG_1501 IMG_1502 IMG_1503