Thursday, 2 August 2012

Finished

I couldn't decide, at first, which button to use, but finally settled on this vintage orange one.  It might look a bit dark in the pic but picks up the peach fleck in the yarn nicely.

I thought it would end up a good bit bigger than the 0-3 months stated on the pattern and I was right.  Using a 3.5 hook, it's about the same size as the previous blue scottie dog cardi (aged 2).  I really liked the effect of the crossed double crochet, so continued it throughout the piece, rather than ordinary doubles for below the sleeves.  I had less yarn than I first thought, so has a slightly cropped look, finishing at waist level.  I'm a happy bunny though, and hope my little friend likes it, too.  I'm now going to have a go at knitting a sheep so pop back later in the week to see how it's going.

Love for now, Chris x 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Olympic and Hookie Fever

I had begun to feel all Olympic-ed out til now, with every TV advert mentioning them, but I have to admit I've now got the bug.  Watching the men's amazing gymnastics this afternoon, while getting my head and hands around this pattern, compliments of Bev over at http://bevmatheson.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/my-chell-baby-sweater-pattern.html . 



I'm not sure how big it will turn out (I'm very naughty and never do a trial piece!) as my hook is larger than on the pattern.  I do like this, though - very satisfying and quick pattern, now I've got the hang of it.  The colour looks very anaemic but the yarn has a pretty multi-pastel fleck in it. 

Better late than never, I'm posting this over with Mrs Dunnit and all the other crafty folk at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/woyww-165-whats-on-your-workdesk.html.  Pop over for a nosey when you have a mo.

Love for now, Chris x