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FO: Cotton T-Shirt

In July 2013 I decided to make myself a cotton T-Shirt, using this DROPS pattern.

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I picked this DROPS Muskat green as that colour always looked good on me, and I really love it. Some of these pictures don’t really do the colour justice, could be the sunlight.

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It’s a great pattern, very easy to knit and I love the lace pattern on the neckline.

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However, when I had finished it and tried it on unfortunately the arms didn’t fit at all. They were way too tight. I used the right sizing for the pattern and all the measurements where right when I was finished, but they were just too tight.

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So instead I gifted it to my mum. And she loves it! Although I’ve not yet seen her wearing it.

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But I do love, love, love the lace pattern at the neckline.

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FO: Cable Socks for my Mum

It’s December, this year has raced past so fast, and next year is going to be very exciting! So, to close off the year I am going to refocus again on posting about all of my FOs…as regular readers know I have tried to do this before…but I am determined to do it this time!

Today’s FO are a pair of socks I made for my mum in November two years ago.

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It’s a lovely DROPS pattern that I’ve knitted twice now, once for my mum and once for my sister-in-law. It’s a great pattern to knit instead of the usual bog-standard socks, although they are warm and wonderful too.

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My mum loves them too and told me that they fit perfectly…and that’s always a bonus, a happy customer!

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FO Friday: Gloves for my Mum

I know, I know, it’s been too long. I promised myself with a new year I would be trying to post more, I guess it is only 10th of January, so I can still fulfil that promise! So, I will attempt to post about the mountains and mountains of FO’s I’ve finished in the last months, if not years.

So, without further ado, here are some gloves I knitted for my mum, I knitted the same pair for myself. In fact, I posted about them last year, check it out here.

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I love these gloves, and my mum does too. They’re really easy to knit, which surprised me as they’re gloves and not mittens. And they look really good too.

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I love that the cable pattern continues into each of the fingers, how great is that?

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And I love the cable pattern, which, in my opinion, looks very intricate. But let me tell you a secret, it really isn’t complicated!

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I do feel that I need to find a better way of sewing up at the end, I don’t like the way it looks at the moment.

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And another bonus, they are amazingly warm!

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Blogtoberfest #7 The Knitting and Stitching Show 2012

This is where I’m going this weekend: The Knitting and Stitching Show. To say I’m excited is a complete understatement. I’ve been wanting to go to this show every single year, but have never managed.

It also means I get to meet up with a good friend of mine, Georgina, and her mum is coming along too. Additionally, my mummy friend Alicia and her mother-in-law are coming too. I think it’s going to be a lovely morning/afternoon, also because I get some me time.

Now, you guys know that I love my little man with all my heart, but I do need the occasional downtime and this is just the kind of thing that I will love, love, love!

I just have to make sure to control my spending. I’ll let you know what I buy on Sunday!