It’s amazing what a reminder from a friend can do to you. I knitted this little set, a hat and cowl for my beautiful friend’s daughter back in 2015. And I still haven’t posted about it. So when my friend posted a picture of her daughter wearing it and the fact that it still fits I knew I needed to get onto it.
So, I made a neck warmer and beanie/hat combo from my favourite design team at Garnstudio. My friend also decided to pick the exact colours that the pattern calls for.
Both pieces were wonderfully quick knits as the pattern recommends size 5mm needles, using two yarns at the same time: DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk. As you can imagine the alpaca and silk combination make it a wonderfully soft and fluffy finished piece, and there is something to be said about knitting with luxurious fibres. It makes my knitting just fly off the needles. Both neckwarmer and hat were wonderfully easy knits that ended up beautifully soft and very sweet and girly.
And isn’t this the sweetest picture of my friend’s daughter wearing it when she first received it?
It’s amazing how happy these pictures make me, seeing someone wearing my makes, my heart jumps for joy!
I particularly love that she puts her shoes on the wrong feet (my boy used to do this too).
STATS Pattern: Mini Me from DROPS Design. Yarn: DROPS Alpaca in dusty pink and DROPS Kid-Silk in light pink. Needle size: 5mm Knitting time: Neckwarmer: 31st October 2015
Beanie 11th-12th November 2015.
There are a few reasons why I haven’t blogged in a few months. The main one was that I moved from a UK-based hosting company to one hosted here in Australia and that meant a range of issues. For a while I even thought I had lost 10+ years of blogging. But a good friend came to my rescue and recovered it all for me.
I am also very busy behind the scenes ramping up to launch a handmade business, I have hinted to it on Instagram, and there are a few teasers. It’s kept me very busy and I would love to say I am almost ready to reveal all, but there are still a fair few things to do.
Of course, I have also still been knitting many, many custom orders. And of course life is all encompassing, after all the boys need my attention too.
However, I want to get back to posting regularly and I want to show off my finished knits, after all there are many that I haven’t blogged about yet.
First off, this darling dress I made for an ex-colleague who had a baby girl a year ago.
It’s a wonderful pattern by OGE Knitwear Designs, it’s an easy to follow pattern that knits up very quickly. I love the sweet little details like the lace flowers and the picot-esque border at the bottom.
I used a 4 ply 100% cotton from Paton that I was gifted years ago, I have this pink and a dark red still in my stash.
I also found some matching buttons in my stash that I had bought in England from TextileGarden.
I had made the dress before for another friend, but haven’t blogged about it yet. I am sure I will be soon.
I am sure this could be made out of wool too, but as it’s quite fitting as a Summer dress I actually like the cotton.
It was well received by the recipient too, which is always a bonus.
Yes that title is correct, I knitted up a bunch of roses! And since it was Valentines Day yesterday (and I didn’t manage to post yesterday) I thought why not post about them today. A good friend asked me to knit some for his wife and how could I refuse, it’s such a pleasure to knit something so sweet!
Be warned this is a picture heavy post, but it’s worth it I promise!
So, I made three dark red roses.
And I made three lighter red roses.
So six roses in total. I added some stems and threaded some gardening wire through them so that they would stand up.
Then I made three light pink rosebuds.
I made three dark pink rosebuds.
I knitted up leaves for all these roses too.
I put them all together.
I added the leaves and created a beautiful bouquet of roses, even if I say so myself.