Monday, August 16, 2010

2010 - FO No. 22


This is the cardigan I knitted up on Saturday for the Poppy doll I made quite a while ago now.  I used some Zarina yarn and size 3.5mm needles but somehow the pattern didnt turn out right.  Pigeon Pair knit one up too and hers turned out so nicely that I think I shall have to try again with the decreases at the top of the cardigan so it goes around her neck instead of venturing towards her tummy area!  Oh well she still looks cute and it was only a couple of hours knitting!
Other knitting has to be finished now too though - 1 sock for Katt, half a sleeve for another test knit which is nearly complete, a stripey sock for Isabelle which is nearly finished and 2 little stripey cardigans and hats for my nephews.  For some reason now that I have to knit things for little boys I just want to knit things for little girls, lol!  Oh well there are 3 more babies to knit for over the next few months that friends are having!  I should be busy for a while.
Oh and I just had to show you a picture of Isabelle before she ventured into the city yesterday with my sister!  The pink dress and leggings and shoes are part of what Isabelle spent her birthday money on.  She is becoming quite the little fashionista!  Her Auntie Narelle had decided to spoil Isabelle for her birthday and took her to see the stage show Mary Poppins.  I told her to keep it a surprise so she didnt know what they were going to do in the city.  She was happy that it had been kept a surprise and absolutely loved it all and was keen to show me the book that she received and what parts were her favourite.  Then they popped off to the Smiggles store which is apparently very popular for children who love pencils, crayons, erasers and all other sorts of things.  Isabelle bought a very cute velvet pencil, an eraser that looks like a little icypole and a sharpener that pops up!  They do have a website too but I think it would be better to visit in person.  My sister did mention that they spent about half an hour in the store waiting for Isabelle to decide on what she wanted!  Oh and Isabelle's 5 fishy friends now live in the study which you can see behind her. 

18 comments:

Kate said...

Sounds like a great day out! Love that little cardi.

Donna said...

Not just the kids! I think I've spent more money in Smiggle than Em has ;)

Jelly Wares said...

Even though it's not as you'd hoped it would be the little cardi looks great!!!
Sure does sound like Isabelle had a fantastic time in the city for the day, lucy girl...

Hugs - Jodie :)

Miss Muggins said...

I love the cardigan, Poppy looks thrilled with it too.
What a wonderful birthday celebration for Isabelle.

My Love is..... said...

Sucha cute knit for a gorgeous little doll. well done on both :)

Thimbleanna said...

Isabelle is at such a fun, cute age. And your little sweater on the doll is adorable. Hopefully some of your friends will produce girl babies soon -- for the girly knitter in you!

Charity said...

Love that little doll sweater! Sounds like Isabelle had a fabulous day - good to hear!

Becks said...

Dolly is great - she looks just like Coraline!
xx

Laura said...

I think the cardi looks great. What a fun day out for your girl! My sister is getting into taking my kids on days out, too.

Ann said...

Cute little cardigan & it looks good to me.

Michele said...

The sweater for your doll looks great! Very cute for a small project.

Isabelle looks cute in her new clothes!

drkknits said...

oh yeah, i love smiggle too! and she does look just gorgeous. i cant believe youve made 22 things already this year. *sigh of inadequacy*

Corrie said...

that is so gorgeous! love it! so little and so sweet

oh dear I think keira will spend hours in the stores, and lots of money!

Corrie:)

Grand Purl Baa said...

She is too too gorgeous - and the doll too. :-)

Sandra said...

little cardy is the cutest!
Isabelle also! She is turning into my eldest - Hedera is totally girly girly!

Rach said...

That cardi is just gorgeous!

ana @ i made it so said...

oh i adore the little cardi! and i think i drooled a little on the pink fingerless mitts below... sorry! ;)

i followed you here through ravelry, glad i did. it's always nice to meet other knitter bloggers mamas etc :D

have a lovely day!
~ ana

Oiyi said...

That little doll sweater is just too cute!