FOs that all seem to be purple and blue for some reason…

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I’ve got a confession to make. I’m a bit scared to write this post. I’ve been writing so infrequently lately that I’m worried I’ve forgotten how. My conversation skills are a little rusty lately too, and I know I keep repeating the same conversations with people, especially on the rare non-toddler related subjects!

I suppose it comes down to the fear of having nothing worthwhile to say. It certainly feels like every post I’ve written since Claudia was born has been a feeble excuse for why I haven’t done more, written more and made more. Yes, I have my hands full with my beautiful, clever, funny little girl, but I’m not a total martyr! She is my biggest distraction, but she is also my biggest inspiration too. Continue reading

Cuddlesome cardigan for Baby BAM

 

Sadly I didn’t manage to make any of BB’s Christmas presents this year. I had hoped to finish the stripey cardigan I was making in time, but we were just into the New Year by the time it was done. Still, on the plus side, it did mean that I had time to do a little photoshoot with one happy and cooperative baby girl!20160105_110641This is the third time I’ve used Louise Tilbrook’s wonderful Fuss Free Baby Cardigan pattern (which is free to download from Ravelry), and this time I added an extra few stitches to the larger size to accommodate BB’s every expanding portly little tum! I used Drops Cotton Merino DK, which feels gorgeous. I hope it washes well! Continue reading

Crochet cardigan in cool cotton – found and finished at last!

Remember the crochet cardigan WIP that I managed to lose? Well, I did find it again and, miraculously, managed to finish it! I was so close to finishing it already that I really can’t explain why I stopped with just half a sleeve and the making up to do.

Here it is modeled by my marvelous mannequin Dolly. Don’t worry. She’s armless… ba-boom tish!

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I found the pattern in one of those dusty old folders that all yarn shops seem to have. Continue reading