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Rainbow Boots

The colours of these booties are great, I made them for a friend of mine and she chose the colours. You might remember similar booties from previous posts, but this time I actually properly followed the pattern. I seemed to always do the sole bit wrong, but I actually prefer my ‘wrong’ way better.

These booties also turned out to be a little bit larger then other ones, but I think that’s just down to the thickness of the wool, so I’m not worried.

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Blue and Red Cardigan

This is the first knitted cardigan for my niece or nephew.

Now, the sleeves look a little funny and I had some problems following the pattern. The original sleeves I made were too small and did not properly slot onto the jacket. I decided to just add some stitches and that seemed to solve the problem. I still like it and I’m sure it’ll fit and look cute.

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Starry, Starry Night

I’ve finished the sleeping bag for my little niece or nephew. It was pretty straight forward. The pattern is a Burda pattern (9640), difficulty: easy. Although the pattern advised only two materials without wadding, I included cotton wadding as that made more sense.

 

The material choice was easy, simple cotton in a light cream for the outside and an orangy yellow for the lining. I’ve also stitched some stars onto the finished sleeping bag, to make it look less plain.

I’m really proud of the finished sleeping bag as it looks really snug and comfortable and the stars makes it extra pretty, whether the baby will be a boy or a girl.

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Wool wool wool

So, remember my post about Angel Yarns? I bought some amazing wool from them last week, as my brother is going to have a baby. This is going to be my first niece/nephew…as you can probably imagine I’m incredibly excited. I’ve already got lots of plans to sew and knit… So, here’s a picture of the wool.

I can’t believe I’m getting so excited about wool 🙂

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Pom Pom’s Are Fun

We’re invited to a first birthday party for the son of a friend of ours on Sunday, so I thought I’d make him a wooly hat. Especially helpful as it’s getting a little bit colder over here. I’ve taken loads of the rest bits of wool that I’ve got left over and randomly used them when knitting the hat.

I think the colours worked out really well. I’m also pleased to say that this time I didn’t actually use a pattern, but rather I made it up as I went along. It’s turned out ok, I think. But the true test will be on Sunday when the hat gets tried on.

As an added extra I made a pom pom, which was a little more challenging then I remembered, mainly because a few friends where giving me different ideas as to how to make pom poms…However, I found it easiest when I made them how I remembered, as you can see here.

But check out the finished product…what do you think? I’ll also try and get a picture of the hat on the baby’s head on Sunday!

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Winter Coat – in Summer?

I know I’ve been quiet for a few days, but it’s so lovely and sunny outside so I want to spend my time outside in the sunshine! Anyway, here is a winter coat that I made for the same friend that I finally finished the white shirt for, see my post from 6th May.

It is another case of the picture having been taken before I owned a digital camera, so the picture isn’t brilliant, but it gives a good idea of the style of the coat. It’s a basic winter coat made from wool fabric and a nice strong satin lining. It closes with buttons, which are hidden.

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Stripes Suit You

This is a little vest I made for a friend’s baby. It’s especially useful in summer as it has no sleeves!

It was a very nice and easy project, made from cotton yarn not wool yarn. There isn’t really much else to say about it.

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Long Awaited Shirt

My friend in Germany originally bought the material for this shirt about 3 years ago, and shame on me, it has taken me until now to complete it.

It’s made from a really nice material, cotton-like but a little bit thinner then that. Especially suitable for the coming summer months, although I’m sure my friend would have liked it last summer as well.

I followed another Burda pattern, but can’t really remember which one it was. I think it’s worked out quite well, and I hope my friend thinks the same!

Here, to finish off, some nice detail pictures.

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Angel Yarns

Sorry, no picture today, but a link to an amazing yarn shop for Europe: Angel Yarns

The variety of wool, cotton and any other yarn that this shop can provide is dazzling. I have to admit I’ve only ordered from this shop once, but I’m still using the wool, which is a testament in itself! I recommend anyone in the UK to visit the shop, especially as prices are very competitive!