Wednesday, 23 July 2014

On My Needles

Its been pretty busy around here recently and I've been feeling pretty tired and worn out by the end of the day. I've not felt the inclination to go and spend my evenings on my own in my cold sewing room, but have preferred to sit with my husband next to the cosy fire.
 In addition to this, a small group of us have come together and formed a little knitting group. We generally meet up once a week for a chat, a laugh, a knit and the odd glass of wine.

Amongst our numbers are two talented indie dyers and one uber talented knitting pattern designer, so I have a great source of beautiful yarn and knitting inspiration surrounding me.

All this has meant that I've been doing quite a bit of knitting recently. My knitting is still a bit dodgy, but its slowly getting better with practise.

I'd been meaning to knit a new hoodie for Scallywag for a while, but when I saw this yarn from  Featherbrush Yarn, I couldn't put it off any longer. I love the way it knitted up and I must say that when I put this hoodie next to his old one I can really see the value of using good quality wool.

The pattern is Little Hoodlum by Julia Stanfield
The yarn is No Diggity by Featherbrush Yarns

My biggest project recently has been a knitted dress for Rascal.

I think I'm really going to have to work on the tension of my knits as it has a bit of a droopy neckline, but apart from that I'm really pleased. The yarn is a bit too pink for my liking, but it is soft and sparkles so Rascal LOVES it!

The size is generous so lets just say that she is going to get a lot of wear out of it!
The pattern is Primrose by Julia Stanfield.
The yarn is Devonport Dreaming by Red Riding Hood Yarns.

3 comments :

  1. Fabulous! Both garments are gorgeous and not being a knitter, I can't tell what is wrong with them at all, but even if I could knit, I would be so impressed with myself if I could make either one of those. Really like your refreshed blog header, looks great!

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  2. Gorgeous outfits for your kiddies, Juliet. I hear what you say re buying quality materials to work with, it sure makes a difference. Mum crocheted me a beautiful dress to wear once, I thought I was so special!!

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  3. They re super lovely Juliet! Those yarns are just jumping off the screen too...they look scrumptious!

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