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.
I’ve been taking part in 100 Happy Days on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and just wanted to give a run down of the first 25 days…oops, going through them I realise now that I double posted on Day 8 and Day 12. So this is actually the first 27 days!
Yes, yes, I know, it’s getting a bit boring with the hat and bootie combinations I’ve been knitting for friends. But in truth, they are just too easy to knit and gift when I find out that someone is expecting. So, here’s another combo I did for an ex-colleague of mine who recently had her second little girl.
I followed the pattern to Saartjes Bootees, but with my amendments to the straps and I added a little flower to the front. As I knew my friend was having a girl I was able to customise the booties.
I also customised the hat and just cast on for the DROPS hat that I make regularly, but then amended it by adding a pattern to it and adding a flower at the end.
I am really pleased with this and I think the ‘holes’ make it a little more girly (not sure whether to call them holes, but that’s what they are at the end of the day).
And it all matches quite well and looks very girly and cute. My friend has already been able to use the hat and it just looks too adorable for words on her gorgeous little girl, don’t you think?