Sunday, April 19, 2015

Evelynn and Baby Rainbow Trout

A lady at work is having a baby girl, due in April so I knitted up a little Evelynn by Rebekah Doughty and matching Rainbow Trout beanie by Kelly Booker for her baby hamper.

Using Bendigo 8ply, both were quick knits and highly recommended if you need to get a little gift. The middle section of the Everlynn was perfect for knitting on the bus to and from work (as long as I kept my elbows close). The only tricky bit was juggling two differently-sized circular needles around a small section of the bodice.

Next time though, I would knit a size larger as this looks teeny but then again I think I have forgotten how little newborns are. The Rainbow Trout beanie was super easy and I will be making this in larger sizes for my gift stash.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the Everlynn and the Rainbow Trout was so tiny and hard to photograph.

Skull beanie

This is a bit adventurous for me with a project using stranded colourwork for a knitted beanie using one of my favourite yarns, Woolganics. The pattern, Marius hats - scull, heart, smiley, was free from the Ravelry website. I added in quite a few extra rows to give it some more height to fit an eight year old but next time I will knit in the recommended needle sizing (I went down to a 4mm as I prefer this for Woolganics) so it is a slightly larger fit.

Even with the pattern, it was an easy knit and I will be making again to build up a stash of birthday presents. Mr K really liked it although I think it could have been a slightly larger (and/or Mr K could have worn it more forward).

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Miss Versa

My knitting campaign continues using the Versa pattern (available on Ravelry) and 100pure wool purchased from a destash. This Versa is the three-month size and will be gifted to a baby girl born recently in our street. I seem to be having a lot more success with knitting rather than sewing lately, maybe it is because I can knit on the bus and in front of the tv so I am more motivated.