Weekend Bits

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On the way to London Bridge
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London at its best!
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What a spot to feed!
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Luke and his friend in the fountains...
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Papa babywearing...giving Max 2 hrs to sleep!
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12 weeks old!
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Water!!!!
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Me and the boys!
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Finished two items!
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FO: Poncho

Last year in April I made a friend in Australia a poncho for her 40th birthday. She gave me free reign with regards to a pattern, but she wanted something in a muted colour, so we went with grey. IF 37 I used this DROPS pattern, which was a great knit! It’s amazing though how much yarn it called for, which I realised when I had to cast on 408 stitches.

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I love the details of this pattern, the leaves, cables and the flowers look just gorgeous. They might seem difficult when first looking at the pattern, but they’re actually really easy to knit. This was especially easy after a few repeats of the pattern, they just worked themselves.

IF 42The large collar worked in rib was a great end to the poncho.

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As this is one of a few pieces that actually fit me I modelled the poncho.

STATS
Pattern: Frozen Ivy by DROPS Design
Yarn: Drops Muskat in medium grey
Needle size: 4mm

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FO: Luke’s Winter Hat

I know I have previously written about how I can never seem to get the sizing of hats right for my main boy Luke, they always seem to end up too big. A previous post about the many hats for Luke is here. But I have finally managed to make him one that fits him great – that was until I washed it and until the DROPS Merino Extra Fine stretched out.

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The pattern is this adorable Pixie Hat, available for free on Ravelry. It’s a very quick knit and the DROPS Merino Extra Fine works really well for it as it’s luxuriously soft, and it provides the right stretch (that is before you wash it).

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And yes, Luke picked the pink and blue himself…a great metrosexual in the making here!

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The great thing about this balaclava/hat is that it can be worn when it’s getting warmer outside, even when it’s already warm enough not to wear a jacket, as it will keep ears and heads warm!

LP 323And what about that pixie point at the back, isn’t it just brilliant?

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This hat photographs best when it’s being worn, but just in case you were interested, here are some pretty boring shots of it lying flat:

STATS
Pattern: Collared Pixie by Trude
Yarn: Drops Merino Extra Fine in light grey blue and pink
Needle size: 4mm

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Long Weekend Bits

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Excited!
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Baby pedicure!
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Brotherly love...
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Papa and Luke making Schnitzel
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10 weeks old!
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Drunk on milk...happy customer!
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Before the two hour delay due to a 5-car pile up!
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Car selfie with my number one boy!
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Car selfie with my number two boy!
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Whitstable
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Crabbing!
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Crabs!!!
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Visa and citizenship applications in progress...
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Snuggling!
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