Wednesday, July 25, 2012

More Milos

Another one finished.
Because a kid can never have too many warm vests in winter.

I used an incredibly cheap yarn from Big W that had a very pretty colourway.
All up this was about $5 to make.
A craft the husband can be happy about.
And sometimes you just have to knit through the stash and make something practical.

My knitting journey began two years ago when I first discovered a crafty forum called Ravelry.
I had been reading craft blogs after the birth of my first daughter wishing I could create something as beautiful as what I was seeing.
Something for my daughter and future children to cherish.
With a lot of help from my mother in law and my friend the youtube, I got click clacking on those needles and here I am only two years later pumping these little vests out in just under a week.
I'm in love with knitting. And crochet a close second.
It is relaxing and exciting and I just feel so proud to see my little babies rugged up in their winter woolies.

So next year..
I will knit for myself.

(Photo courtesy of Sadie Dayton on Ravelry)

I will tackle those cables and I might even learn to knit a tension gauge while Im at it.
It will be challenging but so rewarding and I will kick the frump out of my wardrobe.
This is the sylvi pattern that I found on pinterest and immediately lusted after.
Isnt it gorgeous?
No longer is knitting about neon, acryclic, puffy sleeved somethings from the 80s.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Miss Jane.

Nothing beats that finished project high.
The showing off, the pride.
And Ive been feeling it a lot lately so hooray!
Im getting stuff done.

Introducing the 'Jane' cardigan.
Pattern by none other than tikki.
Who else of course?
Knit with the gorgeous Woolganics Organic Merino.
Modelled by my sleepy child.

The yarn is so soft and fluffy.
And I think this will be perfect for Spring when I just feel compelled to throw an extra layer over my kiddo when the sun dips behind a cloud.

Not much sewing going on at my house lately, can't seem to find my mojo for it in winter.
I like to sit in my recliner under a blanket when the kids are asleep
and knit, tweet and watch various ghastly tv programs.
Sewing requires getting cold at my desk next to the fridge.
I like my crafts cosy.