Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Finishing off

Today I made myself sit and finish off some of the knitted items i've been busy making over the past few weeks.
This little top was so quick and easy to make even with tv and family noise in the background. It only took a couple of evenings.

 This is based on my favourite baby pattern which i've knit many times. I fancied a different yoke to the normal ribbed one so did stocking stitch with garter stitch stripes. The blue fluffy yarn is a nightmare to knit with but ok in these small quantities and just adds a bit of colour.
 This is an old pattern but i've never tried it before. I almost gave up on it after undoing the pattern on the back several times. Strangely enough by the time I finished I hardly needed to look at the instructions. Luckily it knit up quite quickly as it's nice thick aran yarn.
Now I have numerous boxes full of buttons but could I find enough of any one type suitable for this?   Could I heck as like! That's why it has blue gingham ones. I thought the heart one in the middle just gave it a bit more interest.

Monday, 23 April 2012

British bulldog

It's St. George's day and also my son's birthday so I decided on a Patriotic style card for him. This bulldog image is from Rachael Hale on the Joanna Sheen cd entitled Furry Friends.
I printed it out and layered it up onto a white card blank with added die-cut swirls in red, white and blue to match the Union flag. A silver peel-off greeting finishes it all off.