In June there was knitting, crochet and photography. No loaves of bread though. Not to say I am not continuing to make such things. For knitting: it was a tutorial on my method of doing kitchener stitch, the cardigan I am knitting in 4 ply and a baby cardigan I was finally able to complete.… Read More Monthly Montage – June
Some of you may remember almost four years ago, Yes! four years!, when I went to Hythe and bought a pattern to make a cardigan like one my mother had. https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/the-knitting-pattern-expedition/ This pattern. This wool. to copy this cardigan. Well the pattern isn’t exactly the same shape but I have done the best I could… Read More Two current projects
Finally got around to sharing photographs of the baby coat I made for a friend’s grandchild. The baby finally arrived and was a boy so I was able to finish the jacket by adding the button bands on the appropriate sides, after which I sewed up the sleeve and side seams and added the hood.… Read More That other Baby Coat
During the last month I finished some knitting and some crochet. For crochet I showed you my colour choice for a new blanket and the actual yarn I ended up buying. I also showed you my finished Slow Granny Ripple blanket. As to knitting, I showed you the rainbow fairy coat and hat that I… Read More Monthly Montage – May
Quite a while ago when thinking about methods of knitting socks I came across Kitchener stitch but try as I might I couldn’t get my head round it and I found the instructions confusing. Now quite often I imagine making things in my head that may never get made but are fun to think about… Read More Kitchener stitch and Guess the Yarn
(Still very tired but feeling a lot better!) I called the subject of this post a fairy baby coat because Sandra made the pattern as a Sweet Pea Fairy baby coat (Pattern here – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/free-knitting-patternflower-fairy-baby/) although because of the yarns I had available I made it as a rainbow coat. Here it is spread out… Read More Fairy Baby Coat and Pixie Hat
In March there was some knitting, some crochet and a small amount of nature photography. I showed you how far I had got with the first baby coat I started and the beginnings of a second one. I fitted in an idea for a bookmark based on my triquetra coaster and, although it is only… Read More Monthly Montage – March
Some forget-me-nots I discovered at the front of my property that have self-seeded themselves from the ones in my pots. ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* Yesterday I got a message from WordPress saying that I had been with them for seven… Read More Seven years!
I am unable to finish the baby coat I was making until I know if the baby is a girl or boy but I have a lot of baby yarn left over. Sandra from Wild Daffodil has generously shared a pattern for a beautiful baby coat on her blog. – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/free-knitting-patternflower-fairy-baby/ Do go and look… Read More Delightful Baby Coat
This is how far I have got with the baby cardigan I showed you last week. I have joined the shoulder seams. I have to admit it took me several goes to get the spacing correct. (As I’ve said before: sewing is not my strong point.) However I persisted and eventually it was good enough.… Read More Baby cardigan – as far as I can go?