03 December 2014

New babies on the horizon

One of my good friends has her second son due any day now so I've been busy knitting a couple of gifts for her new arrival.

This one is knitted in sirdar tiny tots dk, a yarn I'm becoming quite fond of for baby boy knits. It's machine washable too which is always a bonus!

This one is in a sirdar baby crofter yarn which is incredibly soft and also machine washable. I loved the way it created soft stripes.

Hopefully baby won't take too long to arrive and I'll be able to have a snuggle before long.

I've also been trying out some new patterns to use up some stash yarn and to give myself some gifts ready for any unexpected babies.

The above is a pattern called Linnie and I love the way it turned out. The multi colour yoke is gorgeous in my humble opinion.

Fabulous colours!

I've also knitted the above scarf for my mum, from drops yarns. I think she liked it and it was lovely and simple to knit.

20 November 2013

I've been away for a while - sorry......

Where has the time gone? It feels like only yesterday I was here blogging away, and it must have been two years ago now?
 Well, as you can see my eldest little one is not so little now and is in her third year at school. My youngest has one year left at pre school and will be starting big school next September!

I have been busy knitting, holidaying and being a Mum, but will be back soon with a proper update!

26 July 2011

A bit of this and that....

As you may well know, things are a bit hectic around here with my two very active girls. Not only is Evie into everything, but she also wants to follow her big sister everywhere she goes and do everything she does.

So I haven't had much time to keep up with my blog or letters - the only bit of relief I have really is to pick up my needles and knit when they are in bed. I have found it a great comfort in helping me to unwind before going to bed myself. There's something about the needles moving back and forth and the fabric growing that I find really soothing.

So here are a few finished items from the last few months that you might like to take a look at.

Evie's Andalucia.....

... a little cropped cardigan for Leah....

... a wonderfully soft baby Kina for a friend's new daughter....

.... and a mini chic for Evie - although for the life of me I can't remember where I've put it!!!

12 July 2011


Hello! Time has really gotten away with me lately, and I haven't been up to blogging much. I just wanted to share some photos of Evie modelling a test knitted cardigan I did for a lady on Ravelry. She really is growing into a cheeky little lady.

We had a lovely week in France in June, so I will let you know about that real soon - plus -LOTS of knitting updates!

03 May 2011

Wonderful button giveaway

There is a wonderful button giveaway oover on this blog . They are truly beautiful! Unfortunately I don't speak Polish, so I'm not quite sure what the lady's name is...... I was directed by a lady called kasia who left a comment on my previous post. It is well worth a visit and good luck!

28 April 2011

Some finished knitting

It has been a busy couple of weeks here, what with the Easter holidays and Evie beeing poorly. I haven't had much time for blogging, but have managed to finish some baby knits.

This was a spur of the moment knit and I'm still not sure who it's for. I wanted to use up some yarn and found a sport weight sock yarn just perfect for it. I edged it with some kashmir dk which gives it a lovely soft feel. The pattern is available for free here, you just have to be a member of ravelry to get it.

This little cardi is for Amelia, as long as it fits! I loved knitting the pattern and will definitely be knitting it again. If it doesn't fit her, Lily can have it. I'm sure Anna won't mind too much.

I made this cardigan for Leah and although I wasn't impressed with the yarn, the over all cardigan isn't too bad. At least she wears it, which is always a bonus. I used James C Brett marble and I wouldn't really want to use it again. That doesn't really happen to me all that often!

Finally I made another cardigan for Evie. I wanted to try and stay away from too much pink, so I decided on cream and navy. I think it turned out rather nice and she looks so cute in it. I do love Sirdar patterns, and they always come out so nice.

01 April 2011

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken

It's Leah's fourth birthday next week so I've been frantically knitting up these little chooks to go into her friend's party bags. I wanted to give them something a little bit different to take home and these were just the kind of thing that I wanted. The pattern said to use worsted weight yarn, so I comprimised and used 2 strands of various left over sock yarn, as I felt that would give an interesting effect when knitted in garter st. I was right - they came out pretty well.
I have sewn up 6 so far, so just have another 10 to go before next saturday. I think I will get there!