Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Sharing the Love of Knitting!

Having a new baby arrive can be inspiring for us knitters!

I couldn't resist making this adorable "Joey" hat from Rowan's Baby 4 ply Collection for my friend's new addition! 

This collection uses Super Fine Merino 4 ply!

I have to say, this yarn would make gorgeous sweaters for those of you who love a fine gauge kit! The colours are subtle and so sophisticated! 
Of course, this was all part of my plan to encourage the new Mom
to take up the needles herself! Yes! It worked!

Here Mom is knitting with the new Big Wool Silk yarn - totally gorgeous!
She is knitting a stocking stitch/reverse stocking stitch scarf, which we decided
today to make into a cowl....stay tuned for future progress updates!

While I visited for our knitting lesson, I shared this...

The Knitted Nursery Collection
14 cuddly toys and colourful accessories for babies!
by Jem Weston!

Jem has a great web site where you can buy
kits for her designs - very handy for a new Mom knitter
who might find it hard to get out to the yarn store!
Check it out!

I think the "Ollie and Polly Blanket" design caught her eye....
think of the gorgeous colour combinations you could make
in Cotton Glacé!

This would be perfect for the new knitter,
colourful yarn in garter stitch stripes!

This Mom of 2 (yes, there is another adorable little one who was sleeping while I visited today) is a crocheter, so I think knitting might come easily to her. The question will to find the time with two young children? I'm hoping we can progress with knitting while she is on leave from her job...because there are some lovely baby collections coming out...

I'm excited to be sharing my love of knitting!

so until next time,

Happy Knitting!

x with Lackie and Daisy at her feet (always)

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Rowan Magazine 59

On my last post, I was so excited that I jumped right into what I wanted to knit from Rowan Magazine 59, before I gave you a proper look at anything!

Magazine 59 features two design stories....

(easy to wear casual designs)

and Kyoto
(spectacular designs with a Japanese influence,
knit in luxurious yarns!)

Beautifully photographed in amazing locations!

Here's a link to Magazine 59 - enjoy!

I've spent January knitting on my Thursford and want to have it finished this weekend.....because the Martin Storey Knit Along 2 has started! and the Marie Wallin Fair Isle Blanket 4th square pattern has arrived! and I want to knit something in Rowan's new Softyak Yarn! 

So, upcoming posts....

Thursford, my January Sweater!
Rowan's Softyak
Martin Storey KAL 2 update!
Marie Wallin Fair Isle Blanket update!

Gosh, can you tell this is an exciting and very busy knitting time? Yes it is!

Happy Knitting,

xx with Lackie and Daisy at her feet!

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