Archive for March, 2015

Saltire Ensemble

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

saltire cardigan and bag 003I bought this wool on a visit to New Lanark Mill. I purchased what I thought I needed to knit my Saltire dress, using the Rowan pattern for the Union Flag dress but only using the Saltire section. Anyway, somehow I miscalculated (not on purpose, honestly) and after knitting the dress discovered I had bought twice as much as I needed.

The plan then was to knit a cardigan but I couldn’t find a pattern that I liked. I am now at that age where I have discovered the joy of 3/4 length sleeves and loose necks. Fell in love with this Drops pattern (www.garnstudio.com). It had more fairisle pattern than this but I took some of it out and left what looked like Saltires.

With the left over wool I just had to have a new bag, as one does ;)

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Mothers Birthday Card

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

mothers flower shop 001 First project from the book purchased at the quilt show last month.

Mother knows I am knitting a garment for her and she picked the shade. No matter how fat I knit though it will never be ready in time.

So, rather than go buy a card I thought, ‘why not make her one of the buildings from the book?’

I swithered about which one to do as there was a hat shop and she does like hats. However, being that it is a birthday I reckoned a flower shop might go down quite well. The top window is a bit squint but it really is not easy turning under and appliqueing such small pieces of fabric. The fact I picked tweeds to work with didn’t help with the bulkiness. On the whole I’m quite chuffed with it

A Trio of Bears

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

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Last year friends of ours were going out to the U.S.A. to see their son married. They were also meeting extended members of daughter-in-laws family. Knowing there were 3 wee girls to meet they asked if I could make 3 bears the same but in different tartans. As you can see in the first picture they were a little unsure what sort of creatures they were. They soon worked out that they were Scottish bears though.

Had forgotten to add these pictures (parental approval gained) till I was asked to make another bear for the soon to arrive first child of the best friend of last years groom. It’s always lovely to see pictures of the bears new homes.