Thursday, January 27, 2011

Makings.

In my creative space this week I am stitching together a cushion sandwich.

I am making a mad dash at a dress for Miss Indi.

When a ten year old jeans only wearing girl says she might contemplate wearing a dress now and then, you don't dilly dally.

And I am slowly knitting away at my charcoal cardi.

I divided the sleeves last night (that's them on the red cotton), only to find I have about 13 too many stitches. I have no idea how far back that happened, but I do know that this is the sort of pattern that you do not pull apart one or two rows, waaaaaaay too many yarn overs and stitches knitted together. I might try and decrease a few under the arms, or I might leave it and deal with it when its finished. I have already pulled the whole thing off and started again once, and know that I don't have it in me to do it again.

And then there's these three balls of Noro sitting across from me taunting me. We picked them up the other day at the Purl's Palace closing party. The last three balls of Noro they will ever sell. Indi says they should become a pair of arm warmers. I like the idea although I have yet to master the skill of knitting on double pointed needles. We'll see.

So what's going on in your creative space today?

Have a happy Thursday.
Bye for now.

PS. Maddy and Ali, Pepper says thanks so much for her postcard, she loved it so much. She wants to reply but I've lost the bit of paper with all your new details on it. When you get a chance please ask your Mum to email me your address and birthdays. Miss you loads. XX

24 comments:

  1. Oooh love love love the charcoal wool. I'm sure you can absorb the extra stitches.
    Knit well Princess Kate,
    Ab xx

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  2. Your cardi it to die for kate, sometimes i think i'd love to experience a winter again just to wear a cardi like that with long boots - oh and with other clothes as well of course! have a lovely thursday yourself.

    kirsty

    x

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  3. Oh, the idea of ripping back that cardie makes me feel a bit faint. I'd recommend distributing the decreases across the whole yoke because they'll be much less noticeable, and you don't want so many extra stitches under the arms (unless the pattern calls for you to cast on more underarm stitches, in which case you could probably fudge it). Good luck!

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  4. The little dress is looking very cute and I really love the charcoal wool for the cardi, can't wait to see the finished product.

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  5. My creative space is working away on Alice and Wonderland themed items for my daughters birthday party this weekend.

    I think Indi will be very smitten with that dress - love the fabric!

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  6. Always so much gorgeousness going on here, Kate! Great projects - have a lovely day :) Kx

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  7. Oh I love the colours and fabrics in your creative space. All looks gorgeous!!

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  8. Love the noro ! Have a great creative day !

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  9. I miss cardigans. It is SO HOT here. love that dress clever Kate.

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  10. The dress is stunning Kate, and I'm loving the look of your backing for the cushion.
    If anyone can master double point needles it's you!xo

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  11. all gorgeous. What weight is the noro?

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  12. OH NORO! YAY! and such great colours! I am admiring your knitting progress..can you believe I have been stubbornly stuck at 8.5 rows to go for way to long now...yuk!
    It is definitely time for an adventure into dpn's for you it is a bit of a muddle for the first 4 rows or so...but then it is such fun...as long as no helpers pull one out for you! lol!

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  13. What a busy lady you have been. Your auction cushion is beyond divine and I'm sure will be loved by the lucky winner.
    Had to laugh at your dash to get the dress made and on your frockphobic child. Have a great week.
    Carmel

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  14. magic loop!!!

    i made a vest out of noro, its was lovely!

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  15. Noro? Droooooool! Oon my "one day" list. Can't wait to see this cardi finished It is gonna look fab, girlie!

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  16. Bite the bullet and try the double-pointed needles, you'll never look back!

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  17. Always busy, Kate and doing such inspiring and lovely stuff. I like that blue flower-print fabric. I remember we had similar sheets when we stayed at my Grandma's as children. It's such a happy print and so nice to see blue for girls. Cappers loves blue but it's sadly hard to find in 'girly' prints!! x

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  18. Oh Kate if you can manage that cardi you would S*** it in with DPNs ;-) Go on give it a go! The cushion looks wonderful and so does the dress :-)

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  19. Loving Indi's dress...sure she will, too! Gorgeous space, Kate...

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  20. I use circulars to knit my socks. It's doable. Try it with the arm warmers, you'll be amazed! Loving what I'm seeing with the sweater too.

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  21. So many projects going on like so many of us!! The cardigan color is beautiful and I love the cushion cover too. And sewing for your loved ones is always such a pleasure I know.
    p.s. I find random so much harder to do rather than following a set pattern too.

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  22. Oh for crafty makings! Last day of school hols here so doing last minute stuff with little people, nursing a sudden and unexpected head cold and dithering over whether to in the ditch my niece's quilt or send it off for a proper swirly girly design?

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  23. beautiful things in the works ~ love the circles at the top.
    xx

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