…it is not, but I would like to think it is. This morning I had to pour water over my windscreen to defrost it and the puddles were frozen. I might me the only one to delight in these temperatures, but I am in my element.
I have been enjoying spending my days at home and in my studio. A bit of secret crafting for my middle boy’s 6th birthday. A super cosy Noro Cowl to keep his neck warm during outside playtime…
The pattern has been loosely adapted form the Dolores Park Cowl, which requires an even chunkier yarn. I simply used the same stitch numbers and the increases to make a child sized cowl. The Noro Yarn is so colourful and the kids love wearing them.
I also did a little bit of knitting for a custom order. A lovely tiered cardigan in the super soft Abuelita Yarn in Apple Green.
The tiered jacket called for a heavy worsted yarn so I held the yarn double to produce a nice solid cardigan to keep a little girl toasty warm. It is turning out lovely and I am now finishing off the sleeves and deciding on buttons. I have ordered some lovely wooden buttons from Japan, which will look very sweet.
I also finished a vest for my daughter. She really does not need any more knits, but this one was a test knit, and she is very pleased with it. “Like Sleeves for kids” is a great pattern for a beginner knitter who wants to progress from knitting plain scarfs, as it does not require any shaping. The ‘sleeves’ are knitted in garter stitch to give the you the optic illusion of sleeves…I knitted the patterns as its written without modifications and it is lovely. The Yarn is Lana d’Oro, a squishy blend of Alpaca and Wool in Mystic Purple. I have the wool in my shop and it has been a great favourite for many customer.
And with my new sewing machine on its new table, I could not resist sewing this little dress for a friend’s daughter.
- The pattern is the birthday party dress from Oliver + S, the fabric is from the super talented Australian designer Saffron Craig. While the pattern is a bit fussier than I like, the result is a very sweet dress. It can be worn casually for school or dressed up for a wedding or party. I really love Saffron Craig’s fabrics. Her colours are bold and designs whimsical, which is perfect for girls dresses I think. I have got some denim in my stash and I would love to make a little skirt using Saffron Craig fabric as a feature panel. We’ll see what I can come up with…
- I had a great week of creating and crafting while the kids were at school or busy trying out the new bike outside. The weather has been gorgeous, so they are having a great time adventuring outside, only resurfacing for food or band aids. But now my little man is down with croup and needing a bit more cuddles and cups of tea. So I will have to take it easy this weekend, only knitting a few rows here and there.
- And then there is the dreaded stocktake, which will see me hunched over the computer and counting balls of wool and yardage of fabric. But what will come out of this is some stocktake SALE items for you. So keep checking in, as I will put some items on sale in the shop on Monday.
- I do hope you are having a lovely week, filled with warmth, nice soups and splashes of colour.