Knitting for Me

As you know, there isn’t much time for “me knitting” these days, but desperate for something indulgent  I managed to squeeze in something just for me last week, it’s not blocked yet, but I’ve worn it all weekend – that rainy weather made me glad I had something warm and cosy.

The yarn is Fyberspates Scrumptious Chunky, which I first bought to make the Uffington and the pattern is “Owls Jumper” by Kate Davies, you can buy adult and child versions of this pattern from Kate’s website. I have both and will soon be casting on to make one for a special little girl and a lovely little boy (funny how all that baby knitting leads to toddler knitting)! The combination of fabulous yarn and a super easy pattern made this a joy to knit. (Special thanks to Sue B at Fibre & Clay’s knit group for reminding me this is a pattern that suits everyone – whatever their age or body shape). I had 43g left out of the 5th hank of Scrumptious, so it feels like a bargain too!

I’m almost finished my Christmas crochet commissions, and here’s a sneaky peek of some Jubilee / 4th July inspired crochet you’ll be able to buy soon on Craftsy.

Any way  …  back to commissions …

Happy making everyone x

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  1. tabathatweedie

     /  April 30, 2012

    Ooh it’s lovely! Love the colour.

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  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  April 30, 2012

    Thanks, in real life it’s even more vibrant!

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  3. lynnesknits

     /  April 30, 2012

    That’s lovely Tracey – can’t wait to see it in real life next week. Your jubilee projects looks fab too – you’ve been very busy lately xx

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  4. Ali

     /  May 1, 2012

    OOOh love the hooty owls! The colour looks so so fab! Exciting jubilee goodies too….can’t wait to see all your commissions when they are revealed!! Ali xx

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