Mums the Word

Welcome 🙂

The wind is very blustery here in my corner of England and this morning we woke up to this…

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needless to say it was all hands on deck to get the fence panel repaired – the wind is still blowing so we’ll see if our repairs last!

I don’t seem to have much to show you from my works in progress just now so I thought I’d share something that my talented Mum has made. Mum is a great knitter and has been busy creating for our New Zealand baby too.

Here are her little makes,

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Gorgeous, hope I get to see some photos with baby in them 🙂

On my tutorial page is a  pattern for a Caravan pouch and Heather from Seriously Crazy 4 Craft has been busy making her own gorgeous version, why not pop over and see 🙂

Until next time,

Chris x

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Pink for a girl

Hooray 🙂 The baby cardigan is finished!

I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am about this. Towards the end of the make I remembered why I don’t knit much. I really do not like doing button bands and sewing all the bits together (and yes I know that sounds a bit weird given how much I love sewing).

I also remembered that when I was younger I used to give my Mum the finishing off job to do. She used to do it brilliantly too – thanks Mum 🙂

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Are there any bits of your hobbies that you really don’t enjoy?

Until next time,

Chris x

New to me in January

I’m linking this post up to Fiona at Celtic Thistles.

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A while back I gave you a peak of a baby knitting project I’d started

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and last week I showed you what it looked like now

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Those of you who are eagle eyed will have noticed that the pattern had changed and that’s because I came across the new pattern and decided to give colour changing a go.

My Wonderful Mum sat down with me many years ago to teach me how to knit fairisle but I can remember being soooo annoyed and impatient at all the twisting and weaving in of wool that I gave up pretty quickly in frustration (obviously patience wasn’t one of my strong points then!)

This time round I’m a lot more patient and forgiving of my mistakes and I’m enjoying having a go, it’s not perfect and the back isn’t as woven in as it could be but it is my first proper attempt and I’m sure the baby it’s going to won’t judge me for it 🙂

This week’s challenge will be to get it finished and sent off before the baby is too big for it 😉

Until next time,

Chris x

Knit a row, purl a row

During the holidays I ventured into my attic and found a basket full of yarn, most of it is left over from various projects done over the years. So I thought I’d sort through it and find any balls which are big enough for other projects.

This ball of white DK yarn is enough for a baby cardigan so that’s what I’m making.

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I’m not a particularly fast knitter, but I do enjoy plodding along and creating something which will be used. And I have in mind a little one who will be kept warm and cosy in a new cardigan 🙂

One of my non crafty New Year Ideas is to write down good things that happen on a day to day basis on slips of paper and to put them in a jar. Then at the end of the year to empty the jar and read all the memories. As you can see I have my jar ready – I shall have to decorate it to pretty it up a bit.

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Until next time,

Chris x