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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Vintage Baby Knits

Hi

So for the first time in a very long time, I am writing a post because .......

I have an urge to share my latest addiction with you!!!!

Vintage Baby Patterns

You would be amazed, when you look closely and search how "New" some of these patterns are.  Top-down, In-The-Round are all terms I thought were fairly recent - 10 years of so.  I love what I have found and then made in current yarns.

So I will share one with you

Its from Patons R26 Patons - Favourite Designs For Babies Reprinted
 
The pattern I first tried is called 'Cary'
It's top-down and the only seam is the sleeves.
But you can easily make it seamless
 
Here is my first attempt back in June 2012 and I was stash busting, hence the colour change
 
 

 
My second attempt was also in June 2012.  This time I used 5ply yarn and relevant needles to make it larger.  I also omitted the sleeves, as it was more for Spring/Summer
 


And my latest attempt..... well I decided to stick with the original design.  Except I didn't embroider the flowers ( I still need to fine tune my embroidery on knits)

 
I was really pleased with it :-)
 
How different has each project turned out
Amazing what different yarns, colours and a slight twist can do to a pattern
 
And all yarn used is from Bendigo Woollen Mills
The first and last one is 4ply Luxury and the second one is 5ply Classic
 
I will probably pop in from time to time to share more of my vintage projects
 
Bye for now
 


 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

My patterns

Not too sure if anyone is stilling dropping in around here :-) - me included  :-(
Time is just flying by
And I now find it difficult to write a post
The ones in my head are great
But then when I go to write, I feel that its not worthwhile typing   :-(
 
BUT..... 
 
I just noticed that my Southern Star pattern has 98 projects from Ravellers!!!!
and Aussie Swing is at 42!!!!
 
Both patterns have links in my sidebar, if your interested
 
Just thought I had to say something
VBG
 
So donations are being made to Knit 4 Charities on a regular basis with sales of Aussie Swing
 
I am so chuffed
VBG

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dilemma answer

To those who wondered how I resolved my dilemma
 
Well - Baby Kina won
As we hoped that the rain would have called the cricket off, so we had other plans
Unfortunately, no rain where he played cricket
But the Kina is finished!!!
 
But with todays cooler weather and more rain, I'm wishing my Tappen Zee was finished!!!
 
Have a great day

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dilemma

What do I take with me today while I sit and watch hubby play cricket - a lightweight & small, cotton Baby Kina OR my Tappan Zee, which is on the long stocking stitch body section ( Zee would probably keep me warm on this cool, rainy day) ?????

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Made For Little Ones

Hi everyone
Or anyone who may still be reading  :-)
 
I know, very long time with no blog posts
 
My reasons (excuses if you prefer) are -
 
 
  • Charity knitting for Knit 4 Charites
  • Gorgeous grandchildren, who are total time-wasters (Love It)  :-)
  • orders for my little online shop "Made For Little Ones"
  • everyday life   :-(
 
 
Now, my little shop has another online presence - Facebook. 
Look for "Made For Little Ones" or click on the link.
So, if your on Facebook, pop on over and have a little look. 
Maybe even "Like" my page and enter the competition giveaway
 
 

 
 
I'm getting ready for summer with some delicious home-made all-natural ice creams & gelato's.  Having a lot of fun experimenting.
 
Here is my first test - Strawberry & Nut Gelato  - mmmmmm
 Sorry, no photo, my computer is not co-operating
You'll have to take my word that is WAS absolutely delicious
 





Friday, June 21, 2013

Google

For all the knitters out there

Check out Google's home page

Yeah!!!!

 
It's now the 'New' idea for advertising, it seems
 
 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Aussie Swing modified

A chance question from a member of Knit4Charities
 
A Granddaughter too big for Mummy's favourite cardigan
 
Lots and lots of thinking and pondering
 
And here it is .......
 
 
An Aussie Swing Jumper
 
 
Totally reversible
Although I prefer the look of the buttons at the front
 
Can't wait to see Granddaughter in it
 
Details here
 
Of course its Bendigo Woollen Mills yarn. 
A mix of wool and cotton in 4ply
But from the back room
And I love it!!!
Just wish this was available online :-(
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Knit 4 Charities Web Store



I would like to share a link with you for a group I belong to
Volunteers from round Australia, and a few overseas
Who knit, crochet, sew ...... absolutely any crafts
All crafting materials are supplied by the volunteers
And their projects are donated to charities within Australia
Occasionally, in special times, we support overseas charities too.

The group has a web store to help raise a small amount of money to offset a little of the postage costs.
Once a month a draw is held, and a few lucky donators receive a Australian Post Pak

These Post Paks come in very handy, sending our donations around Australia

Pop on over and have a look

BTW - the charity is not-for-profit

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hi

A long time between posts
With a new granddaughter to play with, time flies by  :-)

Just thought I would share another Aussie Swing project with everyone.
Actually have had to make this set twice so far.
Seems the new Mums love the colour & the style

Pattern - Aussie Swing (cardi)
Sourball (bonnet)

And granddaughters version


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Crafting Mistakes or Errors


I read this a long time ago and really loved it
So I thought I would share


One mistake means you love the recipient,
Two mistakes is humility,
Three or more mistakes is a design feature!!