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Long Weekend Bits

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That gorgeous blanket!
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At Buckingham Palace during the Changing of the Guards
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Boy One passed out
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Boy Two passed out
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Waiting for the food at a birthday party...
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Happy Easter!
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3 Weeks Old
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Almost finished with this jumper!
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Luke's cupcakes
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Enjoying the sunshine!
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Because when on a hammock one needs a crash helmet!
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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: Gramps Cardigan for Luke

I know I promised this FO two weeks ago, and time seems to have run away again. I am just too busy in the evenings to try and find time to blog, but I will try and rectify that!

So, without further ado, here are some details on the latest cardigan for Luke. First and foremost, this is not a DROPS pattern, shocking I know. It’s the Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates. I’ve had this in my queue for a while and finally decided that this would be one of the projects that would come to Australia with me, and I even got to start it on the last few days of our holiday.

I decided to use cotton rather than wool yarn as I wanted it to be a Spring/Summer cardigan for Luke, so I went with DROPS Muskat. I loved working with it and as I wasn’t sure about sizing with cotton I decided to knit the size 4T. I am glad I did, because it fits Luke perfectly. Unfortunately I think it might only fit him in the Spring and might just be too short in the Summer. So I might knit this again at a later date in another yarn.

I love the details on this cardigan, the cable on the sleeves just adds that little bit extra and it works really well to bring the whole cardigan together. However, the best thing about the pattern is the cable on the front, it’s just gorgeous!

My husband actually likes the cardigan so much that he’s asked me to knit one for him…and I thought he was joking, but as I just found out that there is a pattern for an adult version…I might be able to make it for him after all! Now, any cardigan for Luke without Luke wearing it would be boring, right? Well you’re in luck, he let me take some pictures of him wearing it…and in fact he wears it most days, so I should really be able to get some more at some point. But in the meantime, without further ado:

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WIP Wednesday

I’ve got two things on the go at the moment. They are both very quick items that I love knitting and that I’ve knittedĀ A LOT in the last year…but to be honest I still haven’t blogged about them all…so watch this space.

The first WIPs are these booties, following the Saartjes Bootees pattern, but with my alteration. These are for a boy, hence my colour choices.

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The other WIP is a matching beanie, and it’s another much used pattern of mine.

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I wasn’t 100% convinced about the colours initially, but now I really like them. I think they’re perfect for Spring and since this baby boy is due beginning of May I think they’ll work perfectly.

WIPW 02.04.14 1I’ve also just finished something for Luke…and had to order some buttons for it from TextileGarden…there are some really pretty ones left over that make me think that I should find something for myself to knit to fit with the buttons. Have you ever done that, knitted around buttons that you had?

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And finally, just a quick preview of what I just finished for Luke.

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Linking in with Tamis Amis today for WIP Wednesdays.