Thursday, February 17, 2011

my creative space

Today my creative space has involved some finishing, something that I'm not so good at getting around to doing, which I guess is why I like seamless knits.
These three cardies were the object of my attention.

Blue cardie: This is Lily's school cardie. It got its ends weaved
in, buttons sewn on and a bit of blocking action. It's a little design I'm playing around with, not sure where I will go with it. It's knit from Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply, which I chose as it's cheap and machine washable; perfect for a school cardigan. Hopefully, it will hold up to frequent washes.

Yellow cardie: I'm just a wee bit embarrassed to admit that this has been sitting here finished since early January waiting for the final touches. I weaved the ends in the other night and today sewed the buttons on and blocked it. This is knit from Biggans Designs First Cross Merino DK and is my Olearia pattern. I think this yellow one is my favourite; now I really want a yellow one too!!

Mauve cardie: I'm still finishing this one off, just have the second sleeve to go. I'm hoping to get this finished tonight. This is my February Elizabeth Zimmermann knit; the Baby Sweater on Two Needles (also known as the February Baby Jacket). You may notice it's not exactly baby size; a simple upsizing of yarn weight and needle size makes it into Lily's size. I've obviously also added more length. This is knit in a New Zealand Merino/Possum blend.

On my table, I'm admiring these gorgeous Oriental Lilies and sort of missing the little girl who creates little scenes like this throughout the house. It's a campfire! And she's at school.

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  1. I was thinking of you the other day when my Jazzy lost yet another school jumper. I remembered you saying late last year that you were going to knit Lily a school jumper and I wondered if that meant she is more careful with her belongings at school than my girls seem to be.
    Gorgeous trio.

  2. They all look wonderful! I dont always like the sewing up part on my knitting either, but then once its done I wonder why I waited so long to do it!

  3. Lily is really good with things like clothes, and not losing them, Kate. Quite often with school and kindy stuff she reminds me what needs to be done, quite the little organiser.
    She made me write a list before the start of the school year so she could make sure I got everything done that needed included such gems as "practise getting up earlier" yep, that was for me!!!


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