Friday, August 27, 2010

Olearia

I think one of the reasons I learnt to knit, was so I could knit Olearia. I stumbled upon it at Georgie's one creative space Thursday and kept going back to check on it. It was love at first sight.

I love the long and short sleeved versions, the gathered yoke, the fact that it is knitted in one piece and how cute it looks over a sundress or over a long sleeved top.

I actually knitted the size three for Miss Pepper but it seems to have grown after I steamed it last night and is a perfect size for almost seven year old Jazzy.

Jazzy is a much more willing model at the moment than Pepper so its a win win really isn't it.

Jazzy who lost a tooth this morning, who cannot stop writing, who is my skipping girl, who is thriving on being the good girl at the moment, my middle princess.

With the Olearia cast off, its time to work out what's next. I'm still not fast enough a knitter to contemplate anything for me and am obsessed with knitting in the round so that narrows it down. Maybe something lacey? Hmm...

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you may be. XX

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful...I really need to get this pattern already. Just got the Milo vest and want to start on it this weekend. Maybe this will be my next purchase...I love working with circs too and the seamless projects are super addicting too!

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  2. How pretty. My favourite so far.

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  3. This really is so beautiful kate... you make me want to learn how to knit :) Kx

    p.s. loved your words about skipping girl and thriving on being the good one... ringing true around here too with my little one. So gorgeous :)

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  4. its beautiful such a lovely pink shade too.

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  5. Nice one! Looks beautiful on her. It really is a pretty pattern

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  6. It is gorgeous on Miss Jazzy Kate! Maybe you could make another one in a different size! Isabelle will still not wear hers, might have to post it off to you for your girls to wear. I cant wait to see what you create next.

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  7. you have done a great job, it looks very pretty.

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  8. This is a sweet little knit. It's perfect for 'in between' weather. My daughter has that same dress and I like the idea of being able to cover the shoulders and snazz up the outfit.

    Aren't you clever pulling this off when you've only just learned to knit. I am fascinated by the crafty goodness that surrounds me in bloggerland.

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  9. so sweet! can only imagine the dynamic of 3. i sooo wish this pattern was for adults too, i love the shaping at the top.
    xx

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  10. I suddenly feel the need to knit...an Olearia...what have you done?

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  11. beautiful. almost makes me want to learn to knit .. but I hate the counting.. so instead I'll just admire all the lovely things you do :)

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  12. niiice. maybe if you knit something in Indi size it will end up big enough to fit you ? x

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  13. wow, what a lucky little pepper !
    olieria is beautiful .xx

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  14. Gah! I knew you'd finish yours first!! I still have one sleeve to finish. It looks lovely and so very very neat!

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  15. Very sweet! Hope you too have a wonderful weekend where ever you are ;) xox

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  16. It's just beautiful Kate, and looks absolutely perfect on Jazzy.
    I'm so happy to hear she's thriving and being a good girl. Very nice for you I imagine too.
    Hope you are warming up those bones and having a nice break xo

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  17. kate it is so lovely. she looks a little picture in it

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  18. Oh...I LOVE IT!!! That super cute model really sets the outfit off....xx

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  19. This is beautiful- your stitches all so neat. How clever! I really love it and it looks lovely on your girl.

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  20. Your Oleria is beautiful. WOW your knitting progress is outstanding. I think if you got any faster you would probably melt your needles.... ;)
    pS... we have a middle child who is a delight at the moment as well... must be the season for it ;)

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  21. Looks beautiful Kate. You have done a great job.

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  22. that's just gorgeous.
    i'm still going on the mr greenjeans cardigan and it's a really easy knit so if i were you i would give it a go! either that or you can start thinking of a nice spring top which wouldn't take long. it's expected to get to 20C here on Tuesday.....spring is on it's way!!!
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    x

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  23. Gorgeous! Still really loving that pink. Uber ace indeedy!

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  24. It's quite stunning and such a lovely model. Fab!
    Jak x

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  25. Beautiful knitting!!

    And, isn't it great when our little ones behave beautifully too :-)

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  26. I could pick up the sticks again for that pattern! Just so lovely. You really are quite the speed knitter.
    Enjoy your weekend, and I hope the sunshine predicted comes your way too.

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  27. the rounds have worked out wonderfully - it has such a Spring look to it. Will be great to see what you come up with for the closures to set it all off ;)
    Enjoy the weekend - deep snow on the hills hear and its freezing !

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  28. Looks just lovely, very neat and precise. What lucky girls you have.

    And how great to have a happy, good girl - lucky you! x

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  29. Your knitting is extremely impressive Kate!How gorgeous description of your little model!Have a nice weekend too x

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  30. Fantastic work Kate, it looks wonderful. I'm adding to my queue now

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  31. That's really pretty, and a new knitter too - a marvellous effort. I prefer knitting in the round also - takes away most of that 'orrible sewing up.

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  32. Hello speedy knitter - I think that you are pulling moref the needles then I am at the moment:)

    It looks great - Love the colour:)

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  33. It's so pretty, love the texture. I might need to make one or five for my own kiddo. :)

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  34. So gorgeous as is all of your work. How good is it that it fits Jazzy! Then when she has outgrown it Pepper can wear it!

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  35. Kate it really is ultra spunky.. So sweet & such a great little style.. I would love to see one in cornflower blue. Looks great over that little stripey sundress of Jazzy's.

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  36. Just beautiful! Looks like you've been knitting for your entire life!

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  37. Beautiful! I love this pattern too - my favourite ever to knit! :)

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  38. Kate that is lovely!! Might have to have a go at that for one of my neices :-)

    I Love knitting in the round or else I have to do the provisional cast on and then graft (Kitchener stitch the seams together) I am hopeless at sewing neat seams and no matter how much they seem to be lined up and my stitches hidden the seam still is bulky!!

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  39. Really lovely cardi. Every girl needs one - that and lots of shoes.
    nice to read that my youngest model isn't the only one on strike!

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  40. Gorgeous, I must knit one of these.

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  41. Oh Goodness! You make the cutest sweaters. I love the details you knit on the top... Beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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