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FO: Baby Socks

I mentioned the West Hampstead Christmas Market last week, it was on Saturday. And it was somewhat of a disaster. My friend and I had a few items to sell and we had samples so that we were able to take orders. We didn’t sell a single item, can you believe it? But we did get two orders each. This is one of the items that was for sale, a pair of socks for a 3-6 months old.

I whipped up this pair last week when we got back from Australia, and was really pleased how they turned out. I bought the yarn when I was in Germany in August, and it’s specific sock yarn called Regia. I love knitting with this yarn and especially like the colour patterns it creates.

And here’s the label I made myself…maybe I priced them too high, what do you think?

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Seven Little Moments

Monday, 5th December

Bathtime (I think this was actually taking the day before).

Tuesday, 6th December

Wrapped up warm for the cold, including a new footmuff.

Wednesday, 7th December

At Classical Babies with Isla.

Thursday, 8th December

A fantastic big parcel arrived from Germany from Oma.

Friday, 9th December

Loving this new crawling thing…and yes, Luke can still fit under the table (for now).

Saturday, 10th December

At the West Hampstead Christmas Market with Alicia and Erin.

Sunday, 11th December

Lovely flowers from my husband.


Inspired by Just Shell.

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Seven Little Moments

Monday, 28th November

Swinging with Grandma.

Tuesday, 29th November

Rubber duck in Darling Harbour.

Wednesday, 30th November

Drinks at the Opera Bar, overlooking Harbour Bridge.

Thursday, 1st December

Trip to Manly Beach.

Friday, 2nd December

Visiting the lovely Dioni, Pete and little Katerina.


Saturday, 3rd December

Luke on the Bassinette on the plane back to England (he doesn’t really like sleeping in it, but loves playing in it).

Sunday, 4th December

Meeting little M (and Maril and Allan) at Singapore Airport.

Inspired by Just Shell.

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WIP Wednesday

I just realised that I forgot to post about my latest WIP last Wednesday. So this Wednesday I’m not going to forget. Do forgive the terrible pictures, I only took them a little while ago.

And I’ve got two WIPs to show you. The above is one bootie of a pair I’m knitting for a Christmas market I’ll be at on Saturday. If anyone is in West Hampstead on Saturday, pop by.

And the above is a hat/bonnet is also for the Christmas market. I’m hoping to have finished them soon…but if not I’ll also be taking orders and will be showing stuff I’ve knitted for Luke, as samples. I’ll let you know how I go!

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FO: Luke’s Blanket

Here’s the woollen blanket I made for Luke. This is the first time that I just went with straightforward stockinette stitch for this blanket (you might remember seeing blankets of similar style that have different stitch combinations). This has meant that it’s actually turned out much longer, which I actually like.

It’s a straightforward blanket for which I used Drops Karisma. It did take a while to knit as I had 200 stitches on the needle, but I think it’s definitely worth it as the size is perfect.

The colours have worked out really well. Again this is something I knitted when I thought we were having a girl, but I wanted to make sure that it would be as unisex has possible, which is why I picked those colours.

And here’s Luke wrapped in it when he was just a few hours old:

Can you believe how tiny he once was? Now he’s such a big boy, but the blanket is still keeping him warm, especially Winter is quickly approaching.

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FO: My Booties

Here’s another pair of my booties. The pattern is available on Ravelry, or get in touch with me if you’re interested.

This pair was knit out of Drops Safran as it was for my friends niece who lives in South Africa.

I made this as part of a combination which included a bonnet, which I just blogged about recently.

And here’s a nice final picture of the combo.