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Knitting The Dream

Hello again,

It’s been yet another busy week of knitting, family, and life in general. Last weekend I decided enough was enough and radical action had to be taken. I have the most gorgeous 16 month old grandson Leo, who for some reason absolutely adores his grandpa, nothing grandpa does is wrong, whereas poor old Nanny (that’s me) gets a brief smile and then he’s off back to adoring my husband. I adore my husband too, so I can see the attraction, BUT I decided to take matters into my own hands and went to spend some time without grandpa and it worked. He liked me, I did resort to bribery of course, a nice bag of white choccy buttons worked wonders and we had a lovely time playing and drawing.

On his next visit to our house I reinforced his liking of me, this time with cake! Who said grandpa knows best?

Of course I’ve been busy knitting too, this week finishing these projects. Firstly I knitted this 0-6 month cardigan with pretty edging using Sublime Baby Kapok, it is sooooo soft and was a dream to knit with. I sewed on some pretty pink pearls and found these adorable buttons while at my knit and natter group. I can never resist buying some things while I’m there, but shhh don’t tell the hubby!

I also completed this 0-6 month boys jacket using Debbie Bliss Prima, another designer yarn in a beautiful shade of green (I’m a real green freak, and when I say that I don’t mean I’m an alien, I mean I love green!) I added these lovely chunky toggles in cream and I’m really happy with the result, although I have to say this wasn’t a jacket I enjoyed knitting and I don’t know why…

Finally for my completed items I decided I would like to make something in a chunky yarn, and for some reason there aren’t that many baby patterns about but I found one for this and decided to make it in age 1-2.

I can really see this being a real winter favourite, the yarn which is Sirdar Snowdrops is soft and cuddly and the lilac is really pretty and delicate.

Once again thanks to the lovely Hannah from Little Hannah Photography for the pics 😉

Onto my main project of the week though, and the reason behind this week’s title, I found a pattern that I absolutely fell in love with and just had to knit, it just jumped out and yelled knit me, which was a bit shocking :O

It’s described as a vintage style christening coat, with a very full “skirt” to it and some lovely edging and embroidery. It’s knitted using Sublime Bamboo and Pearls, which is quite an expensive yarn, but sometimes quality matters. I of course decided that I would add some embellishments and couldn’t wait to get started on this. I can see it in my head, I am just hoping and wishing that it turns out how I imagine. If I can complete this the way I want then I will be over the moon, it really should be the most beautiful piece of knitting I’ve worked on…..so no pressure there then.

I’m a fair way along with it already so fingers crossed I’ll have it ready for my next post.

I would like to thank everyone who takes them time to stop and read my blog and for those of you that bother to comment, thanks even more, I really appreciate it.

Don’t forget to pop over to my etsy shop and see what I have for sale.

Happy crafting everyone X

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Knitting Nattering and being featured in another blog!

Well, there’s been a bit of a gap since my last blog, firstly as I’ve been really busy and secondly and most importantly, I cleverly sent all my recent knits to be photographed as I’m rubbish at it and my daughter Hannah is a photographer so it seemed silly not to use her talents.

The most important thing that happened was over a week ago now, my sister Marie makes the most amazingly wonderful cards, and asked me to send her one of my little knitted brooches, which she then used on one of her creations. She told me that it was going to be in her blog and when I read it I couldn’t stop crying, she basically dedicated her whole blog that week to ME , explaining how I’d been ill and unable to knit etc and how I’d started again. I was so moved by the blog itself, but then the lovely comments from her fellow bloggers had me reaching for the tissues again. Why not pop over and have a look at her work at Baileyrosy.com.

Last Friday was my 5th wedding anniversary and my lovely hubby gave me three choices,

1) I could have an outfit of my choice from M&S

2) I could have a piece of jewellery

3) I could go to the Craft Barn at Black Sheep Wools and choose what I wanted. For those of you not in the know, Black Sheep look fantastic on line, the phrase “kid in a sweetshop” springs to mind… and I was lucky to have found out about them via another blogger, who writes beautifully and is very crafty, Hannah Ackroyd

Well much as I love clothes and was sorely tempted by the idea of stocking up on wool, I chose the jewellery and very beautiful it is too, but the next day I asked him to take me to Black Sheep anyway and I would pay, cunning aren’t I?

I wasn’t disappointed, its absolutely amazing, its vast and stocks the most amazing yarns and accessories and has lots of bargains. I stocked up and came away a very happy bunny 😉

In amongst all this I have managed to have some girly time at my local knit and nattter group (nearly typed that as knatter!) on Tuesday afternoons, I’m fairly new to the group but already I’m allowed to wander freely through the stockrooms and I love it. Plus there’s cake and coffee so I’m pretty much sorted.

Time to show off some of the things I’ve completed since my last blog, got my photos last night from Little Hannah Photography  so here goes..

This is 0-6 months and was knitted using Debbie Bliss Prima yarn, which is a mix of bamboo and Merino Wool and an absolute delight to knit with, I think this one of my most favourite knits.

This pretty hoodie was knitted using a basic self striping acrylic yarn and was really good fun to make and very easy, I like to call it Raspberry Ripple.

My final baby item that has been photographed this week is this beautiful (modest aren’t I?) short cardigan in the wonderful “White Whispers” yarn by Sirdar, this being in the whisper of lilac with pink sparkly buttons for a contrast. This was so lovely to knit with as has a slight silky sheen to it.

Besides all the baby items, I decided to have a go at the scarves that the ladies in my knitting group were making and so I made this using Stylecraft Tango Glitz yarn, again it was surprisingly easy but really stylish I think.

and then this one using Rico Pompon, again simple but effective

Well that’s it for now, I’m off to my Etsy shop to list my new creations, feel free to drop in and have a mooch, until next week, happy blogging!

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