Friday, December 29, 2006
2 balls of very pink Sirdar toddler Aran from my sister. Her friend is expecting next year so this is her way of hinting for me to knit the baby something. Lets hope its a girl!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
This cardigan is knitted in my late Grans holey pattern, which she first knitted as a twin-set when my Mum started school around 1955. She then went on to knit it for every new baby that came along and as we grew up we had them in navy and grey for school, pale yellow for Easter, pink for the Summer. Round necks, V-necks, Jumpers, tank tops.
My Gran died a few years ago and I have taken it upon myself to continue the tradition. She had written down the pattern on a wee bit paper and I've not been 100% happy with the results so far but with each one I improve the pattern (this is my fourth).This is a loopy hat, which was my Mums speciality. She died nearly 20 years ago, and this is my first attempt which I'm very pleased with. The colours haven't came out too well on this photo. I'll definitely be making more loopy hats. Love the effect.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
It's knitted in a Jarol DK wool/acrylic mix which is really soft. I chose it for the clour, which is a much deeper winey-red than on this picture.
Friday, December 01, 2006
I have been gathering lots of old baby patterns as I really like some of the old fashioned styles for babies. More to come in the New Year once I get my Christmas knitting finished.