Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Finally Finished

Well its been more than a week since blogging but no change there although it has been less than 6 months like the last time lol!!

Anyway I have finally finished my bunny all in one knitting set and have attached a picture of same. It has taken ages with all the cables and I had to concentrate when doing them but I think it was well worth the effort. There are a pair of mittens with little paw pads on and a pair of bootees with ribbon to tie and little paw pads on the bottom as well. A labour of love I would call it but very effective.

I am now starting a summer dress pattern in white with lilac hearts on the bottom as a pattern. I've nearly finished the front already so this is proving much quicker to knit up although the fairisle pattern takes longer.

I went to a car boot on sunday and had a great day of finds. First of all I saw a lovely pasta tube in pot which was full of colour and I thought being me that would be great to put my knitting needles in as it looks so decorative and was the grand price of 50p. Then I saw a lovely stand. It was made out of wrought iron and has three baskets of dark whicker it would look really nice in my craft room for my wool and it was only £4. Then I found my major bargain which was a bond chunky knitting machine and knitting table for £4. I already have knitting machines for thinner wool up to 4ply but have always wanted to try out a thicker machine. Well for £4 I snapped her hand off in a calm and cool way. So a great day for my knitting bargains. I've been doing really well with my bargains lately.

Hope you like the bunny all in one suit. See you soon. Craftchick.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

New Items I Have Knitted

Hello, long time no post - lol apologising already well life does get in the way sometimes. I have just taken the holy vow of "I will blog more frequently" although not sure if it will be kept.

I have just finished a lovely knitting pattern that I bought from babydollhandknitdesigns on the web. She has some beautiful patterns for of course babies and dolls. This set I have done in three colourways already and have used beads on the frills and swansdown on the bonnets. I am at present doing an all in one with bunny ears on the hood. Looks lovely on the photos so will show you how the progress is getting on with some photos later this week.

In the meantime I have attached some of the dress and leggings and hat set with bootees.

I have just come back from a short break down in Berkshire where my mother-in-law lives. Its a lovely part of the world with loads of woodland and was lovely especially with the sunny weather we are having right now. Needless to say I went in a few wool shops while I was there and bought some more wool (like I don't have enough already) and also my mother-in-law saw it as a good opportunity to palm off some of her wool and patterns too. So came back with more than I took. I did take the bunny outfit down there to finish but just didn't spend much time knitting as its too nice down there so got a little distracted.

Anyway here are a few pictures of the outfits. See you soon.