Latest knits …

These are some of the knits I’ve finished in the last few weeks. I’ve had to squeeze in some baby things and some Christmas knits but now I’m back to knitting for Sasha and Gregor.

This was for my friend’s grandson….mary's grandson

based on this pattern –

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I just changed the colours a bit.

I’m almost a Grandma now too so as well as blankets and booties I’ve made this little jumper for a little Sheffield Wednesday fan whose Mum is a Harry Potter fan.

IMG-20170920-WA0000It seemed like a good compromise 🙂

Christmas baubles are fun and quick to knit and I’ve made a few this month as personalised Christmas presents.

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Then, of course I really enjoyed having fun with Christmas knits for Gregor….

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and some more just to keep them warm and cosy..

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There are more on the needles (always 🙂 ) and tomorrow I’ll post a long overdue update of all the new family members who’ve joined us recently.

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In the meanwhile, this recent adoptee would like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and hopes that you all find something special under your tree xx

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Latest knits and lots of chutney :)

These two are the latest knits and we’re still carrying on with the purple and green theme it seems.

20170902_111225 Both knitted in 100% alpaca and modelled by the sisters with a secret 😉

In the polytunnel the tomatoes are ripening as fast as I can roast them and make chutney with them.

20170826_155413 I have a ripening production line going in the conservatory.

 

You can never have too many empty, clean jam jars.

Meanwhile, we’re picking other bits here and there.

20170902_131141 The corn is helping by ripening one cob at a time so I can keep pace with them. I’m freezing a bag of podded haricot beans every day and thankfully the courgettes have eased off, finally. The thornless blackberry bush I planted a couple of years ago has been wonderfully productive this year. It’s still small but has produced a large punnet every day for the last two weeks.  We’re all a bit ‘crumbled’ out now since we have lots of apples too. I’m having to invest in another freezer this week. I’ve run out of space now and I would make and store so much more if I had one..

Last week, following Monty’s advice, we sowed turnip seeds and this afternoon Joe and I planted 5o baby onions and a few more leeks.

20170902_131617and now we’re podding beans and pretending they’re magic  🙂

Hope you’re enjoying the same sunny weather where you are 🙂 x

Recent little knits

Some of the little knits I’ve made recently. If you are waiting for a little knit, please don’t despair, I’m slow but I haven’t forgotten anyone. Here are three slightly different Princess Charlotte cardigans. Everyone’s will be slightly different 🙂

The Princess Charlotte cardigans are knitted in alpaca silk and are soft and cottony-silky.

These two are knitted in 100% baby alpaca wool and are soft and a bit fluffy.

Little knits I took to SCW 2017

20170507_184410All are now sold, including my shameless attempt at Princess Charlotte’s little cardigan for which I now have so many orders I’ll still be knitting it when she’s all grown up.

I’ll make them all very slightly different though so no two will be exactly the same 🙂

SCW this year was a great success but I didn’t take many photos because better photographers than me were recording it all for Sasha FB groups and their personal blogs so this is all I have to post. I did have the best time and that’s all thanks to the tireless efforts of the organisers and contributors, the craft demonstrators, raffle donors and organisers, doll costume makers and all the wonderful people who came from some very far-flung places to share their dolls and their enthusiasm and to make it so special for us all.

Sasha people are the best !  🙂

Latest knits..

This week I’ve tried to scale up this simple, cabled cardigan ….

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…to fit a Studio doll. It sounds easy but I don’t have a Studio or a Course doll so until its new owner tries it on I won’t know if it fits. Crossing all my fingers 🙂

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Then I tried using an alpaca and silk blend yarn (70% alpaca + 30% silk)..

20170319_133552 for 16″ Sasha and loved the feel of it and the soft sheen.

Here’s Fleur modelling and exercising Chewy at the same time 🙂

And here’s the difference in the two sizes..

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When you just fancy a walk in the snow, by yourself….

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….but Little Ted wants to come too and jumps in the basket and looks up at you with those appealing eyes…

 

So you take him along, but that’s not all he wants….

 

What he REALLY wants is a ride on your shoulders so that he can see more.

Come on then, Little Ted, and mind you don’t get your little claws caught in this new cardigan – I’m only modelling you know 😉

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This set was knitted in Alpaca Drops (100% alpaca) 4 ply and has little pink pockets.

(Dress by Ruth and shoes by Rosie Bloom).