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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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Blogtoberfest Day 24: FO Wedding Favours

My good friend asked me to knit some flowers for her wedding favours/place settings for her wedding, which was last Saturday. So, I can finally show you what I made. Now, because there are loads and loads of them, I’ll just stick a few ones on here and if anyone wants to see the full lot you can have a look on my Ravelry.

So, first I knitted about 16 roses, which you can see above and secondly I knitted 16 rose buds, which you can see below. These are made from the 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stansfield book, which is absolutely brilliant!

And would you have a look at them all together in all their glory.

And finally I took some pictures at the wedding of these little beauties on the plates. Everyone seemed to love them, so that’s a success story for sure!

 

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FO: Pink Lacy Bolero

It seems that I’ve taken a bit of a longer off blogging than I thought. It doesn’t mean that I took off time from knitting. And for once I actually knitted something for myself. As you might remember I was in Germany at the end of August for my brothers wedding and I had a lovely dress that needed a nice bolero. So I knitted this:

It’s a lovely easy pattern, I started knitting it on Friday evening (the wedding was on Saturday) and finished it about one hour before the wedding.

I wasn’t too sure about knitting it out of mohair yarn as I thought it might be too hot, and I was right. But I was able to wear it in the church and later in the evening, just not during the day.

I’m really pleased with the end result and I think I look rather good in it :-).

 

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FO: Huge Wedding Blanket

I’ve been quiet over here for a while, I know. We got back from our trip to my mum’s on 13th August, but I was really, really busy finishing the blanket for my brother and his wife for their wedding present. We were there last weekend and I was able to present it to them, the absolutely loved it. So without further ado, here are some pictures. I ended up with 44 squares.

This meant that I knitted a square of each colour twice so that it would be big enough. I used the patterns for the individual squares from this pattern. And then I was trying to arrange it, which was harder than I thought it would be. But the end result turned out really nice, and I’m going to  let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

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WIP Wednesday

I’ve actually got something to show you today. I’ve started my biggest project ever, I think. A blanket that I’m knitting as a gift for an upcoming wedding (top secret :-)).

It’s knitted in squares, and in the last three days I’ve managed to knit 3. That was with not much time for knitting, so I actually think that I’ll be able to finish it by the end of August. I’m actually going to be making it bigger than the pattern calls for, but I haven’t quite decided on the finished size, I think I’ll just keep going with the squares until I run out of yarn. It’s quite handy each square uses up one 50g ball of yarn.

So, without further ado, here are the squares I’ve knitted so far.

And here’s the square I’m currently working on.