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FO: Neck Warmer

I’ve promised myself that I’m going to go through all my FO’s in the next few weeks/months and show them all off. There are quite a few… So, to kick this attempt off, here’s a neck warmer I knitted for my previous neighbour and good¬†friend.

She actually asked me to make on for her as one of the children she looks after always had one and she liked the idea. She also picked the colour…and I LOVE it.

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As always it’s a DROPS pattern, and a lovely one at that. It calls for two threads of DROPS Baby¬†Alpaca Silk, but I used DROPS Alpaca. I love the marbled effect the two shades of purple created.

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It’s embarrassing to say, but I actually knit this in January last year. I do remember it being quite a quick and easy knit and I know my friend loves it.

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As you can see I also added my label to it. It’s funny actually, I’ve just last week ordered new labels, that’s how busy I’ve been in the last year with finishing knitted pieces.

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I love the finished neck warmer, it looks really good. Interestingly, I recently read a blog post about blocking by Yarn Harlot, and it’s made me look again at some of my work from the last few years and it’s really making me wonder whether they would look even better if I’d blocked them. It’s definitely something that I’ll be doing from now on.

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FO Friday: Baby Booties on a Gorgeous Baby

My best Friend had her second child recently, a little girl. I knew that I wanted to knit her something really special (more on that another time). It was during the Christmas rush that I wanted to get something done so I opted for the trusted Saartjes Bootees and a baby bonnet from Garnstudio.

KMB 72As most of you know I LOVE Sartjees Bootees, they’re just so amazingly simple and quick. I can knit up a pair in a couple of hours. I actually knit the last few rows a little differently and I guess I should get in touch with Saartje to tell her. I take my pick of wool or cotton depending on which season the baby is likely to wear them. This pair was made from DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

And the bonnet is another favourite of mine. It’s really quickly knit up and I like how it looks when it is finished and when it’s being work. The back especially is really pretty in my opinion. I had to do a two coloured bonnet as I ran out of yarn of either colour, but I actually like the two colours together, I think they look nice and feminine, but not too girly.

 

My friend loves the booties and her gorgeous little girl wore them at her first proper photo shoot and doesn’t she just look absolutely adorable in them? I can’t wait to cuddle her soon, she’s just so cute.

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