Sunday, July 31, 2011

More knitting updates

Sick of these yet? Only a couple more and I think I’ll be all up to date – next time I won’t leave it so long between posts.

This one features a few different designers, the first one being Rachel Evans.  This one is called the Paige Babydoll is a delightful wee knit that has two different options for the skirt part - a full skirt with two different hems or an A-line cabled skirt.


It is knit in 10ply and available in sizes NB-5.  Another perfect pattern that is perfect for layering in the spring, winter and autumn.  It can also be knit in cotton which would be perfect for the summer.  I’m definitely planning on knitting a couple more of these, just have to buy some more 10ply yarn.

Next up is a design from Shannon Passmore.  Versa can be knit up as a vest, tunic, dress or as a babydoll.  I’ve only knit the pattern as a tunic but have plans to do a couple more of the options when I can find the time.

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(Excuse the bad photos – it was hard to get Miss 3 to stand still to take a decent photo.)  This pattern can be knit in either 10ply or 12ply and from sizes NB-10 which makes it an extrememly versatile pattern and great value for money.


Lastly, we have a Charlotte Sweater by Raya Budrevich.  It’s knit in 8ply and can be knit with or without sleeves.  It features a ribbed neck and bodice and with the no sleeves, creates a racer style back. 

There’s a gorgeous little ruffle down the bottom that you can see in the photo below.  Sizing starts at 6m and goes up to a sz 10, this really is a top that is suited for all seasons.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Another Overdue Update

This time a quick update featuring patterns designed by StitchyMama.  Kath has released a few patterns and I hear she has even more in the pipeline which I’m looking forward to.


The first knit, which I was lucky enough to get to test knit is the Blossom Bolero.  The bolero is designed especially to go over summer dresses and has a range of different cuff and edging choices so you can make a unique bolero every time.  This one below has long sleeves and a lace hem.


Other options include a plain garter stitch edge, picot cast off, ruffles and 4 different sleeve options.   I will admit that I was a bit worried about knitting this at first when I learnt that the edging had to be picked up after knitting the body, but it really isn’t as hard as I first thought.


Again, like most of the patterns I like, this pattern comes in a wide range of sizes from 0-3m to sz 10.  You can buy the baby/toddler sizes and the child sizes separately or buy all sizes as an e-book, I highly recommend this pattern and its another pattern that I find great value for money.


Another pattern I’m quite fond of by Kath is the pinwheel beanie pattern.   I’ve knit this one quite a lot and am currently knitting up a few more at the moment for friends.


You can knit this one up in any size imaginable because as well as pre-set sizes it has instructions to custom make to any size head. This has to be one of my favourite hat patterns, and is definitely the first one I turn too when someone needs a hat. 


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, July 25, 2011

A Winter Wonderland

Warning – picture heavy post follows..

This is what awaited us when we woke up on this cold winters morning

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After a toasty warm breakfast of porridge, the girls dressed up nice and warm and ventured out into the snow.

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And practised making some snow angels in the backyard

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Then we decided to dress up nice and warm and take a walk around the corner to the park.  We weren’t the only one who had this idea, there were about 4 other families there.

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Morgan making more snow angels

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On our way home, Morgan decided she was pretty thirsty…

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Apologies to any Facebook friends reading this blog post who may have already seen these photos.