Two new models

I got myself two new models last weekend. A DesignaFriend doll and a Zapf doll, both 18 inch. 

Now I'll be able to get some nice photos when I make more dolls clothes.


Cabled Cradle Spread

A Pickles pattern I found on Ravelry. It got quite heavy towards the end, and it's only a small blanket!

The cable pattern was easy to remember and helped the knitting to work up quickly. I will definitely remember this pattern for future baby gifts.



My best friend is due her second child in about two weeks (Her first is nearly 9 years old so it's a nice big gap!). So i needed to make something special. 

I picked out a nice combination of colours that would be gender neutral and pulled out the Moderne Baby Blanket pattern as its worked really for me twice before. This time not so though.

Although the yarn was all dk weight they all seemed to knit up differently. From the offset it seemed wrong, but I persevered, thinking I could block it out at the end. But that didn't square it up. And neither did adding a border. It's an absolute mess. I may weave in the ends and just give it to the kids for their teddies.

My second disaster is a jumper I knit for my God-daughter, who will soon have a new sibling. I could try it on Emily for size. Although she's a year and a half younger she's tall and is actually bigger than my god-daughter now. 
This jumper hasn't been blocked but it just seems all wrong. The neckline is very high at the front and seems very small. I may not have done the back neckline correctly as the instructions didn't make a lot of sense. It's the Sweater With Shoulder Buttons by Claire Montgomerie from Easy Kids Knits. I might try redo the neckline, and block it. It would be a shame to have nothing at the end of all that knitting!

The arrival of the new baby is fast approaching so I toddled onto Ravelry, took out some worsted weight wool and 6mm needles. I still want to make a blanket do I picked Cabled Cradle Spread from Pickles.

I only started last knit but it seems to be knitting up quickly and the pattern is easy to remember. 

Here's hoping the baby doesn't come early so I've some time to finish it!


Build-A-Bear Wardrobe

Emily is going to a party at Build-A-Bear Workshop so I thought some build-a-bear sized clothes would be a good present. I picked up a little cardboard suitcase in Tiger and searched Google, Pinterest and Ravelry for a few patterns.

The final touch is some wings, with elastic straps, so the bear can play dress-up.

Now Emily wants all the same clothes for her bear!


Yarn bombing

From Blarney Castle, Co. Cork, Ireland.


Where are all the cd's gone?

After a lot of packing, my husband's cd's are all up in the attic, and I have some beautiful storage space for my wool!


New Clothes for Heart Bear

All from the blog 'it's always autumn', it's from the Free Teddy Bear dress blogpost. (Can't link on my iPad but it comes up easy if you google it)

The pattern was very quick and easy to follow and the dress is reversible which is always a bonus!