Saturday, April 8, 2006
Welcome to my blog! I will try and keep an updated record of items that I have knitted and finished and also some photos of my family, including my son and daughter and our 3 cats and 2 dogs. Hopefully it won't bore you all too much, so here goes.
First up we have the baby jacket from Cleckheaton Baby Knits book, design 4 I think. I used Color 4 Me Blue Tweed wool which is quite bright in the picture here, but I think it will look cute. I know two people expecting babies who do not know what they are having, so making extra items is just being prepared so I won't need to rush and knit something when they arrive.
Secondly, this is the baby jacket from Special Knits by D. Bliss. It is the Ribbon Edged Cardigan. This is the second one that I have made this year. I used about 2 1/2 balls of Cleckheaton Feathersoft Pink (8 ply) which is nice and soft for babies. This will be going to my sister's friend who is due in around June/July.
The picture at the top is of my daughter wearing her new jacket. It is the Red Maracas Jacket from Miss Bea's Knits. I used 6 1/2 balls of Rowan Cotton in the color Teal. I knit the size 2-3 years and then stitched on the ribbon roses. The actual pattern had embroidery in the panels, but I chose the flowers instead. I think that it looks rather cute. Well it's getting late so I had better go and finish watching Cinderella with the kids before they fall asleep.