I love knitting this pattern. It’s easy enough that I don’t have to concentrate hugely when knitting, but is interesting at the same time, creating a lovely lace skirt and top. My friend didn’t want sleeves on it and I actually think it works much better without sleeves. That way it can be worn either with a little shirt or T-shirt underneath or if it is hot enough without.
My friend picked the colours and I am really pleased how well the peachy colour works with the white. I then decided on the colours for the flower and I think it just adds a little bit extra with that deep red.
Because I used the DROPS Safran cotton it was really nice to knit as well, especially as I knit it earlier in the Summer when it was a little bit warmer. It makes such a difference not to have knit with wool when it is warm/hot.
For the border I used a straightforward picot crochet stitch that gives it a nice, girly finish.
Doesn’t the little skirt look great with that lacy pattern? Due to its width it does take a little longer to knit, but it is definitely worth it for the end result.
And here’s a view from the back, you can really see how nice the back bit looks here.
Just yesterday my friend send me pictures of her gorgeous niece wearing the dress, and I just had to share them with you. Isn’t she just the cutest little girl?
Yes, this evening I will be attending a knitting group. I have in the past visited a ‘stitch and bitch’ group, but have never attended a local knitting group. However, I have high hopes for this one. It’s called the Charlton Knitters, I live in Charlton, London currently so hence the name. And it came out of a Facebook group called Charlton Mummies, which is the most useful and active group I have ever come across on social media. It’s just fantastic, you can ask a question and you’ll get a reply from a huge range of mums in the are…just brilliant.
Tonight, the knitting group, will be meeting at the lady’s house who started it and we’ll be knitting and drinking wine, or whatever else takes our fancy :-).
My old neighbours and good friends had a gorgeous baby girl earlier in the year. I’ve been meaning to post about the collection of things I made for them, but somehow haven’t got round to them. I remembered now as they’re moving to South Africa next week, a day that I knew was coming, but have been trying not to think about. So, firstly I made them a baby blanket.
I used DROPS Paris yarn for this and because they knew they were having a girl I decided on this pink and green combo.
I think the green works really well with the pink. I decided on a simple four purl and four knit stitches and then changing it after four rows.
And I think my friends liked it for their gorgeous little girl Skyla.
I just can’t believe they are going to be back home to South Africa, even though the last few years I’ve only seen them occasionally, the fact that they were just down the road made it much easier.
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.