Long Weekend Bits

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That gorgeous blanket!
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At Buckingham Palace during the Changing of the Guards
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Boy One passed out
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Boy Two passed out
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Waiting for the food at a birthday party...
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Happy Easter!
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3 Weeks Old
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Almost finished with this jumper!
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Luke's cupcakes
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Enjoying the sunshine!
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Because when on a hammock one needs a crash helmet!
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Beautiful Gift

Yesterday I got the most amazing gift in the post, all the way from Minnesota, from my knitting friend Melissa. She knitted this gorgeously soft baby blanket for Max, and I love it. It’s scrumptiously soft and a gorgeous colour and Max seems to really like it too, as he slept a whole 3 hours under it.

Thank you so much my beautiful friend!

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Weekend Bits

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Luke's Easter basket and egg cosy made at Kindergarten
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Gorgeous Tulips from a friend
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Out with Papa...such excitement!
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This is how I have been spending a lot of my time...I really don't mind
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In his Stokke....
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Meeting auntie Lucie
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Hi there!
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Brilliant!
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Getting some knitting done!
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FO: Rainbow Baby Blanket

Max, our little bundle of joy, is a “rainbow baby”. A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage or still birth. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.

Since Luke’s arrival 4 years ago we’ve had to go through the loss of 4 pregnancies. I only tend to get emotional about these at certain times, and I am a strong believer in the fact that it’s nature at work.

So when we found out that Max was ‘sticking’ around I knew that I wanted to knit some “rainbow” related things, in particular this baby blanket.

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I used this pattern, which was a fantastically easy pattern. I know it looks very complicated, but it’s actually really straightforward to knit. The effect though, is brilliant!

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I decided to knit this up as a cotton blanket, using DROPS Muskat, as I had plans for a woollen one with different colours. I decided on these particular colours as they show the wonderful gradient of a rainbow.

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I also made the blanket extra large, so I am not sure I can actually call it a baby blanket. I wanted to make sure that Max can use it for a fairly long time, especially as the blanket I made for Luke is now very small and he’s just rediscovered it for his use.

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I think Max looks very snug in it, don’t you?

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FO: Max Gustav

My very latest finished object.

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Max Gustav, born on Mother’s Day (UK) at 9:03am in the birthing pool at home after only 4 1/2 hrs of labour, weighing in at 4.3kg.

An amazing experience, one that I would recommend to anyone looking at their birthing options!

We are in love, and Luke is a very proud big brother.

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FO: Cable Coat and Beret

Back in 2012 my friend Heidy ordered one cable coat for her little girl Sophia, doesn’t she look adorable in it? Well, Heidy liked it so much she ordered another one in navy blue with a matching beret.

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This is a great DROPS pattern, which I knitted using DROPS Merino Extra Fine, which calls for size 4mm needles, so a nice, quick knit.

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The cables next to the buttons give the little coat a little bit of extra detail. As do the cables that are knitted along the yoke.

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The beret also looks great. And is a very straightforward knit.

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I love how the decreases make a very pretty crown.

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And Sophia looks just soo adorable in her little ensemble.

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FO: Etsy Order: Hat

Back to posting about my FOs, I need to get some more posts in before baby number two makes an appearance :-).

This is a hat I knitted for the lady that always orders through Etsy from me, and the pattern is, of course, a DROPS pattern.

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It’s a great, easy pattern that knits up really quickly. I used DROPS Baby Merino, using double strands and the colour is a nice light blue.

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The ties to close it are braided, which adds a really nice touch I think.

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The recipient liked it too and her son wore it well, although I don’t have a picture.

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