Thursday, July 22, 2010

A bit of this & a bit of that.

I haven't posted for a few days and now there's a bit of catching up to do.

So the tiger finally got the beanie she's been asking for. Roar!

And I finished the Eyelet Remix Cardi.

I made it using Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton in the Pink Rose.

The pattern was easy to follow for a beginner like me. I am pretty excited with the end result considering it was the first time I've attempted eyelet lace, increasing/decreasing and working on circular needles.

I hated sewing up the sleeves and body though and the next pattern I make will definitely be a seamless one.


I also received this bundle of gorgeousness from the lovely Cath in a swap we did.

I love it all but that butterfly brooch takes my breath away. I love it!

Thanks so much Cath! XX
The end of one knitting project means the start of a new one, naturally.

Actually, I started this one last night as I was sewing up the seams of the pink one. Sort of like a reward to myself. One bit of sewing - one row of knitting. It goes faster that way.

I hope you are having a lovely Thursday. My girls are having a home day and are building a doll's house from the new printer box.

Off to make them some lunch now.

See ya! X

48 comments:

  1. Kate you are too clever. How on earth do you pull it all off? I can't knit much but I'm sure I couldn't do that sort of knitting as a beginner. It's turned out so well and the colour is lovely. I have their wool charts and must order some from them at some time. Are the cottons nice to work with?

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  2. Kate it's GORGEOUS!!!! My god woman that cardie is to die for...I wonder if there is an adult pattern. Take a bow mrs...thats one mighty fine job!!!

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  3. You're so clever! The cardi & the beanie are great & I love the colour of what you are working on next...

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  4. It really is beautiful with that lace bit, how wonderful! I do like that beanie an awful lot as well.
    I have finally cleaned up my crafty spot and now can locate my yarn, hopefully a crochet beanie will soon appear. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  5. Wow - that cardi is amazingly beautiful. Really absolutley totally amazingly beautiful. BUT ... the tiger beanie is my favourite. Roar tiger roar!

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  6. hello kate, it's wonderful to be so dedicated to your hobby :D i admire that. the beanie for your little tiger is pretty, love the colour! hope on over to my blog to help me out with my giveaway ya... ;-)
    cheers,
    grace

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  7. Oh my god Kate, you've done it again, the cardie is totally gorgeous and well that beanie-what can I say except can I please order a big one for a big kid like me?!
    Yeah the sewing up used to get me down with knitting, drove me nuts, because wonk doesn't quite work in knitting seams, I think the way you go between the sewing up and the new project is a great idea. xo

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  8. WOW!!! Kate that jumper really is divine and I cannot believe that it's beginner level - it looks too good! I am in love with your tiger beanie and those fabric bits have me drooling (of course!) Love the dark grey of your new knit too. Hope it's been a great day for you :) Kx

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  9. I love the cardigan and I love the colour of the new project what yarn is it?

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  10. Kate, you are amazing. I love how you embrace something new, you jump in and create something gorgeous and tricky I might add. You are such as inspiration, thanks for continuing to share
    p.s I still owe you an email

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  11. oh!! I want to be a tiger too!! So cute!!

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  12. Well done Kate, that cardy looks stunning! I love that colour of the next knitting project you've started.

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  13. My pleasure- the cardi is so pretty...whenever I see a beanie with ears it reminds me of when Busy was a baby in the sling poking her little head out with her brown beanie with ears- aged about 6months- she was so cuuuuuuuuute!!!

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  14. Well done on the eyelet pattern! You're so brave for launching into such a pattern so early on in your knitting journey - I've been knitting for a number of years and have only just done my first piece on a circular needle. Currently I'm finding Fair Isle very addictive.

    I do not like the sewing up part of knitting either! I knitted three jumpers this season and had them all knitted before I started any of the sewing up.

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  15. the cardi is so beautiful Kate what an amazing job I cannot believe you are a beginner knitter you must be pulling our legs! I only say that you realise because I am hopeless at it, been doing scarves for years now!!!!!!

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  16. I want an adult version too!
    Fabulous knitting!!
    I love the way you threw yourself in the deep end!

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  17. Wow - super duper cute beanie, I love it! And my goodness that cardi is divine... hard to believe you've only just started knitting!

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  18. wow, you're so clever! The cardigan looks amazing!

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  19. Wow that cardi is amazing and even more so because you're new to knitting!
    I wish I could knit a bit better than I can (which is not very well at all).
    I'd love to knit socks on circular needles...sock yarn always looks so lovely!
    Em xx

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  20. Love the beanie! And that cardi is just gorgeous.
    I reckon if I started it now, I just might finish one by next winter ;-)

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  21. You are on a serious knitting roll! Love that pink cardy. Glad you're taking some time to yourself when you need it! xo m.

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  22. beginner? Seriously - that is gorgeous. Lovely color and lovely pattern. They eyelets v pretty
    And the model kinda cute too

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  23. Perfect...just perfect, all of it :-)

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  24. Love the beanie and the cardie! Amazing job on the cardie - esp. since it was your first time trying something like that. Looks like you've been doing this for years!

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  25. Kate , love how you've got the new one on the go just as the other is being bagged & tagged.
    It's all looking so cosy.... Comfortable & homespun down your part of the world...I'm loving it!!!

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  26. Rrrrrrrooooooaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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  27. The beanie and the cardigan is gorgeous. Great color and it doesnt look like a beginners work.
    Cecilie

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  28. I have been knitting for years and still can't handle circular needles. I really like the cardi and want to knit it - but circulars!!!

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  29. Awesome job on the cardi, I can't believe you finished it so quickly. It's embarrassing how slow I am.

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  30. Love the beanie.
    Love the cardi.
    You're going all guns blazing with the sticks. Great work.

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  31. Goodness! What a super job you did on that cardi. You are such a clever lady :)

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  32. stop blowing my mind already!! alright, don't stop. Seriously though, I've been knitting for 20 years and can still only knit in a straight line. You are amazing!! Love the whole lot! xx

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  33. Love the cardy!! It looks stunning! Well done Kate! You are an amazing knitter!

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  34. fabulous beanie, so wonderful to be able to create something so fun for the little one

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  35. Amazing...You are smoking with those needles...It's beautiful.

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  36. Amazing...You are smoking with those needles...It's beautiful.

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  37. You're a wonderful bundle of talent, love your work x.

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  38. I want one for me and Mimi....it's a lovely outfit!

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  39. That cardi is great - and you are so quick!
    Can't wait to see the next one finished...

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  40. You are so clever. I have only just started knitting, prompted by my 6 year old daughter who wanted to learn. I am currently knitting patches and she is halfway through a scarf. I am nowhere near learning to read a pattern and am in awe of your skills. I love the little cardigan.
    Your swap fabrics are fab too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Carmel

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  41. You are so clever. I have only just started knitting, prompted by my 6 year old daughter who wanted to learn. I am currently knitting patches and she is halfway through a scarf. I am nowhere near learning to read a pattern and am in awe of your skills. I love the little cardigan.
    Your swap fabrics are fab too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Carmel

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  42. That beanie and cardy are so gorgeous, I cant believe how quickly you can knit these things up! Love your stash of fabrics I can see some little frocks and skipping skirts in that lot! Have fun and a great weekend Kate!

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  43. wow - i love that cardi, and i definitely love the hat - i'm starting to wonder if a grown woman would look ridiculous in that hat??? i think not ;-)
    i read on jellyware's comments that you are doing a road trip. well, if you are ever in adelaide, please feel free to drop in and have coffee with me :)
    l
    x

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  44. How great job you did!!!Well done!

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  45. Well, if you hadn't said that this was your first knitting project, I never would have believed it! What a beautiful sweater! And it looks wonderful on your daughter. The new one looks great, too. Hope you're enjoying it!

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  46. My gosh girl! What an incredible effort. Beginners don't do work like this...you're naturally gifted I think.

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  47. I'm quite bowled-over by your natural knittiness!! (Didn't we both start the same week? Well,I'm still on scarves!!!)

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Kate XX

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