Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Yarn Along ~ The Mary Grace Edition

Our grandaughter came to stay this weekend but this time she was accompanied by her mummy so big smiles alround!  I managed to finish a belated part two of her birthday gift and was most relieved to find that it did actually fit, phew!  I knit a size 6-12 months but she is a petite baby and I had a hunch that the next size up 1-2 years would have swamped her and judging by the fit on this one, I was right:

 The pattern was from this book.

 The border was knit first and then stitches picked up along the length to make the front and back.  I used a Debbie Bliss cotton twist aran in an orange/peach colourway.


The front has an interesting flower motif worked into the design.



 Here is the little lady herself sporting her new summery jumper.


"Hey, Grandma, you just cannot beat a cardboard box for playing in!"

As for reading the only books I am looking at are pattern books for ideas for the online shop!  I am reading website design blogs and passing on the info to Dave for translating into practise.  I have however begun a Read Aloud Revival and so books are dotted around the house for sharing with Pip once she is home from school and with Benedict during the day, it is going well and peace reigns during those quiet moments of sitting and listening.

As always joining in with Ginny and Co, Happy Knitting!

 

9 comments:

  1. Is she really one? Where did that time go.........she is adorable as is the pattern you have used. Gorgeous.

    Do you want some bag patterns, I have a few I could copy and send you?

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    1. Yes please they would be very useful! I have been pondering your Roxy pattern but alas no great ideas at the moment, I hope your mum has some good answers.

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    2. Aw thank you, I think it probably needs some kind of triangular shaped dart if that is what they are called to make it wide enough under the arms. Not sure about the neck tho!

      Will copy and send to you as soon as :)

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  2. What a cute sweater! I love the flower detail. So great you get to read aloud again. What is your favorite book right now?

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  3. Benedict and I are enjoying Vikings by Neil Oliver, he fronted a BBC series of the same name. Pip loves anything and everything so she usually gathers a stack of picture books to share as an after school quiet time. Yes, I am up in the middle of the night! Awful abdominal pain so I am knitting as a distraction :-)

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    1. I hope your pain will leave! Miriam and I have just finished with the Vikings. Interesting, aren't they?

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  4. Beautiful flower detail on the gorgeous sweater. What is it with children and cardboard boxes?

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  5. What a beautiful little jumper, it really looks good on her .

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  6. Hello San, what beautiful work!! I love the color and you must have really enjoyed working with the Debbie Bliss yarn. Of course I love the lovely little creature in the sweater even more! What an angel! You are so blessed! I hope your abdominal pain goes away. Would you do better using gluten free flour, or do you do so already? Or I guess it may all be more complicated than that? I send you a big hug.

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