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FO: Bunch of Roses

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.

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Pattern: Roses from this book: 100 flowers to knit and crochet by Lesley Stanfield.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in bordeaux and red, pink and heather and apple green.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 17th-24th July 2016.

 

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Our Long Weekend Bits

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Cool dude!
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Oh captain my captain!
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Beautiful Tower Bridge!
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Lunch with friends...
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My darling boys...
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Old friends
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These two!!!
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The groom looking nervous!
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Here comes the bride.
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Waiting to throw confetti...
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18 weeks old today!
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The happy couple!
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Schoolfriends...
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The first dance!
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Like father like son
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New discovery: Hall Place!
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The smell was amazing!
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Gorgeous roses!
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Weekend Bits

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Luke's Easter basket and egg cosy made at Kindergarten
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Gorgeous Tulips from a friend
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Out with Papa...such excitement!
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This is how I have been spending a lot of my time...I really don't mind
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In his Stokke....
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Meeting auntie Lucie
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Hi there!
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Brilliant!
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Getting some knitting done!
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100 Happy Days – The First 25 Days

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!

 

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FO: Yet Another Hat and Bootie Combo

But this one I customised a little bit. It was for a friend of mine who just last week had a little girl. And because I knew they were having a girl I was able to add some nice little touches to it.

I went with Saartjes Bootees again, mainly because they are just soo quick. I knit them up in one evening only. But I added some sweet little daisies to the front.

And for the hat I also used my old favourite a DROPS pattern, but again, I added some daisies to it to make it into a little girly, Spring hat.

My friend loved them, so another happy customer!

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FO: Hat and Bootie Combo (Adorable Baby Alert)

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).

LC 9And 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?

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