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FO: Fancy Chevron Blanket

Back in November last year I made a chevron blanket for my good friend Kersti. It was originally meant to be for her sister as a Christmas present, but she loved it so much she kept it for herself…now that’s one happy customer!!!

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I loved knitting this, and even loved the shades of black and grey, even though they are a bit more sombre than my usual knitting. The end result turned out really well.

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The pattern is actually really easy to knit up, it just takes a couple of rows to get used to it, and then it flies off the needles.

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I loved making this blanket so much I made one in some blues and greens for Max, so watch this space.

Pattern: Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in black, medium grey, light grey and off white
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 16th November – 22nd November 2014.

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Our Long Weekend Bits

Cool dude!
Oh captain my captain!
Beautiful Tower Bridge!
Lunch with friends...
My darling boys...
Old friends
These two!!!
The groom looking nervous!
Here comes the bride.
Waiting to throw confetti...
18 weeks old today!
The happy couple!
The first dance!
Like father like son
New discovery: Hall Place!
The smell was amazing!
Gorgeous roses!
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FO: Baby Sandals (adorable baby alert)

A friend that used to work with me at the same PR company, but she was based in the US, recently had her second child, a boy. She had a gorgeous girl a few years ago and I made a bonnet and bootie combo then, I mentioned it in the collection here.

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Because her little man is a Summer baby I decided on these absolutely adorable baby sandals. I LOVE them.

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I used this brilliant pattern, and it’s really well thought out. The knitting doesn’t take very long at all, it’s the sewing up, which regular readers of this blog know I am not a big fan of.

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I used some of the DROPS Muskat that I had left and was lucky  to have some lovely blues and greens left, with a lovely dark brown sole.

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The pattern is really well written and well worth the £2.45 I paid for it.

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Of course I made my usual box to hold the sandals.

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And my friends little man arrived last week and today she sent me some pictures of him wearing them…and my heart melted! JUST TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!

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Pattern: Baby Boy Sandals by Alma Mahler
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in dark brown, light olive, silver green, denim blue and sky blue
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 22nd June 2015

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FO: Hat and Bootie Combo

A good friend from boarding school recently had a baby and when I found out of course I had to knit her a hat and bootie combo.

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Because she was keeping the gender a surprise I stuck to neutral colours and picked these two lovely yellows and the white.

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I used my amended version of Saartjes Bootees pattern available on Ravelry. I really should write up my version of these booties and publish it as they really are just a little bit quicker and easier.

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I used some leftover yarn  from my stash, some DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

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And of course I made a little box to put the booties in.

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I used some leftover DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk that I also had in my stash, luckily I had similar shades of yellow.

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I LOVE knitting with this yarn as it’s incredibly soft and even though it calls for 2.5mm needles it still knits up relatively quickly.

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And I love this pattern, the way the cables meet at the top of the crown make it a very special hat.

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My friend loved both of these gifts and I’m sure her baby will look adorable in them.


Pattern: Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in Mustard, Light Yellow and White
Needle size: 3.5mm

Cable Beanie by DROPS Design
Yarn: DROPS Baby AlpacaSilk in White and Wheat
Needle size: 2.5mm