Thursday, 1 October 2015

it's on it's way to England ... finally

well, i finally got my London girls cardigan done, finished putting the collar on today, took a rushed picture of it as i really wanted/needed to get it in the post before 3:30pm TODAY! her birthday is the 17th & would love for it to get there before then.

the buttons are actually more red, not orange

the collar gave me so much grief, several times i undid it to try yet another 'invisible' seam but non of them were, in the end i just did a slip stitch & though not perfect, did the job better than the others. i just hope she likes it & it fits!

now i can start my jumper! have a pattern already picked out too. am doing in an old wool of Bendigo colonial, a nice light purple, which i had to wind some up as it's in 'hanks' ...  i used a chair turned upside down. 

     



wooden chairs work best for this, now Bendigo make their wool into balls so there's no need to wind anymore up.



also have another cap/beanie on the DPNs Snowtracks Cap, you can get the pattern from  HERE






i am so loving this pattern, after this one i might make a few more for gifts.
am loving using the DPNs & am so glad i practiced with all the headbands, mittens & other plain beanies, though using a full length circular needle for all the cable would probably make it a lot easier. on this one i am doing the brim longer, instead of 3 & 1/2 inches it's 5 & 1/2 inches, i wanted a decent brim to fold up over my ears which kept getting cold, should be perfect for Tasmanian weather! 
it's well worth learning to use them, sure very awkward when you first learn but so is straight knitting when you first start too. 


we've had some good rain the last couple of days, or should i say storms, they were good ones, plenty of deluge so the grass will start growing now, it's back to mowing season but at least i don't have to water for a few days. thought we were going to get another this arvo but it blew over, thundering as it went too! perhaps it will swing back later...


well hope everyone has had a pleasant week


thanx for visiting



9 comments:

  1. The cardigan is superb - you are clearly a very accomplished knitter Selina.

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  2. Selina that cardigan is just beautiful. I love the pattern & the colour yarn you have used & love the red buttons. Winding the wool around the chair legs reminds me of how I used to help my Mum do this. A pitysome of her knitting skills never rubbed off on me.

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  3. Oh your knitting is so lovely - I wish mine was as even.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous cardigan Selina, you have done a fantastic job!

    xTania

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  5. What a gorgeous cardy - wish and I hope I can make one like that someday!

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    1. thanx
      just keep practicing & you will, this one was just stocking stitch (one row knit 2nd row purl) not too hard

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