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FO: Bunch of Roses

Yes that title is correct, I knitted up a bunch of roses! And since it was Valentines Day yesterday (and I didn’t manage to post yesterday) I thought why not post about them today. A good friend asked me to knit some for his wife and how could I refuse, it’s such a pleasure to knit something so sweet!

Be warned this is a picture heavy post, but it’s worth it I promise!

So, I made three dark red roses.

And I made three lighter red roses.

So six roses in total. I added some stems and threaded some gardening wire through them so that they would stand up.

Then I made three light pink rosebuds.

I made three dark pink rosebuds.

I knitted up leaves for all these roses too.

I put them all together.

I added the leaves and created a beautiful bouquet of roses, even if I say so myself.

Pattern: Roses from this book: 100 flowers to knit and crochet by Lesley Stanfield.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in bordeaux and red, pink and heather and apple green.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 17th-24th July 2016.


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100 Happy Days – The First 25 Days

I’ve been taking part in 100 Happy Days on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and just wanted to give a run down of the first 25 days…oops, going through them I realise now that I double posted on Day 8 and Day 12. So this is actually the first 27 days!


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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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Seven Little Moments

Monday, 18th June

At ‘Kleine Piraten’ the German group, he just sat himself in there and the little girl started pushing him around.

Tuesday, 19th June

At Forest School, on the one really nice sunny day of the week.

Wednesday, 20th June

Angela pushing the kids around.

Thursday, 21st June

Monthly photoshoot (albeit a few days delayed), reading his favourite book Dr. Seuss’ Hop on Pop.

Friday, 22nd June

Before his operation…a hypospadias repair, which will be done in two stages.

After the operation, still very groggy, but not too upset.

Saturday, 23rd June

 Back home, walking around, but still doped up on painkillers.

Sunday, 24th June

Some more gorgeous roses from our garden.

Inspired by Just Shell.

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Seven Little Moments

Monday, 14th May

The fourth frog escaping from what used to be our pond.

Tuesday, 15th May

At ‘Forest School’ a new group we’ve joined in our new neighbourhood.

Wednesday, 16th May

Another two new pairs of shoes for our little monkey. He’s much faster with his new ‘walking’ shoes and is mainly running now.

Thursday, 17th May

Tomato plants give to us at our housewarming.

Friday, 18th May

 My little helper.

Saturday, 20th May

Boxes are still the best toy!

Sunday, 21st May

The roses outside our living room window.

Inspired by Just Shell.