I have been working on the above for what seems like forever but in fact only since the end of April. It is for my partner’s granddaughter who we still haven’t met but he does get a daily photo – thank heaven for social media!!!
Anyway I am doing another one but reversing the colours, blue cardi with pink trim. Will get a crack on because, although they are to wear in the Autumn I think I will have to post them. The little one will be walking and talking before we get to meet her 😂
Hoping that your projects are moving faster than mine?
Not so long ago I bought a book called knitting with your leftovers by Fiona Goble and I have just completed some hanging birds.
Not usually a fan of small toy knitting all of those ends to sew in and the embroidery detail but I have found these very therapeutic in these mad times. Stocking stitch, French knots, chain stitch, a crocheted chain and a tassel. I have used up lots of little bits. 😉
I think they will look quite nice hanging in a nursery.
I have got my act together and finished the little salmon pink jacket to match the little hat I had already made. I was in a bit of a quandary over the buttons??? All of the non-essential shops are currently closed. What was I to do for buttons??? And then I remembered the jar of buttons my great aunt gave me. Now normally I would not have been as daring with my choice of button but I am quite pleased with the contrast of the pearly buttons against the pink. These had never been used and looking at the card date back to the fifties or sixties. They are non toxic and laundry safe I hasten to add.
The hat and jacket are made from Sirdar pattern 264 Gorgeous Babies Knitting Book using double moss stitch and embellished with blanket stitch.
Just waiting for baby to come along so that I can pop in the post 📮
My partner becomes a grandpa at the beginning of April. His daughter is expecting a little girl – I went to the Baby Shower last week. I have been working on a little cardi for her which I have finally finished this morning 😊
So this month I will be using up some of my baby yarn stash so as to have some bits and pieces to offer on the big day ☆☆☆
Maybe something in just one colour next so as I don’t have all of those ends to sew in…
I have completed the pieces for the Guernsey jersey and done the neck but then I put it down. As I think I have said before I am not a fan of sewing up and pressing. The Guernsey is second size as the little boy will be 2 months when he gets his gift. From my point of view the deadline is mid February so it will probably stay in the knitting bag until then and then it will be a mad dash to finish….
I have made a couple of baby beanies (whilst avoiding sewing up the Guernsey )! The blue one is for the same little boy, the pink one is for the baby shower at the end of February.
I have just used stocking stitch on the beanies which gives that nice little roll on the rim and then just a bit of shaping for the top.
And 🎈🎈🎈🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾 celebration time I have only used yarn from my stash. There have been no crafting temptations this week so I still have money in my purse 😆
I have baby gifts to make for February. A little boy who will be a couple of months old mid month when my sister goes to visit and I have been invited to a Baby Shower at the end of the month, the expected baby is a little girl.
I have started making a little Guernsey style jersey for the little boy (a very Channel Island inspired sentence).
I am quite pleased because this is yarn from my stash. I am always picking up baby wool because you never know when you might need it but a little goes a long way when you are making cute little baby things.
Now I should be throwing a party using up some of my stash 🎈🎈🎈 but it was my birthday last week and those lovely people at Hobbycraft sent me a £5 voucher so I had to pop in to spend it. I bought a couple of balls of end of line aran wool which I will make some hats with for next year’s Christmas stall. My purchase came to £13 so their marketing ploy worked!!!