You’ll be seeing a lot of items I’ve made for milliemanu over the next few days. And I even did some sewing for her last year. She sent me a sample and I made two bunnies for her. I won’t talk about these much, but will just let the pictures do the talking.
Here’s cardigan I knitted back in June last year as a sample for the owner and founder of milliemanu. She’s the one I’ve been knitting all the vests (and more) and lots of boleros for, I’ll be posting about them all in the next few days.
It’s this DROPS pattern, which I have knitted before a few times. Although this is the first time I added the little velvet trim. It’s just a plain garter stitch, but the little details like the crochet border and some nice buttons do add a little nice touch.
I do love the colour, and I am amazed that almost every time I’ve knitted this cardigan the request has been for this colour.
And this cardigan was for milliemanu’s daughter, which I am sure she was pleased with.
You know I love this pattern, so it’s my go-to when I find out any of my friends or acquaintances are having a baby.
My friend who received these is keeping the gender of the baby as a surprise, so I picked some neutral colours.
I like how the colours match, it’s a sweet combination.
My friend received them and loves them, in fact she just told me that she and her husband used them in a photo shoot yesterday, maybe I’ll get a picture of that later :-).
And of course I sent them in a little box that I made, making them an extra special gift, don’t you think?
Earlier this year I finally sat down to knit something for myself. I know I’ve hinted at it with some pictures on Instagram. I’ve been waiting to post about as I wanted to include some pictures of me wearing the cardigan, but I just haven’t managed, so this will be a post just about the cardigan. Maybe another day I’ll manage to post one with me in it. Or maybe we’ll have to wait a few months (more on that later ;-).
I used this DROPS pattern, although I amended the way the cables worked. Rather than them going under the same way, I made sure that they went under and then over to give the entire cardigan a better look.
I love the colour I picked, and it fits with a few of my Summer dresses and skirts.
The fact that the cardigan has this lacy feel to it, but at the same time is quite solid and warm makes me really pleased that I picked this exact pattern. I read up on the notes before I started and it sounded like people weren’t too happy with how theirs turned out. But I am over the moon with how mine turned out.
I had some matching buttons in my stash, but after washing the cardigan once the colour has come off a little bit. However, I don’t think that’s a problem, it just makes it look a little more ‘shabby-chic’.
Yet another vest I am working on, this is the fifth last one, can you believe it?
I have to be honest, I can’t wait to get onto some more interesting knitting.
An ex-colleague of mine is due to have a baby any day now and when I found out I did my usual thing and knitted up some booties. I feel like I don’t really need to explain that much about these booties anymore, as I knit them so often and post about them so often that everyone pretty much knows about them. So without further ado here are a couple more pictures.
I love this pattern, it’s such a neat little hat and I love the cables. I used DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk, which is amazingly luxurious and soft.
I used a similar light minty colour for it like I did for the cardigan and booties that I posted about earlier in the week. It’s quite a unisex colour and the pictures don’t really do it justice.
I also love the crown of the hat, it’s such a pretty top for such a pretty hat.
And here are a final couple of pictures that show the entire lot I sent my friend.
Following on from yesterday’s post, I also knitted my friend some booties. You’ve all seen these, I’ve knitted my fair share of them in the last few years.
I decided to use the same colour cotton as the cardigan yesterday. I love the colour, but I was worried that it might be a bit too matching, but in the end it was actually fine.
While I previously used DROPS Merino Extra Fine for these booties, I now always stick with DROPS Muskat, which works very well.
I had some buttons in my stash that I used, which I think work well and are definitely unisex.
I haven’t seen these on, but I am sure they looked adorable on my friends little boy.