FO: Fancy Chevron Blanket

Back in November last year I made a chevron blanket for my good friend Kersti. It was originally meant to be for her sister as a Christmas present, but she loved it so much she kept it for herself…now that’s one happy customer!!!

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I loved knitting this, and even loved the shades of black and grey, even though they are a bit more sombre than my usual knitting. The end result turned out really well.

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The pattern is actually really easy to knit up, it just takes a couple of rows to get used to it, and then it flies off the needles.

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I loved making this blanket so much I made one in some blues and greens for Max, so watch this space.

STATS
Pattern: Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in black, medium grey, light grey and off white
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 16th November – 22nd November 2014.

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Our Long Weekend Bits

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Cool dude!
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Oh captain my captain!
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Beautiful Tower Bridge!
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Lunch with friends...
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My darling boys...
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Old friends
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These two!!!
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The groom looking nervous!
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Here comes the bride.
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Waiting to throw confetti...
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18 weeks old today!
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The happy couple!
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Schoolfriends...
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The first dance!
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Like father like son
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New discovery: Hall Place!
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The smell was amazing!
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Gorgeous roses!
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FO: Baby Sandals (adorable baby alert)

A friend that used to work with me at the same PR company, but she was based in the US, recently had her second child, a boy. She had a gorgeous girl a few years ago and I made a bonnet and bootie combo then, I mentioned it in the collection here.

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Because her little man is a Summer baby I decided on these absolutely adorable baby sandals. I LOVE them.

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I used this brilliant pattern, and it’s really well thought out. The knitting doesn’t take very long at all, it’s the sewing up, which regular readers of this blog know I am not a big fan of.

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I used some of the DROPS Muskat that I had left and was lucky  to have some lovely blues and greens left, with a lovely dark brown sole.

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The pattern is really well written and well worth the £2.45 I paid for it.

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Of course I made my usual box to hold the sandals.

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And my friends little man arrived last week and today she sent me some pictures of him wearing them…and my heart melted! JUST TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!

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STATS
Pattern: Baby Boy Sandals by Alma Mahler
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in dark brown, light olive, silver green, denim blue and sky blue
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 22nd June 2015

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FO: Hat and Bootie Combo

A good friend from boarding school recently had a baby and when I found out of course I had to knit her a hat and bootie combo.

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Because she was keeping the gender a surprise I stuck to neutral colours and picked these two lovely yellows and the white.

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I used my amended version of Saartjes Bootees pattern available on Ravelry. I really should write up my version of these booties and publish it as they really are just a little bit quicker and easier.

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I used some leftover yarn  from my stash, some DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

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And of course I made a little box to put the booties in.

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I used some leftover DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk that I also had in my stash, luckily I had similar shades of yellow.

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I LOVE knitting with this yarn as it’s incredibly soft and even though it calls for 2.5mm needles it still knits up relatively quickly.

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And I love this pattern, the way the cables meet at the top of the crown make it a very special hat.

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My friend loved both of these gifts and I’m sure her baby will look adorable in them.

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Booties

Pattern: Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in Mustard, Light Yellow and White
Needle size: 3.5mm

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Beanie
Pattern:
Cable Beanie by DROPS Design
Yarn: DROPS Baby AlpacaSilk in White and Wheat
Needle size: 2.5mm

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