Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy Birthday to me

Recently I celebrated a special birthday. Thanks to family and friends I had a terrifically wonderfully stupendous time.*

My actual birthday isn't for several more days and there is lots more lovely spoiling ahead

This evening I overheard my 2 daughters conspiring about what my present should be. Elder DD must have suggested something about knitting because Younger DD recoiled with a sharp intake of breath.

'Oh no!', she gasped, (very shocked).

'I think maybe Mummy might have too much knitting!!'

Obviously I spend way too much time muttering over my knitting and not enough time fulfilling the many needs of DD2.

On the other hand, does she mean too much YARN

Yup. Guilty as charged!

*Special thanks to my lovely Sis for spoiling me absolutely rotten.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Baby Bunting

Bye, Baby Bunting,
Father’s gone a-hunting,
Mother’s gone a-milking,
Sister’s gone a-silking,
Brother’s gone to buy a skin
To wrap the Baby Bunting in.

This is what I've been working on for months and months. It's sweet and simple, pretty yet practical. And I am very pleased with how it turned out.

The Baby Bunting cot blanket is based on a traditional log cabin quilt square, with an applied I-cord border and a turned-down top lace section with knitted on lace edgings. The lace just adds to the vintage charm of this rustic and traditional blanket.

The main blanket is worked seamlessly in garter stitch, using picked up stitches from the centre block outwards, allowing the project to be easily up-sized. The lace turn-down and edging are knit onto live stitches.

Combining the simplicity of garter stitch and an interesting seamless construction, the Baby Bunting Blanket proves the point that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts.

Pattern available ETA May 10th 2013.  

Wish me luck!